5 Amazing Coffee Recipes for a Healthy Lifestyle

This is a guest post by Monica Henin from Addonkitchen.com.  

If you are one of those coffee lovers who drink in order to get that extra kick in the morning, then you will be surprised to know that coffee is actually a healthy food. Coffee is seen as a drink that will ruin health, but actually, it is a health booster.

People just need to drink it in the right way and in the right quantity – coffee is a stimulant so it may be less beneficial for those sensitive to caffeine. Coffee is rich in antioxidants and polyphenols, which help fight against a number of body ailments. On top of that, coffee tastes great, so there is no reason to avoid this amazing beverage. Those who are following a healthy diet can also enjoy coffee, given they buy organic coffee beans.

They can grind coffee beans at home in Gaggia Accademia coffee maker and make themselves a nice cup of coffee every day. But, isn’t a plain cup of coffee boring? I mean especially if it is consumed every day, 365 days a year, it surely is going to become boring someday.

To avoid this boredom, I will share five coffee recipes that can be enjoyed by everybody including those following healthy diet. But, first let me share some prominent health benefits of coffee:

  1. Coffee is a powerful antioxidant, and our body requires large amounts of antioxidant.
  2. Coffee helps reduce the risk of type-II diabetes.
  3. Coffee protects against liver diseases, including liver cancer.
  4. Coffee reduces the symptoms of Alzheimer and Parkinson’s disease.
  5. Coffee is a mood elevator and helps reduce depression.

These were some of the top health benefits of coffee, but there are many more, which you will get to know about after you start drinking coffee. In case, you are fond of coffee, then you are certainly going to like what follows.

While drinking an optimum amount of coffee helps prevent a number of diseases, drinking too much coffee could lead to the invitation of certain medical problems as well, therefore, the right balance needs to be maintained.

 

5 Healthy Coffee Recipes

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The Basic Fatty Coffee

The coffee you were drinking in Starbucks or any other coffee shop for all these years was damaging your body more than providing any health benefits, so you need to avoid drinking that coffee. The reason Starbucks coffee is bad is because they mostly prepare dark roast, which is their trick to mask the poor quality of beans.

This ‘Basic Fatty Coffee’ is the right type of coffee that you need to get going in a smooth manner every day. For this, you need a mug full of freshly brewed coffee, which could be French Press or Aeropress, a scant tablespoon of butter and MCT oil. Blend the coffee in a blender and enjoy the coffee while it is hot. You can’t wake up to a better drink than this, so you must try it.

 

Junior Mint Mocha

Have you ever eaten those girl scout cookies that kids usually dunk in the milk? If yes, then this coffee drink is going to remind you of those cookies. The rich and smoky flavor of chocolate with the blend of cool mint is definitely going to blow your mind.

Ingredients:

  1. 2 cups French press coffee.
  2. 1 tbsp. grass-fed butter.
  3. 1 tbsp. raw cacao powder.
  4. 1 tbsp. MCT oil.
  5. 1 tsp peppermint extract.
  6. 2 tbsps. heavy cream of full-fat coconut milk.
  7. A dollop of organic dairy whipped cream or coconut whipped cream.
  8. 1 packet raw stevia.

Method:

  1. Brew organic coffee followed by pressing a pot in the French press. Take a pitcher and pour two cups into it. Connect the pitcher to a powerful blender.
  2. Add MCT oil, coconut milk, stevia, grass-fed butter, peppermint extract, cacao powder and coconut milk. Blend all the ingredients together in order to obtain a creamy mixture with a decent amount of froth on top.
  3. Finally, add some whipped coconut cream or heavy cream on top, and then, sprinkle cacao powder.

 

Top Shelf Cappuccino

If you consider yourself a profound thinker who likes to sit on a chair and discuss intense things with your partner, then this coffee recipe will suit you the best.

