Whole30-friendly coffee recipes are here to stay

Whole30-friendly coffee recipes are here to stay

by Eunice Chua 19 Nov 2018

Coffee and the Whole30 diet: can they co-exist? The answer is yes, and that’s not at all! While a Whole30 diet is all about eating clean and thus excludes the condiments that we usually customise our coffees with (like milk and sugar), this diet is anything but a death sentence on delicious brews. In fact, Whole30 dietary restrictions are a great opportunity for you to try out some of these unique and flavourful coffee recipes!

 

Chai-spiced cold brew latte

Spice up a plain old coffee with chai – it’s one of the strongest flavours aorund and incredibly fragrant! This quick recipe only takes 5 minutes to prepare.

 

Ingredients:

  • ½ teaspoon cardamom powder
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric root
  • A pinch of saffron
  • 1/3 cup ground coffee beans
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • Ice cubes
  • 2 cups of water

 

Instructions:

  1. Mix the coffee beans, cinnamon powder, cardamom powder, turmeric and saffron into a coffee press.
  2. Add in the water, stir well and leave the mixture overnight in the fridge.
  3. Add the almond milk and ice cubes to your prepared coffee base when you’re ready to serve!

 

Coconut mint mocha

This is a Whole30-approved energiser, substituting all the regular ingredients for healthy ones but still managing to retain that fabulous kick.

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of coffee base
  • 2 medjool dates
  • 1 tablespoon of raw cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon of peppermint extract
  • ¼ cup of almond milk/water
  • 2 tablespoons of light coconut milk (canned)
  • Ice

 

Instructions:

  1. Mix the coffee base, cocoa powder and dates in a blender on high speed for about 3 minutes.
  2. Squeeze the date and cocoa powder pulp to drain the liquid as much as you can.
  3. Sprinkle in vanilla and peppermint extract for flavouring.
  4. To serve, add coconut milk, almond milk and ice.

 

Bulletproof coffee

This recipe is much more unique. Bulletproof coffee isn’t like ordinary coffees – it’s an energy-boosting drink that’s also good for your brain and sharpens your focus.

 

Ingredients:

  • Coffee base (use Bulletproof coffee beans for the best results)
  • 1 teaspoon of grass-fed ghee OR 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil

 

Instructions:

  1. Mix all the ingredients in a blender for 20-30 seconds until the consistency is thick and foamy.

 

There are so many more wonderful variations of coffee that you can make, even under the constraints of a Whole30 diet. The sky’s the limit as long as you dare to experiment – try these proven recipes for some mouth-watering inspiration first!

 

References

https://greatist.com/eat/whole30-coffee-drink-recipes

https://www.frontiercoop.com/community/recipe/Chai-Spiced-Cold-Brew-Iced-Coffee

https://sunkissedkitchen.com/coconut-mint-iced-mocha-hot-summer-recipes/

https://blog.bulletproof.com/how-to-make-your-coffee-bulletproof-and-your-morning-too/