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Vegan Turmeric + Cinnamon Pancake Recipe

Posted by Lisa Pastor on

Adding turmeric to your pancake batter is one of the most unique ways to pack more health into your breakfast, and by pairing it with cinnamon, you can create a nutritionally superior version of the average flapjack. Turmeric and cinnamon are a powerful duo and adding them to your pancakes will give your breakfast a vibrant golden color and an anti-oxidant boost.

This recipe is inspired by one of our favorite vegan blogs, Produce on Parade. You can follow Katie’s full recipe by adding 1 cup of canned pumpkin to get your pumpkin fix!

These pancakes are a healthy and easy way to feed lots of family and friends over your eventful holiday weekend!

Ingredients

  • 1 ¬Ĺ cups white or wholemeal spelt flour

  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar

  • 1 tbsp ground flaxseed

  • 1 tbsp baking powder

  • 1 tsp ground turmeric

  • ¬Ĺ tsp ground cinnamon

  • ¬ľ tsp table salt

  • 1 ¬Ĺ cups nondairy milk

  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar

  • 3 tbsp coconut oil, melted

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

To serve

  • ¬Ĺ tsp vegan butter

  • Drizzle of maple syrup

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. Once mixed, gradually whisk in the remaining wet ingredients until smooth.

  2. Heat a cast iron pan over medium to high and coat with coconut oil. Once hot, pour batter onto skillet, using approximately 1/4 cups for each pancake. Cook until edges begin to dry, then flip and cook the other side until golden. Repeat with remaining batter and serve hot with maple syrup and vegan butter. Makes about 8 pancakes.

  3. Enjoy!

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Raw Vegan Chocolate-Beet Cheesecake

Posted by Lisa Pastor on

Loaded with healthy fats, powerful antioxidants, and inflammation-fighting adaptogens, this raw vegan chocolate-beet cheesecake featuring Copper Cup Red latte mix checks off all the health boxes. Most importantly, though, it’s lick-the-bottom-of-the-pan delicious!

 

Ingredients

Crust

1/2 cup raw almonds (or your preferred nut)

1 tbsp maple syrup or agave nectar

1 tbsp coconut oil 

1 tbsp cocoa powder 

 

Filling

1 scoop or sachet of Copper Cup Red latte mix 

1 cup raw cashews, pre-soaked and strained 

5 tbsp almond milk (unsweetened vanilla or plain)

3 tbsp maple syrup or agave nectar

3 tbsp coconut oil 

Pinch of salt 

 

Instructions

Crust

Combine all ingredients together in food processor. Pulse to mix. 

Press into an 8‚ÄĚ pan and place in fridge to chill.

 

Filling

Combine all ingredients together in blender. Blend until smooth. 

Remove pan from fridge and pour filling in. Smooth until even. 

Place in fridge for 3-4 hours or overnight.

 

 

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Supergreens Protein Power Smoothie Recipe

Posted by Lisa Pastor on

Channel your inner Pop Eye morning, noon, or night with this protein power smoothie featuring Copper Cup Supergreens latte mix. Pro tip: do a bicep flex as you gulp for optimal enjoyment.

 

Ingredients

1 scoop or sachet of Copper Cup Supergreens latte mix

1 cup fresh or frozen spinach 

1 banana

1 cup blueberries 

1 serving of your preferred protein powder

1 cup water or milk 

1 cup ice (optional)

 

Instructions

Add all ingredients to blender. Blend to desired consistency. Sit back, sip, and enjoy!

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Turmeric for the treatment and prevention of Alzheimer’s

Posted by Season Hughes on

Elderly people in India have the lowest incidence of Alzheimer‚Äôs in the world‚ÄĒonly 1%. Scientists believe it is turmeric, a staple of the Indian diet, that causes such a low rate of the disease.


Ancient Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine have used turmeric to treat a variety of ailments, from colic, to menstrual irregularities, even flatulence. Now modern medicine is finding that turmeric could prevent and even treatment Alzheimer’s disease.


Before we look at some of the research, let’s take a second to ask: What is it that makes turmeric so healthy anyways and how to consume it?


