Coffee is an integral part of a morning routine for many people. It’s already scheduled in the day and is rarely missed, so why not make it an even healthier part of your day with some bonus versatility. The list that follows are the best health boosting coffee add ins to squeeze out a few extra health benefits in every cup.
Coffee- with 20g of protein? This might be our favorite coffee add in since we’re all about protein here. Get a pre-made protein shake or make your own and then add in a shot or two of espresso in. It’s a great high protein way to start the day and it will keep you full (and more hydrated) for hours to come. Bonus tip- check out our Instagram for another amazing coffee protein hack- Coffee with Protein Ice Cubes.
Who wants to take another pill when you can just add a scoop of collagen to your coffee? Collagen is responsible for many things in our body and as we age, our bodies produce less of it. Add it into your morning routine for better looking skin, increased joint healthy and even increased muscle mass.
Cinnamon is a great way to add some flavor and sweetness to your coffee without the extra calories and even with a few added benefits. It’s been used for its medicinal properties for around 4 THOUSAND years. Sprinkle it into your coffee if you’re looking to get some extra antioxidants, reduce inflammation, lower blood sugar levels, and even reduce the risk of heart disease. With all those benefits, don’t get too carried away with the cinnamon shaker- consumed in high amounts it can harm your liver.
Not only does coconut oil add a slightly exotic taste to your morning cup of coffee, it also has a few surprising benefits. If overweight, adding more coconut oil into your diet can actually help boost your metabolism when it comes to breaking down fats. Just be sure to stay in caloric deficit. Like all oils, it has about 115 calories per tablespoon.
A favorite add in for those on the keto diet, grass-fed butter has a few properties that your normal butter doesn’t have much of that makes it worth a bit more at the market. It has a bit of Vitamin A- a very important vitamin that our bodies can’t produce and thus has to be a part of our diet. It also has more omega 3 fatty acids which have a whole range of health benefits. Like coconut oil, it has quite a bit of calories so make sure you don’t overdo it.
Ever get a little motion sick on the way to work or your stomach is feeling a little off? That’s a perfect time to add some ginger into your morning coffee. Ginger has been shown to really help with motion sickness or nausea and also has some minor anti-inflammatory properties too. Grate some ginger in your coffee or sprinkle it in for these benefits.