Make your morning cuppa more than just a caffeine hit with these wonderful add-ins!
Starting with fat in the morning is a wonderful way to fuel your body, and support your adrenals, and blood sugar for the day.
I recommend using grass-fed butter or ghee to get the most antioxidants and omega-3s out of your coffee
You don’t need to be on a ketogenic diet to add MCT to your coffee. If you are looking for a boost of energy, boost your cognitive function, and improve focus and clarity, or you’re in it for the fat-burning capabilities, MCT oil is a great add-in for your morning coffee. Want more detail on MCT oil? You can read more about it in this post.
Adding a small pinch of mineral salts to your coffee can support your adrenals, and make your coffee more electrolyte dense therefore supporting your fluid balance, and it’s known to cut the bitter taste if you aren’t a fan. If you are new to drinking black coffee, adding a pinch of salt might take the edge off.
Cinnamon is already a pretty common coffee add-in. Not only does it taste great but it’s also beneficial! Cinnamon has anti-microbial properties, is full of antioxidants, and can have a positive impact on blood sugar, improve brain functioning, and aid in digestion.
Collagen is a wonderful way to get those fine amino acids that support our hair, skin, and nails, but the benefits don’t stop there. Collagen is also an easy way to incorporate more protein into your diet (I’m looking at you women in your 40s/59s). Our bodies begin to slow the production of collagen as we age, so adding a scoop to your morning cup can also help support important functions like tissue repair, and gut health. The best part is – Collagen powder is tasteless and fully dissolvable, so you won’t even notice it in your coffee.
This popular spice has been used medicinally for over 4,000 years in South Asia. Turmeric contains a compound called curcumin, which is known for its anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties. It’s also full of antioxidants. So turn your morning coffee golden next time and reap the benefits.
Cafe mocha anyone? You don’t have to try hard to convince me to add chocolate to almost anything but here are a few reasons you might want to. Cacao is known to be rich in antioxidants that can reduce inflammation and improve brain function. So if productivity is your purpose, add raw cacao to upgrade your coffee.
Adaptogens are plants and mushrooms that help your body respond to stress, anxiety, and fatigue and help with overall well-being. They literally help you adapt.
There are a ton of different adaptogens to choose from depending on what you are looking to address but for coffee, Ashwagandha, Maca, and mushrooms like Chaga and Lion’s Mane are my go-to. Nervous about blending your own adaptogenic coffee? There are some great pre-made brands out there like Four Sigmatic, Balanced coffee, and Mud Wtr