Vanilla, bro?

Raw Vanilla Mornings

Vanilla, bro?

“Raw vanilla” sounds like how you might refer to that boat shoe-wearing Chive-reading bro that lives in your apartment or maybe the porn site your boyfriend likes. Both wrong, but of course if any of that is your reality, for this I’m sorry.

 Raw vanilla powder is a superfood from the ground fruit of the vanilla orchid that contains B-complex, calcium, magnesium, potassium, manganese, iron, and zinc. It’s much more than for baking, fatty. Vanilla beans may in fact be anticarcinogenic, reduce chromosomal damage caused by x-ray and ultraviolet light, antimicrobial, an antioxidant, and an immune system booster.


Start every morning with a little vanilla. Add it to your iced coffee instead of that tacky artificial sweetener. It is said to reduce anxiety and depression levels and quell nausea, so along with the caffeine, you’ll be much better morning company, especially after last night. Use with your face cleanser for a skin-clearing and anti-aging scrub and add to a hot bath for its inflammatory and pain relieving properties. Dump some in a green smoothie and you’re good to go. It was also thought to be an aphrodisiac by the ancient Mayans. Feeling better? How’s that for vanilla, bro?