Healthy Coffee

According to a recent study published by the Telegraph, on average they found that your coffee addiction could cost you over £15,000 in your lifetime. That’s AT LEAST two holidays!

So why not switch to making your own coffee in the mornings. I know what you’re thinking, I love those takeaway coffee cups too but hey we need to start thinking of the environment and not to mention our bank accounts!

I found this little gem whilst shopping around in Copenhagen. It’s a sleek thermal To Go cup which I always use for my morning homemade coffees. You can buy it here

When making coffee never use instant as this is full of toxins. Instant coffee is high in acrylamide which is a chemical compound shown to cause cancer in animals and has associations with causing nerve damage in humans.  Instead buy a French presser and use fresh ground coffee (it tastes and smells much fresher too).

Here’s my recipe for a healthy energy boosting coffee

 

COCONUT & MINT ENERGY BOOSTING COFFEE

Ingredients

  • Fresh ground coffee
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
  • Sprinkle of cinnamon
  • Dash of almond/soya/coconut milk (Rude Health is my favourite brand)
  • 1 teaspoon of Stevia sweetener (if needed)

Method

  1. Brew the coffee in a French presser for 5-10 minutes
  2. Add the coffee, fresh mint leaves, coconut oil, cocoa powder and milk into a blender
  3. Serve with a dusting of cinnamon powder

The Benefits

Coconut oil is great for your skin and hair and can improve your coffee. Miranda Kerr and Jessica Alba both have a spoonful of coconut oil each day, so what better way to start the morning then by adding in a spoonful of oil to your coffee. For more detail on the benefits of coconut oil click here

Organic cocoa powder is high in fibre and magnesium.

Cinnamon is good for boosting metabolism loaded with anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory properties.

Almond/soya/coconut milk anyone you prefer as long as it’s not cow’s milk! Cow’s milk contains hormones, lactose and saturated fats (all the bad stuff) which shouldn’t be consumed on a daily basis. Fresh mint leaves is good for digestion and it also gives that Starbucks peppermint hot chocolate taste to your homemade coffee!

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