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What do you fill in your morning mug?

post #1 of 26
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I imagine many must have their morning cup of coffee. Lately for me it's been a morning cup of veggie stock!

I've been experimenting with different vegetables to see how they taste in a stock. With too much leftover last week, and not wanting to waste what little freezer space I had, I heated up and poured myself a mug full one morning and drank it straight. It was good, so I did it several days in a row!:lips: I figure it must be a healthier way to start the day than not.

So what do others fill in their morning mug?
post #2 of 26

Morning Mug

Green Tea with some Honey, plus a splash of Ginger Juice. (We buy fresh ginger and use our juicer, then store juice in a jar in the fridge.)
post #3 of 26
Twinings Darjeeling tea.
post #4 of 26

Nespresso!

I've been spoiled by Nespresso since moving to Switzerland.
I start out the day with one of three blends that I've come to enjoy. Cosi, Volluto or Capriccio. There are also specials that come out every once in a while that I try. Right now it's a three pack of flavored coffees:
Gingembre (Ginger)
Mandarine (yep...mandarine orange flavored coffee)
Caramel (I add a touch of caramel flavoring to the cup for a bit more flavor)
Great ways to start out a day in Switzerland!
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post #5 of 26
I don't like eggs or milk, so as children my mother finally resorted to feeding me soup for breakfast in the morning. I would agree there is nothing better for breakfast that a hot cup of broth or soup to start the day.
post #6 of 26
I like soup for breakfast. One of my favorites.

Today, it happened to be pho. In a bowl though, not a mug.
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post #7 of 26
Do you know what makes an excellent broth? Dandelion greens. And you can eat the dandelion greens later as they are meant to be eaten at room temp or cold. Packed full of vitamins!

Me, I drink coffee with low fat half & half. No sugar, no artificial sweeteners!!! (!!! because it took me a long time to quit those things)

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post #8 of 26
Dr told me to reduce my coffee intake by 80% so today I started with a cup of Yurba Matte which has been the norm for me lately. it gets a squeeze of either honey or mango juice and a shot of lemon.
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post #9 of 26
Lately I have been having congee with eggs instead of rice. Nice change of pace!
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post #10 of 26
Americano made with Intelligentisa black cat espresso blend.
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post #11 of 26
Forgive me for intruding in your health diet, but if you're doctor is trying to get you to reduce your caffeine intake, hierba (aka yerba) mate may or may not be a good choice.

Don't take the claims of the "health food" industry regarding "mateine" being different form caffeine seriously. The compounds in mate are in some ways very similar to caffeine, but different in others. I don't claim to be a pharmacologist or bio-chemist, but if the coffee restriction is heart-related, mate probably isn't the best substitute. But, otherwise it's probably OK. At any rate, check with someone who has real expertise.

A su buen salud!
BDL
post #12 of 26
BDL, Your post is better suited to a private message it isn't in line with the topic. What is in your mug?
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post #13 of 26
Diatribe out of the way...

I usually go with two or three double espressos (straight, black) four or five mornings a week; while Linda has either a latte or an Americano. Right now we're using Trader Joe's "Peaberry," but we fool around with different beans, blends and roasters quite a bit.

The remaining days we use Linda's Cuisinart drip maker with fresh ground Mocha-Java or a fresh ground TJ dark roast -- I find medium roast (light City maybe) Mocha Java insipid from that pot, but she likes it. Sometimes we mix a pre-ground American coffee like Yuban or Folgers half and half with a cafe Latino like La Llave (if you're not from the west you're probably more familiar with Bustelo). That's not only a nice cup of drip coffee, but one which can be brewed at the office.

