Americano for me.. Sometimes add some hazelnut sugar free syrup. Occasionally a flat white.
I do love a good muffin, but I don't lik3 blowing most of my daily carb allowance in one go..
1 medium cup of plain coffee. In the summer time, a glass of plain iced tea. Nothing else is worth the trouble it causes.
Skipping the muffin would probably solve the problem. If I bolus 20 minutes prior to the latte, I'm usually OK.
A latte is about 18 carbs, so if something happened and I didn't get my latte I could reach in my bag and grab a granola bar to cover the pre-bolus. But you are right if I was going to attempt to pre-bolus for a muffin and a latte that would probably be a little more dicey situation.
I like a tall decaf sugar-free hazelnut with a splash of half-n-half or, if they have it, full-fat cream.
It's such a HUGE improvement calorie/carb-wise over my former venti frap with whip that I don't mind the few calories in the splash of cream. I can't stand coffee without some cream to cut the bitterness.
I have a dear friend who insists that I should just try to learn to love black coffee -- that if I drank it that way for a few months I'd get used to it -- ZERO calories and ZERO carbs -- what's not to love? Hrmmmm. Maybe it's an acquired taste, but I'm not willing to acquire it just yet. (Thinking of this...I might start with iced coffee and water it down. That might make it easier.)
I also enjoy camomile or peppermint tea if I'm in the right mood. I'll have the tea with just some cream. It is so mild and naturally "sweet" that it doesn't really need sweetener.
I love it black also. Don't know if I could handle the splenda in my coffee. Sweet tasting coffee just ain't right. I'm just to hard core I guess.
I can't handle sweet-tasting coffee either. Just a hint of hazelnut from splenda. For me, sweet coffee is spoiled coffee.
This reminds me it's time to brew a pot. Black of course
On the rare times I visit Starbucks, the decaf sugar-free Hazelnut with a bit of half and half is one of my favorites, too , Jean. I also use half and half with storebought Lipton's Spiced Chai tea and Splenda at home. Negative impact on blood glucose, and much less than the Starbucks price.
I have to agree-- plain black coffee made from any kind of quality beans is far better than any of the "designer" coffees. It is definitely an acquired taste, but once you've got it it, you'll never go back. It's also a nice hobby to experiment around with different types of beans, roasts etc. The latest pastime at my work for a lot of guys is roasting their own coffee from raw beans on the ship-- they are getting pretty good at it.