Many people view coffee as a drink they need in the morning to get them up and running, a fuel that gives them energy to get through the day, which is something we can all relate to. But there are also those that view coffee as a passion, a religion and a beverage they enjoy in tremendously. Whichever group you belong to, it’s no doubt that coffee is an inevitable part of your morning routine. It gives you energy, kick-starts your metabolism and lifts up your mood.
But would you like to supercharge your morning elixir and turn it into a health supplement? Well, if the answer is yes, here are 5 ways in which you can do it:
Add some protein
Are you a gym addict and want to find another way to add more protein into your daily nutrition? Coffee is the perfect way to do it, add some high quality protein powder to improve its nutritional quality and flavor as well and you have the perfect protein-packed beverage to start your day.
It may be a bit of a challenge to find the ideal protein powder to spice up your coffee since you want to choose something that’s not loaded with additives and something that blends just perfectly with your morning java without hindering its flavor. Try different brands and varieties until you find just the one that suits your palate perfectly.
Paleo Pumpkin Spice
Why don’t you try a paleo coffee? They usually include oils, spices and no-dairy milk options. The recipe below will amaze you with its rich flavor and smooth texture:
- 1 cup black coffee
- 2tbsp. coconut oil
- 2 tbsp. butter (grass-fed)
- 1 cup coconut milk (unsweetened)
- ⅓ cup pumpkin puree (organic)
- Cinnamon and nutmeg per your taste
Toss everything in a blender, pulse to combine and drink it while it’s hot. Delicious Pumpkin Spice Late coming right up!
What about a coffee smoothie?
When we say smoothie you always think about a fruit based or veggie rich concoction that’s not quite as delicious as it sounds. However, coffee can serve as a wonderful base for a rich smoothie with some complementary additives. Here’s an excellent recipe: add some strong, cooled coffee to the blender as your base, toss in some coconut milk, mashed banana, natural peanut butter and some dark chocolate. Pulse to combine and drink it cold. This will completely change the way you look at smoothies, we promise!
Ditch the sugar
Many people love adding a big amount of sugar in their coffee in order to sweeten the bitter taste of the beverage. However, once you learn how to appreciate a good cup of coffee, the sugar will not be necessary. Adding a teaspoon of sugar per cup of coffee can add more than 10 000 calories per year, which could actually be saved for many desserts. If you must sweeten your coffee, add some coconut milk, vanilla, molasses or honey. They are all perfect sugar alternatives, and won’t add much calories to your coffee.
Tea, coffee or both?
Coffee can be replaced with tea, or if you’re feeling adventures, you can mix them both. It might seem crazy to you, but a mix of coffee and herbal tea tastes great and has numerous health benefits. Take chai latte for example – it is very healthy and tastes great as well.
Of course, the mix requires at least a bit of culinary skills, as not every type of tea goes great with coffee. Light coffees go great with some herbal blends, while darker types go great with others. You should experiment and find the mixture that works best for you.
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