I used to stop at Starbucks every morning. Routinely. Every day. I'd order a grande mocha and a pumpkin scone. When pumpkin spice lattes were in season, that was my drug of choice.
These days, Starbucks still has a hold on my heart not because I'm addicted to the fatty drinks and sugary treats, but because I'm generally in desperate need of my caffeine fix. I've given up so much for my diet and don't regret any of those changes ... but coffee is one thing I know I'll never be able to pass up. It's a necessity. I live in the Northwest, it's my form of Vitamin C. It's a staple.
Going to Starbucks has been an issue as of late though. Those tastey sugary treats beckon me from behind the counter and it's been hard for me to shut off their call. I've even given in a time or two and that just can't happen if I want to get this weight off.
There is only one type of coffee that I can make at home that even comes close to the awesomeness of a Starbucks. It's Moose Munch by Harry & David. It's got the right aroma and flavor to not only satisfy my coffee addiction but set my mind at ease thinking I've just "treated" myself. And what a nice treat ... no calories!
I hope to be able to venture back into Starbucks eventually. I like coffee shops. They feel comfortable to me and I want to be able to go there and stay true to myself. In the meantime though, I'm happy to have a substitute that meets my mental and physical needs. As my friend Darcy said, hooray for Harry & David Moose Munch!
Happy Friday everyone!