New year, new health and wellness goals? These lattes from local coffee shops and cafés feature superfood ingredients, and they might just be the perfect way to jumpstart your morning.
Located inside a repurposed 1920s church, The Congregation offers standard pour overs, lattes, and macchiatos, as well as unique creations like the Maple Beetroot Latte. The drink features beetroot, which is said to improve heart health and reduce blood pressure, and espresso, maple syrup, and steamed milk. The Congregation, 9321 Rosa Parks Blvd., Detroit; 313-307-5518; thecongregationdetroit.com
Folk Detroit has a Golden Turmeric Chai on its menu. Turmeric, which comes from a flowering plant in the ginger family, is a potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, while chai is known for aiding digestion and boosting heart health. Order the tea on its own, or pair it with milk or a milk alternative for a delicious latte option. Folk Detroit, 1701 Trumbull Ave., Detroit; 313-742-2672; folkdetroit.com
Ann Arbor-based Lab Cafe’s Ginger & Beetroot Latte is a perfectly pink drink. Pairing well with beetroot, ginger is an antioxidant that can lower the risk of infections and soothe nausea and chronic indigestion. It may also improve brain function. The drink is completed with agave and oat milk. Lab Cafe, 505 Liberty St. #300, Ann Arbor; 734-827-2233; facebook.com/labcafe
Drip House Coffee Co.
Adding another colorful concoction to the list, Drip Coffee House Co.’s menu features the Blue Butterfly Latte. The drink combines honey, milk, and blue butterfly pea powder. The powder, which is made from dried butterfly pea flowers, is said to support skin and hair health. Studies show that it may stabilize blood sugar levels and help with weight loss as well. The coffee shop also offers a Seaside Latte, which combines the powder with matcha and house-made lavender syrup. Drip House, 1336 S. Main St; Ann Arbor; 734-800-4135; driphousecoffee.com
Thrive Juicery offers espresso shots, americanos, and the option to add a cold-pressed juice shot to seasonal lattes. One of its wellness staples is the Chagaccino Latte, a combination of chaga mushrooms, cinnamon, cacao, monk fruit, vanilla, espresso, and your choice of milk. Studies show that chaga mushrooms may boost immunity, help with long-term inflammation, and lower blood sugar and cholesterol. Thrive Juicery, 2420 E. Stadium St., Ann Arbor; 734-585-5221; thrive-juicery.com
Birmingham Roast and Royal Oak Roast
While offering classic coffee creations like iced lattes, cappuccinos, cortados, and macchiatos, Birmingham Roast and Royal Oak Roast have also leaned into wellness options by allowing customers to add turmeric to their drinks. The modification is a must for cold and flu season. Birmingham Roast, 525 E. Brown St., Birmingham; 248-530-4314; and Royal Oak Roast, 25090 Woodward Ave., Royal Oak;248-535-9770; drinkroast.com