Bioavailable Curcumin


The answer is Curcumin. Curcumin is the compound in turmeric that researchers are finding evidence could be responsible for the treatment and prevention in Alzheimer’s disease. Many people think they can just eat turmeric by itself to get its benefits, but really, curcumin is not bioavailable unless consumed with piperine (the active element in black pepper), and fat. Think about it: why do Indian curries often include black pepper and always butter? They're making their curcumin bulletproof! That is why Copper Cup turmeric latte contains black pepper and fat-rich coconut milk powder.


Now the Science


In 2002, scientists at UCLA studied the effects of curcumin on elderly rats. They found it suppressed oxidative (toxic) brain damage and reduced beta-amyloid, a protein that clumps up into a plaque in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients. The rats who took turmeric supplements also performed better in maze tests. A second study by the same group of scientists found doses of turmeric reduced beta-amyloid buildup, and lowered inflammation and oxidation.


A separate study in 2009 demonstrated optimized turmeric extract, enriched with both curcumin and turmerones (another compound of turmeric), performed better at inhibiting the aggregation and release than of pure curcumin alone.


Three years later, in 2012, scientists administered curcumin to groups of fruit flies exhibiting Alzheimer’s symptoms through genetic manipulation. The flies who received in lived up to 75% longer and maintained their mobility compared to flies who did not receive the curcumin.


Studies continue to research the interaction between properties of turmeric and the proteins linked to Alzheimer’s disease, including a 2017 study in Naples designed to isolate and monitor these interactions.


Conclusion


What it boils down to is promising findings that the properties of turmeric act as anti-oxidants, anti-inflammatories and, specifically, clearers of the beta-amyloid proteins that are a prominent characteristic of Alzheimer’s disease.


Sources

Bone, Kerry. "Turmeric and prevention of Alzheimer's disease. (Phytotherapy Review & Commentary)." Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients, Nov. 2002, p. 154. General OneFile, http://link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/A93736450/ITOF?u=sfpl_main&sid=ITOF&xid=ba593c78. Accessed 11 Mar. 2018.


"Findings from University of Naples Federico II Reveals New Findings on Alzheimer Disease (Investigating the Neuroprotective Effects of Turmeric Extract: Structural Interactions of beta-Amyloid Peptide with Single Curcuminoids)." Health & Medicine Week, 20 Jan. 2017, p. 782. Academic OneFile, http://link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/A477565922/AONE?u=sfpl_main&sid=AONE&xid=33ae66a3. Accessed 11 Mar. 2018.


"HerbalScience Research Demonstrates that Optimized Turmeric Extract Inhibits Amyloid-Beta Accumulation, a Hallmark of Alzheimer's Disease." Biotech Business Week, 14 Sept. 2009, p. 99. General OneFile, http://link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/A207560365/ITOF?u=sfpl_main&sid=ITOF&xid=304f2300. Accessed 11 Mar. 2018.


Joychandra, O., and Varkung Valte. "A review--probable mechanism of action of curcumin for the treatment of Alzheimer disease (AD)." Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences, vol. 2, no. 2, 2013, p. 133+. Academic OneFile, http://link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/A362849683/AONE?u=sfpl_main&sid=AONE&xid=5cef9836. Accessed 11 Mar. 2018.


"Research Brief: Curry stems progress of Alzheimer's disease." GP, 13 Oct. 2006, p. 02. General OneFile, http://link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/A152695294/ITOF?u=sfpl_main&sid=ITOF&xid=02dbe2b6. Accessed 11 Mar. 2018.


"Turmeric-based drug effective on Alzheimer flies." Biotech Week, 29 Feb. 2012, p. 1942. Academic OneFile, http://link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/A283719240/AONE?u=sfpl_main&sid=AONE&xid=fbe672f3. Accessed 11 Mar. 2018.
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Two New Copper Cup Flavors - Red & Supergreens Lattes

Posted by Adam Braus on

My mama always told me that a colorful plate was a healthy one. So far Copper Cup has only had one bright, gold color, until today. 