BDL
post #14 of 26
BDL,
thanks for the tip but its actually because my internal body temp is too high, about 1.6 degrees. I was drinking about 2 pots of coffee a day(20 years in the kitchen will do that to ya) and after some fairly extensive research(I have scientist who was a tea specialist that I work with) this is what we came up with. While mate is similar to caffine it doesnt have the detrimental side effects to the kidneys, urinary tract and stomach that caffine does.
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post #15 of 26
I devour a 22 ounce mug 180 degree water in a french press. I use 8 oclock Columbian Brand that was just voted very high by consumers affairs. It is consistant whereas some of the brands I used to use differed every time. Also Folgers was rated High
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post #16 of 26
No caffeine! I am on a V8 kick lately with Franks hot sauce. Tomato juice is another I drink a lot.
post #17 of 26
I drop mom off at her work by 7:15 in the morning and my school doesn't start until 9:00. So I usually curl up in a Starbucks chair with a venti nonfat Misto (cafe au'lait) and study or read for an hour or so. If I'm really needing the pick me up, I go for a triple nonfat caramel machiatto since that has a sugar rush on top of the three shots of espresso.

If not at a Starbucks, I curl up on the couch with whatever coffee is available with a nice touch of milk and half a teaspoon of caramel ice cream topping. Or, after the coffee is gone, I settle for a Nilgiri black tea or an English Breakfast tea with milk.

Rereading this post, I realize that I like to curl. And drink coffee.
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post #18 of 26
Just a good old cup of coffee..
post #19 of 26
Hey Oahu, Aloha, used to live in Makiki. Do you remember, Coco's, Or Prince Kuhio and the coffee shop at Ala Moana Shopping ctr ?????????? any way, anything that smells like coffee. .........................Bill
post #20 of 26

my morning..giddy up

A BIG, TALL GLASS OF MOUNTAIN DEW...PROBABLY 2 OF THEM TO GET ME MOVING AT FULL SPEED.

one of the pluses to being laid off, i enjoy my Dew with 2 eggs over easy, 2 slices of white bread toast, 2-3 slices of bacon, and some kind of potato...sliced, diced, shredded, whatever tickles my fancy that day.

but the constant...MT DEW!
post #21 of 26
I would prefer plain black coffee early morning thats it

Lisa

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post #22 of 26
coffee (looks like a 16-18oz mug) of dark roast (when it's a good day, 222 Artisan Bakery roasted "bonafide") french roast, 2%.

Cafe au lait with chicory when really lucky.
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post #23 of 26
Cafe Combate. I bring it back from Mexico in bulk. Whole bean. They make two versions. One is coated with sugar before being roasted almost burnt and ground. The sugar completely caramelizes. Makes the darkest brew you've ever seen. Nice once in a while but not every day. Great with chocolate and brandy for desert. I use the "sin azucar" whole beans daily. Brewed in a coffee sock the way we've always made it.
post #24 of 26

What has happened to coffee over the years??

This is something that has bothered me for a long, long time! I drink Green Tea to start my mornings and to get me moving (not because I particularly enjoy it, but because it is good for health reasons!)

Every once in a while I long for a really good cup of coffee...especially with a dessert. I don't use sugar nor any sweetener in coffee, but do use whole milk tather than cream. The coffee that I remember from my youth had a wonderful deep, dark, rich (not bitter, not weak) flavor.

Does anyone know of a really good brand and roast that would give me the qualities that I remember? I was raised on coffee, but these days all coffee tastes like dishwater to me. Can't find what I remember and crave from the "old days"! Seems that "modern day" coffee has been slowly changed by the coffee processors. :bounce:

Since this thread is about morning drinks, thought that maybe this would be a good place to post.
post #25 of 26

More of a morning glass thing but...

I really like the Carnation brand Breakfast drinks. It's just a powder that you stir into a cup of milk and it has 5 grams of protein and a lot of vitamins. What's really nice is that it doesn't have that gross vitamin taste that a lot of similar drinks do.

I like it because I rarely have time to sit down to a real breakfast and I don't like breakfast that much anyway.
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post #26 of 26

Peets!

I enjoy 12oz. of Peets house blend. Any additions of cream or sugar imo would ruin it.
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