Laird Superfood™ Peruvian Medium Roast Organic Fair Trade Coffee, 14oz. ($14.99) Also available in Whole Bean.
I’m going to be perfectly honest–when I drink coffee, it’s usually full of sugary crap and artificial flavoring. So I was very interested in seeing if I could even really appreciate some good quality coffee that is packaged in a way that keeps it fresh. I tried this as regular coffee, and also in a french press, and I was pretty impressed with the flavor. But I really love that this organic coffee is a product of sustainability and social responsibility.
Laird Superfood Creamer™ Original Flavor, Powder Form ($16.95) Also available in Mocha flavor.
Like I said before, I tend to drown my coffee in stuff like creamer and sugar, so I was really curious about this “superfood creamer” stuff, which is made of coconut milk powder (for flavor), coconut sugar (for sweetness), red marine algae (for calcium), red palm oil and coconut oil (for healthy fats). It’s dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, soy-free, and non-GMO. I liked it a LOT. It mixed in easily and it was nice knowing that I was putting beneficial whole foods into my body, instead of mystery chemicals. The only problem for me is that one serving is only two teaspoons, and I just wanted to dump a few tablespoons into my coffee so that it would be sweeter and creamier.
Just a heads up… per the Laird Superfood website, this is “not your regular coffee creamer for your average coffee drinker, this is used as fuel for top physical performance, and must be blended.” While it can be added to anything–coffee, cococa, tea, smoothies–extremely vigorous blending is required. You can use the Laird Superfood™ Stainless Steel Beverage Hand Blender ($14.95) with the Laird Superfood™ 15 oz Ceramic Mixing Mug ($8.00), which is barrel shaped so that coffee won’t splash out when the hand blender is used with it. I’m not sure if my little T-Rex arms are cut out for this method, because I couldn’t get it to emulsify completely, and ended up with a layer of globby yellow healthy fats floating on top of my coffee. I tried using my immersion blender instead, and it quickly got the job done–and it was deliciously creamy and perfect.
Perfect for when you’re on the go, Instafuel is a mix of Laird’s arabica coffee and Superfood creamer–just mix with hot water! I found that it mixed easily with hot water and a spoon. This is great when you don’t want to make a whole pot of coffee.
This organic powdered blend of four mushrooms helps endurance (cordyceps), recovery (chaga), brain health (Lion’s mane) and immune system function (maitake). The instructions say to mix one teaspoon into coffee, tea, juice, or a smoothie once a day, and that you may want to double the dose for the first three weeks to accelerate results. I wasn’t overly fond of this in my coffee or tea, because of the flavor, and a lot of it just seemed to sink to the bottom. As we get into cold and flu season, I’m definitely going to try mixing this into my protein shakes to help me boost my immune system!
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