SUPERFOOD LATTE: the art of

There’s something majestical and deeply nourishing about sipping a warm, frothy, sweet, salty, and filling beverage. 

Starbucks was spot on with the idea of their concoctions… however, their ingredients could use a little (or a lot) of work. 

These recipes here far exceed your regular coffee with cream and a packet of sugar… in their taste, feel, texture, nutrition content, and satiation effect on the body. 

More vitamins, minerals, and essential nutrients: the more satisfied you truly get to feel. 

A superfood meal in themselves. 

There are many combinations of ingredients that can “work” for one of these creations. 

To craft one for yourself, you can follow my recipes below. And then, over time, you will learn to get into the art of intuitive superfood lattes by adjusting certain elements depending on what time of day it is, how hungry you are, how filling you want the drink to be, and so forth. 

For example: in the morning you might want to throw a little dandy blend or coffee in your drink + a few pinches of cinnamon to balance blood sugar. At night, a drop of lavender essential oil might be fabulous to calm your nerves. Having a “bulletproof style” tonic in the morning might be fabulous to continue out an intermittent fasting period. Adding extra turmeric into your drink is the perfect tonic to balance inflammation or sore muscles from yesterdays movement sesh. 

There are a couple staples that you need in one of these drinks to create the froth and the texture you want. For one, a blender. Who knew that some coconut oil and a coffee, tea, milk, or beverage- whipped up in the blender for a few seconds would create such fantastic milky frothiness? One of natures (/a superfood chefs) best kept secrets! 

Blender gets full of superfoods, hot liquid, and coconut oil (and/or butter and ghee)- and BAM! You are soaring into delicious superfood latte heaven. 

SUPERFOOD LATTE: the art of

What makes these lattes better?

Besides the obvious exclusion of processed sugar and dairy… 

Coconut Oil: A powerhouse super food in itself, coco oil adds lauric acid and medium chain triglycerides (for anti-bacterial properties and energy) to this recipe as well as a slight sweetness and depth of flavor. 

Collagen: Contains beneficial long-chain amino acids that are great for skin, hair, nails and is a good source of easy-to-digest protein. The addition of collagen adds protein and creaminess to this recipe without changing the flavor.

Grass-Fed Ghee: Ghee butter has a unique nutrition profile without any lactose or casein, but rich in short-chain and medium-chain fatty acids and butyrate. For people who are lactose or casein-sensitive, they can use ghee because the process has removed these allergens. It also adds the familiar creaminess to this recipe. Ghee adds beneficial fats to the latte that make it satisfying and filling. Here are some benefits of ghee butter. 

Coffee or Dandy Blend: Coffee is beneficial in itself, especially an organic or bulletproof variety. However, if you are sensitive to caffeine, you should absolutely try dandy blend instead: it’s roasted dandelion root is a fantastic liver cleanser, as is the coffee bean. Here is the one I recommend. I tend to use just a few tablespoons of coffee in my tonics when I make mine, since I am sensitive to the caffeine. 

Turmeric: Directly shields bodily functions from harmful toxic substances and indirectly increases the power and speed of the bodies’ waste removal and immune functions. Turmeric helps the body let go of inflammation and is a nice bedtime tonic. 

Chaga: Immune function and digestive support, chaga is my favorite medicinal mushroom to consume daily. Here are all the reasons why

ReishiThis mushroom is highly regarded for its adaptogenic and chronic disease fighting capabilities.

TocotrionolsHigh in Vitamin E, rice bran solubles are great for the skin and make any blended concoction creamy, emulsified, and delectable. 

In general you want a cup of water, a cup of nut milk, a tablespoon or two of coconut oil/ghee, 5-10 drops of stevia, a pinch of sea salt, and whatever other superfoods you want. That’s the basic recipe. 

Some of the other ingredients I play with adding into my tonic beverages: hemp milk, vanilla extract, clove powder, nutmeg, mint, raw chocolate, coconut butter, maca, lucuma, sea salt, stevia, raw honey, maple syrup, molasses, ginger powder, goji berries, and cacao butter. 

SUPERFOOD LATTE: the art of

Turmeric Chai Tea Tonic 

  • 1 cup hemp milk, heated
  • 1 cup water, heated
  • 2 droppers full Turmeric extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder 
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil 
  • 1 pinch sea salt 
  • 10 drops stevia 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • 1 pinch cloves 
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 
  • 1 tablespoon collagen 
  • 1 tablespoon tocotrionols (optional)

Add everything to a blender and blend until smooth. Serves one person. 

Caramel Mocha Protein Latte

The combination of lucuma and a date, plus cacao, makes this latte taste like your favorite caramel mocha.

  • 1 cup hemp milk, heated 
  • 1 cup water or coffee
  • 1 teaspoon cacao powder 
  • 1 teaspoon maca powder
  • 1 teaspoon lucuma powder 
  • 2 tablespoons vegan latte fix or whey latte fix or coffee fix
  • 2 tablespoons collagen 
  • 1 tablespoon tocotrionols (optional)
  • 10 drops stevia 
  • 1 medjool date 
  • Pinch sea salt 
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 

Add everything to a blender and blend until smooth. Serves one person. 

As all of my clients in Food Body Peace learn, it’s not about being perfect in amounts of macronutrients or ingredients, but in adding high-quality foods that taste amazing and following body wisdom from there. 

If you want more recipes like these, download my Medicinal Hot Tonics E-book in Food Body Reset. 

 

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