This Easy-To-Make Iced Coffee is Good For Your Hormones
Iced coffee is a delicious—some would say entirely essential—refreshment come spring. Packing everybody's favourite pick-me-up (caffeine) plus a bevy of other delicious things, there's no denying it's a tasty treat. Unfortunately, despite the fact coffee contains protective antioxidants and has even been shown to decrease skin cancer risk, it can play havoc with your hormones. Studies indicate caffeine can alter levels of both oestrogen as well as stress hormones—not great. But before you completely ditch your favourite beverage, know there are things you can do to offset any ill effects. (Step #1: Make it yourself.)
According to Well + Good ditching sugar and dairy, and adding in superfoods can go a long way to boosting the health benefits of the humble iced coffee. The publication snagged the recipe for the Insta-famous Shroom Shake from Lifehouse Tonics in Hollywood. (Great news for anyone not planning a trip the the States anytime soon.) In addition to coffee, the shake contains healthy things like coconut oil, nut milk and nut butter, and adaptogens—natural ingredients believed to help the body acclimate to stress. Also, it's DELICIOUS. The best bit? It's easy to make at home so you can get a better-for-you caffeine fix whenever the craving strikes.
Keep scrolling for the recipe below.
Lifehouse Tonics’ Shroom Shake
1 cup cold brew coffee
1/2 cup coconut/cashew/almond milk (or a blend)
1 tsp of your preferred adaptogenic powder (like Loving Earth's Maca Powder, $8)
1 tbsp nut butter
1 tsp coconut oil
1 tsp mesquite
Pinch of vanilla bean powder
1 tsp cacao powder (optional)
Combine all ingredients in a blender with ice and blitz.
Add your favourite sweetener (raw honey is a good one) to taste.