We’re just wrapping up our Group Cleanse and as we transition into our 80:20 eating, we know we’re not the only ones looking forward to reintroducing a warming caffeinated beverage into our morning routines.
Our morning cup of coffee is one of the hardest things for many of us to give up during the 14-day cleanse, so we wanted to create a healthy take on this beloved energizing drink.
We’ve come up with the perfect way to up-level your morning cup of joe – Adaptogenic Coffee Creamer!
This creamer is packed with superfood properties and adds the perfect amount of creamy goodness to your favorite coffee.
The real star of this recipe is Lion’s Mane – an adaptogenic mushroom that can help support memory and brain function, helps mental sharpness and clarity, and according to some studies, it might help prevent dementia or alzheimers. We recommend the organic Om Mushrooms brand.
MCT oil provides extra energy and helps stabilize blood sugar. MCT stands for medium-chain triglycerides, which are dietary fats that are more easily absorbed and your body is able to turn into caloric energy right away. Adding cinnamon adds sweetness and helps support healthy blood sugar levels. Note: if you haven’t had MCT oil before, make sure you start out with the lower suggested amount. If you notice any digestional issues, consider decreasing the amount of MCT oil you’re using.
This creamer really does do it all!
Blend with or pour into your favorite clean coffee (look for organic, shade-grown, single bean coffee blends – we like Kicking Horse Coffee) and you’ve got a deliciously creamy adaptogenic latte!
Not a coffee fan? This creamer is also super tasty with matcha, chai, or black tea.
Adaptogenic Coffee Creamer
Yield: 4-5 servings
2-3 TB. MCT oil
½ cup pecans (soaked in water for at least 4 hrs)
1 ¼ cup filtered water
1 ½ tsp. Ceylon cinnamon
4 tsp. Lion’s Mane powder
1-3 drops liquid Stevia (optional)
In a high-speed blender, combine MCT oil, pecans, water, cinnamon, lion’s mane, and stevia (if using). Blend until smooth.
To make adaptogenic coffee: Add ¼ cup creamer to 12-16 oz. of your favorite coffee, brewed hot or cold. Blend coffee and creamer in a high-speed blender until combined. Store unused creamer in an air-tight jar in the fridge for up to 7 days.
If you liked this recipe and would like to learn more about the Conscious Cleanse, we invite you to join our online community! As a welcome-gift, we’ll send you our Taste of the Conscious Cleanse Free eCookbook, a collection of more of our favorite recipes!
We also share new recipes, free live calls with us, and more healthy lifestyle tips, plus let you know when our next group cleanse is coming. Welcome! We’re so glad you’re here.
Jo Schaalman and Jules Peláez are co-authors of the book The Conscious Cleanse: Lose Weight, Heal Your Body and Transform Your Life in 14 Days, a best-selling, step-by-step guide to help you live your most vibrant life. Together they’ve led thousands of people through their online supported cleanse through their accessible and light-hearted approach. They’ve been dubbed “the real deal” by founder and chief creative director Bobbi Brown, of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, beauty editor of the TODAY show.
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