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Healthier Latte

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 ...

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.

Healthier Latte

Healthier Latte

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. 

  1. 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. 
  2. 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.
  3. Price of Popular Coffee Joint drinks

    • We all know it cost about $5 every time you want a fancy coffee. 

Healthier Latte

Ingredients in a Healthier Coffee

  1. Whole milk, coconut milk, or almond milk
  2. Blackstrap Molasses ( you can sub with maple syrup)
  3. Maple Syrup/Honey
  4. 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. 

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Healthier Latte
This healthier latte recipe that will be nicer to your waistline, pockets, and energy levels.
Healthier Latte
Course Beverages
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings
regular coffee cup
Ingredients
Course Beverages
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings
regular coffee cup
Ingredients
Healthier Latte
Instructions
  1. Brew coffee as directed by your coffee machine. Make it extra strong compared to usual
  2. Steam the milk. Whole milk will froth the best. If you have a frother, use that when it's ready. If not, then just blend it in with the other ingredients.
  3. Add all ingredients to the coffee and half of the milk. Blend with a hand blender or use a regular blender (it will be hot!!). I suggest doing this in a larger cup than you'd expect if using a hand blender, it can get messy.
  4. Top with the rest of the frothed milk and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Blackstrap molasses will produce a stronger, less sweet flavor. Maple syrup is next sweetest. Then honey will be the sweetest option.

Use the measurements as a point to do the best amount for your taste buds. You may like it less sweet or more sweet. 

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Comments ( 8 )

  1. ReplyLeo Tat
    I have a coconut oil latte every morning. I make it using 1-2 tablespoons of coconut oil, Jersy cream full-fat milk, moka brewed coffee, and I mix it with a frother. It keeps me until lunch or dinner time. Been doing this for two years now. That's my breakfast/brunch.
    • ReplyMindy Voet
      That's awesome! That sounds very good. I agree it's nice to not want a snack mid-morning time.
  2. ReplyShevy
    This looks like a lot of work just for some coffee but it looks worth trying. It does look like an expensive cup of coffee lol. Never heard of coconut oil in coffee though. Interesting recipe
    • ReplyMindy Voet
      I agree it's not as easy as other options! I try to only make it about once a week when I have a little more time.
  3. ReplyHayley
    You had me sold at 'healthier' and at 'latte'. Anything healthy with coffee and I'm willing to try it :D This looks great! Especially with the latte art.
    • ReplyMindy Voet
      Great to hear! I agree healthy coffee is the best!
  4. ReplyAnastasia
    Oh my! I am intrigued. Love new types of coffee

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