Spices & Seasonings to Boost Coffees & Smoothies
Long before they were used in the culinary world, spices, herbs and plants were used throughout history for their medicinal purposes. Science has proven the many health benefits of spices and herbs.
At The Acoffeecary Shop, we infuse spices and herbs into our coffees and smoothies to boost health benefits and flavor. Here are a few of our favorites you can add to any of our drinks.
Tumeric Infused Latte or Smoothie:
Add to a latte for an earthy-sweet flavor. This spice is often used in curry’s and gives a yellow/orange color to what is is added to.
- Powerful antioxidant
- Fights oxidative damage
- Boosts the body’s own antioxidant enzymes
(J Nat Sci Biol Med. 2013 Jan-Jun; 4(1): 3–7.)
CBD Infused Latte or Smoothie:
The second most abundant compound in the cannabis plant, CBD is non-pyschoactive, meaning it will not get you “high.” We have a few pure, full spectrum products that can go nearly undetected in lattes or smoothies, or provide an earthy, woodsy and nutty taste.
- Pain management
- Manage mood, anxiety disorders
- Growing research shows it fights numerous diseases
Cardamon Infused Latte or Smoothie:
This spice originated in India and many identify it’s unique flavor in Indian cuisine. Cardamom seeds give a slightly sweet, floral flavor to our lattes and can be added to smoothies without detection (because of the 1-2 cups of fruits and veggies already included).
- Aids gas, bloating and stomach cramps
- Naturally freshens breathe
- May help manage blood pressure and diabetes
Cinnamon Infused Latte or Smoothie:
A popular spice, cinnamon is found in many recipes and baked goods. Blended smoothly with our coffees it adds a woodsy, sweet and savory flavor.
- Is a strong antioxidant activity
- Fights inflammation
- Been shown to lower cholesterol and triglycerides
- Can lower blood sugar and fasting blood sugars by 10-29% in diabetic patients
(Diabetes Obes Metab. 2009 Dec;11(12):1100-13. doi: 10.1111/j.1463-1326.2009.01094.x.)
Ginger Infused Latte or Smoothie:
This popular spice is chosen by many as an alternative medicine for many ailments. It adds a spicy, sweet flavor to smoothies and a slight “kick” to our lattes.
- Treats nausea, morning sickness and sea sickness
- Anti-inflammatory properties
- Helps with pain management
(Br J Anaesth. 2000 Mar;84(3):367-71., Pak J Biol Sci. 2011 Jul 1;14(13):715-9.)
Cayenne Infused Latte or Smoothie:
This pepper brings the spicy to different dishes. To our latte’s and smoothies, a little goes a long way to give a hint of spice and a little heat.
- Capsaicin, an active ingredient has been shown to reduce appetite
- Increases fat burning
(Br J Nutr. 2003 Sep;90(3):651-59., Physiol Behav. 2011 Mar 1; 102(3-4): 251–258.)
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