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    9.29.15
    Because Why Not: 14 Ways To Celebrate National Coffee Day

    Happy National Coffee Day! Truthfully, we’re suppressing an eye roll over yet another day of celebration over something so small. And yet, we don’t need to be asked twice when it comes to the actual festivities. Recently, we’ve participated in holidays for donuts, yoga, ice cream, pancakes and, today, coffee. Because why not? 

    We’ve found a dozen great ideas from our own pages to help you celebrate National Coffee Day. Most of them are healthy hacks to upgrade that caffeinated cuppa. A few of them aren’t edible at all…

    scrub your body with it

    We love coffee scrubs! Not only do they smell incredible and help to wake us up, but luxe versions like Svelta’s coffee and raw sugar body scrub polishes and tones skin incredibly without being overly rough. 

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    try the 10 latte

    Want to kick it up and celebrate National Coffee Day in style? Head to one of L.A’s coolest coffee shops, Alfred Coffee and order the $10 Latte. 

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    pack it with protein

    Call us crazy, but we’re drinking protein powder in almost every cup of coffee we drink now! The texture can get a little chalky, but we’d hooked on the idea of getting the extra nourishment so easily. Try Sunwarrior’s vanilla flavor and throw it quickly in and out of the blender. 

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    try it in almond milk

    Pressed Juicery’s coffee almond milk is the ultimate cold, caffeinated treat. Fats from the almond milk keep the caffeine from hitting your bloodstream too quickly and the fresh vanilla bean rounds things out for the perfect flavor. We recommend drinking this straight or mixing it in smoothies, healthy popsicles and recipes of all kinds! 

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    mix it with gelatin

    This is the coffee upgrade of all coffee upgrades. Throw a tablespoon of responsibly sourced gelatin powder in your coffee and blend til frothy. You’ve never had a better cappuccino and the gelatin is packed with health benefits Read all about it here.  

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    make these coffee cups

    What would coffee by without dessert? Combine the two with these crazy, healthy coffee tahini cream cups that are actually amazingly clean. We love this recipe from Rawsome Vegan Baking. 

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    Add anandamide

    Chocolate and coffee make an ideal combination. Take things to the next level with Sun Potion’s Anandamide that includes raw cacao and a whole range of tonic herbs and spices. Get all the details in our superfood spotlight.

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    make it bulletproof

    Butter in your coffee? Absolutely. And if you haven’t tried it yet, we don’t know where you’ve been. Raw, grass-fed butter stirred in to hot black coffee is so indulgent you won’t believe it’s good for you, but it most definitely is. Read our interview with the Bulletproof team here.  

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    make coffee granola

    This grain-free granola recipe is filled with coffee, cacao, coconut, maple syrup and vanilla. With rich flavors like these, along with a dozen nuts and seeds, you’ll never miss the grains – one of our favorite granola recipes of all time.  

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    Add coconut butter

    Philosophie mama’s green, berry and cacao coconut butters are some of the best superfoods we’ve ever tasted. If you can resist eating these coconut butters straight from the bottle, add them to your coffee for a heavenly experience. 

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    make a scrub at home

    So, we’ve told you how much we love a good coffee scrub – how about making one at home? This DIY version from She’s In The Glow is as simple and effective as can be. Get the DIY here! 

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    take it as a supplement

    Green coffee bean powder contains quite a bit of caffeine too, but along with more powerful antioxidants that protect cells from toxins and DNA from damage. Read our superfood spotlight on the green goodness here.  

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    Add Cinnamon

    Those shakers full of cinnamon at coffee houses everywhere are much more powerful than they appear. Just a sprinkle of cinnamon has powerful nutritive qualities and helps to balance blood sugar while you sip on that cuppa joe.

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    recover from all the coffee!

    Once you’ve tried coffee all the ways, use this advice from holistic pro Ashley Neese. This tonic is designed to replenish your adrenals which can be taxed from too much caffeine! Get the recipe here. 

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    1. Just a heads up, Great Lakes is not a sustainably manufactured source of gelatin. They source from Brazil and Argentina. Argentina finishes their cattle on feed lots, with grain. Grass fed is very misleading and consumers should know that a company can slap “grass fed” on a container when their cattle have been fed grass once in their life. Look for pasture raised and pasture finished.

      Veronica | 09.30.2015 | Reply

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