We at Copper Cup are pleased to reveal two new sister flavors to the original Turmeric Latte: the Red and Supergreens Lattes!

(We also added Gift Cards and $10 Gift Wrapping on any order) :D

These two new sister flavors fulfill the same promise of Copper Cup's Turmeric Latte, but using different delicious and healthy ingredients. Both of the new flavors are organic, vegan, and caffeine free. Both are safe and healthy for children and adults to drink. Both include powerful adaptogenic spices, similar in strength to turmeric, that will give you energy while making you feel your absolute best.

So what is in them?

New Organic Ingredients

The Red Latte includes: a Beet-Raspberry blend, Coconut Milk, Coconut Sugar, Schisandra Berries, Cayenne, Ginger, and Vanilla.

The Supergreens Latte includes: Wheatgrass, Spirulina, Chlorella, Coconut Milk, Coconut Sugar, Ginseng, Ginger, and Vanilla.

How We Developed the Two New Recipes 

Sometimes people ask about how we make Copper Cup, so here's the insider scoop about how to make an awesome new food recipe. Just go for it!

When I started experimenting with new flavors, I always started with organic, vegan, and caffeine free ingredients. Like the turmeric latte, I wanted to ditch caffeine and instead deliver energy to people using adaptogenic herbs and spices. Energy without the jitters! Each of the new flavors starts with superfoods and then adds a medicinal dose of one or more powerful adaptogens.

The Supergreens Latte is very green. When you first smell it, you'll think we just sent you matcha. Do not be fooled. There is no matcha and no caffeine in this mix. What you are smelling is our own developed supergreens blend of Wheatgrass, Spirulina, and Chlorella which together provide hard-to-get phytonutrients, chlorophyll, and plant amino acids. To this superfood base, we added the ancient adaptogen Ginseng. This ultra-powerful adaptogenic herb that 

I always had a hunch that the Supergreens Latte was going to be a hit, but it took some time and experimentation to figure out the Red Latte recipe.

At first I was trying to make a blue latte using organic blueberry, but it doesn't dissolve in milk. Then I tried to make a purple latte with taro and the adaptogen maca, but the flavor was too starchy and thick. I had tasted "Beet Lattes" before at a few cafes, but I know not everyone loves beets, so I was steering away from that. I experimented with strawberries, raspberries, and pomegranates, and had a lot of luck with raspberries. That lead me to the big discovery! Raspberries covered over the grassiness of beets! And so a beet-raspberry became the base of the Red Latte. 

The Red Latte still needed its superfood. Using the color red as my guide I honed in on Schisandra Berry and Cayenne Pepper. You probably haven't heard of Schisandra Berry, but please please please check it out. Schisandra Berry is a very potent adaptogen. Like all adaptogens it has been proven to reduce levels of the stress hormone (cortisol) in the body, reduce feelings of fatigue, and increase energy levels. Each adaptogen has its own strength, and Schisandra Berry's is providing a burst of clean, warm energy to your body and mood.

Saddled up with Schisandra Berry is Cayenne Pepper. In the Turmeric Latte, Cayenne Pepper is just for a bit of spice, but in the Red Latte, we've more than quadrupled the amount of Cayenne upping in to a medicinal dose. (Don't worry, the beet-raspberry base makes it not too spicy). Cayenne Pepper increases circulation, bodily warmth, and energy. All that heat and circulation makes it a known and popular aphrodisiac. Please use Copper Cup Red Latte responsibly! :D

The Next Step: Gratitude

Copper Cup has been running and growing for two full years now, and we feel that these new flavors are really a sign of the times. Copper Cup is getting all grown up :*). 

We could never have accomplished even one step of this journey of making an incredible new product and growing company without the help of everyone of you, whether you've only tried samples sachets or if you are a Copper Cup lifer, we survive and thrive together as a community of people who believe that food is sacred and is medicine for our spirits and our bodies. So thank you, thank you, thank you for every time you supported Copper Cup by sharing us with your friends, families, colleagues, and communities. 

What's on the horizon for Copper Cup? You tell us! :D

Thanks!

Adam & Kat

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