7 Health-Boosting Coffee Hacks to Try This Morning

7 Healthy Coffee Hacks

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Coffee with cream? That’s so 2016.

It can be hard to change our old ways, but what if you could just take up your daily caffeine habit a notch? Thanks to health-boosting trends like Bulletproof coffee or collagen in your coffee, you can.

And with this Mr. Coffee Coffee Maker, you can set a brew schedule for the coffee to be ready on your terms when you wake up. The Grab-A-Cup auto pause function saves you from those messy situations when you just can’t wait for the entire pot to be ready.

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Check out a few of our favorite coffee hacks to boost your health, and then use this top-notch coffee maker to brew up your favorite new concoction.

7 Healthy Coffee Hacks to Try Right Now

If you’ve been searching for a way to add a healthy twist to your morning caffeine habit, try one of these tricks to double the duty of your daily elixir. We sorted through the beans to find what would pass our filter.

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1. Cocoa Powder

Yep, you read that right — chocolate and coffee. But we’re not advocating for just any old chocolate. Add high-quality cocoa powder to activate the chocolate’s anti-inflammatory benefits.

Make it: Add one teaspoon of ground cocoa to the bottom of your cup before filling her up. Or, add one tablespoon to your coffee grounds before brewing.

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2. Butter

Is butter a carb? Mean Girls might have gotten that one wrong, but what they never anticipated was the seemingly indulgent addition to coffee. Bulletproof brew aficionados swear by the filling and energizing effects of sliding a tablespoon of clarified butter into their brew.

Make it: Add 1-2 tablespoons of grass-fed, unsalted butter or ghee to brewed coffee. Mix in a blender for 20 to 30 seconds until your concoction looks like a creamy latte.

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3. Collagen

It’s not just for skin creams; collagen peptides are now also the buzziest coffee additive to hit the market. These proteins — found in the cartilage, bones and hides of cows — dissolve immediately and deliver 18 grams of protein per serving.

Make it: Add two tablespoons to brewed coffee, and stir until dissolved. Pro tip: Add the powder slowly, while stirring, to avoid clumping.

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4. Protein Powder

You want a smoothie, but you need your caffeine. The solution? A smoothie that uses java satisfies the need for some protein and for feeling like a fully functioning human.

Make it: Chill leftover coffee in the fridge. Add a 1/2-cup of cold coffee (or a 1/4-cup of cold brew if the struggle is real) to your normal protein smoothie and blend.

5. Peppermint Extract

With its power to help digestive issues and soothe sore muscles, why wait until the holidays to enjoy a little minty goodness in your cuppa?

Make it: Add 4-5 drops of peppermint extract to your coffee; stir to combine.

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6. Bone Broth

Devotees of this trend add it to their mug for its all-star team of nutritional standouts: collagen, glucosamine and chondroitin. The easiest way to top yourself off: a scoop of bone broth concentrate will make this the best part of waking up.

Make it: Mix one heaping scoop of bone broth protein in one cup of coffee until dissolved.

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7. Cinnamon

Sprinkling it in your cup? You’re doing it wrong. For optimal flavor and benefits, brew your coffee with a cinnamon stick. This spice has been shown to reduce inflammation and help with fat burning.
Make it: Add 1/8 teaspoon of ground cinnamon per cup of coffee grounds while brewing.

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