Unexpected And Delicious Ways To Give Your Morning Coffee A Little Boost
The National Coffee Association claims coffee drinkers in the US drink about 3 cups a day. Of those regular coffee drinkers, 79 percent make their coffee at home. But did you know you can enhance your coffee-drinking experience by adding some of these interesting ingredients to your cup?
Butter Up Your Cup Of Joe
Add a pat of grass-fed butter into your mug to make your coffee smooth and creamy. As an added bonus, it will help you feel fuller. You also get tons of benefits because grass-fed butter contains omega-3, beta-carotene, antioxidants and vitamins A, K, D and E. If you’re doing keto, you’re going to love starting off the day like this!
Add A Scoop Of Ice Cream
If you’re looking to treat yourself, try making an affogato, which is a shot of espresso poured over a scoop of vanilla ice cream. You can also try adding a scoop of ice cream into your coffee cup to get a rich and creamy add-on that will cool off your hot cup of Joe.
Have Some Cardamom With Your Coffee
Variety is the spice of life, but so is cardamom. Middle Easterners tend to spice up their coffee routine by dropping pods into their cups. Others may brew cardamom seeds with their coffee grounds, and we’ve got to admit it really takes your coffee-drinking experience to the next level! But whichever way you do it, you’ll get to enjoy an earthy-flavored coffee that’s out-of-this-world delicious!
Get All Jiggly With Gelatin
Gelatin contains protein and amino acids. You can stir a spoonful of it into your mug and get a healthy start to your day. But make sure you use the colorless, flavorless type and not the green apple Jell-0 in your pantry.
The Egg-cellent Coffee Idea
Egg coffee sounds totally insane, but the Scandinavians have been doing it for years. All you have to do is beat an egg and add it to the dry coffee grounds before you brew. You can even include the shell if you want. Since eggs have tons of nutrients and are high in protein, you’ll be drinking quite a healthy elixir.
Watch Out For Turmeric
You can give an earthy flavor to your morning coffee if you add some Turmeric. This natural supplement contains anti-inflammatory properties and fights cancer cells. Just make sure you don’t consume more than eight grams of turmeric per day.
Go Nutty With Nut Butter
Nut Butter, like almond or peanut butter, doesn’t just give your coffee a unique taste, it provides healthy fats and tons of protein that will leave you satiated all morning. So just add a spoonful into your steaming hot cup of coffee and let it melt. You can also toss it into your blender if you’re pressed for time.
Have Some Salty Coffee
Adding salt into your coffee sounds pretty insane, but it can cut the bitterness in coffee to enhance the flavor. Just don’t stir it in your cup. Add ¼ teaspoon into your grounds and then brew the coffee. Give it a shot. The taste will surprise you!
Sprinkle A Pinch Of Black Pepper
You already went the extra mile by adding salt. So why not add some ground black pepper? Not only does the pepper act as an antioxidant but it helps with digestion, too. You don’t have to go crazy with the pepper shaker. A little bit in your coffee will do.
Get A Boost From Cinnamon
Did you know that you can control your blood sugar levels, improve the health of your heart, and get a boost of antioxidants by sprinkling some cinnamon in your cup of coffee? You can also add ground cinnamon to your coffee grounds before you brew, or even use a cinnamon stick to stir your cup.