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5 Unique Ingredients To Spice Up Your Morning Coffee!

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On this site, we enjoy a delicious mug of steaming, creamy coffee. With all of the recipes from our Food Monster App, we’ve covered a variety of interesting ways to make your coffee without all the sugar, fat and guilt of sucking down a super sweet concoction.

Now, you can enjoy your coffee with a kick of heat, a hint of sweetness, a dash of spice, and a ton of nutrition—all in the convenience of your own fridge and pantry! We’ve also added some coffee recipes from our Food Monster App!

1. Dark ChocolateAmaretto Coffee Creamer

Amaretto Coffee Creamer

This is the sweetest add-in on our list, but once you try dark chocolate in your coffee, it’ll be hard to go back to plain ole almond milk. Add a square of dark chocolate (pick any of these fair-trade bars) to the bottom of your mug. Pour hot coffee or water over the top, and strip the chocolate until it’s melted completely. Not only do you have a sweeter mug of coffee, you have a dark chocolate infused breakfast drink!

Try this tasty Amaretto Coffee Creamer, and pour into your dark chocolate coffee. Or, you can alter from coffee to hot chocolate with this Thick and Creamy Hot Chocolate. Try melting this Endangered Species Panther Dark Chocolate!

2. Matcha powderMint Matcha Latte

Mint Matcha Latte

Matcha contains L-Theanine, an amino acid that helps your body to process caffeine. One serving of matcha has less caffeine than coffee, and provides a less jittery alertness and a sustainable energy boost, with fewer chances of crashing at the end. L-Theanine also helps improve focus and boost metabolism. It’s easy super easy to make matcha, so imagine the fantastic combination of tastes when added to your morning coffee.

Try it in this Mint Matcha Latte, this Matcha Latte With Coconut Milk is delicious, this Iced Matcha Green Tea Frappé With Coconut Whip, this Cafe Style Matcha Tea Latte. We love this Starter Matcha powder!

3. Cardamominstant-chai-hot-chocolate-mix

Chai Hot Chocolate Mix

This spice is commonly added to coffees and drinks in the Middle East. Cardamon gives coffee an exotic, spicy flavor. All you have to do is sprinkle a pinch or two into your morning brew, or add a few seeds to your coffee beans and grind them together. You can add the spice to the coffee grounds in a drip machine, French press, or any method you use to make coffee.

Mix it into a hot chocolate recipe like this Instant Chai Hot Chocolate Mix, or replace the cinnamon in this Maple Cinnamon Latte. You can buy cardamon online! We like this McCormick Gourmet Organic Ground Cardamom!

4. GingerLiquid Gold Turmeric Latte

Liquid Gold Turmeric Latte

You probably haven’t used ginger in everyday coffee, but if you enjoy a delicious gingerbread cookie or snack, then you’ll love ginger added to your coffee! All you have to do is add a few slices of ginger root or a few tablespoons of ginger powder to your coffee in the morning, whether instant or grounded! Both ginger and coffee are on top of the antioxidant charts, so imagine the possibilities when it’s combined!

Drink ginger in your coffee with this Sunshine Turmeric Latte, this Liquid Gold Turmeric Latte, and this Spiced Whipped Coconut Cream.Try using this Organic Ground Ginger Root!

5. TumericSunshine Turmeric Latte

Sunshine Turmeric Latte

Ah yes, the golden wonder spice! Turmeric has lots of skin-loving properties and aids in creating a healthy glow but it’s also antiseptic, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. It’s high in antioxidants and adds a beautiful bright golden color to every meal. So vibrant! Fresh or ground is fine and works wonderfully in every cup. It can be bought online as well! Try a Healthworks Turmeric Root Powder.

For some turmeric coffee, try this Golden Chaga Latte, which is super anti-inflammatory. Try a Tasty Turmeric Latte, a Liquid Gold Turmeric Latte, or this Butternut Squash Turmeric Latte.

If you enjoy coffee recipes like this, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it’s available for both Android and iPhone and has free and paid versions. The app is loaded with thousands of allergy-friendly & vegan recipes/cooking tips, has hundreds of search filters and features like bookmarking, meal plans and more! The app shows you how having diet/health/food preferences can be full of delicious abundance rather than restrictions!

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