Maybe a hearty breakfast is your perfect way to start the day, but some of us still just can’t get through the morning without an extra push to find our inner morning person. Studies have shown that drinking coffee has health benefits that go beyond helping us become real humans, but why not sneak a few extra nutrients in there? Check out some of our quick tips:
1. Add Cinnamon
Pumpkin Spice season or not, we’re never against adding a little seasonal flair to your to your morning! Adding cinnamon to your coffee is a great, sugar-free way to add flavor to your morning brew, but we were especially on board when we found out that it could also support heart health while helping to balance blood sugar levels!
Adding a pinch of cinnamon can boost antioxidants and might even help you kick that awful cream and sugar habit because, really, who needs the calories?
2. Spice It Up (No, Really!)
And we aren’t talking temperature here. If you want to spice up your morning routine with a little health kick, try adding a dash of cayenne in the grounds of your coffee or the brewed coffee itself! Not only is this a great way to really wake up your taste buds, but it also gives you a nutrient boost!
Cayenne has been used to manage stomach problems and circulatory issues for thousands of years in traditional Native American medical practices, and studies have shown that it may reduce headaches, promote healthy digestion, and even help with a healthy heart!
3. Make Your Own Creamer
Making creamer at home isn’t the fastest process, but you sure won’t miss those preservatives and chemicals! While most creamers pack int he hydrogenated oils and loads of sugar, you can create a creamer of your very own that tastes just how you like it. If you’re going to go all in, you can blend up some cashews and follow this recipe for a healthy, homemade version. But, you can always skip that step and opt for almond milk with your own blend of spices and sweetener as well. The options are endless!
4. Make It a Meal
When the morning rush has you stuck without time for food, those break room donuts become dangerously tempting. But, there’s a way to grab breakfast and coffee on your way out the door! Next time you’re in a rush, brew some coffee-infused oats in your thermos for breakfast on-the-fly! Without the added sugars of packaged oatmeal, this option comes packed with fiber and minerals like magnesium, zinc, manganese, selenium, and iron! Plus, you can always toss in a scoop of Complete Greens, or a scoop of your TLS Shake for some added fiber and protein!
5. Go Crazy for Coconut
Try swapping out those fake vanilla creamers and syrups for a fresh tropical taste with a tablespoon of coconut oil! While we know coconut oil doesn’t solve all of the world’s problems like we once thought possible, adding it to your coffee may help you lose weight, reduce the jitters that come with coffee, and help stave off those hunger pangs! It’s also a great alternative to Bulletproof Coffee for those who might not be able to have butter!
How do you give your morning boost a morning boost?
Tell us in the comments!