Almond milk, agave…ashwagandha? Yep, more and more these days, healthy gals are bypassing the sugar bowl and spooning supplements into their morning cups of joe instead. Some swear that the health boost they add to their caffeine fix really is the best part of waking up.
“Medicinal mushrooms, cannabis-infused powders, collagen, and adaptogens all have their unique properties,” says Jessica Kelley, RD, recipe wiz and founder of the wellness site Nourished by Nutrition. For example, “[fungi] like cordyceps naturally give a more balanced cellular boost—so when combined with coffee, it doubles the energizing effects,” she says.
“It’s important to know why you’re choosing the add-in—not doing it just because it’s trendy.”
But a buzz isn’t all these add-ins have to offer. Wellness influencer Winnie Liong stirs ghee and collagen into her daily brew as part of her skincare routine. “It gives a boost of protein, but it doesn’t change the taste or texture,” she says. The difference Liong has noticed? Longer, stronger hair and nails. “Even my hairstylist made a comment on how much my hair has grown in just a few months!”
Just as likely, according to Angela Stanford, RDN, is that Liong’s taking her supplements more consistently by combining them with her coffee, thus reinforcing a new routine by combining it with an old one. “A lot of people, when they take supplements, have a hard time doing [it] regularly. So they don’t know if they’re getting good results or not,” she explains. The brew-boost combo, however, “is a habit—every morning, they can pair these things together.”
But before you reach for the CBD oil, Kelley has this advice: “It’s important to know why you’re choosing the add-in—not doing it just because it’s trendy.” she says. Whatever booster you go with, she stresses that you should always purchase it from a reputable source and check with your doctor, pharmacist, or herbalist before using any supplement (especially if you’re pregnant, breastfeeding, or on any medications).
Being supercharged and super-conscientious? Sounds like a winning combo.
Here are 4 super-buzzy coffee boosters that healthy gals on Instagram are reaching for right now.
Cozy morning breakfast 💕 Egg white @purely_elizabeth ancient grain oatmeal cooked in almond milk & topped with blueberries, half of a banana, hemp seeds, & @barneybutter vanilla + espresso almond butter 😍 & also enjoying this collagen coffee on the side! It was my first time adding @fourthandheart vanilla ghee to my coffee & it’s so good 😍 great way to get those healthy fats!
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toasting to a new week 🍞😜 made myself some frothy coffee ☕️ in the blender w/ brewed @stumptowncoffee, @fourthandheart vanilla bean ghee, @vitalproteins collagen, @califiafarms alm milk, cinnamon, vanilla extract, turmeric, pepper & sea salt! kinda just threw everything in 😳 i’m loving this rich tasting coffee ever since i tried @bulletproof 👌🏼 also, this toast: slathered pumpkin & spice @siggisdairy, pineapple strawberry 🍓 spread, sliced bananas 🍌, honey & hemp seeds – HAPPY MONDAY!
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Healthy fats AKA ghee, coconut oil, or grass-fed butter
Mayan mocha with collagen, hormone healing ashwagandha, blood sugar stabilizing cinnamon, digestion boosting cayenne & iron rich cacao [get the recipe on www.breakfastcriminals.com] ☕️ With @yourjoyologist mantra of full presence ➕ gratitude 💛Those two together always come before coffee & put me into the energetic space of anything IS possible ✨ HOW? Simply by setting a pure intention of feeling present & grateful 🌅 Try it! P.s. Thank you @aveda & @fourteenjay for my braids, they’re quickly becoming my go-to second day hair style 👧🏼 #breakfastcriminals
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Question: What’s better than one clay cup filled with cacao? Answer: Two ✌️#HANmadebyHG ____________________ Meet the two newest editions to my clay family, via @whiskeyandclay. This morning I opted for a double dose of @moondeli mushroom adaptogen, blended with almond milk, a pinch of @lakantosweetener, and a buzz of @foursigmatic coffee… Zero glycemic, nothing artificial, and just enough superfood fuel for Sunday 👌🍄🍫☕️ ____________________ #tonicherbs #superfoods #cacao #mushrooms #mbgnosugarweek #rawchocolate #coffeecup
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