How would you like to enjoy a cinnamon herbal coffee latte made with superfoods and healthy fats that energizes and satisfies you without using caffeine, pasteurized milk or refined sugar? If your answer is yes, I have the perfect recipe for you! My Superfoods Cinnamon Coffee Latte is creamy, delicious and good for you too!
All over the internet everyone is talking about the benefits of adding coconut oil, MCT oil, XCT oil, or Brain Octane oil, and or pastured butter to their coffee. I already love adding pastured butter and coconut milk into my herbal coffee and have been enjoying it this way for years. Growing up my mom also like to blend butter and honey together and add it to teas and it was so good!
Since pastured grass-fed butter is also one of my favorite fats, the idea of combining it plus Brain Octane oil into one yummy coffee drink is the perfect match! I’d much rather add these fantastic fats in my coffee instead of coffee creamers made with hydrogenated unhealthy vegetable fats and corn syrup. If you are new to adding fats into your coffee please start with a small amount like 1 teaspoon each of the Brain Octane oil or coconut oil and butter and then go up from there.
The lovers of coffee made with fats rave about the great taste, fat burning benefits, energy boost and mental clarity it provides. One of the biggest advocates of coffee prepared this way is Dave Asprey. Dave got the idea to add butter and his Brain Octane oil, or XCT oil to his coffee when he visited Tibet and enjoyed tea made with yak butter. He created Bulletproof® coffee and it’s extremely popular. Dave Asprey’s Bulletproof® coffee uses a low toxin coffee and mixes it with a special supercharged coconut oil and grass-fed unsalted butter. If you want to find out more about the special oil he uses, click on this link for Brain Octane oil.
I know there has to be some adventurous herbal coffee drinkers who don’t drink regular coffee who would like to try some healthy fats and other superfoods in your coffee. My recipe is for all of you! I personally like drinking this coffee a few times per week for a great mid morning or afternoon snack. I would not recommend using this coffee to replace having a whole foods breakfast.
I created this superfoods cinnamon coffee latte using my favorite gluten-free herbal coffee that’s made with dandelion, chicory and ramón seeds. This herbal coffee tastes just like regular coffee but without the caffeine. My latte also has maca root, collagen protein, ginger, lucuma, cinnamon, vanilla, grass-fed butter, coconut oil and coconut milk. These flavors all blend together to make the dreamiest coffee that’s loaded with nourishing ingredients.
I like adding sweetness to my coffee and that is why I used the lucuma. You can try some different natural sugars in my recipe if you don’t have lucuma. Organic coconut sugar, liquid organic stevia, organic maple syrup (Grade B) and organic raw honey can also be used in place of the lucuma fruit. You can leave out the collagen, maca, and lucuma if you want to make a basic version of my recipe without all the superfoods. You can also use regular organic coffee as a substitute for the organic herbal coffee I suggested.
Before I get to the recipe, I wanted to share the wonderful benefits of some of the ingredients I used in my coffee drink.
Pastured Grass-Fed Butter
Grass-fed butter is much more nutrient-rich than normal butter from cows that are fed grains and not their natural diet of pasture. This delicious pastured butter is a great source of important essential fatty acids, carotenes, and vitamins A, D, E and K2 that the body needs to maintain optimal health. This butter also contains CLA aka conjugated linoleic acid which is an essential fatty acid that is reported to boost the metabolism and reduce body fat. Here’s the pastured butter I used in the recipe. If you’re afraid of eating pastured, grass-fed butter because it has saturated fat here’s a great article that shares some really helpful information about the health benefits of pastured, grass-fed butter. Check out the article here.
Coconut is one incredible superfood! Coconut oil contains lauric and capric acid which are important medium chain fatty acids. These medium chain fatty acids have potent anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, and anti-viral properties which will protect the body and keep your immune system healthy. Medium chain fatty acids are also used by the body for energy rather than being stored as fat.
Lucuma is a wonderful fruit that tastes like a cross between caramel, vanilla and a hint of molasses. Lucuma is filled with B vitamins, iron, carotene and fiber. Lucuma is also low on the glycemic index and two teaspoons has only 1 gram of sugar.
Maca is a powerful adaptogen root vegetable from the Andes Mountains that is used to boost energy, promote hormone balance, increase libido and support the body’s natural stress response. Maca is rich in minerals and has 20 amino acids.
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and is a important part of all connective tissues. Pastured-raised collagen is great for helping promote healthy skin, hair and nails plus digestive health. It also helps maintain bone and joint health and supports weight management. Bulletproof Collagen is my favorite choice for collagen. Get it here: grass fed collagen.
I hope this yummy, creamy, energizing and satisfying herbal coffee latte will put a smile on your face and joy in your heart when you drink it.
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Superfoods Cinnamon Coffee Latte
Makes 2 servings
2 cups filtered or spring water
3 organic dark roast dandelion coffee tee-bags (Here is my favorite brand) or 1-2 tablespoons herbal coffee grounds or organic regular coffee
⅛ cup organic coconut milk (I used this brand)
1 tablespoon grass-fed unsalted butter or ghee* (I used this brand)
1 teaspoon organic maca root powder (I used this brand)-optional
2 teaspoons organic lucuma (I used this brand)-optional
1 scoop collagen protein (I used this brand)-optional
⅛ teaspoon ginger powder
¼ teaspoon Ceylon cinnamon (I used this brand)
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1. Bring water to a boil. Turn down heat to low simmer. Remove the paper tags on the tee-bags leaving the strings attached. Dunk bags several times in the hot water and then add into the pot and let simmer for 4-5 minutes. Alternatively you can use the coffee grounds and brew them in your drip coffee maker.
2. While the coffee is brewing add the brain octane oil or coconut oil, butter, maca root powder, lucuma, ginger, cinnamon and vanilla extract to your blender and set aside. You can also use an immersion hand blender like this one to blend all the ingredients together right in the pot once the coffee is done brewing.
3. Once coffee is finished brewing, remove the tee-bags and add the coconut milk into the pot and stir into the hot coffee. Heat coconut milk until warm but do not boil. Pour the hot coffee-coconut milk into the blender with the other ingredients and blend until smooth and frothy. Add the collagen in last and only blend for a few seconds until incorporated. Make sure you use a pot holder or towel to hold the top down securely while blending so the top doesn’t pop off from the heat.
4. Taste and add additional lucuma or your favorite natural sweetener if you like additional sweetness in your coffee. Pour into two mugs and enjoy!
*If you are new to adding fats into your coffee start with 1 teaspoon each of the Brain Octane oil or coconut oil and pastured butter.