Friday, September 14, 2012

Wendy's Coffee

There are hundreds of people who stop by Wendy's fast food chains and order a coffee beverage. There are other beverages on the Wendy's Menu that promises to be healthy for you. So, when it comes to Wendy's coffee how healthy is it for you? Which is healthier the Large Regular Coffee or the Large Brewed Decaffeinated Coffee? Is the Large Brewed Unsweetened Iced Tea, Large Coke Zero, or the Large All-Natural Lemonade better for you? I have taken the myths out of it. Here are the facts:

The Large Regular Coffee
This drink surprised me in a good way! This drink weighs 340 grams. It has 0 calories in it and 0 calories from fat. It has no iron and 0% of calcium without the cream or milk. This drink has 0 carbohydrates. There are 0 carbohydrates in this drink. It is made up of just coffee and water.

The Large Brewed Decaffeinated Coffee
This drink weighs 340 grams. It has 0 calories in it and 0 calories from fat as well. It has no iron and 0% of calcium without the cream or milk. There are 0 carbohydrates in this drink as well. This drink has 0 carbohydrates. It is made up of coffee and water.

The Large Brewed Unsweetened Iced Tea
This drink weighs 582 grams. It is made up of 5 calories, 15 mg of sodium, and 2 carbohydrates. It has no iron and 0% of calcium. It has the ingredients orange pekoe and Pekoe Cut Black Tea in it. Pekoe is a term used to describe black teas that are not from the country of China. This medium-grade tea will affect the taste and clarity of the tea.

Large Coke Zero
This drink weighs 785 grams. It is made up of 0 calories, 10 mg of sodium, and 0 carbohydrates. It has no iron and 0% of calcium. It has the ingredients Carbonated Water, Caramel Color, Phosphoric Acid, Potassium Citrate, Potassium Benzoate (to protect taste), Aspartame, Natural Flavors, Acesulfame Potassium, Caffeine, Sucralose, Dimethylpolysiloxane. Phenylketonurics: contains phenylalanine in it. Dimethylpolysiloxane is used with McDonald's fish. It is a type of oil that derives from organic silicon. Used in some foods is prevents foaming.

Large All Natural Lemonade
This drink 733 grams. It is made up of a whopping 410 calories and 107 carbohydrates. It has no iron and 0% of calcium. This drink also has 1 dietary fiber, 1 gram of protein, and 101 grams of sugar in it. It has 90% daily value of Vitamin C. The ingredient list for this drink include: Water, Cane Sugar, Lemon Juice & Concentrate.

If one were to consume all of these drink in one day they would come up with 420 calories, 109 carbohydrates, and 101 grams of sugar. Most of the calories come from the lemonade. All of the sugar comes from the lemonade.

One of the most nutritious items on the Wendy's menu is plain coffee or decaffeinated coffee.

Enjoy your coffee for all it's worth!

Monday, September 10, 2012

5 Ways That Can Help You Have Coffee In The Morning

Coffee is such a wonderful thing. It wakes you up, helps with your memory, helps with your immune system, can be warm, and can be very comforting to your whole body system. If going with a cold drink it could shock you awake as well. Some people still have a hard time finding the time for it in the morning though. Here are 5 ways that can help you have coffee in the Morning.
1. Coffee To Go
This is a wonderful morning starter coffee from Copper Mountain. All the person who is getting it ready has to do is just shake well, remove plastic top and discard, microwave for 60 seconds, let stand for 30 seconds, and then enjoy. It comes with a great sippy lid. The picture shows one of my favorites which is a Hazelnut Coffee Latte. In this can alone, there are less than 100 calories. This is definitely a quick solution to finding time for coffee in the morning.

2. Make Iced Coffee
 This idea is better suited for your afternoon, but is a great recipe for morning times also. Start with an airtight container or thermos. Put several ice cubes inside to fill it up 3/4's of the way. Put in 3 big tablespoons of instant coffee granules. Add water, close the container tightly, and shake it all up. Open it up and you have iced coffee. This is a wonderful recipe that instills that you are still getting much of the antioxidants from the coffee, but you still have time.

