6 Healthy Recipes You Need to Try on National Coffee Day
Aside from the fact that it helps us function on a daily basis, coffee has some impressive health benefits — it eases muscle pain, improves memory, prevents constipation, fights against disease, and increases endurance. Now this doesn't mean I'm about to drink nine cups of coffee before I hit the gym, but when consumed in healthy amounts (300 milligrams or less of caffeinated beverages daily), coffee can do great things. Coffee has helped us through our longest nights, our earliest mornings, and just about everything in between, but there's no denying that some of the most delicious blends are not only pricey but also loaded with sugar. In honor of our love for java on National Coffee Day, check out our six healthy coffee recipes you can enjoy at home.
Pumpkin Pie Spice Coffee Creamer
Paleo dieters and vegans, fear no more, because this dairy-free recipe is the answer to your pumpkin spice latte cravings! These freezable, Paleo, vegan coffee creamer cubes are the perfect way to spice up your usual java blend, and you can even freeze the cubes for up to five months . . . because we all could use a little pumpkin spice in February.
Get the recipe: pumpkin pie spice coffee creamer
Save yourself calories, funds, and a trip to Starbucks with this Frappuccino recipe. It is only 200 calories and takes just five minutes. The chocolate protein powder makes this low-calorie Frappuccino the perfect post-workout snack.
Get the recipe: lightened-up Frappuccino
Cold-Brew Breakfast Smoothie
This breakfast smoothie will not only keep you fueled until your next meal, but it will also give you the caffeinated boost you need to take on the day. It's low in calories, high in protein, and delicious. It is only 312 calories and will satisfy your chocolate needs early in the day.
Get the recipe: cold-brew breakfast smoothie
Instant Iced Coffee Hack
An iced coffee addiction can do damage to our wallets and our schedules, but did you know you can make a delicious iced blend using ground instant coffee?! In only two minutes, you can replicate the delicious iced coffee drink without having to leave your house.
Get the recipe: instant iced coffee hack
"Bulletproof" is the only word we should be using to describe our java, and this recipe is that and so much more. Ditch the cream and sugar to make this delicious coffee, coconut oil, and butter blend.
Get the recipe: bulletproof coffee
Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte
The worst thing about the pumpkin spice latte is that we can only enjoy it during Fall! Ditch the seasonal limitations and the sugary syrup with this healthy pumpkin spice latte made from all-natural ingredients and with no added sugar.
Get the recipe: healthy pumpkin spice latte