Getting a fancy drink at a coffeehouse can take quite a bite out of your wallet and your diet plan. Rod Smith, a reader from California, wrote to ask if I had some lighter coffee drink recipes I could share.
"I do need a good caffeine kickstart in the morning, and I refuse to be extorted by Starbucks," he wrote. "I make my own coffee."
So I've created some healthier options you can whip up at home to save calories and cents.
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