We Tried It: Powered Up Coffee with Reishi + Collagen Protein

REISHI COFFEE
THE PRIMAL APPROACH with Nicole Gusé

Are you looking for a way to power up your morning coffee while adding in extra nutrients? Adding in Reishi mushroom and multi-collagen protein powder will give you the boost you need. Not to mention, this loaded coffee has the addition of cacao butter which contains healthy fats and theobromine, which enhances mood and energy levels.

Curious to know the health benefits of Reishi mushroom? After all, it is considered a ‘Supershroom’. According to Four Sigmatic:

“Reishi is used in herbal medicine as an adaptogen[*]. It helps your body adapt to stress. It is non-toxic and safe for long-term use. This grounding mushroom helps you to chill out and adapt to whatever life throws your way.”

Additionally, supplementing with collagen protein helps us deal with the decline in collagen production as we age. Dr. Axe of Ancient Nutrition states:

“As we age, our bodies’ natural production of collagen slows dramatically. Over 25? Your body is probably not replenishing collagen as quickly as you are losing it, since replenishment slows with age.

As your body slows its collagen production, you’ll typically end up with skin that “looks older” with less skin elasticity, vibrancy and hydration, creaky joints, or even gut disturbances. It could even mean thinner hair and brittle nails.”


POWERED UP COFFEE WITH REISHI + COLLAGEN PROTEIN

Espresso
1 scoop Dr. Axe Multi-Collagen Protein
Cacao butter (your preferred amount)
1tbsp. powdered Reishi
1 Medjool date
Nut milk, as needed

Blend ingredients in high powered blender.

To finish, top with cinnamon

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