Quarantine Superfood Antioxidant Coffee

With everyone sheltering at home and most coffee shops closed, it's forced even the most devoted coffee shop regular to switch up their routine and make their daily brew at home. It's the perfect opportunity to enjoy a mug of tummy-friendly, low acid RawGuru Antioxidant Coffee, and maybe even give your entire coffee routine a health upgrade while you're at it.

Antioxidant Coffee: Not your average cup of joe

Did you know that green coffee beans are one of the best sources of free-radical fighting antioxidants? But many of these antioxidants are damaged through traditional roasting processes. Our delicious Arabica beans, on the other hand, are put through an additive and chemical-free water extraction process prior to roasting, where heat-sensitive polyphenols are gently removed only to be reabsorbed at just the right point in the roasting process. This creates a coffee bursting with more antioxidants than green tea and is also much lower in acid, gentler on the stomach, and very smooth on the palate. Coffee ... only better. 

Quarantine Superfood Antioxidant Coffee

Want to take it one step further? Try these 6 superfood add-ins for a serious health-makeover:

1. MCT oil

MCT, short for Medium Chain Triglycerides, is derived from coconut oil and has gained popularity in the fitness community for its ability to energize the body and boost metabolism and cognitive function. Because MCT fat is broken down quickly and easily in the body, it can be used for instant energy or converted into ketones. It's a great way to amp up your coffee, especially before a workout. 

2. Medicinal mushrooms 

Medicinal mushrooms offer a plethora of support for our bodies. Mushrooms like reishi, chaga, and cordyceps are adaptogens, meaning they help strengthen and balance our system especially during times of stress. They are powerful allies for our immune system, brain, and overall cellular health. The earthy flavor of mushrooms also happens to work well with coffee. 

3. Coconut butter
 
A natural source of MCT fats, coconut butter can be blended right into hot coffee for an instant coconut milk latte effect. Unlike coconut oil or MCT oil, coconut butter is made from whole coconut flakes ground down into a creme, which blends seamlessly into coffee and doesn't separate. 

4. Maca powder
 
This Peruvian root vegetable is the perfect add-in if you want your coffee to deliver even more sustained energy. Maca has been shown to help support the endocrine system and balance hormone levels as well as increase libido and endurance. Malty and slightly sweet in flavor, maca can be blended right into hot coffee for a delicious superfood twist (maybe with some coconut butter and raw honey? Yum!). 
 
5. Spices (think cinnamon and cayenne)
 
Not only do spices like cinnamon and cayenne add a delicious kick of flavor and heat, but they also have added health benefits. Cayenne helps ignite the digestive fire and boosts blood circulation, and cinnamon has been shown to help keep blood sugar levels stable. 

6. Cacao
 
Superfood mocha. Need we say more? Blend a little raw cacao into your coffee for even more antioxidants, additional minerals like iron and magnesium, and mood-boosting benefits. Cacao is real chocolate, before heavy processing and less-than-healthy things like sugar and dairy are added. It's full of health benefits and tastes amazing too!
 
RawGuru Antioxidant Coffee is also 100% Mycotoxin Free (lab-verified!), USDA Organic, Fairly Traded, Shade Grown and Rainforest Alliance Certified

Need a recipe to get started? Give this one a try!

Spicy Peruvian Coconut Mocha Latte

Makes 1, 12 oz mug

Ingredients

12 oz of french press coffee (we used 1/4 cup of RawGuru Antioxidant Coffee + 12 oz hot water)

2 Tbs Dastony Stone Ground Whole Coconut Butter

1 tsp raw cacao powder

2 tsp raw honey - or more/less to taste

1/2 tsp raw maca powder

2-3 pinches of cayenne (based on your spice tolerance!)

2 pinches of nutmeg

1/4 tsp vanilla extract or 1/8 tsp vanilla paste

Instructions

1. Prep your coffee as you normally would.

3. Once the coffee is made, pour hot coffee into a blender, add remaining ingredients, and blend until smooth. The coconut butter will melt almost instantly, and blend with the coffee to create a frothy latte.

4. Pour in a big mug and bliss out!  

*Use caution when blending hot fluids as the pressure from steam can pop the lid off.