I love coffee. I wouldn’t say I’m addicted… (sign #1 that you are?) but I do like it very much. I love drinking it on my drive to work in the morning and having it be something warm and yummy. The problem is that I can’t/won’t drink it black. I’m sorry (not really) but I just don’t want to.
When I did the Whole30 at the end of last year I gave it up cold turkey. I didn’t get headaches or anything like that- what I missed the most was this ritual I had created and enjoyed.
I had the sad.
Anyhow, one thing I learned from doing Whole30 is that my body does not like milk products (or gluten for that matter). The effects that I’ve always just dealt with were unpleasant to say the least and went away when I omitted dairy (and gluten) from my diet. After Whole30 as I was reintroducing things one at a time and got to dairy it became glaringly obvious that should I choose to continue consuming dairy products I would knowingly be choosing the effects that they had on my body. Chocolate milk. Ice cream. Cheese. All of it. For me to consume dairy, it really had to be “worth it”.
With reluctance, I decided that I really ought to cut back. The easiest way for me to scale back my dairy consumption would be to eliminate my creamer- being the one thing I consumed daily. Crap.
I tried drinking tea with honey for a while, but it just wasn’t the same.
Then, I found Ripped Cream– I swear choirs of angels sang.
While Ripped Cream is not a dairy free product (it does contain milk proteins) their formula is gentle on my system and for me does not carry the same side effects that creamer or half and half do. I’m not sure why- it just is my reality. Also, the added protein is something that I was desperately in need of! I was so happy to have an option with the great taste that I loved from other creamers in a form that didn’t upset my tummy. Then I found out it had added protein. Yes. This must be a part of my diet.
The creamer came really fast in the mail and I was back in my routine before I knew it! I made my first cup the day I got it and was impressed. The flavor that I chose was Lean Vanilla Bean and it was spot on. I only used 1 tablespoon in my cup and it was the perfect amount. (My husband still uses our old creamer, and he accidentally took mine one day, and couldn’t taste a difference!)
Here’s some awesome info about Ripped Coffee Creamer from their website:
Ripped Cream is a high-protein, all-natural, gluten-free coffee creamer enriched with vitamin D3 and 11 amino acids. Ripped Cream is made with simple and healthy natural ingredients that follow the stringent guidelines of Whole Foods.
Each serving of Ripped Cream contains as much protein as an egg!
75% of U.S. teens and adults are deficient in vitamin D, the so-called “sunshine vitamin” whose deficits are increasingly blamed for everything from cancer to heart disease to diabetes, according to new research. Each serving of Ripped Cream contains 50% of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin D3.
I can’t tell you guys how nice it is to have Ripped Cream in my pantry. Seriously.
You can buy it online (lots of sites will have it on special now and then) or in store that carry high quality/ high nutrition products.
If you are looking for a gluten free, high protein option to replace your regular creamer in the mornings you really need to get your hands on some of this.
Please note: I received a sample of Ripped Coffee Creamer: Lean Vanilla Bean to review on this blog- I was not compensated for the review. All opinions are my own, as they should be