3. Instant Coffee
Instant coffee is one of the oldest things still happening with coffee. All you need to do is stick some coffee in a mug of boiling water and mix it together. If you would like you can mix it with one of the 100 ingredients mentioned in the previous blog. Voila! You have your own cup of coffee ready in just minutes. Pour it in a coffee to-go container and enjoy sipping it while waiting on the heavy traffic in the morning.

4. Install A Coffee Machine At Your Place of Employment
Your co-workers would love this idea and it might even help you get a couple dollars of extra change in your pocket.

Install a Coffee Machine. Set up a basket of instant coffees, coffee flavorings, and a ice container. Mark down how much each thing costs. Put out a basket to put the money in. (At some places you might have to set up a camera as well). Then, watch the magic work. Everybody gets their coffee including you and you get a couple extra dollars of change in your pocket each day. Yes!

5. Stop at Your Local Starbucks
Starbucks has a great drive thru. Many Starbucks have hired extra people to work the morning hours. Drive through the drive thru and enjoy your coffee. (Warning: this might be the most time costly of the ideas because although Starbucks has hired extra people, you still might have to sit awhile).

Enjoy your coffee for all it's worth!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

100 Things That You Can Put in Your Coffee

If you are getting bored with your coffee and don't want to keep adding the same old things. This is the blog for you. There are lots of things that you can put in your coffee. Here are just 100:

Creams to Add
  1. Half & Half
  2. Milk
  3. Sweetened Condensed Milk
  4. Almond Milk
  5. Coconut Milk
  6. Whipped Cream
  7. Ice Cream~helps with the coffee being too hot
  8. Cream Cheese
  9. Swiss Cheese
  10. raspberry Sherbert
  11. Orange Sherbert
  12. Reddi Whip
  13. Blueberry Yogurt
  14. Pudding
  15. Banana Milkshake
  16. Chocolate Slim Fast
Syrups to Add

17. Agave Syrup
18. Maple Syrup
19. Chocolate Syrup
20. Molasses
21. Mint Syrup
22. Irish Syrup
23. Nutella
24. Hazelnut Syrup
25. Vanilla Syrup
26. Strawberry Syrup

27. Almond Oil
28. Butter
29. Olive Oil
30. Peanut Oil

31. Butterfingers
32. Twix
33. Chocolate Chips
34. 3 Musketeers
35. Snickers
36. Almond Bars
37. Crushed Candy Canes
38. Caramels
39. Candy Corn
40. Red Hot Cinnamon Schnapps
41. Chocolate Chip Cookies
42. Oreos
43. Cocoa Powder

44. Lemon Juice
45. Orange Juice
46. Grape Juice
47. Apple Juice
48. Apple Cider

49. Cinnamon
50. Nutmeg
51. Allspice
52. Salt
53. Hot Sauce
54. Raw Garlic
55. Ginger
56. Curry
57. Jalapenos
58. Cayenne Pepper
59. Pumpkin Spice
60. Sugar
61. Splenda

62. Wheat Germ
63. Whole Wheat Bread Crumbs
64. Pieces of Toaster Strudels
65. Slices of Bagels
67. Black Raspberry
68. Green Tea
69. Lemon Tea
70. Camomile
71. White Tea

Other Things that you can add in to liven up your coffee
72. Ice
73. Brown Sugar
74. Honey
75. Tequila
76. Godiva
77. Reindeer Bone~ Lapland
78. Reindeer Milk~ Finland
79. Durian~ type of fruit
80. Eggshells
81. Strawberry Jelly
82. Grape Jelly
83. Kool-Aid
84. Coconut Flakes
85. Grated Orange peel
86. Grated lemon peel
87. Pumpkin
88. Almonds
89. Cashews
90. Mountain Dew
91. Sprite
92. Crush
93. Water
94. Pina Colada Mix
95. Sparkling Water
96. Water
97. Margarita Mix
98. Couple of Cucumber Slices
99. Couple of Zucchine Slices
100. Ginger Ale

Lots of these additions have been tried by either myself or by someone else I know.
Enjoy your Coffee for all it's worth!