A better year is what we’re all banking on for 2021, and I’m included in that. 2020 was hard, but I did learn some things. I learned that I was right on the money last year when I resolved that no resolution was the way to go. For years, I tried resolutions, just like all of you probably have. And just like a lot of you, I’ve failed. Resolutions are great at the moment, but we usually pick things that are too challenging to stick to. I’d rather take a step back and re-evaluate what has worked and what hasn’t and just stick with the positives.
Forward progress is the key, in my opinion. 2020 taught me some things about forward progress and managing my life, and I’m simply going to continue those on through the New Year. First, I’m going to continue to be thankful for the good things in my life because it can always be worse. I’m going to continue my daily rituals of yoga, reading more books, giving myself the downtime I need to manage my stress, and enjoying the little things in life. I’ve found that if I do that, the big things are so much easier to get through.
One ritual that I love in particular is enjoying a nice soothing cup of Dalgona coffee. I discovered it earlier this year, and I’m certain it’s going to be my favorite drink until the end of time. Nothing beats an afternoon pick me up with this delicious frothy coffee treat! I’ve tweaked and perfected it along the way, and I’ve discovered that I can use Truvia® Natural Sweetener in place of sugar in this recipe to maintain the frothy goodness without adding sugar. I’ve talked about Truvia® several times, so you know how much I love it!
Truvia® Natural Sweetener is super versatile, which I love. I can use this zero-calorie sweetener in my Dalgona coffee, cookies, other baked goods – anywhere I want sweetness with less sugar. It’s a keto-friendly, diabetes-friendly way to sweeten foods for the entire family. Truvia® Natural Sweetener comes in a variety of formats, so I can sweeten just the way I like – using Packets, a Spoonable Jar and a Spoonable Refill bag.
1/2 tbsp. Truvia® Natural Sweetener
2 tbsp. instant coffee
2 tbsp. cold water
Ice, for serving
Milk of choice for serving
- In a medium bowl, combine Truvia® Natural Sweetener, coffee, and water. Using a hand mixer or a whisk, vigorously whisk until mixture turns silky smooth and shiny, then continue whisking until it thickens and holds its lofty, foamy shape. (If whisking by hand, it will take 8 to 12 minutes to get to optimal fluffiness.)
- Fill a glass most of the way full with ice and milk, then dollop and swirl the whipped coffee mixture on top, mixing before drinking, if desired. Enjoy!
This year, my resolution is simply forward progress, just as it was last year. A better year is the only thing I have in mind, and I’m making that reality by continuing the practices I adopted this year to help me manage my stress and stay centered.
*originally published 1/5/21