The ketogenic craze is all over the place and at the forefront of it is bulletproof coffee. There are countless ways to get your healthy fat in first thing in the morning, but adding it to your daily coffee is a fan favorite and seems to make the most sense.
I believe most bulletproof coffee is going to feature grassfed butter, which is an incredible healthy fat to add to your morning routine. However for those trying to find their own food sensitivities via the Whole30 or other elimination programs, my morning coffee routine might be for you. Through the Whole30 I found that dairy needs to be an “only-when-it’s-worth -it” option for myself in Food Freedom and I make those decisions in the moment. Therefore this recipe is my staple.
The infamous “black coffee is not hard” statement by Melissa Hartwig gets a lot of flack, but if you read further and put a little effort into it, you don’t really have to drink black coffee on your Whole30. If you’d like to put absolutely ZERO effort into it, (no shame in that!) get yourself some Whole30 Approved creamer, Nutpods, and DONE! Nutpods are my jam for days when I just want a quick little splash of creamy dreamy goodness. Otherwise, I stick to a pretty standard morning coffee routine.
I created this recipe in the weeks leading up to my very first Whole30. I tried no less than ten methods and combinations, to no avail, until one day, the week before Whole30 began, I made this and said “Eh, it’ll do.” Well after Whole30 did a number on my sugar addiction, “It’ll do” transformed into “THIS IS THE ONLY WAY I WANT TO DRINK COFFEE EVER AGAIN.” I no longer wanted the standard creamers I’d been used to. It has evolved a lot since then, but the base recipe includes some almond milk, virgin coconut oil, collagen peptides. The truth is, you could “eyeball” the amounts and it would still taste delicious. There are a few items you can add for flavor (or sweetness, after Whole30) and those are listed in the recipe notes.
- 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk (I use Blue Diamond)
- 1.5 TBSP virgin coconut oil
- 1-2 scoops collagen peptides (I use Vital Proteins)
- Optional: pinch of cinnamon or nutmeg
- Place almond milk and coconut oil into a wide-mouthed mason jar. Heat in microwave for 45 seconds.
- Add collagen peptides and any seasonings to warm milk combination.
- Blend with an immersion blender for about 30 seconds or until frothy.
- Add desired amount of strong coffee. I recommend using a 1:2 ratio creamer blend to coffee.
- If not doing a Whole30, 1-2 teaspoons of maple syrup or honey gives this a light sweetness.