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7 Ways To Boost Your Morning Coffee

June 10, 2016

Do you start everyday with a cup of joe? Learn these 7 Ways to Boost Your Morning Coffee and bring added nutrition to your mornings! Yes, coffee just got the healthiest makeover yet.

Do you start everyday with a cup of joe? Learn these 7 Ways to Boost Your Morning Coffee and bring added nutrition to your mornings! Yes, coffee just got the healthiest makeover yet.It’s no secret I love my morning coffee. It is probably the only reason I get out of bed in the morning. “But First Coffee” will be on my tombstone.

Okay, that was a bit morbid, but I’m just trying to build a picture of how much I love coffee.

I think that sometimes coffee gets a bad rap in the health community. I’m of the opinion that everything fits and coffee is no exception. In moderation, it is very much a part of a healthy diet.

Do you start everyday with a cup of joe? Learn these 7 Ways to Boost Your Morning Coffee and bring added nutrition to your mornings! Yes, coffee just got the healthiest makeover yet.That being said, filling your cup of joe with milk and sugar and god only know how many pumps of vanilla, certainly isn’t doing your body any favours. Fortunately, my Caramel Macchiato days are long gone and I’ve learned how to not only enjoy my coffee, but build in some health benefits! I’m super excited to be teaming up with Nespresso to bring you these 7 Ways To Boost Your Morning Coffee:

1. Quality of your beans

As always, quality matters. Where your beans were sourced, harvested and treated makes all the difference. Part of the reason I love my Nespresso Machines is because of their AAA Sustainable Quality™ Program. The beans are harvested by hand across various coffee regions in the world, fermented and dried in the sun. There are absolutely no additive fillers. Nespresso also works closely with farmers to produce premium beans using sustainable methods.

Coffee beans also contain antioxidants, called quinines, which become more potent after roasting. This is only enhanced when the beans are sun-roasted.

Do you start everyday with a cup of joe? Learn these 7 Ways to Boost Your Morning Coffee and bring added nutrition to your mornings! Yes, coffee just got the healthiest makeover yet.

These are the new breakfast grand crus that just came out! I love both the Giornio and Solelio but the Giornio is probably my favorite one yet!

2. Go Bulletproof

By now, most of you have heard about bulletproof coffee. I’ve tried it before, and I definitely didn’t hate it. Granted, you really can’t go wrong when adding butter to anything. The key here is to use grassfed butter, and not the conventional butter you find in grocery stores. The creator of bulletproof coffee also suggests combining it with MCT oil for maximum benefit.

Now I’m a bit weary of all of the health claims (weight-loss, brain-function, IQ boosting), but people have found amazing benefits with it so it can’t hurt to try! Plus…butttttter.

No butter? No problem.

Try swapping butter for coconut oil (again, MCT oil is a recommended pairing but not necessary). What I prefer about this method is that coconut oil actually helps to boost your immune system. It’s a great option if you’re vegan or dairy-free or just want to add a bit of natural sweetness.

3. Add Spices

This is definitely my favorite way to boost my morning coffee. I especially love it in the winter when I’m craving a wintry mix of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Not only does it taste awesome, but there’s actually a ton of health benefits to adding spices!

Some of my top choices include:

Cinnamon – helps to stabilize blood sugar and is also anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral.

Nutmeg – provides natural pain-relief and aids in digestion.

Turmeric – a powerful anti-inflammatory and can even help with menstrual discomfort!

4. Swap the sugar 

…or worse yet, artificial sugar! Try using a natural sweetener like stevia, coconut palm sugar, honey or maple syrup if you prefer your coffee on the sweet side. If you can, try ditching artificial sweeteners entirely. Sure, they may free of calories but they’re straight chemicals. I promise you can live without them!

5. Change Up Your Milk

By now most of you know that I’m not a fan of dairy. It messes with my digestion and makes me breakout due to its hormone disrupting properties. So whenever I reach for a latte, I also use non-dairy milk. Sometimes I use homemade almond milk, other times I like changing it up with coconut milk. Both add great taste without throwing off my system.

6. Mix with Tea

This trick is as simple as adding a tea bag to your coffee. Not only does it add delicious flavor, but there’s also amazing benefits in tea. Pick a line of all-natural nutrition-boosting teas that can help kick your coffee up a notch by dropping a tea bag in with your morning joe!

7. Boost with Collagen (yup…for real)

To be honest, I’m not well-versed in this method, but my friend Lexi swears by it! Collagen is amazing for your skin, hair and nails and just your overall health (it’s the same benefit you get from drinking bone broth). You can buy flavorless collagen peptides to stir into your coffee. Sounds kind of strange but I think I’m up for trying it! P.S. If you want to learn more, Lexi wrote a great post on it HERE.

