Did you know that Milk can easily provide three out of the four “nutrients of concern” that are often lacking in the typical diet? Milk gives you a healthy source of calcium, vitamin D and potassium and can help fill in important nutrient gaps. You can easily start off your day by getting milk in each morning! You can swig a tall cup of milk, add some to your latte, or maybe mix it in with your cereal or oatmeal! Here are some fun latte tips to get the party started!
Espress-o Yourself: Thinking about getting an espresso machine? Great! If not, no problem… just brew your coffee beans stronger than usual.
Get Frothy with It: Milk frothers are a great gift. But you can also heat the milk on the stove or in the microwave, then whisk for extra foam.
Have Fun with Flavor: Check your spice cabinet to add great flavors like cinnamon or nutmeg. You can also buy your favorite syrups for a coffee shop-worthy flavor boost.
To make your latte: Heat 1 cup milk in a saucepan over medium-low heat, whisking quickly with a wire whisk to create foam. Meanwhile, brew your strong coffee (you’ll need about 1/2 cup). Pour the heated milk into a tall mug, holding back the foam with a spoon. Add strong brewed coffee and spoon a thin layer of foamed milk over beverage.
Latte Love Twitter Party!
What: I am co-hosting a Twitter party to talk about making your breakfast better with an at-home latte! Americans love their lattes, and with one serving of fat free milk adding nine essential nutrients but only 80 calories and no fat, lattes love you back. Join us to chat about how you can get a nutritious and delicious start to your day.
When: Thursday, October 4, at 1 p.m. ET. It will last one hour.
Where: The party will take place on Twitter, using the #LatteLove hashtag.
Who: @theMotherhood, @CooperMunroe, @EmilyMcKhann will be hosting.
Prizes: We will give away five Latte Lovers Essentials prize packs throughout the Twitter party! Each one will include a Bodum milk frother, Latte Love mug, 8 oz. Lavazza coffee, Torani syrup, McCormick spices, recipe card & coupon.
Twtvite: For more details, and to RSVP, click here! http://www.twtvite.com/lattelove
Latte Love Sweepstakes on Facebook!
Also, hop on over to the “Got Milk” Facebook Fan Page for more chances to win! Just like their page and you could be one of the first to try a new Keurig brewing system or win a Latte Lovers Essentials kit! Winners will be drawn every hour plus a daily grand prize winner! The sweepstakes runs through 10/9/12 and you can check back hourly to enter! You can also find easy tips, recipes & ideas for making lattes, cappuccinos or other coffee drinks at home on The Breakfast Project hub, https://www.facebook.com/MilkMustache.
You can also visit The Breakfast Project’s website for loads of information, tips, recipes, and a fun interactive guide! I loved their article, “4 Fun Ways to Make Your Mini-Me a Morning Person” with easy ideas like starting the day with music!
Disclosure: I will be compensated for my participation in the Latte Love campaign and for this post.