About Coffee Beans
Coffee Beans are actually seeds from the coffee plant, but are referred to as “beans” because they look like beans. 75 – 80% of the coffee produced world wide is Arabica coffee and 20% is Robusta coffee. Robusta coffee is much more highly caffeinated.
Nutrition Benefits of Coffee
For every 8 articles you find that say how you should cut coffee, you’ll find 10 articles that say how you should drink it. Clearly, certain people should not consume coffee – like pregnant women, people with high blood pressure, high anxiety individuals, etc. There has been a lot of research on coffee and coffee contains a lot of various antioxidants. Some research has linked benefits of coffee to type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, reduced risk of Dimentia, Alzheimers, and Parkinson’s, cancer fighter, liver benefits, and others.
We call our superfood smoothie recipes that use coffee as an ingredient, “CappuGreenos”.
We recommend you buy organic coffee. Coffee is one of those ingredients that gets heavily sprayed with pesticides.
Our recipes call for 1 Tbsp of coffee beans in a 24oz superfood smoothie. You can add or reduce according to desired flavor of caffeine amounts. You can also use decaf.
You can use ground coffee, but we then suggest starting with just 1 tsp of ground coffee, tasting, and then adding to your liking.
The blender will not liquefy the beans – it will still have some coffee bits. The cool thing with this is that while your stomach digests these bits of coffee, it creates a time-release effect on the caffeine, giving you much more balanced energy levels.Nutrition Facts