My Secret Coffee Shop Trick to Save $$ and Calories

by Sarah on July 27, 2012 · 7 comments

I love coffee but I have such a love hate relationship with most shops. At home, I make my coffee with almond milk and stevia. For some reason, cafes only seem to carry artificial sugar, regular sugar, soy milk and regular milk varieties. What’s up with the stevia and dairy-free, soy-free milk alternative hate?

Whole Foods is my favorite place to grab coffee because they have Truvia and Almond milk (only the sweetened kind though, which always is a bummer). I’ve decided to matters into my own hands and have created my own routine. It not only saves me money but also calories.

This morning I got up early and went to The Bar Method. This week, I went Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

2012 07 27 09 18 55I skipped Thursday because of my race! Instead, I did the hardest cardio workout that I’ve put myself through in probably close to a year.

Despite my oatmeal kick for the past two days, I wanted to use up my bananas for the week and had another protein pancake. I dumped too much cinnamon in the mix and thought I would regret it, but it actually tasted better!
2012 07 27 09 43 59

This weekend looks lousy in Boston and the Cape so it looks like a weekend of packing is just what the weather gods ordered. I love purging my junk when it comes to moving, but I’m terrible when it comes to letting things go.

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Natalie July 27, 2012 at 7:06 pm

I always bring my own water bottle filled with almond milk when meeting people for coffee, and I carry truvia packets in my purse. Glad I’m not the only one!


2 Sarah July 27, 2012 at 7:10 pm

I know a girl that brings her almond milk in a flask, lol. I always bring my own stevia but only started bringing my almond milk. I also LOVE when I see other people do it too!


3 Jess @ Blonde Ponytail July 27, 2012 at 10:51 pm

I do the same! I love my almond milk–and sometimes I sneak in some vanilla protein powder too!


4 Lauren July 28, 2012 at 5:50 pm

I brew my own coffee and pour over ice with almond/coconut blend milk and stevia in my to-go cup! Now THAT saves money! I like your idea, though, for when I want to meet up with someone and get coffee!


5 Ando July 30, 2012 at 3:28 pm

I’m obsessed with barre style workouts!


6 Sarah July 30, 2012 at 3:39 pm

I’ve only done Physique 57, Barre Burn at Equinox and The Bar Method. Have you done any others?


7 Christina August 2, 2012 at 4:37 pm

Hi Sarah,
It’s awesome that you’ve been hitting the barre workouts on the regular! Just wondering have you noticed much of a difference in your lower body? I’m pretty thick in the booty/thigh area and am looking for something to lean out my runner’s legs as well…. you think barre workouts would help with this? I also have 2 core fusion DVDs (including the thighs and glutes one) and was wondering how often I should incorporate this type of workout into my regular routine? I already run about 5 days a week and strength train 2-3x per week- is it worth cutting back on these other workouts to include barre/core fusion etc?


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