If you enjoy drinking outside the box, adding turmeric and coconut oil to your coffee may offer just the kick you need to put a little extra pep in your step.
It will warm your soul like the spicy chili-chocolate chai latte and soothe your senses like the creamy coconut cowgirl coffee.
You might not think of turmeric as a delicious addition to your morning cup of coffee, but rest assured that the flavor combination is both comforting and awakening.
Much like the coconut cowgirl coffee, a combination of coconut milk and coconut oil are responsible for the creamy consistency of this drink.
Coconut oil is well known for its energizing properties, so adding it to your morning drink will give you an extra boost that will keep you moving all day long.
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Adding these superfoods to your coffee results in a drink that is so full of nutrition and good-for-you calories that it can be used in place of breakfast.
This is incredibly helpful on those days when you oversleep and barely have time to look in the mirror before running out the door, let alone eat anything.
If you do use it as a meal replacement, you may want to add a little extra coconut oil to keep you feeling full until lunch time.
This recipe doesn’t include any sweetener, but if you need to strike a balance between sweet and spicy, you can add a little bit of raw local honey or organic maple syrup.
This way, even your sweetener will have some added health benefits.
Awakening Turmeric Coffee Recipe
- Total Time: 5 mins
- Prep Time: 2 mins
- Cook Time: 3 mins
- Serves: one 8 oz coffee
- 4 oz. of brewed strong organic coffee or espresso
- 4 oz. of organic coconut milk
- 1 teaspoon of organic turmeric
- 1 tablespoon of organic coconut oil, melted
Optional: sweetener of choice
Simply add the organic coffee, coconut milk, turmeric, and melted coconut oil to a blender. Blend until frothy. Then Enjoy!
Quick Tip: Turmeric will stain everything—so be sure to be careful handling it and use a measuring spoon when adding it to your coffee.
Iced Turmeric Ginger Latte
For a fun, coffee-free alternative, check out this video by Joyous Health to make your own Iced Turmeric Ginger Latte.