Just when you thought there was nothing more pretentious than avocado toast and matcha lattes, superfood coffee decided to have a moment and I am LIVING for it. Chugging coffee as quickly as possible to wakeTF up is no longer just a necessary means to an end, it’s become a delicious experience - and you even get a nutritional boost! I now take my morning coffee routine as seriously as my nighttime skin routine (read: v seriously). When it’s done I sip, meditate, and gradually wake up. It’s honestly bliss..I highly recommend.
So what do I add and why? I’m sure I’ll end up with more variations, but for now I add Bulletproof Brain Octane Oil, Four Sigmatic 10 Mushroom Blend Mix, Maca Powder, a little cinnamon, and cashew milk.
The Brain Octane Oil definitely fills me up for a few hours. I used to be super hungry when I woke up and ate breakfast right away, but now I wait 2-3 hours after having my coffee. The Bulletproof company also claims that it “produces ketones 4x more efficiently than coconut oil giving you a rapid, long-lasting brain boost",” and “helps turn cravings off.” In addition to a healthy, balanced diet I generally agree.
Maca regulates your hormones, increases energy (which is why I only add it to morning foods), and stabilizes your mood. If you’re a guy and have any issues getting it up TRY Maca Powder. This stuff shoots your libido through the roof. More info here.
Lastly, the mushroom’s in the Four Sigmatic mix boast a ton of benefits: better digestion, sleep cycle, and stress management. Mushroom’s are adaptogens. “Adaptogens play a key role in keeping our systems balanced, our hormones in check, and our immunity high. Used traditionally in Ayurveda and Chinese medicine for centuries, the Western world is finally getting clued in on the power of adaptogens. They boast the ability to support nearly all systems. They help your body adapt to everything from stress to immunity and mood” (via The Chalkboard Mag).
YOU WILL NEED:
1 cup cold brew coffee
1/2 cup cashew milk (or to taste)
1 tsp Four Sigmatic 10 Mushroom Blend
1 tsp Maca Powder
1 tbsp Bulletproof Brain Octane Oil
Add all ingredients to you your blender and blend on high for 20 seconds. Blending forces the coffee and oil to emulsify and also froths it all which is how you get the foamy top!