There's nothing wrong with black coffee. Nothing at all. I like black coffee. Strong, complex, simple. So why, oh, why does coffee just seem more perfect when there is something ELSE in that cup, something a little creamy? It just does, really. Coffee plus creamer is kind of like a little bit of morning heaven. Keep your cup of joe dairy-free but without artificial weirdness by having nutpods creamer in your fridge. A few base ingredients like almonds and coconuts come together to enrich both your java and your outlook. And of course, the hazelnut comes through with a burst of nutty natural flavor. Raise your mug and smile! ~
For the true, true stories behind this incredible foodstuff, read on.
We all love "something" in our coffee. Black coffee is totally fine. Totally, really OK. Sometimes, however, it is not OK. We all want something more. Something fun and creamy and substantial. It is then that I reach for this: a silky rich dairy-free creamer to stir into that steaming mug. Hazelnut nutpods is just the thing: open it up, pour in to taste (whether you like a splash or a near drowning), and let the nutty scent rise up to your nose. Breathe in that aroma, and take a sip. There. That's it. Your morning can now begin. Cue the kids. Cue the boss. Cue the traffic. You can handle it with calm.
nutpods take a blend of almonds, coconuts, and natural flavors to make something rare: dairy-free creamer that isn't concocted by lab coats in a factory and full of sugars and processed oils. Nope, this is just real ingredients, blended with a little help from natural emulsifiers and a pinch of salt to balance the flavors. That's it. Paleo-friendly and possibly even the best go-to for a cup of tea, too.
Why nutpods non-dairy creamer is so good for you
The folks behind nutpods wanted to create a non-dairy creamer that was every bit as rich as the other alternatives (soy-based in particular) but made from great ingredients and without sweeteners to influence your tongue.
What they've made is a decadent coconut and almond creamer, thickened with natural emulsifiers and touched with natural flavors (for the vanilla and hazelnut varieties). Nothing more than what is needed, and just enough for great taste and that oh-so-lovely caramel color that it makes in your coffee.
Here are some of the amazing nutrients in nutpods creamer:
Healthy fats, fiber, antioxidants, calcium, zinc, selenium, copper, magnesium, manganese, tryptophan and vitamin E are just a handful of the key nutrients that make almonds so nutritious. Almonds are so nutritious — their list of benefits reads like a patent medicine bottle. They’re full of health-giving fats, like oleic acid and linoleic acid, powerful antioxidants that can protect against many forms of cancer (oleic acid can protect women against breast cancer specifically), and can also significantly lower the amount of LDL in your blood, and reduce your risk for heart disease. Almonds can build a strong immune system, prevent the onset of high blood pressure and protect you from other diseases like ADHD, asthma and osteoporosis.
Coconut has been used by many cultures worldwide for thousands of years, and is well known for its many amazing properties. Coconut is so nutritious, its list of benefits reads like a patent medicine bottle. It’s full of health-boosting lauric acid and medium-chain triglycerides, has antimicrobial and anti-viral qualities, and has been shown to help with weight loss, Alzheimer’s, cognitive function and athletic performance. It nourishes the thyroid, helps prevent candida overgrowth, boosts the metabolism, and makes skin and hair softer. Also, it’s one of the tastiest things a person could eat. (No offense, sea veggies.)
How to use nutpods Non-Dairy Creamer:
First, coffee. And then:
- Paleo granola
- Milk replacement for baking
- Just a splash in your tea
- Over some fresh berries
About nutpods, in their own words
nutpods was born out of founder Madeline Haydon's impatience for a wholesome dairy-free creamer that had the richness and creaminess of half & half. For years, she waited for a company, any company, to develop this type of product - without carrageenan or the "usual suspects" of titanium dioxide, mono and diglycerides, hydrogenated/partially hydrogenated oils. Carefully crafted to be wholesomely delicious and developed to give you the freedom to choose your own sweetness level, enjoy the rich creaminess that come from MCT-rich coconuts and the balanced taste with heart-healthy almonds. All free from GMOs, soy, dairy, gluten and artificial flavors/colors.
Here are answers to some of your most important questions!
Dairy Free for realz? Is it vegan and gluten-free, too?
Absolutely on all fronts. No dairy, no animals, no gluten.
Gums? Hmm, is that really OK?
nutpods uses gellan gum to thicken the creamer and make it oh-so-awesome, instead of the more commonly used carrageenan gum which can cause inflammation according to medical research. Both are substances derived from nature, but so far gellan gum has no reported negative effects and is the preferred natural emulsifier for yummy products just like this one.