There is a healthier latte that my husband and I enjoy from time to time. We call it “fancy coffee” that we make with our Ninja coffee bar. A healthier latte is one without artificial ingredients. It’s not about the cream that’s put in coffee; it is the type of cream. I have for you a wonderful blend of real, healthy ingredients to make a fancy coffee at home.
Here are three reasons you should start making your coffee this way and at home rather than at your favorite “Popular Coffee Joint”. This may or may not be Starbuck’s, but essentially all the chain coffees are the same unless you have a local coffee shop that serves real, wholesome ingredients. The “healthiest coffee” would be black coffee or coffee with only coconut oil. These are good too, but if we like a treat once in a while we don’t have to feel guilty about it.
Ingredients in creamers
- The dry creamers don’t even have dairy; rather, they are filled with corn syrup solids and other artificial ingredients. These are terrible and you should stop using dry dairy-free creamers. Check your ingredients in the refrigerated types first as some of those may be okay.
Ingredients in Popular Coffee Joint lattes
- Food Babe goes on about this, but basically the same as the above. Nothing you want in your body and the sugar content is over the roof.
Price of Popular Coffee Joint drinks
- We all know it cost about $5 every time you want a fancy coffee.
Ingredients in a Healthier Coffee
- Whole milk, coconut milk, or almond milk
- Blackstrap Molasses ( you can sub with maple syrup)
- Maple Syrup/Honey
- Coconut Oil
Why Coconut Oil in Coffee?
Coconut oil is metabolized in such a way that it does not store as fat but provides lasting energy. The medium chain triglycerides in coconut oil apparently reduce aging and increase weight loss results. Pairing it with coffee is a nice addition. Coconut oil also helps boost the immune system and keep you feeling full. I talk more about coconut oil benefits in my Freezer Fudge post. Do not use too much coconut oil if you’ve never done it before (can cause gastric emptying.. if you’re not used to it). Stick with the 1 tsp or less if you’d like and go from there.
Fresh Flavors: Make a quick healthy latte with milk, coconut oil, and a healthy sweetener.