Coffee Amplified: Coffee products to add to your supplement regimen
For coffee fiends, few things in life are as satisfying as a rich, hot cup of joe. You’ll often see these people, myself included, tightly clutching a mug with two hands just inches away from their face so they can fully enjoy the aroma in between sips. When it’s the first cup of the day, you’ll usually hear a few audible sighs during this process, the classic coffee drinker ‘ahhhhhhhhhh’ for instance, a clear sign that this person is not to be bothered until they have finished that first cup.
But if you’re a fitness fanatic, bodybuilder or just trying to drop some weight, odds are you’re not gonna ditch the coffee, and that can wreak havoc on your plan. If you drink your coffee straight black, the effects to your diet are minimal. But most people like to add sugar, milk, cream and various other flavorings that are full of fat and calories -- which will throw off your diet.
Overall, coffee has a vast array of benefits, but if you’re a caffeine fiend none of that matters. What matters is that you get your coffee fix and no diet or fitness plan is going to change that. But fear not fellow caffeine fiends, there are some really innovative coffees and coffee additives for the health conscious consumers on the market that can make a big impact on your daily ritual.
Milk, sugar and/or cream is a big no-no on most diet plans, which becomes a big problem if you add any of them to your coffee. Here’s a look at some diet-friendly substitutes that can help minimize the impact.
MAN sports Iso Amino Coffee Creamer Bliss: If you like flavored coffee creamers like french vanilla, hazelnut or pumpkin spice, Coffee Creamer Bliss has some really exciting benefits. Each scoop is loaded with 5 grams of healthy BCAAs with a strong 2:1:1 ratio. That really comes in handy if you work out regularly because those BCAAs help to repair muscle damage with igniting lean muscle growth. It’s totally free of gluten, dairy, sugar and calories.
BPI Sports Keto Bomb: Geared toward the Keto and low-carbohydrate diets, Keto Bomb is a great substitute for milk/cream and sugar for any fitness plan. It’s a great source of MCTs, electrolytes and essential fats and offers a nice boost of energy as well.
Quest MCT Oil Powder: Also a favorite of Keto and low-carb dieters, this creamy mix delivers medium chain triglycerides and fatty acids. It’s also a great substitute to use when cooking and baking.
Keto Bomb and MCT Oil Powder together make a great combo and you can save a few bucks purchasing them together.
Primeforce Keto Shake: Another Keto-based cream substitute that’s sugar free, Keto Shake features 13 grams of fat, 7 grams of protein and just 4 grams of net carbs to support optimal ketone production and metabolism.
You can have your beloved coffee and combine it with some extra antioxidants, vitamins and minerals too. Four Stigmatic’s line of mushroom coffees has been blowing up in popularity and if you’re searching for a healthier option than just plain old coffee, it’s certainly worth a try. And not to worry, these instant mixes don’t taste like mushrooms at all, they just taste like coffee.
Mushroom Coffee mix with Cordyceps and Chaga: Contains Cordyceps and Chaga mushrooms that are powerful antioxidants and support the immune system, energy and stamina. It’s completely Organic, Vegan, Paleo, sugar-free, dairy-free.
Mushroom Coffee mix with Lion's Mane and Chaga: Excellent source of support for focus, productivity and creativity. It’s organic, vegan and paleo friendly.
Mushroom Coffee mix with Green Coffee Bean Extract: Utilizes Mycotoxin free 100% Arabica coffee beans and is loaded with chaga and maitake mushrooms as well as green coffee beans. The chaga mushrooms are a dynamic antioxidant while the maitake mushrooms support healthy glycemic balance. Green coffee beans are a great for your metabolism.