Cacao-Maca Power Coffee

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I started using coconut oil in my coffee after reading about the benefits of MCT oil, a la “Bulletproof” style. Soon, I started adding other flavors and ingredients that I wanted to include in my daily routine, making my coffee feel decadent and energy-boosting without being overstimulating. I use maca because I struggle with irregular cycles and had low T3 since the birth of my second daughter; I use cacao for its antioxidant properties and association with longevity (not to mention the taste); and vanilla for added flavor and anti-inflammatory properties. I am careful not to overdo any one ingredient, as too much maca, cacao, or caffeine can make me jittery — moderation is key for me, in all things.

Further Food Nutritionist Commentary:

This power coffee is sure to kick your morning into gear and keep you going to lunch. Coconut oil and milk is responsible for the "good" fats in this drink which keep you fuller longer. The lauric acid in coconuts helps maintain cholesterol levels by raising healthy HDL levels, reducing risk for Coronary Heart Disease. Maca is plentiful in vitamins E, C, B and minerals such as phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, calcium and iron. Iron(for anemia), which is particular hard to meet the daily requirements provides 12% in this drink alone! You may not think of salt of having health benefits but Himalayan salt provides over 80 minerals. The advantages include creating an electrolyte balance, prevents muscles from cramping and helps to dissolve and remove toxins.

By Ale Zozos

Cacao-Maca Power Coffee

  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:5 minutes
  • Servings: 1

Ingredients

8 ounces brewed organic coffee (I prefer to make it on the weaker side to meet optimal caffeine levels for my body)
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1/4 cup coconut milk
1 teaspoon cacao powder (organic)
1 teaspoon maca powder (organic)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (or the seeds from 1/2 pod)
sprinkle of Ceylon cinnamon
sprinkle of Himalayan sea salt
stevia, to taste (optional)

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a high powered blender for 30 seconds and serve!
Place all ingredients in a high powered blender for 30 seconds and serve!

Nutrition Information

Per Serving:  Calories: 292; Total Fat: 26g; Saturated Fat: 23g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 458mg; Potassium: 322mg; Carbohydrate: 7g; Fiber: 2g; Sugar: 3g; Protein: 3g

Nutrition Bonus:   Iron: 12%

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8 thoughts on “Cacao-Maca Power Coffee

  1. Jeff

    Great combination of spices, coffee, and Maca root; very uplifting for my body and mood.
    I noticed the first day even in decaf coffee.

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  2. Stephanie

    Wondering how this would taste with either almond oil and milk, or hemp oil and hemp milk instead of coconut.

    Reply
  3. nee

    is it ok to have coffee then 30 min later do exercise 30min then have breakfast? hope it will be 2 hour gap between from last coffee drink to breakfast as post workout bakes oat porridge top with greek yogurt n protein scoop n lot fresh fruit

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  5. Alex

    Putting all these good things in coffee isn’t counter productive as it’s a diuretic? I’ve been wanting to add only the maca to my daily diet and have been putting in my coffee but now I worry the maca is just following the coffee right out of my body within 20 minutes… the worry comes from a doctor in my past telling me I shouldn’t take the supplements he was recommending too close to my morning coffee as it will just pass through. Not sure if that’s just certain things.

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