Coffee Coffee Coffee

Most people like their morning Joe.  I personally drink a cup every morning.  Of course, it needs to have hazelnut creamer for me to really enjoy it.

These days and time we have so many choices for coffee.  Different flavors and different temperature.  Hot coffee and now you can get ice coffee.  I guess if there is hot tea we can have cold coffee.

Some people drink black coffee, while others prefer flavored coffee.  Or you can start with plain coffee and add flavored creamer to it.  There are coffee shops all over the place.  Occasionally I venture to a coffee shop but my MO is usually a cup at home and I’m good to go.

It is said that coffee has some health benefits.  However, the health benefits are found mostly in the plain coffee.  When we add creamer and sugar, we’re adding calories which probablay isn’t so healthy.  Plain coffee I do not do.  I like a little flavor with my coffee.  Coffee to me smells great, coffee without flavored creamer or sugar is literally not my cup of tea.

Whichever way you like your coffee–hot or cold, flavored or black, take the time to smell your coffee and enjoy your life.

Make it a great day!!!

For the Love of Chocolate

Chocolate is one of the most popular sweets in America. I really like chocolate and I’ve never met anyone who didn’t like chocolate.  That is, not until I met my husband.  He does not like chocolate.  He likes nothing that is chocolate–no chocolate ice cream, chocolate chip cookies, not even chocolate cake.

Do you have a favorite chocolate?  There’s white chocolate, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, chocolate with raspberry, chocolate with nuts, and just an array of flavors and combinations of chocolate treats.  One chocolate we can indulge in guilt free is dark chocolate. Because it is said dark chocolate offers health benefits.

Dark chocolate actually taste very good in my opinion.  I’m guessing, because it taste good and has health benefits it’s a win win.  Some of those health benefits are:  1) It’s nutritious; 2) Could improve brain functions; 3)  Has powerful source of antioxidants; 4) May improve blood flow and lower blood pressure; 5) Raises HDL and protects LDL from oxidation; 6) May reduce heart disease risk; and 7) May protect your skin from the sun.  These are benefits we could all use.  So feel free to eat up on chocolate, dark chocolate specifically.  Of course, I’m one to say, all things in moderation.

Basket filled with Chocolate