What Should I Put In My Coffee?
One of the most common questions I get is- what should I put in my coffee? This post will reveal the good, better, and best options for your morning cup of joe!
My Favorite Coffees
Why organic and fair-trade coffee? Coffee is one of the most pesticide-laden crops. You also want Fair-trade certified coffee to ensure that workers were treated fairly. The three options above are great, though pricier than your average cup of joe. I recommend making a coffee scrub with your leftover organic coffee grounds to get the most bang for your buck. View my IG post HERE for the coffee scrub “recipe”.
Almond Milk (make sure it’s free of carrageenan, a seaweed-based thickener that causes gut inflammation!)
Refrigerated Organic Non-Dairy Creamers (Soy and carrageenan free)
These are classified as “good” because are a bit more processed than the other options,, and get your taste buds used to sweetness first thing in the morning!
These options have all Real Food ingredients, and both include collagen which is such a superfood. I often refer to it as “Botox in a Bottle”! To learn about the benefits of collagen, click HERE to read my blog post Yes! You Need Collagen.
Personally, I opt for 1/2 scoop of collagen and a splash of pure organic coconut milk in each cup of my coffee. I don’t use sweetener, either!
Organic Heavy Whipping Cream
Butter Coffee (I recommend a maximum of 1 tsp butter, 1 tsp. coconut oil/ brain octane oil).
Brew organic coffee, then add it to a blender with your fat(s) of choice. Blend until smooth. Add collagen once fats are incorporated and process for 10-15 seconds to incorporate.
Collagen is a fragile protein, to ensure it stays intact it’s best to blend it in at the end!
Why not “Bulletproof” Coffee?
Traditional “bulletproof” coffee recipes have much higher quantities of butter and coconut oil which encourage your body to use this external fat source instead of burning its own fat.
These “best” options are all Real Food and just 1-2 ingredients.
The Skinny on Sweeteners
It is best to completely avoid sweetener in your coffee as it can increase cravings!
I hope this cleared up some of the confusion around coffee! I’d love to hear about your winning coffee combo- and pictures are welcomed as well. Let me know what you put in your coffee in the comments below!