In recent years coffee has gone from demon to health food (we are happy about that!). Studies have shown that coffee, in moderation, helps with everything from energy and focus to weight loss and preventing cancer. Can you make it even better? You can, and here are a few tips:

Make sure it’s organic and fair trade

Coffee is one of the most heavily chemically treated crops in the world. This is not only bad for the environment, but also bad for the workers, communities nearby, and coffee consumers. Buying organic and fair trade coffee takes all into consideration. Also, organic coffee is often grown in forested farms which are more resilient and offer rich soil that boosts the antioxidant content and flavor of the coffee. A win-win!

Make it Bulletproof

This is a great cup of coffee, especially if you’re skipping breakfast, accidentally or intentionally. To make your coffee “bulletproof” add one shot of espresso (or your regular organic cuppa joe), 1 tbsp MCT oil (medium chain triglycerides) and 1 tbsp unsalted pasture-raised butter to your blender. Take it for a 20 sec whirl and drink up! Because of all the satisfying and healthy fats, this coffee may not make you feel as jittery as regular coffee – and the MCT oil gives you plenty of sustainable energy for the whole morning, important if you are intermittent fasting

Add some nut milk

If you’re a latté drinker or like to add a splash of milk or cream to your coffee, try switching to nut milk instead. These milks are loaded with antioxidants and healthy fats! Full-fat coconut milk works great as a cream substitute, while other nut milks like almond, walnut, cashew, or hazelnut are delicious too. If you are feeling adventurous, make some cashew milk, it’s so easy.

Skip the processed sugar

Whatever you do, avoid those pink, blue and yellow packets of artificial sweeteners at all cost. If you need to add a little sweetness to your coffee try monk fruit sweetener which has a lower impact on your blood sugar. If you are going for the real thing, use a small amount of honey or maple syrup, they both have some nutrients, unlike table sugar.

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