It’s a new year and time to set those 2018 goals! A popular goal for the new year is to eat healthier, which by the way, is possibly the best goal to attain for yourself. No one can stop your healthy self when you are full of energy and feel (and look) amazing. It can be overwhelming to figure out ways to add more vitamins and nutritious foods to your diet…but no need to stress. Super foods are the answer! What better nutritious foods to add to your diet than SUPER FOODS?! Sneak them into a beverage and you’ll have the prettiest, nutritious drink ever. We have 5 super food lattes that will help you reach your 2018 health goals.
But first! A quick lesson as to what super foods are.
We all know that eating junk and processed foods can have a detrimental effect on our energy levels, skin and overall health. Eating natural foods that are vitamin-rich make our skin glow and make us feel energetic. Super foods take healthy foods to another level! Although there is no set criteria as to what defines a superfood, these are the foods that are jam-packed with nutrients and can help provide your body with vitamins and minerals you need to thrive, survive and feel great.
Get started by trying out one of these awesome super food latte recipes, a balanced diet and some exercise and you’ll be un-damn-stoppable! 💪
FOREVER YOUNG SUPERFOOD HOT CHOCOLATE
Thank you Half Baked Harvest for this amazing desert superfood hot chocolate. This tasty beverage includes beets, a lovey superfood that has a range of health benefits from lowering blood pressure to providing detox support. They're also good for the heart ❤️. Their red color also makes this latte look oh so pretty! Check out the recipe here!
SPICE UP YOUR LIFE TUMERIC VANILLA SPICE LATTE
Source: The First Mess
Spice up your life with this yummy vanilla latte made with three spices that do wonders to our health. Tumeric is one of the most potent anti-disease herbs in the world with anti-inflammatory benefits. Gingerol in ginger may kill cancer cells more effectively than chemo and cinnamon's antioxidants have been associated with lower blood sugar and cholesterol, improvements in nausea and PMS symptoms, and decreased inflammation. That's one powerful beverage!
Here is the recipe by The First Mess:
10-12 oz light coconut or unsweetened almond milk
1 1/2-2 tsp ground turmeric
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground ginger
fat pinch of vanilla powder
1 1/2 tsp extra virgin coconut oil
maple syrup/brown rice syrup to taste
Combine all of the ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring the liquid to a strong simmer, whisking a couple times. Once it’s quite warm, carefully pour the liquid into a blender and slowly blend the mixture until thoroughly combined and frothy. Pour the drink into a cup and shake a bit of cinnamon on top if you like.
I LOVE YOU SO MATCHA LATTE
1 tsp. Matcha
1/4 tsp. Cinnamon
1 scoop Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp pure maple syrup or honey
1/3 cup cashews + 1 cup water, 1 cup cashew milk or 1 cup coconut milk
Put cashews and water into a high speed blender and blend until throughly mixed, about 1-2 minutes. Put all remaining ingredients into the blender. Blend until frothy. Reboot + Enjoy!
notes: There’s so many options for add-ins with this. I chose a teaspoon of raw cacao powder and a star anise pod, but you could reach for fresh ginger juice, turmeric, cayenne, cardamom, vanilla etc etc.
10 ounces milk of your choice, unsweetened is preferable (I did a mix of coconut and almond)
2 tsp maca powder
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon + extra for dusting if you like
1 tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp raw cacao powder
1-2 star anise pods (so, so optional)
SUPERFOOD COFFEE ELIXER
Source: The Glow Fridge
1 teaspoon raw maca powder
1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
pinch of black pepper
pinch of cayenne pepper (optional!)
1 cup fresh, hot coffee
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
natural sweetener of choice (raw coconut sugar, stevia, pure maple syrup)
splash of any dairy-free milk (unsweetened vanilla almond milk)
1 cup fresh coffee
In a coffee mug, combine the cacao, maca, turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, black pepper and cayenne pepper. Mix well. Pour hot coffee over and stir until combined!
This article was published on Posted on January 08 2018.