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              XPERIENCE XSPERO                                                                                                    Photo: Nathan Dumlao/
      Healthy Mug

      You don’t have to sacrifice your coffee rituals
      to get a healthy dose of caffeine.

        Healthy coffee drinks—paradox or real-  Americano: Americanos contain very   foamed. Skip the whipped cream on top, add   sugar or drink it black for a healthier take on a
     ity? While working towards a healthy mind   few calories and zero sugar, making them a   your own sweetener, and sip a little smarter.   new favorite.
     and body, there’s one vice that’s hard for us   great choice for health-conscious java junk-  Cappuccino: Like a latte, a cappuccino   Altering Your Order: The trick to giving
     to break—our addiction to coffee. And it’s not   ies. Essentially made of two ingredients—hot   contains espresso and both steamed and   a healthy spin to your favorite coffee house
     the caffeine or even the amount that we drink   water and espresso—these drinks are like a   foamed milk—however the milk to espresso   indulgence is to think carefully about what
     we’re talking about. All the additives, sugar,   more-palatable shot of espresso. Traditionally   ratio is significantly lower than a latte, making   goes into your drink. By choosing the right
     syrups, and cream make it hard to be good.  drank black, there’s nothing guilty about this   it a healthier option straight from the gate. By   milk, limiting sugar, and opting for one pump
        But by switching up your order, you can   perk-me-up—which is why Americanos top   ordering a cappuccino with skim or unsweet-  of your favorite flavor instead of two, you can
     cut out unnecessary calories without cutting   our list for healthy coffee drinks to switch to.   ened almond or soy milk, you can cut out even   cut corners on your calorie intake and still
     out the flavor. The Piccolo Café in Vineland,   Traditional Latte: While a traditional   more of the calories and still savor every sip.   enjoy your favorite drink.
     and Bogarts Bookstore and Café in Millville,   latte contains more milk than most any other   Cold Brew: Unlike iced coffee, cold brew   Looking for more places to sip, shop, and
     have all the delicious brews that make a truly   coffee drink, there are ways to enjoy this cof-  is steeped in cold water for 12 to 24 hours and   dine near you? Browse your Xspero app or
     great coffeehouse—and by paying it forward   fee house favorite without going overboard.   is said to contain higher levels of antioxidants   check out the rest of our blogs at
     with Xspero™, a local charity benefits from   Because of its high milk content, you can cut   than hot or iced coffee. Because hot water is   for the best local restaurants, coffee shops,
     every order. Here are five healthy coffee   the calories down by opting for skim, almond,   used in traditional coffee drinks—including   and more that you can purchase Xspero gift
     drinks you can order now at one of these great   or soy milk instead—and you’ll hardly know   iced coffee—it is believed the heat rids the   cards for so you can start making a difference
     local coffee spots.                  the difference when the milk is steamed and   brew of antioxidants. Limit your cream and   on every purchase. n
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