Turn your morning cup of coffee into a nutritionally packed powerhouse!


Be it coffee or tea, I love having a morning beverage to look forward to. I’m a beverage kind of girl. I would rather have a yummy coffee instead of breakfast, a smoothie instead of lunch, and tea, kombucha, water, and green juice in between. There’s something about the ease and comfort of a treasured drink that makes the seasons brighter, time with friends sweeter, and life a little easier to handle.

Jazzing up my drinks is one of the main ways I get in a variety of superfoods. Here are a few healthful things that I add to my morning cup of happiness.

Coconut oil has so many health benefits, but I’m not crazy about it on my toast. So I stir it into my coffee or tea in the mornings. It adds a slight coconutty taste that’s light and yummy.

Gelatin is wonderful for digestive health, as well as your hair, skin, and nails. I add a tablespoon to my coffee or tea, and besides a slight stickiness on my lips, I can’t even tell it’s there.

Cinnamon is a great way to regulate blood sugar, and it stabilizes energy and mood levels all day long. It’s also a great antioxidant, keeping free radicals at bay. I sprinkle it liberally on my coffee and tea.

Honey normally goes in my tea, although I have put it in my coffee a few times. The benefits of honey are just about endless, but especially during the cold/flu season. This powerful food is essential to keeping the bugs away.

Raw cacao goes in my coffee (and on my ice cream!) to give that chocolaty, full taste. It’s another way to neutralize free radicals while boosting digestive juices. It’s also a “bliss” food, meaning it gives you feelings of love and euphoria. Who could say no to that?!

Sea salt may not be a common health benefiting addition, but putting a little sea salt or Pink Himalayan salt in my coffee takes the bitterness away while revving up my digestive juices and keeping my immune system functioning properly. There’s a big difference between table salt that’s had all it’s nutrients stripped away, and natural sea salt that’s filled with trace minerals your body needs.

So there you have it! What do you put in your morning coffee or tea? How do you incorporate your favorite spices and superfoods into your diet?

Kristin Bishop
Kristin lives in a little town in Washington with her husband (Kyle), and dog (Nimbus). Her passion is to bring her readers the art of clean-living, self-acceptance, and the natural path to longevity in a basic, attainable manner. You can learn more about her at www.KristinBish.com