Upgrade Your Coffee

 

Want to up your coffee game? Add these two simple ingredients to your cup of joe and you'll never go back to black coffee again.

Cardamom and Coconut Oil will take your coffee to the next level. 

Cardamom is chock full of medicinal benefits and has been used for centuries as a natural medicinal spice. Egyptians used to chew cardamom pods to whiten their teeth and sweeten their breath. In ayurvedic circles, cardamom pods are used as a natural remedy for nervous, upset stomachs and a slew of other digestive issues, especially ones related to stress. 

It stimulates the secretion of digestive juices and enhance digestion and the absorption of nutrients. Cardamom is also known to neutralize the affects of caffeine in coffee,  making your coffee less of guilty pleasure and more of a healthy drink. Other uses for cardamom include relieving nausea, morning sickness, bloating, and gas. 

We combine cardamom with coconut oil in the recipe as a way to give your body a long lasting energy boost to get you through the day. Coconut oil is regarded as one of the most healthy saturated fats, when used in place of overly-processed dairy based coffee creamers you save yourself from fake flavors and sugars.  

Here's how to do it:

Using high quality coffee beans, brew a fresh pot of coffee and before you pour your water into the french press toss in a 4-5 cardamom pods. When you're ready to drink it, add 1-2 t. of organic coconut oil to your cup. Stir until melted, and if you're really daring use a blender to combine the coconut oil and coffee, the result is a frothy, creamy cup of coffee.