If you’re like me, coffee is literally the first thing I do in the morning. I’m embarrassed to say this but sometimes it’s actually my breakfast.
Either way, there is nothing better than a good cup of joe.
I wanted to share my favorite coffee recipe. I like to call it “Intentional Coffee” because it’s just that. But it is absolutely delicious and nutritious.
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Check out these ingredients!
8-12 oz. fresh-brewed hot coffee
2 Tbsp. grass-fed unsalted butter
1 Tbsp. of Brain Octain MCT oil
2 scoops Great Lakes Collagen Protein
1 tsp. vanilla extract
pinch of sea salt
Garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon
This coffee has my 2 must haves… MCT Oil and Collagen. I am obsessed when them and if you read my blogs, you know I always talk about them.
Let me break it down…
- Coffee – Caffeine is a life saver! I know there are some coffee-haters out there and they like to tell you its bad for your health but it actually has some pretty impressive health benefits. It adds fiber to your diet, prevents cavities, reduces liver cancer and helps you get along with your family and coworkers.
- Grassfed unsalted butter – Contains 5 times more CLA than butter from grain fed cows. CLA is a fatty acid that os linked to fighting cancer, prevents bone loss and helps your body build muscles. Its also much higher in Omega-3 and K2.
- MCT Oil – This is my jam! Everyone should have a bottle of this in their life. I could talk about this all day but in a nutshell, MCT oil is fat that is almost immediately turned into energy for the brain as soon as it is consumed. It gives your brain energy and focus. It also heals with weight loss, energy and endurance. I could go on and on about MCT oil but if you are interested in learning more, I would encourage you to read my article called “Uncovering the truth about MCT oil”.
- Collagen Protien Supplement : Again, this is another one that gets me all excited and worked up because of its amazing benefits. Collagen is naturally produced in our bodies, however our production of collagen starts slowing down in our mid 30’s. That’s why we start noticing aches and pains when we try to get out of bed or do a simple exercise. It also is why we start noticing wrinkles, brittle hair and nails. Since collagen is the main protein in our bones, joints, and skin we need to supplement it in order to add collagen back into our body where it desperately belongs. We can do this by adding 2 tablespoons a day to our diet. It is tasteless and odorless so it can easily be added to almost anything. For more information on Collagen, please read my article called “What’s the deal with collagen”.
- Sea Salt : Contrary to beliefs, sea salt has many health benefits. It keeps you hydrated, reduces fluid retention, adds minerals to your body, improves digestion and replenishes electrolytes. Table salt does not do these things so if you don’t have sea salt at home, you can not substitute table salt to make this recipe.
- Cinnamon: This lovely tastings spice is a good source of fiber, calcium and magnesium. It also acts as a powerful antioxidant. It has many other benefits such as reduces inflammation, lowers blood sugar and bad cholesterol.
Sorry for this long explanation of a coffee recipe. I honestly was trying to make this a quick and simple read but as I started writing it, I couldn’t help but to tell you all of the many benefits these awesome ingredients had to offer.
This coffee would be a great start to your morning. Try it! See what you think. Be intentional about your coffee and your day.
You can view any of these products I have specifically mentioned in this post. I want to mention that I am not sponsored by any of these brands. I just personally like them after doing lots of research on these topics.
I recently did a review of the top 7 collagen supplements of 2019. It gives you a variety of ways to supplement your collagen deficiency. You can read it HERE!
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