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Pain relief!



or sore? Turn your cup of caffeinate­d joe into an ache-fighting coffee mocktail! Caffeine makes you feel better fast two ways: It alleviates inflammati­on in your overworked muscles, and it slows the release of pain signals to your brain. Kick it up a notch with delicious ingredient­s like dark chocolate, pure maple syrup or warm cinnamon, and you’ve got an even better-for-you brew. The best part? “These fun, fresh drinks couldn’t be easier to make— or more tasty!” raves mixologist Sarah Wasser of Boston’s Pier 6 restaurant!

Feel upbeat and energized

with a Mexican Mocha!

“This rich drink is warm and sweet with a bit of spice,” Wasser says. And with the addition of dark chocolate, it not only zaps pain, it boosts your levels of the “feel-good” hormone serotonin to brighten your mood. Plus, it improves blood flow to the brain, so you feel more energized! 5 oz. brewed hot coffee 2 Tbs. mini dark chocolate chips ❏ Pinch cayenne pepper ✤ Add ingredient­s to large mug or heat-safe glass; stir until chocolate is fully dissolved. Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cocoa powder, if desired.

Relieve joint aches with a Chai Roast Mocktail!

This mocktail mixes the warm spices of chai tea with coffee for a comforting drink that combines the benefits of caffeine with cinnamon’s inflammati­onbusting compounds, plus ginger’s pain-fighting chemicals, which work like aspirin and ibuprofen. And milk is wellknown for its bone-building benefits!

1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon 1/8 tsp. ground ginger Pinch nutmeg 1 green cardamom pod, finely crushed 2 Tbs. coffee grounds Milk or cream, to taste

✤ Add cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cardamom to coffee grounds, then brew as usual. Stir chai coffee and milk together in large mug or heat-safe glass.

Soothe away soreness with a Maple Java!

“Coffee and vanilla are a natural pairing—adding maple takes it to the next level” in flavor and in health perks, Wasser raves. Pure maple syrup’s 24 different antioxidan­ts fight the cell-damaging free radicals that can cause muscle soreness and cartilage damage.

5 oz. brewed hot coffee 2 tsp. pure maple syrup 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract

✤ Add ingredient­s to a large mug or heat-safe glass; stir. Garnish with a pinch of ground cinnamon, if desired.

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