delicious almond milk latte or are you a coffee addict?

I’m not a coffee drinker or at least not anymore. But I used to drink coffee, a lot of it. I drank a couple of cups as a student per day, then I limited the hot drink to 2 cups per day. When I started my holistic nutritionist education I limited it to one cup and for the last 2 months I don’t drink it at all. Wow! Sounds like I quit smoking or something like that, but the truth is that stopping the coffee is not an easy task. It’s addicting. For a whole month I used to say to myself “tomorrow I won’t drink it” and the next morning I drank it again. It was hard. Until one day I just woke up and made myself a cup of pure, tasty and fulfilling cup of herbal tea. The struggle though continued for 3 days. I was angry, grumpy and acted like a total lunatic, I wanted my cup of coffee…

Since then I had only 2-3 coffees when I was out with friends and I don’t miss it. It doesn’t even taste that yummy any more. It’s just a cup of hot bitter drink. But all of my friends are still addicted, even my husband is. And one of them, Veronique this one is for you, is drinking it with milk, every single day. So, I made this delicious almond milk latte to prove something: the coffee tastes good even when you replace the animal milk for a nuts alternative. It might even taste better. All you have to do is curl on the sofa next to the warming fireplace, watch the snowflakes play behind the window and give it a try :)

almond milk latte coffee

almond milk latte
  • 1 small espresso
  • 1/2 cup of almond milk
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 teaspoon sweetener of your choice

1. Make the coffee
2. Add the sweetener, cinnamon stick and the star anise to the milk and bring it to a boil
3. Pour the milk over the coffee
4. Enjoy warm :)

P.S. Here is a good article with 30 reasons to quit drinking coffee

P.P.S. And here is how to make yourself a nice nuts milk, just replace the cashews with almonds, the technology is the same!

almond milk latte coffee

bon appétit!
About the Author

Nadia Petrova

Nadia Petrova is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Member of CANNP, author of the Daily Raw cookbook and Green chef. You can reach her at - E-mail: nadia(at), Facebook:, Personal Facebook:, Twitter: @natureinsider. And can read more about her here - Nadia Petrova


  1. REally lovely idea. I drink too much coffee and coffee subs hardly work well on my tummy like the teccino products. I am going to try one day.

  2. It looks yummy. I have never tried coffee with almond milk but will give it a try. I love coffee but I don’t drink much of it. I will make a cup and enjoy it for 3 to 4 sips. This is my moderation but not deprivation tip.

  3. Thank you, N.
    I sure will try it!

    But then I think, if it tastes as good as I think it will, then why canceling coffee at all? Please, coffee allowed? (Pretty please)

  4. I confess I love coffee, and I especially love it with chocolate almond milk:-) I love the spice additions you suggest, and I will definitely try them soon.

  5. i can remember berating my dad for drinking almond milk but i now find myself comparing the taste of unsweetened light soymilk latte and almond milk latte. almond milk latte has definitely won; shame i couldent find any star anise in the cupboard. im sure theres a joke about the wisdom and patience of age to be made of this.

    great recipe. x

  6. Hi, thank you so much for your great recipes-much appreciated. x

    Instead of regular coffee, is decaf coffee a healthy substitute?

  7. Cina, yes, it is.

    But it depends on the decaf, and more particularly how the caffeine is taken out. Usually companies use chemicals to make it decaf and residues of those chemicals stay in it. You have to look for a coffee brand that uses water procedure to take out the caffeine.

  8. Very interesting post! I love coffee, and I’m addicted to coffee – it’s the one thing in life I’m not able to give up. It wasn’t difficult to become a vegan, but quitting coffee is another story, Altogether! I read the article on 30 reasons to quit coffee, and I have to say, with everything in life, moderation is always good. But then, I think the moment I stop drinking coffee, that’s when I think the aroma of life isn’t there anymore! I’m lucky to get my hands on great, awesome coffee and always drinking it as a latte, with soy milk.
    You are brave for quitting coffee, I admit!

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