Ingredients:

  1. Double shot of espresso.
  2. 1 tbsp. MCT oil.
  3. 1 tbsp. grass-fed butter.
  4. ¼ cup almond milk (unsweetened).

Method:

  1. Start off with pouring the espresso shot followed by transferring the espresso into a large pitcher.
  2. Add MCT oil and grass-fed butter now.
  3. If you have a handheld frother at home, then bring that into use. Skim just below the froth surface. Submerge the frother twice in order to mix the liquid below.
  4. Take a cappuccino cup and pour the entire mixture into that cup.
  5. It’s time to heat almond milk using the steamer wand on the cappuccino machine. Let the almond milk heat for a few minutes on 170 degrees Fahrenheit and then, lift up the wand of the machine. You will have to create a thick layer of foam for which, you will have to skim just below the surface of the almond
  6. There will be more foam than milk at this time. So, pour the milk into espresso that you made earlier, but don’t let the foam get into the espresso. After pouring all the milk, spoon the foam over the top of the espresso. Finally, sprinkle some cinnamon powder and enjoy this amazing drink.

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Café De Manana

This is a traditional coffee redolent of traditional Mexican coffee. The taste of this coffee is totally different to the coffee you and I are habitual of drinking. This a spiced coffee in which cinnamon flavor is infused to further enhance the taste. Drinking this coffee will make you feel full for a significant duration of the day because of the presence of cinnamon.

Ingredients:

  1. Two cups French press coffee.
  2. 1 tsp ground cinnamon.
  3. 1 tbsp. grass-fed butter.
  4. 1 tbsp. MCT oil.
  5. Cinnamon powder.
  6. 1 packed raw stevia.

Method:

  1. Add coffee to the French press depending on how many cups of coffee you want. Add one tsp of cinnamon into the French press.
  2. Now, add two cups of boiling water into the press and steep for 5 minutes.
  3. Take a pitcher and pour the coffee into it. Attach the pitcher to a powerful blender and add grass-fed butter, MCT oil, and Blend the entire mixture until you get a smooth and creamy coffee with some froth on top.
  4. Pour the coffee into the coffee mug and dust with cinnamon.

 

Coconut Whipped Cream

If you’d ask me about my favorite drink, then I will rate this one as the best. This drink won’t just refresh your body, but your soul as well. Let us find out how this coffee drink is made.

Ingredients:

  1. One 15 oz., can full-fat organic coconut milk.
  2. 1 tsp liquid vanilla stevia.

Method:

  1. Start off with flipping the can of coconut milk upside down, then, leaving the can in your refrigerator overnight.
  2. In the morning, flip it back over and then, open the can.
  3. You will see cream on the top after you open the milk can.
  4. Scoop the cream into a bowl and add 1 tsp of liquid vanilla.
  5. Whisk the mixture until you get a light and fluffy cream.
  6. Take an airtight container and store unused portions of the coconut whipped cream in it. Put the container in the refrigerator for 5 days.
  7. There is one more method of making this recipe, which involves pouring the can of coconut milk along with vanilla into the whipped cream maker. Shake and squirt, but make sure that the coconut milk that you use is at room temperature.

Tip: You need to keep in mind that the coconut cream is properly mixed prior to putting it into the whipped cream maker. If you find the cream is getting separated, then run it through the blender before putting into the whipped cream maker.

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Additional Tips for the Best Healthy Coffee

You can add your own twist to these aforementioned recipes if you want. The main motive for you is to have a refreshing beverage to drink.

The reason for adding MCT oil instead of normal oil that is available at a much lesser price than MCT oil is because MCT oil is easier to digest and is considered to be a good source of energy. It improves gut health and immunity.

I have used grass-fed butter instead of normal butter because butter from grass-fed cows is much healthier than the butter from buffaloes or cows that are grain-fed. Grass-fed butter consists of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin K2 in high quantity, which you will not find in grain-fed cows.

I will also recommend using organic coffee instead of normal coffee that is available all over the market because organic coffee will give you a better taste and aroma. Use natural and organic products in order to get excellent flavors.

 

Monica Henin | 5 Amazing Coffee Recipes for a Healthy Lifestyle | The Health SessionsAuthor Bio: Monica Henin is the author of this amazing post on coffee drinks made for those following a healthy diet. If you want to know more about the author and her work, go check out Addonkitchen.com. She has created hundreds of posts on healthy recipes and food tips in the past, which are published on reputed websites all over the web.

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