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3 Ways to Boost Your Coffee (and why you should!)

3 Ways to Boost Your Morning coffee

No we’re not talking about simply grabbing a larger mug and pouring more coffee into your cup, although some days, you may be tempted! 

Taking this simple, life force staple to a new level – adding more nutritional value, more sustaining power and more energy. 

Boosting your coffee can offer you a source of healthy fats, stave off hunger, keep you fuller for longer and boost brain power. 

NO longer is your cup of coffee just a thing to wake you up in the morning, but now you can incorporate it into your lifestyle as a method of healthy fasting as well as to fuel your brain, reducing brain fog and improving concentration.

And while you may see the images pop up on Instagram or see the new options in fancy coffee shops, you can easily do it yourself at home.

  1. Add mushrooms – No not button mushrooms or Portobello, but rather adaptogenic mushrooms such as Cordyceps, Reishi and Chaga.  These mushrooms have incredible immune system boosting properties, are rich in antioxidants and offer a natural source of energy.  You can use the mushrooms on their own, brewing the Skinny Teatox Chaga tea bags, or you can create a combination of coffee and mushrooms, by adding some coffee to your brewed Chaga tea.  Be sure not to use boiling water, and opt for just hot water to maintain the health properties of the mushrooms. 
  2. Add oil – If at first this sounds unappealing and you couldn’t think of anything worse, you may be surprised to find out that adding (the right) oil to your coffee actually minimally affects the flavor, pleasantly smooths out the texture and in the process, offers you a dose of energy that starts with the mind.  Oils that are composed of medium-chain-triglycerides – specifically Caprylic Acid and Capric Acid – offer energy to the brain by acting as a fuel source for brain cells.  These oils contain components, which are quickly and easily turned into ketones, and this is an energy source that the brain can use.  Having this energy source available for the brain helps improve concentration, reduces brain fog and helps increase alertness and mental acuity.  For best results choose oils that have low levels of Lauric acid in favor of higher levels of Caprylic and Capric acids, as the latter two are more efficiently converted into brain fueling ketones!
  3. Add adaptogens – Herbs such as Astragalus, Ashwaganda, Rhodiola, Ginseng and Licorice Root all fall under the category of adaptogens.  These herbs are designed to help the body adapt to stress and function better in spite of the stress or when one is under stressful situations and circumstances.  Adding these herbs to your coffee or to any other aspect of your daily diet and routine will help improve your body’s efficiency in its stress response, and overtime help reduce fatigue and anxiety, boost energy levels, improve immunity and reduce health risks associated with prolonged stress.

You can always select to try some new Skinny Teatox teas, in addition to the Chaga variety, but if you are addicted to your coffee, there are heaps of options available to take it to the next level. Are you ready?

By: Laura Peill, RHN, BScH

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