This recipe was contributed by Nutrition Resident Maddy Delery, MS @maddeats__
Did you know that coffee is a DNA methylation adaptogen? Thanks to two amazing polyphenols, caffeic acid and chlorogenic acid, coffee has been solidly associated with longevity.
If you are looking to upgrade your morning java or simply not a fan of plain black coffee, this recipe might be just the solution you’re looking for.
Instead of just adding honey or syrup and almond milk, transform your cup of coffee into a power drink that not only gives you energy and nutrients but also prevents a blood sugar rollercoaster by adding these epinutrient-rich foods:
- Raw almonds are a great source of fiber, as well as protein, vitamin E, and riboflavin. Riboflavin, along with niacin, is essential for both the methylation and folate cycles.
- Cinnamon is packed with DNA methylation-balancing epinutrients such as kaempferol, proanthocyanidin, and quercetin.
- And dates are a great source of not only energy, fat, and fiber, but also have a role in disease prevention through their anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It is the high flavonoid content in dates that helps support epigenetics due to the anti-mutagenic and anti-carcinogenic factors.
When I first made this drink, to my surprise, I was blown away! It was a thick, creamy, clean latte that had me wanting to go back for more and I hope you’ll enjoy it too.