Monday, January 1, 2018

How to Do Delicious Whole 30 & Paleo Coffee

How to sweeten coffee without sugar - Paleo, Whole30 and Keto coffee

One of the things people use as an excuse to prevent them from deciding to jump in and start a Whole 30 or paleo lifestyle is this:
"I just can't drink black coffee."

Good news friends! Not only do you NOT have to drink black coffee but you can actually have very good, very tasty coffee on both Whole 30 and paleo! No joke. Now, you may need to do coffee a little differently than you've done it before but the truth is that I'm actually enjoying my new coffee routine more than when I was over sweetening it with sugar.

Think of it less like how to sweeten coffee without sugar and more like how to enhance the coffee to make it taste awesome and help you power through your day!

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How to get delicious Whole 30 and paleo coffee

Best Paleo and Whole 30 coffee ideas


Whole 30 & Paleo coffee tip #1: Start with good coffee

So this might seem obvious - but the number of people drinking bad coffee in this country is astonishing so maybe it isn't. If you are buying cheap, poor quality coffee, what you end up with in your cup will not taste amazing. Period. There are no miracles in coffee. If they cut corners in production you can taste it.

If you've been buying cheap super market coffee like Maxwell House and Folgers, consider expanding your coffee horizons. Find a small, local roaster if you can as the attention they pay to the quality of their coffee is usually quite high (look at your local farmer's market or on Craig's List). No one available? My favorite coffees available from big stores include Starbucks' Caffe Verona Coffee which has rich cocoa tones as well as World Market Vanilla Bean Coffee.

Whole 30 & Paleo coffee tip #2: Change your brewing method

The true flavor of the coffee is contained in the natural oils present in the beans. If you are brewing in a paper filter, the paper absorbs the oils leaving you with less flavorful coffee. Be adventurous and try brewing up your coffee in a French press (learn how to brew coffee in a French press here). Not feeling adventurous?  Swap out your paper filters for a permanent mesh coffee filter to not only save money -- you'll never need to buy filters again-- but since there is no filter to absorb the oil, your coffee will taste more like itself.

Whole 30 & Paleo coffee tip #3: Add a flavor enhancer

I'm not talking about sugary syrups here. Enhance your coffee naturally with the tastes of cinnamon, vanilla or chocolate by adding a crushed cinnamon stick, part of a whole vanilla bean or chocolate in the form of roasted cocoa beans like Choffy to the grounds in the brew basket. You'll get a delicious flavor boost without the gross additives and sugar found in conventional coffee flavorings like syrups and creamers.

Whole 30 & Paleo coffee tip #4: Coconut oil is your secret ingredient

Mixing coconut oil into your coffee might sound odd but it is so so tasty. Start with about a tablespoon, stirring it into your coffee. The good fats will help give you energy for your day and the oil gives your coffee a delicious coconut flavor that is slightly sweet. 

If you are doing hot coffee, you can use either a traditional coconut oil (the kind that is solid at room temperature) like Nutiva Organic Virgin Coconut Oil or you can use an MCT oil (my favorite is this vanilla MCT oil). For cold coffee (or if you tend to let your coffee get cold before you finish drinking it), use the MCT oil so that it doesn't clump together and create an unappetizing texture.

Whole 30 & Paleo coffee tip #5: Lighten up with coconut milk

If you are used to diluting your coffee with milk or creamer, you might want to try something similar - Whole 30 and paleo style! My favorite thing to add to my coffee is full fat coconut milk (the kind in the can). You can also make your own Whole 30 compliant almond milk or Whole 30 compliant cashew milk. Of course, the coconut milk comes compliant from the can (less work!) and it has good fats for energy for your day. After trying about 8 different brands, I found that 365 Everyday Value Organic Coconut Milk from Whole Foods is my favorite. It isn't chunky or gritty and incorporates well into itself just by shaking the can or about a full minute before opening a new one.

Best paleo and whole 30 coffee

I hope these tips help you on your Whole 30 and paleo journeys. You may even discover a new favorite way to drink coffee that you'll want to permanently adopt once your Whole 30 is finished.

About the Author:

Carissa is a green lifestyle expert and mom of two boys. The owner and lead writer for Creative Green Living, she is also the author of Beautiful Smoothie Bowls (Skyhorse, 2017). You can also find her recipes in periodicals like Urban Farm Magazine. Her goal is to empower families to make healthier choices that are easy, taste great and are fun!
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1 comment:

  1. I love to eat chocolates, but i don't like black coffee. I enjoyed to reading your blog. I just want to try this coffee. This sounds delicious.

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