Add these superfoods to your cup of java to promote health and enhance beauty
There is no shame in being fuelled by caffeine—and by adding these powders to your morning coffee, sipping your latte can actually result in some real health and beauty benefits. So instead of putting refined sugars in your cup, try these superfood supplements for increased energy, youthful skin and more cognitive awareness.
Here’s our guide to superfood powders for beginners…
1. Kick Start! by Harmonic Arts
Kick start your morning coffee by adding a tablespoon (or two) of this chaga-mushroom-and-yerba-mate-based mix from Cumberland, B.C.'s Harmonic Arts. This herb blend promises to leave you feeling energized, while also boosting the body’s defense system, promoting digestion and regulating hormones. Many local vegetarian and vegan eateries already incorporate this mix into their hot beverages. Don’t be frightened by the prospect of tasting mushroom in your cup, because you won’t. This mix totally tastes like hot chocolate, which we can attribute to the delicious raw cacao.
2. Coconut Creamer by withinUs
If you appreciate the creamy taste of coconut and want glowing skin, then this collagen-rich coffee additive from Burnaby's withinUs comes highly recommended. After age 20, collagen production in the body decreases by approximately 1 percent per year, resulting in the aging and thinning of skin, making the intake of collagen through diet critical. Vancouver-based withinUs uses ethically sourced marine collagen paired with an organic coconut milk powder, filled with MCTS (medium chain triglycerides), to provide consumers with lasting energy, better joint, hair and nail health, and of course, youthful skin.
3. Lion’s Mane Elixir by Four Sigmatic
If brain fog is something you know all too well, then this is the superfood powder for you. As described on California-based Four Sigmatic's website, the Lion’s Mane Elixir is a real “brain hug,” and is extremely helpful in supporting the nervous system and cognitive function. This powerful elixir can be added to any coffee or tea, with zero guilt, as it is free of any sugar, dairy or caffeine.
4. Ashwagandha Root Powder by Organic Traditions
That’s OK, we can’t pronounce it either. Despite its complicated name, the health benefits of Ashwaghanda are quite simple, providing its consumers with energy and strength while promoting a better night’s rest and a calm mind with regular consumption. Ashwaghanda is one of the most commonly used roots in Ayurvedic medicine and is best known for increasing stamina. This powder from Toronto's Organic Traditions can also be added a variety of different beverages, but coffee is best!
5. Maca Powder by Organika
This maca powder by Richmond-based Organika has a motherlode of health benefits and can be used to help balance stress while increasing energy levels. Filled with antioxidants, it can help with heart, skin and brain health and development. Maca powder is also known for increasing libido and sexual function as well as supporting healthy hormone levels.