Nourish - 5 Ways to Upgrade Your Coffee – Part 2
Welcome to part 2 of 5 Ways to Upgrade Your Coffee. If you missed part 1, check it out here.
Let’s continue to learn about some more delicious ways to upgrade your coffees shall we?!
Coffee Upgrade No. 4 – Ghee / Butter
This one might sound a bit odd, but honestly, many people love it! And for good reason too. Adding high-quality fats to your diet, in general, is a great idea in itself, but adding it to your coffee is a real treat.
Maybe you’ve heard of Bulletproof coffee or butter coffee already? It’s a frothy, delicious and energizing way to make a good coffee.
Aside from using regular ole butter, another commonly used ingredient is Ghee. Ghee is traditionally consumed in India and is highly revered in Ayurvedic medicine. It’s also part of Middle Eastern and Asian food and medicine culture.
What is Ghee?
Ghee is very similar to clarified butter, where all the milk solids are removed, but in ghee’s case, it’s cooked just a bit longer. The extra few minutes allow the milk solids on the bottom of the pan to begin to brown and this gives ghee a slightly different, more nutty flavour in comparison to clarified butter.
Since the milk solids are removed, many people who are sensitive to dairy (specifically to lactose and casein) will find that they don’t have any problems with ghee. This makes it a great alternative to butter in the diet. Of course, everyone is different so try it out and see how you go.
Ghee is rich in fat-soluble vitamins A, E, D and K, plus minerals including calcium. Ghee is also high in Omega-3s and butyric acid, a short-chain fatty acid thought to be good for your gastrointestinal tract. Many people who struggle with the acidity of coffee often find that adding ghee helps to counteract this.
Upgrade your coffee by adding ghee/butter to help support your:
- blood sugar levels
- energy levels
- and prevent the surge of adrenaline followed by a crash
Coffee Upgrade No. 5 – Adaptogenic Herbs
Adaptogens are, simply put, amazing. They are herbs or botanical substances that help to balance the body’s physiological systems (including the adrenals and nervous system) to better adapt to internal and external stressors. These include:
- environmental toxins and pollution
- poor sleeping habits
- extreme nervousness or depression to name a few.
Naturally, you’ll understand now why they’re so fantastic to add to your daily brew. Adaptogens calm and nourish the adrenal glands and support all the processes that are controlled by the adrenals — from blood sugar and immune system regulation to hormones and blood pressure. The beauty of adaptogens is that they know what you need.
They energize without being a stimulant and calm without being a sedative. They bring the body gently back into the state of homeostasis necessary for well-being.
Buy Adaptogenic Herbs:
Here are some of my favourites to upgrade my coffee include:
There are many other ways to upgrade your coffee aside from these 5 but here’s just a starting point.
I hope you try some out and enjoy the ride 🙂
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*Please note that while we are knowledgeable about our products and nutrition, this blog should never be a substitute for medical advice and attention.
Please remember that you should always obtain the all-clear from your doctor before starting any new supplement plan or diet if you’re on any medication.