Superfoods Cinnamon Coffee Latte

Superfoods Cinnamon Coffee Latte

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.



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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 Root

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 Protein

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.


Have you ever tried adding superfoods, coconut oil and butter into your coffee? Please contribute to the conversion by leaving a comment.


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Superfoods Cinnamon Coffee Latte

Superfoods Cinnamon Coffee Latte

Paleo,Vegetarian, Gluten-Free

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 Brain Octane oil or organic virgin coconut oil* (I use this coconut oil 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.


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  1. I love so much about the ingredients in this, and I have yet to try the Dandy coffee substitute! I just put it on my list and will be trying this amazing concoction!

  2. Hi Shelley. This recipe for a healthy coffee drink sounds absolutely fabulous! I love coffee lattes, but can’t handle regular caffeinated coffee with milk, so alternatives are always welcome!

    I’ve made herbal coffees with almond milk and honey before, but have never made them more nutritious by adding in superfoods as you did in your recipe. Nor have I tried adding in a fat like butter or coconut oil.

    I’m definitely going to give your recipe a try. How can I resist? It’s packed with so many goodies! And the lucuma fruit sounds interesting. I’ve never tried it.
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    • Thanks Karen! I don’t drink to much regular coffee now since I really love the way the herbal coffee makes me feel. You can use the almond milk and honey in this recipe too. Make it your own by customizing it to your personal preferences. Lucuma is so good, I really like the flavor it adds to my recipes. I hope you enjoy it!
      Shelley Alexander recently posted..Superfoods Cinnamon Coffee LatteMy Profile

  3. I just made this!! OMG….So yummy. I substituted organic coconut sugar for the lucuma. This WILL be my new “coffee” in the morning. I’ve tried so many alternative “coffee” drinks..ways to fix them, etc and although I do love Teeccino, just plain was not cutting it. But this!!….You’ve won me over!!…That’s impressive coming from a Grande Triple Breve Latte girl for the past 20 years. My body already is thanking me….and I’m thanking YOU for sharing this!

  4. Coffee latte. Mmmm.
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  5. Wow, this looks like very delicious! Gotta try this one with my wife when I got home :). Thanks for posting this!
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  6. I have heard about the goodness of using coconut oil but have never heard it being used in coffee or other oils added in coffee. Looking at the nutrients found in all the ingredients of the recipe, it sounds like a good coffee to try. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
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  7. Hi Shelley,
    fantastic information about these powerful ingredients.

    I love coconut sugar and have been using it in coffee.

    Thank you so much for sharing your expertise and this yummy sounding recipe.
    Love and Light!
    Yorinda Wanner recently posted..Playing and Meditating with MandalasMy Profile

  8. Never thought a latte could be this good, Shelley.

    You come up with some really great recipes, for sure.
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  9. I would love to try this, but I can’t justify the expense of buying all those ingredients in case we (the husband) don’t like it. I will read through some of the comments and see if some of those suggestions might gradually introduce small changes; almond milk, honey, maybe coconut sugar if it doesn’t taste too much like fake coconut.

    • Sapphires, You can certainly make your own version of my recipe with ingredients that you have on hand and leave out the superfoods like maca, collagen, pastured butter, and lucuma. I keep those ingredients on hand and that is why I used them in my recipe to make it more nutrient-dense. Try the basic version of the recipe that I recommend in the post with coffee, coconut milk, coconut oil, honey and the pastured butter if you have it. If not just use the coconut oil. Coconut sugar doesn’t taste like fake coconut at all it’s from the sap from the coconut blossoms. If you get the coconut sugar I recommend it tastes similar to brown sugar and it’s really delicious.
      Shelley Alexander recently posted..Superfoods Cinnamon Coffee LatteMy Profile

  10. Wow Shelley…that is a lot of things going into a cup of coffee 🙂

    Interestingly, I just started drinking organic coffee and I add 2 tablespoons of grass fed butter and 1 tablespoon of coconut oil to it and absolutely LOVE it. I was drinking regular coffee whenever I had to get an extra early start; however, I did not like the taste (just wanted the caffeine boost). I may give this a try…I don’t know. Thanks for helping us to be mindful of what we allow to pass our lips.
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    • Thanks Rachel! I’m so glad to hear that you are enjoying your organic coffee with grass-fed butter and coconut oil! It really makes it so creamy and delicious. If you are new to using some of the superfoods I used in the recipe you may want to try just one of them like the collagen to start with and see how you like it. I regularly use all of the ones I put in the recipe and I really enjoyed the combination of them all together.
      Shelley Alexander recently posted..Superfoods Cinnamon Coffee LatteMy Profile

  11. This looks so yummy! I am on a superfood kick right now! Thanks for sharing! <3 –
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  12. Wow Shelley!

    I’m not even a coffee drinker, but your extremely sounding recipe even has
    me considering giving it a try!LOL!

    Each time I read one of your nourishing sounding recipes, I realize that eating healthy is not only good for you, but it can also taste extremely good as well! Thanks!

    And BTW, thanks so much for the extremely helpful information you shared about “Lucuma”, I had no idea it offered so many health related benefits! That’s really good to know!
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  13. Hello Shelley, Oh Yeh I could go for a cinnamon herbal coffee latte right now!! You have my mouth a watering.. Would love to try them all.. Thanks for sharing .. Chery :))
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  14. it sounds really yummy Shelley, almost like a meal, rather than a drink.
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  15. I’ve put butter in my coffee, but I might have to try some of these ingredients as well.

  16. Wow this sounds amazing. I love lattes but unfortunately they are usually filled with sugars and processed items. This recipe is a great alternative that i have to try!
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  17. Hi Shelley,

    Wow..never thought I could have coffee and make it a super food too! Thanks for the recipe.

    I love to use coconut oil in just about everything. Even give it to my dogs and see a huge difference.

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  18. Hi Shelley, there’s a lot of ingredients in there, I love coconut and ginger in anything, so I would like this recipe.
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  19. Hmm… I’m not a hot coffee drinker… usually a frappuccino person. I wonder if this would be good on ice. I’m gonna try it. Thanks again for another unique recipe. 😀
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  20. Shelley,

    I just watched that 11 episode series about the Cure for Cancer in which they talk a lot about making smoothies. One guy felt like he was chained to his smoothies – and he healed his body. What I love about Your blog and your teaching is that you create recipes that look, and I imagine taste, delicious. Smoothies don’t have to taste awful or just have green vegetables. You are sharing recipes that provide abundant nutrition and also have a sweet flavor and can be enjoyable. Just tonight, after dinner, I stopped for a hot cappucino. Coffee tastes so good – and making a delicious coffee that is not acidic and still tastes good, is wonderful.


    Dr. Erica
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  21. wow..never heard about coconout oil in coffe..interesting

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