I’m not a morning person, so I NEED my coffee to get my day started. I can’t even eat breakfast until I’ve had it. Every day, I use my coffee to add things to my diet like supplements. I also think you can create some pretty awesome flavor in your coffee by adding healthy things in too. Here’s the biggest list of morning coffee add-ins I’ve seen yet.
This powerful antioxidant will reduce inflammation, lower sugar levels, reduce nausea and help burn fat. It’s jam-packed with calcium, iron, and magnesium while the anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties in the spice will boost immunity. PS- it can reduce your heart disease risk too.
You can add a dash to your cup or place a cinnamon stick in your cup to get the flavor and benefits of cinnamon.
Coconut oil can help you prevent Alzheimer’s disease and contribute to weight loss. It encourages your body to burn fat and provides a boost of energy. It will also increase the good cholesterol in your blood which can reduce the risk of heart disease.
When I use coconut oil, I typically add a tablespoon and then blend it well because it is an oil. I have used a blender to do this or you can shake it in a shaker bottle.
I use collagen in my coffee every single day. It’s rich in protein, supports joint health, keeps your skin hydrated, strengthens bones, and promotes heart health.
I use the Livewell brand and I add a scoop to my cup every morning then stir it well.
I have an entire article about using hemp oil in your coffee, but in short, you definitely need to try it. I recommend good quality hemp that’s grown in the US to make sure you are getting what they say you are.
Hemp has all the following benefits:
- appetite and digestion
- chronic pain
- motor control
- cardiovascular system functions
- muscle formation
- bone growth and remodeling
- liver production
- reproductive system function
- skin and nerve function
All you need to do is add a dropper or two full into your cup. The Hemp I use is water-soluble so it mixes in well. Hemp is probably one of my favorite morning coffee add-ins. It’s strictly a dietary supplement and has no psychoactive effects. If you have any questions you can email me at mamascaffeinatedcup(at)gmail.com.
Some people call this bulletproof coffee. I’ve had it several times and loved it each time. It improves brain function, energy, and aids in weight loss. I use grass-fed butter because of the omega-3 and vitamin K.
Like with coconut oil, I add a tablespoon and blend it well. Using a blender is the best way I have found to mix it well.
Maple extract can fight the bacteria that cause infections and minimize the impact that drug-resistant bacteria can have on your body. It’s also known to help boost medication’s effectiveness as well.
The extract is not the same consistency as syrup. You can add a few drops to your coffee and increase according to your flavor preference. It’s also lower in sugar content than syrup so yippie!
*Also…Check out my post about Honey in Coffee!!
Vanilla is a brain superfood so it will boost mood, mental performance, and overall health. It can also reduce joint pain, stress and ease a stomach ache.
Add a few drops to your cup or the grounds, just remember that the flavor is strong so start small. If you put it on the coffee grounds, the longer it sits the stronger the flavor will be.
Almond extract contains vitamins, proteins, and minerals, they’re low in carbs and have good fats and high fiber content. It’s good for your skin and hair.
Like vanilla extract, its taste can be strong so use it sparingly until you figure out how much you prefer. If you want to use coconut milk as a creamer replacement, try putting the almond extract in it for a coconut almond creamer.
There aren’t really any health benefits to adding whipped cream to your coffee except to make it taste like ice cream, but you’re welcome.
When you add salt to your coffee, it reduces the bitterness by neutralizing it. Just a pinch is all you need so that it doesn’t taste gross. You shouldn’t use it all the time but if you need to mellow a bitter cup, this is your go-to.
Coconut sugar has iron, zinc, antioxidants, and dietary fiber. It acts as a prebiotic by promoting the growth of microorganisms in the intestines. It supports gut health, prevents colon cancer, helps blood sugar levels, and keeps your obesity risk low.
Add a teaspoon to your coffee grounds before you brew. You don’t need much!
The fat in coconut milk contains lauric acid and your body converts this into an antiviral as well as an antibacterial compound to fight off illness. Coconut milk is also rapidly metabolized so your body is less likely to store it as fat. It has vitamins, antioxidants, magnesium, and iron to promote health.
To add it to your coffee, you can use it as a creamer. It’s going to have a light coconut flavor and if you add a little vanilla flavoring, you will think it is a creamer. Win-win!
Ginger has been used for years to help with stomach issues. It can help sore throats and reduce inflammation while easing arthritis pain. It can lower your risk for prostate cancer too.
To try it, add a few slices of fresh ginger or a tablespoon or two of the powder to your grounds before you brew.
Hazelnuts are chocked full of healthy fiber, fats, and antioxidants. The flavanols and phenolic acids can protect you from cancer. Its believed to be able to boost your heart health and lower cholesterol. It also can keep your blood sugar low because of its high oleic acid content.
If you want to add this into your coffee, start with a small amount because extracts are strong and you don’t want to overpower your coffee with too much of it.
I know what you are thinking! Why on earth would you put cayenne pepper in your coffee but it’s loaded with benefits!
- Burns energy by activating brown and white fat cells
- Improves circulation
- Boosts heart health
- Fights Prostate cancer
- Fights ulcers
- Aids digestion
- May improve Psoriasis
- Relieves pain
- Lower blood pressure
- Reduce hunger
- Detox support
- Prevents blood clots
- Relieves migraines
If you want to give it a try, add a dash to your grounds before brewing and be careful not to overdo it or it will make your coffee hot and I don’t mean temperature hot.
Peppermint oil is loaded with vitamins and minerals. It can relieve sore muscles and has anti-inflammatory capabilities. It helps with digestion and is an antiseptic to help with bad breath and germs. You can also use it to relieve stress, anxiety and clear your mind.
Add peppermint oil to your cup but try small amounts first so that you aren’t overpowered and your morning caffeine isn’t ruined.
Cocoa can lower blood pressure, act as an anti-inflammatory, help insulin resistance and blood platelet formation. Go ahead and add a teaspoon to your cup, you will enjoy a mocha-like cup of joe.
Dark chocolate can do so many things for your health. It can:
- Reduce inflammation
- Lower body mass index
- Lower blood pressure
- Boost brainpower and alertness
- Raise cholesterol
If you want to add dark chocolate into your mug, add a square to your cup and pour the coffee over it, then stir and enjoy. It’s going to taste like a healthy hot chocolate and who doesn’t love that!
All of these additions to your coffee have some pretty impressive benefits!! It’s a fun way to sneak a little something extra into your cup that can make you healthier. Morning coffee add-ins are my fav.
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