Slay the Day Coffee Recipe

This recipe is a twist on the popular Bullet Proof Coffee recipe and Nick the Tooth’s Gorilla Coffee. It’s a total powerhouse way to start your day… I make it almost every morning and enjoy it on my drive to work. The coconut oil and almond butter mix gives it a smooth, creamy taste (no sweetener or cream needed!), the maca powder gives it an extra kick, and the protein powder adds a little bit extra to satisfy your hunger for hours. Just one cup fills me up until way after noon, and it gives me the kick start I need to really “slay the day”!

 

Here are just a few of the health benefits…

 

Coconut oil:

  • Lowers the risk of heart disease and high blood pressure by increasing the healthy cholesterol in the body
  • Reduces inflammation and arthritis
  • Antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties give a huge immune system boost
  • Improves memory and brain function, thanks to the fatty acids
  • Increases energy and endurance (great before training or exercise)
  • Improves digestion, bacteria and gut health
  • Helps with skin issues like eczema, dandruff, or psoriasis, as well as serves as an overall face cleanser and moisturizer

 

Maca Powder:

  • Rich in vitamins B, C, and E
  • Powerhouse of calcium, zinc, iron, magnesium and amino acids
  • Boosts sexual function in both women and men
  • Helps aid with women’s health and mood, especially with relief of menstrual issues or side effects of menopause, including anxiety, mood swings and depression.
  • Increased level of energy and stamina
  • Helps clear acne and blemishes on skin
  • May help alleviate symptoms of anxiety, stress, depression and mood swings

 

Almond Butter:

  • Filled with calcium and magnesium to help with muscle and bone strength, and Vitamin E which supports healthy cells.
  • Contains healthy, unsaturated fatty acids, which improve blood cholesterol levels and boosts your energy
  • Full of fiber, which can reduce your heart disease risk significantly

Try it out and let me know what you think!

Sources:

https://draxe.com/coconut-oil-benefits/

http://www.vegkitchen.com/nutrition/7-top-health-benefits-of-maca/

http://www.livestrong.com/article/376742-almond-butter-benefits/

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s