8. BONUS: Enjoy with a side of Puppy…

Do you start everyday with a cup of joe? Learn these 7 Ways to Boost Your Morning Coffee and bring added nutrition to your mornings! Yes, coffee just got the healthiest makeover yet.

The only thing better than coffee? Coffee + Rhett.

Nespresso-logo-goodDisclaimer: This post is sponsored by Nespresso – Canada. I was compensated for my time, however all opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that help make THM possible and bring more delicious recipes your way!

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  • Reply
    Sonia Marry
    November 22, 2018 at 9:51 am

    Just love your article , i will try it too.. my husband make coffee for me by the way 😉

  • Reply
    March 31, 2017 at 8:34 pm

    I love my coffee with coconut oil. I put it on my magic bullet for some rounds and the coconut oil make it as if would look when you put milk to your coffee. Plus the added foam.
    1/2 tablespoon would do for a cup of black coffee.
    Love your blog Maven!

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    Kelly Sanders
    July 21, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    I’m glad I’m not the only health nut who is nutty for coffee! I can’t get my day going without a cup of coffee and luckily over the years I’ve slowly limited my sweeteners and dairy all the way to not needing any at all! It’s been great for my skin and health since I started with black coffee. Thanks for sharing these tips 😀

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    Claire @ Drink Coffee Tea
    July 11, 2016 at 9:34 pm

    I also love my morning coffee… love it hot and strong. So hard to get started in the morning without it. I haven’t tried MCT oil before, so will have give it a go. Cheers!

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      Davida @ The Healthy Maven
      July 12, 2016 at 8:46 am

      Thanks Claire! Enjoy 🙂

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    Stella @ Stellicious Life
    June 16, 2016 at 3:22 am

    Aww that last photo! <3
    Rhett+cake+coffee = pure bliss 😀

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    Amanda | The Cinnamon Scrolls
    June 13, 2016 at 4:32 pm

    I can’t live without my coffee, but I’m not a fan of adding almond milk to my drip coffee. I love using it for a latte, but I think I’m so used to drinking my coffee with dairy milk that the flavour just throws me off. I’ve been trying out different methods of replacing the dairy, so this post was really helpful! I love, love, love adding maple syrup to it! I’m so glad you included that! I’m intrigued by the tea bag theory. Gonna have to give that a go next!

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    Jen @ Chase the Red Grape
    June 12, 2016 at 10:51 pm

    Ooh I love the idea of mixing tea and coffee! Anything you would recommend starting with?

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      Davida Kugelmass
      June 13, 2016 at 7:59 am

      try starting with chai tea! It’s actually called a “dirty chai” and it’s SO delicious!

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    Heather @Gluten-Free Cat
    June 11, 2016 at 8:53 am

    This post is killing me! I’m a coffee fiend who lives in a cycle of “I can’t live without coffee” to “I’m giving up coffee” and then back again. This cycle has happened about 18 times in my adult life. I’m currently coffee-free and enjoying iced green teas for the summer, but it was a fight to get here. And now this beautiful post. You temptress… 😉

    Side of puppy… to cute!!

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    Kelsey Preciado
    June 10, 2016 at 9:34 am

    Oh coffee…. if i have any musical talent I would write a song about it! Let’s get the biebs on that ASAP. Anyways, I loveee Nespresso!! We have one at my work and it is magic… definitely want one of my own someday!! I also really need to try the collagen thing (so hot right now). K LOVE YA BYE!

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      Davida Kugelmass
      June 10, 2016 at 11:51 am

      Alternatively you could just come over for a coffee date…there’s a thought! xoox BAYE.

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        Kelsey Preciado
        June 10, 2016 at 12:01 pm

        Yup yup…. thats sounds better! Just please move to California……….. OH WAIT 🙂

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    Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama}
    June 10, 2016 at 7:56 am

    I love all of these ideas. I put cinnamon in my coffee grounds and I love the smell and flavor it adds to the coffee. I also add collagen.

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      Davida Kugelmass
      June 10, 2016 at 8:54 am

      You do?! You and Lex now have me totally convinced I have to try it! xoxo

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    Kayla @ Blondes Have More Run
    June 10, 2016 at 7:35 am

    Am I a coffee drinker? What kind of question is that?! Lol I do love my coffee and you have some great ideas here!

    • Reply
      Davida Kugelmass
      June 10, 2016 at 8:53 am

      HA! It really was a rhetorical question!

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