While caffeine is warranted to wake you up, not everyone wants to be dependent on it to feel alive and invigorated in the mornings. Although straight coffee may cause jitters, stomach irritability, and unavoidable crash, adding a few more items to it can help you wake up, while preventing any of the side effects above.
Before we get into details regarding the recipe, let`s discuss the health benefits of its ingredients first!
Coconut Milk: Coconut milk is obtained from coconut flesh that is grated and soaked it very hot water. The coconut cream that appears on the top is skimmed off and the rest of the liquid is squeezed, resulting in a liquid that is coconut milk. It is ideal for lactose intolerant individuals and is known for its robust nutritional profile, containing solid amounts of minerals like iron, magnesium, phosphorus, calcium, and sodium as well as vitamins like B1, B3, B5, B6, C and E.
Dates: Dates are packed with many essential nutrients and hence offer a wide array of health benefits, such as promoting colon and digestive health and relieving constipation, improving heart health, lowering blood pressure due to its high potassium content, reducing the risk of inflammation-related diseases like arthritis and Alzheimer` disease, supporting weight loss, preventing colon cancer, and many more. A 100 g serving of the fruit provides 6.7 grams fiber, 696 milligrams potassium, 0.4 milligrams copper, 0.3 milligrams manganese, and 54 milligrams magnesium.
Cinnamon: It is packed with antioxidants that posses potent anti-inflammatory properties, which helps protect against various diseases. Thanks to its ability to improve blood pressure, cholesterol, and triglycerides, the three risk factors for heart disease, it helps prevent and treat the disease. It is known to increase sensitivity to insulin and reduce fasting blood glucose levels. In animal studies cinnamon has been also shown to improve Alzheimer`s and Parkinson`s disease as well as to protect against cancer. Ultimately, it even fights off fungal and bacterial infections and HIV virus. It seems that after all this modest spice has a lot to offer.
Nutmeg: Yet another popular spice that is packed with nutrients and a wide range of health benefits. It improves concentration and keeps your brain sharp, it improves digestion and removes excess gas from the intestines, relieves pain, treats bad breath, improves skin`s quality and treats various skin problems, detoxifies the kidneys, and many more.
- 2 cups coconut milk
- 10 dates
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon cardamom
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 cup vanilla hemp protein powder
- 4 cups coffee (your favorite roast) or herbal coffee
- First, brew the coffee along with the cinnamon, cardamom, and nutmeg
- Then, blend the coffee, coconut milk, dates, and hemp powder until smooth
- Enjoy this coffee in the morning to instantly wake up, boost your energy levels, and go through the day without the inevitable crash. In brief, this recipe is easy on the stomach and gives you the needed jolt of energy that will keep you invigorated all day long!