Cardamom Coffee Dream
My first creativity boost is a recipe that features both of the yummy ingredients that make up this blog's title. This is is one of my faves. Enjoy.
Usually I like keeping my morning cup of coffee simple and black. Occasionally I'll lighten things up a little with a frothy goat/coconut milk combo (my version of a café au lait) or a sprinkle of cinnamon. I love savoring the whole spectrum of flavors inherent in high-grade coffee. The creation that I'm about to share definitely veers away from this simplicity, but it'll take your cup of coffee to a whole new level. The cacao and the spices offer an additional boost on top of the caffeine, so get ready for an extra dose of stimulation. Also, the coconut butter has a satiating effect, so , if you like, this can double as your breakfast.
1 cup freshly brewed Papua Coffee*
1/4 cup goats milk, slightly heated
1 tsp. raw coconut butter
1/2 tsp. organic virgin coconut oil
1/2 tsp. raw honey
1 tsp. raw cacao powder
Pinch vanilla bean powder
Pinch turmeric powder (this one's optional, but I like sneaking in some of this powerful anti-inflammatory agent wherever I can)
Dash cayenne (if you're craving a little extra fire)
*A little note: You'll see this name popping up quite a bit throughout this blog. Yep, my friends roast this incredible coffee. Nope, they're not paying me to write about it. I just really love it and all of it's amazing health benefits. More on that in the coming weeks :)
Combine all ingredients in a blender (lately I'm loving the NutriBullet, but any type of blender works). Blend on high for thirty seconds. Pour into your fave mug and sip and savor :)