Looking for ways to make coffee even more delicious? Or ways to make your morning coffee even Healthier? We've found 4 Super Healthy Ways to Make Your Coffee Even More Delicious! Not that it needed it, but as they say 'change is as good a holiday'.
If you haven’t tried cinnamon in your morning coffee fix, you are missing out my friend! Cinnamon can be added to your brew in a couple of ways, sprinkle a little ground cinnamon in your cup before making your Coffee Hive Espresso. Another way to treat yourself is to use a cinnamon stick in place of a spoon to stir your coffee. So fancy! The longer the cinnamon stick is left in your coffee cup the stronger the flavour infusion.
Why? Because cinnamon coffee is delicious! And because cinnamon contains antioxidants, more antioxidants than almost every other spice, immune boosting antibacterial & antivirals and can aid in burning fat, reducing inflammation and has high levels of fibre, iron, manganese, and calcium.
Chocolate, the gift that just keeps on giving! Cocoa powder, the unsweetened variety, is choc full (pardon the pun) of minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants. Add a teaspoon of unsweetened cocoa powder to your cup before making you coffee hive pod for long coffees, lattes, long blacks, cappuccinos etc and half a teaspoon for your espresso or short macchiato. We love this mocha as a guilt free alternative to the 3 pm office sugar cravings.
Caffeine and Cayenne? This unlikely combination will not only kick start your morning but can also kick start weight loss. Add a tiny sprinkle of cayenne to your morning coffee hive brew, to fuel your morning fire.
Why? Capsaicin is responsible for the heat in chillies and cayenne. Although capsaicin is the cause of the painful chilli mouth burn the compound has actually been proven to help relieve pain. Capsaicin helps suppress appetite and is a ‘metabolism booster’ helping to burn fat. If you can handle the heat a cayenne coffee is a great way to ring in the day.
Honey, natures sweetener, is a great natural alternative to sugar in your coffee. Honey is sweeter than sugar, so you won’t need to add as much and while you’re enjoying your coffee honey can alleviate reflux, soothe a sore throat and lessen the effects of allergies. Looks like Winnie the Pooh was onto something with this delicious golden liquid.
Give this sugar alternative a go to help lessen the effects of the winter sniffles and sore throat.
Stay tuned for part two of this coffee lovers guide to healthy coffee additions.