Coffee Smoothies To Help Achieve Your Weight Loss Goals

Coffee has many nutritional benefits, but too much can have negative effects on the human body. Coffee alone won't help you lose noticeable amounts of weight, but it can slightly boost weight loss or help to prevent pesky weight gain. Remember! As mentioned in Wild Foods' previous article about the nutritional value of coffee and "How Does Coffee Affect Your Digestion", only 8 ounces a day is the safe amount of coffee to consume to benefit from the delectable beverage.

Although research about the effects of coffee and weight loss are not definitive, there are a few working theories about how coffee (due to its caffeine content) might affect your weight. These theories include appetite suppression by reducing the feeling of hunger and burning calories by increasing energy when you're at rest.

How Can Coffee Support Your Weight Loss Goals?

As mentioned above, coffee (due to its caffeine content) can affect your weight. It can do this by appetite suppression and by burning calories while your body is at rest.

Appetite Suppression

Coffee contains phytochemical compounds called chlorogenic acids. These compounds are naturally occurring acids in roasted coffee beans. These acids are what "suppresses" hunger and curves your appetite temporarily. You can also find these naturally occurring acids in fruits and vegetables like apples, pears, strawberries, pineapple, and blueberries.

Coffee already has an impressive list of health benefits, including antioxidants and nutrients that highly benefit the human body. When you need to focus and shake off some of that sleepiness, be sure to reach for that cup of coffee. Maybe try a little decaf and organic coffee, easy on the sugar and creamer, or maybe even none at all, if you want to enjoy the full benefits coffee, has to offer.

Decaf coffee is the king of reducing hunger and suppressing your appetite due to its protein known as "PYY". This protein helps to reduce your desire to eat. The sharpened focus due to caffeine intake may also have a little something to do with that suppressed appetite.

Increase Base Metabolic Rate

Coffee is known to increase your energy, which in return can sharpen your focus. Because of this increase in energy, thermogenesis takes place causing your body to generate heat and energy from digesting food, thus burning calories.

Wild Foods BEST Coffee!

Wild Foods coffee beans are the cleanest, most wild beans we could find out of dozens of coffees we've tested. These premium grade beans are from small-farms, are Fair Trade certified, and are single-origin sourced and freshly roasted in small batches.

  • Peru Medium Roast - The Peru Wild Coffee bean has a smooth, slightly nutty taste with an unassuming and consistent body that doesn't over impose on the palette. It's the kind of bean that appeals to the light and dark coffee drinkers alike!
  • Sidamo Medium Roast - The Wild Sidamo is our medium roast single-origin blend of Ethiopian beans. It is fruity and floral with hints of blueberry.
  • Mexico Dark Roast - Mexico Dark is a dark roast bean from the Chiapas region of Mexico. It is nutty with notes of caramel and slight baker's chocolate.

Wild Foods Favorite Coffee Smoothie Recipes

Fall is right around the corner despite the 100 degrees here in Texas! Here at Wild Foods, we are gearing up for fall, but the Texan way. Serving up fall-inspired smoothies that will have your taste buds jumping with joy, but keeping you cool at the same time in this hot weather!

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Pumpkin Spice Smoothie
  • 1/2 cup organic pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup milk or coconut water (100% coconut water, no added sugars)¬†
  • 1/2 cup coffee
  • 1 banana¬†
  • 2 tablespoon organic maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon Wild Vanilla Powder‚Äć
  • Pinch of ground cloves
  • Pinch of allspice
  • Handful of ice¬†


Mocha on Ice Smoothie

1 cup coffee

1 banana

2 tablespoon Wild Cocoa Powder

1/2 teaspoon Wild Vanilla Powder

2 packets of organic sweetener

1/4 cup milk or coconut water (100% coconut water, no added sugars) 

Handful of ice


Caramel Apple Smoothie

1 cup coffee

1/2 banana

4 tablespoons apple cider

1/2 cup plain greek yogurt

1 tablespoon caramel sauce

1/2 teaspoon Wild Vanilla Powder

Handful of ice


Toasted Marshmallow Smoothie

1 cup coffee

1 banana

1/4 cup milk or coconut water (100% coconut water, no added sugars) 

1 tablespoon caramel sauce

1/2 teaspoon Wild Vanilla Powder

Toasted marshmallow creamer (start with a tiny bit, taste, and add more if needed - also look for one with a coconut cream base)

Handful of ice


Apple Pie Smoothie

1 cup coffee

4 tablespoons apple cider

1/2 cup plain greek yogurt

1/2 banana

1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice

1/2 teaspoon Wild Vanilla Powder

Handful of ice

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Coffee is more than a delightful beverage, it has become apart of our morning routine! It's the smell of freshly brewed coffee that gets us out of bed in the morning. It's the taste of freshly roasted beans, brewed to perfection with a kick of caffeine that starts our day.

Commonly Asked Questions

Which coffee is best for weight loss?

Since the stimulant caffeine is the biggest contributor to weight loss, a light roast black coffee is probably your best bet. Contrary to popular belief, light roast coffees have MORE caffeine than a dark roast, even if dark roast tastes stronger.

How do I brew my coffee for weight loss?

Whole bean light roast coffee that you freshly grind (at home). Drink your coffee black or add some Wild Cocoa Butter to add that extra flavor for those who don't like black coffee (put me in this category)!

What is the best creamer for weight loss?

Most creamers will not be conducive to your goals of supporting weight loss. If you must add creamer to your coffee, you'll want something with a coconut cream base. You may also want to try using almond milk in the place of creamer. In the end, black coffee is the best.

Does coffee reduce belly fat?

Coffee itself will not reduce belly fat, it would simply be a tool in your weight-loss toolbox to support your journey.

Resrouces

https://www.healthline.com/health/caffeine-effects-on-body#1

https://www.deathwishcoffee.com/blogs/news/can-coffee-suppress-my-appetite