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Superfood Coffee Blast-Off

Coffee Beans (via bonjourwill)

Okay boys and girls! Get ready for a dose of rocket fuel. The "healthy" kind of course, depending on your philosophy. Regardless, I encourage you to try this one out. 
Here's a way to do your organic coffee that you don't have to feel guilty about. Coffee is one of those things I move in and out of. I like stimulants. And yet I'm sensitive to them and have to consume with slight caution. All the superfoods whipped into this combo make you feel grounded and round out the energy you get from the coffee. And if you're extra sensitive, you can always drop the coffee, add a few extra cacao beans, and still get a major boost! Here's the recipe:

Get this (details on ingredients below): 

  • High quality, flavorful organic coffee
  • 1 tbsp maca
  • 1 tbsp shilajit
  • Small handful cacao beans
  • A few big glugs of organic raw local cream or milk (or the best you can find)
  • 1 tbsp raw honey or grade B maple syrup
  • Heaping dash of cinnamon
  • Touch of coconut oil

Do this:

  • Pop it all in a blender
  • Blend until frothy
  • Taste and if you need to add something, do so and re-blend.
  • Drink
  • Blast-off!

Here's the low down on the superfood ingredients. Maca is rich in nutrients and phytochemicals, and is said to be a fertility aid and an aphrodisiac. Shilajit is a powerful anti-aging herb and one of Ayurveda's most potent rejuvenatives. Shilajit translates to "conqueror of mountains and destroyer of weakness." Cacao gives an extra chocolatey punch and has twice as many anti-oxidants than red wine. Coconut oil adds some smoothness to your blend and is antimicrobial, antioxidant, antifungal, antibacterial, and soothing to the digestive tract. It's a super healthy fat and is excellent for your skin, eyes and hair.

Okay! So there you have it. A beautiful coffee drink made for super heroes. Whip this bad boy up and let me know what you think. Be intuitive about your portions and start with less of the stuff you've never tried. If you want after tasting it, just add more! I use Ultmate Superfoods for the best ingredients.

Comments

Read about the shilajit powder. Seems pretty amazing. Can I add it to all smoothies?

mellowdee9's picture

yes, you can add shilajit to smoothies. i don't put it in every smoothie i make though when i'm craving it or want a superfood blast i do add it. also, check out thi goji juice recipe: http://yogaofnourishment.com/recipe/goji-juice-and-brain-tonic/

i make a great suggestion there for how else to use it! really good tonic elixir. check it out!

Aarona Pichinson's picture

PS: Shilajit is a partiuclar taste. If you are not use to these flavors and working with 'superfoods' start with smaller portions so you don't ruin the taste according to your taste buds ;)

 

Aarona Pichinson's picture