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Maple Steamer

Maple Steamer

A steamer is essentially just steamed milk and whatever flavoring you want to add. I used to drink steamers all the time when I worked at the juice & coffee bar of a Wild Oats back in college. I hadn’t get started to appreciate coffee and one can only drink so many green juices and whey smoothies in a shift. Flash forward to now and my steamer sipping has been replaced by strong espresso containing flat whites and lattes. I love my espresso.

However, giving up caffeine leading up to a race is a great strategy for athletes looking to increase their race day sensitivity to the (legal) performance enhancing substance. So as my marathon race looms a week out, I’ve ditched all caffeine. And it’s not the most fun but it did bring me back to experimenting with steamers.



  • 1/2 cup Elmhurst Oat Milk

  • 1/2 cup Low Fat Goat Milk

  • 1 tbsp Maple Syrup

  • 1/4 tsp Black Maca

  • 1/4 tsp Cordyceps

  • 1/8 tsp Ginger

  • 1/8 tsp Pumpkin Spice Blend

  • 1 scoop Vital Protein Collagen

  • Pinch Salt

Place all powders in a mug. Mix the milks together and steam (or heat) until hot. Slowly pour into the mug and use a frothing wand to combine all the ingredients. Sip & enjoy!

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