I loooove my coffee. Sometimes I'm a decaf girl and sometimes I'm a full caff girl. Depends on my mood and the needs of the day. I usually drink my coffee black but having just come off my Spring Cleanse I wanted to keep my elevated self care going and continue to nourish my body in a way that felt easy and tasty of course.
Enter Magic Coffee.
We always seem to have a bit of left over coffee after we brew it at home so we started saving it up in a big glass jar and storing it in the fridge. Now that the weather is warming up I'm loving this opportunity to make my iced coffee sacred.
All you need is a blender and some super foods that you might already have hanging around your house.
So what can you add in? I start by pouring in a cup or two of coffee in the blender depending on how many I'm making it for. Than I add in some non-dairy milk like almond or hazelnut to my taste. Homemade is the bomb but I don't always have some on hand. Then comes the good stuff:
Local bee pollen is amazing! For those of you who suffer from seasonal allergies, this can make a real difference if you take it everyday. It has an earthy, floral taste and when it's not whizzing around in my blender you can find me sprinkling it on just about everything from steamed broccoli to fruit salad. It's an easy way to add some skin soothing, immune boosting and energy enhancement to your day. I usually add a tablespoon in.
I like things spicy and anti-inflammatory. Try some new flavors like turmeric, cinnamon or cardamon to the mix. I do a shake of each into the blender.
Cacao nibs or unsweetened cocoa powder take the flavor to the next level of yum. Believe it or not cocoa has the power to curb our appetite, help with PMS symptoms and elevate our mood! Use whatever you have on hand. I think a generous tablespoon would serve you well.
Chia seeds are one of my favorite foods. These little guys are packed with fiber so they keep you fuller, longer. They are also a fantastic source of protein and Omega 3's. Add a tablespoon into your blender
Raw local honey or maple syrup if you are looking for a little unrefined sweet. I drizzle it in a little bit at a time, blend and them taste to see if i need to add more.
Other excellent additions: A little warmed unrefined coconut oil or organic butter made from grass fed cows. You could try coconut milk instead of almond or coconut water or aloe juice. You could try different spices. The possibilities are endless.
Just to recap, here is what I added to two cups of coffee in the blender:
~ Non-dairy milk to your taste
~ A TB of bee pollen
~ A dash of your favorite spices
~ A TB of cocoa powder or cacao nibs
~ A TB of chia seeds
~ Unrefined sweetener of your choice
Don't worry if you don't have everything on the list. Pick and choose from what you have, blend it all up and enjoy!
Happy Friday loves!