Before we head out the front door and begin our busy schedules, we need the roasted, caffeinated drink that fuels us with the desire to tackle the day – coffee.
As coffee lovers, we know the joys that are contained in the dark aromatic liquid filling our favorite mugs. It elevates our moods, taking the day from zero to an immediate ten, especially on those ice-cold mornings.
The following article will list some of the most delicious healthy coffee recipes and how to make these low-calorie coffee drinks at home.
Favorite Healthy Coffee Drinks
It’s a common misconception that coffee is bad for us or that poses health risks.
In addition to its delicious earthy taste, coffee is associated with many positive effects on our mental and physical health. Furthermore, there are a ton of low-calorie versions of delectable coffee beverages that only require a few simple ingredients.
Skinny Vanilla Latte
This silky-smooth espresso drink with prominent traces of vanilla flavoring is so good for those who stay in bed on cold mornings. It's quick and easy to make, and it only requires three ingredients.
The first thing you need is 9-10 oz of unsweetened almond milk. You can also use normal low-fat milk, but the point is to make this drink as calorie deficit as possible.
To add a little bit of sweetness, you can add a teaspoon of stevia or any other healthy artificial sweetener.
To get the caffeine going, you need some good coffee. We recommend using our medium roast coffee as a good place to start. If you want to add an extra layer of flavor, try out our Mocha Caramel Latte coffee beans to bring your drink to the next level.
Finally, you need a teaspoon of vanilla flavoring. This gives the drink its signature vanilla taste.
First, brew one or two shots of good espresso depending on how strong you want it. Try and get a good crema on top (the layer of golden foam) as this adds a lot to the texture of the drink.
Next, heat your milk in a saucepan or a microwave for approximately 2-3 minutes. Be careful not to allow your milk to reach boiling point. Either whisk the milk or use a steam wand to get it nice and foamy.
Working in layers, pour the sweetened and vanilla flavoring into the bottom of the cup. Next, pour in the coffee before slowly pouring in the foamed milk, trying to keep the layers as well-defined as possible.
To add another healthy element to the drink, sprinkle over some cinnamon. This gives it a professional look and the perfumey flavor of cinnamon pairs well with vanilla.
Keto-Friendly Bulletproof Coffee
Bulletproof coffee is often seen as an unhealthy drink because of its calorie content. It was originally envisaged with the intention that it would be the substitute for a fully loaded carb breakfast.
Thankfully, nowadays there are many variations of this delicious drink. It incorporates coconut oil, which gives the drink a wide array of benefits from giving you that well-needed energy boost to improving your mental function throughout the day. Plus, it’s incredibly easy to make.
To make the coconut oil-infused beverage you need a few simple ingredients and preferably a coffee blender.
The first thing you need is 8 ounces of freshly brewed coffee.
Next, you need one tablespoon of unsalted butter, preferably grass-fed. For a vegan option, you can use a tablespoon of coconut butter.
Lastly, you are going to need one teaspoon of coconut oil.
In a blender or tall mixing cup, add your warm brewed coffee, butter, and coconut oil. If you have a blender, you’ll be able to get a much frothier and foamy mixture. You only need to blend the mixture for about 20-30 seconds to get the best results.
If you’re using a milk frother, make sure you insert it to the bottom of the cup and tilt it slightly to allow for an even mixture. The result should be a uniform color with no distinctive layers.
For the vegan option of this delicious drink, you can substitute the butter for coconut butter, and the milk for unsweetened almond or coconut milk.
For added sweetness, you can add a sachet of stevia. You can add a dollop of whipped coconut cream to give it some extra coconut flavor.
Healthy Cold Brew Coffee
Perhaps you’re a fan of coffee but you prefer a chilled drink in place of warm ones. Maybe it’s just too hot out to have a steaming cup of coffee in the morning. Good news because we’re going to show you how to make the healthiest iced coffee out there.
It’s incredibly simple to make and packs a ton of flavor. How can something that only involves two ingredients, ground coffee and water, be so delicious? Trust us, it makes sense soon.
The most important ingredient you need is about five ounces of ground coffee beans. For this, we highly recommend using Lifeboost Coffee medium-dark roast coffee beans, as this gives the drink its signature smooth, nutty flavor.
After that, all you need is cold water. If you’re using a mason jar, you need approximately 24 ounces of cold water.
You also to need to choose which type of milk to use, preferably something low in calories like almond milk.
The first thing you need to do is grind the coffee beans. It shouldn’t be too fine. You’re looking for the texture of rough cornmeal rather than a fine powder like you’d use for an espresso.
If you’re using a mason jar, place the ground coffee beans into the bottom of the jar and 12 ounces of water to wet the ground beans. Stir the mixture after you added the water.
Throw in the rest of the water and stir thoroughly.
Place the mason jar in the fridge and let it steep overnight to allow the flavors to develop.
After refrigeration, strain the mixture. You need to pour the liquid through a fine strainer like muslin or cheesecloth to get out all the pieces of coffee beans. Anything bigger is going to let pieces of coffee through.
That’s it! Your cold brew is ready to be enjoyed. Add milk to your drink if you want something to mask the strong caffeine flavor.
If you don’t have a mason jar, then don’t worry. You can make the same drink using a regular coffee mug and a few ice cubes.
You won’t have to feel any guilt when it comes to consuming a caffeine beverage, and there is no need to worry about how many calories it contains either.
Coffees come with a plethora of health benefits and are recommended by dieticians to aid in the process of weight loss. It also has great antioxidant and stimulatory effects giving you the energy you need to get through the day.
The most important thing is to avoid adding any sugar. If you are looking for healthy things to put in coffee, then look no further than cinnamon or cocoa. This will also enhance its flavor in addition to giving it some added health benefits.
I urge you to try one of the recipes listed above if you’re a serious coffee lover. You will soon be experiencing all its wonderful benefits.
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