The following article was written by Heinen’s Chief Dietitian, Melanie Jatsek RD, LD.
There’s nothing like that first sip of coffee in the morning! With each tip of the cup the cobwebs clear and your mood lifts ever so slightly. My favorite mug slogan says it best: Coffee: A magical dark substance that turns “leave me alone” into “good morning!” Funny, yet oh so true, at least for me.
As if coffee isn’t amazing on its own, now you can add an extra layer of functionality and flavor to an already functional beverage with these four Fx-approved products found at your local Heinen’s.
Om Master Blend Mushroom Powder
This unique blend contains 10 species of USA grown, organic whole food mushrooms with a diverse spectrum of naturally occurring active compounds including beta glucans for immune support and ashwagandha root extract for stress support.
Om Master Blend has a pleasant, natural, earthy flavor and dissolves without a trace in a hot cup of brew.
Health Junkie Elderberry Syrup
Handcrafted in Cleveland, Ohio, Health Junkie is a delicious mom-made elderberry syrup with no processed sugar or additives. Elderberry is a potent antioxidant with antibacterial and antiviral properties to support your immune system.
One tablespoon of their Sassy Cinnamon or Bold Ginger flavors mixed in hot or cold coffee can give you an extra edge this cold and flu season.
Ancient Nutrition Multi Collagen Chocolate Protein
Trade in that sugar-laden, overpriced café mocha for a collagen-based coffee treat bursting with chocolatey goodness. Ancient Nutrition Multi Collagen Chocolate Protein powder is packed with 10 types of collagen and 9 grams of protein per scoop.
When taken regularly, collagen can support the health of your hair, skin, nails, joints and gut! Add one scoop to 8 ounces of hot coffee and be prepared for a delicious and nutritious functional beverage, with no added sugar!
Your kitchen spice rack is chock-full of antioxidants that can be easily added to your morning coffee. You’ll love the flavor that comes through when you add a few dashes of Heinen’s ground cinnamon, cloves, ginger or nutmeg to the grounds before brewing.
My favorite way to enhance my coffee on extra groggy mornings is with half a dash of Heinen’s cayenne pepper. Give it a try if you’re feeling adventurous!
I’m all about squeezing the most out of life, including my food. If there’s a way to elevate the quality and impact of a meal or beverage with a simple ingredient, I want to know about it! I hope these enhancements inspire you to upgrade your ordinary cup of Joe and add to the enjoyment and benefit of this most treasured ritual.