Crazy for Coffee!
Is it okay to drink coffee every day? Is coffee a nutritious choice? How much caffeine is too much caffeine? These are all questions we get on a regular basis – and they are good questions to ask! Studies show that 64% of American adults consume coffee every day and consume about 146 BILLION cups each year – now that’s a lot of coffee!
While there are pros and cons to this popular morning beverage, overall 1-2 cups of coffee each day has its benefits. A moderate caffeine intake can improve mental alertness to help keep you focused, and increase adrenaline levels, providing a physical energy boost!
While drinking coffee is definitely the most popular form of consumption, we got creative with our new favorite organic and sustainable Wandering Bear Coffee to incorporate it into our mornings in a few different ways!
¾ cup Wandering Bear Coffee
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon almond butter (or other nut butter)
¾ cup frozen cauliflower (or ½ cup ice)
1/4 cup milk of choice
1/2 tablespoon cacao powder or unsweetened cocoa powder
Add all ingredients to a blender and blend on high for 1-2 minutes until smooth.
Tiramisu Overnight Oats
¾ cup rolled oats
2 tsp agave syrup
Pinch of salt
½ cup almond milk, unsweetened, vanilla flavored
3 tbsp Wandering Bear Coffee
2 tbsp Forager Vanilla Bean Cashewgurt
½ tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cocoa powder
In a bowl, stir together the oats, agave, and salt. Pour in the milk and coffee, then stir in the yogurt, and vanilla. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Dust the cocoa powder over the oats before serving, and enjoy!
Coffee Chia Pudding
½ cup Wandering Bear Coffee, Mocha flavored
¾ cup almond milk, vanilla flavored
⅓ cup chia seeds
2 tsp pure maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ banana, sliced
2 tbsp sliced almonds
Combine coffee, almond milk, chia seeds, maple syrup, and vanilla in a small bowl. Divide mixture between 2 small glass containers. Chill for 4 hours or overnight. When ready to serve, top chia seed pudding with sliced bananas and sliced almonds.