The Paleo diet tries to get as close to the diet our evolutionary ancestors would have eaten. This removes things like grains, processed foods, refined sugar, and alcohol from your diet. Thankfully, coffee is still on the table! However, if you’re someone who likes their coffee with sugar and milk, it can be hard to find a way to make coffee palatable again. The ingredients in this recipe have some great health benefits
Benefits Of Coconut Oil
The coconut oil in this recipe is blended into the coffee. It helps give the drink a velvety smooth feel similar to what butter does with bulletproof coffee. Just make sure it’s raw and organic coconut oil. Here’s why it’s great for you
- May help improve brain function.1
- Helps increase levels of good cholesterol while not affecting bad cholesterol.2
- Has antioxidant properties.3
- Reduces stress levels.4
Benefits Of Coconut Milk
Coconut milk is a great alternative to dairy. It’s rich, creamy, and provides just as much satisfaction as regular cream or milk. In this recipe, you’ll need to freeze them into ice cubes to pour your drink over. You can use these ice cubes in plenty of other recipes like smoothies and frozen desserts. Coconut milk has some great benefits as well.
- Improves levels of good cholesterol(HDL) without affecting levels of bad cholesterol (LDL).5
- May help reduce inflammation and helps irritation in the stomach.6
Benefits Of Cocoa Powder
Cocoa powder adds some great flavor to this drink. It elevates it from just plain good coffee with its deep chocolate flavor. Fortunately, it’s great for you as well.
- Contains antioxidants called polyphenols which may help prevent diseases like cancer.7
- Has anti-inflammatory properties which can prevent damage and decay.8
- Helps improve cardiovascular health.9
Recipe For Paleo-Friendly Coffee
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 2 cups brewed organic coffee
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1 tsp of honey or coconut sugar(optional)
- On the night before, pour your coconut milk into an ice cube tray and freeze overnight.
- The next day, blend together the coffee, coconut oil, cocoa powder, and vanilla in a blender.
- Add a sweetener if you wish to.
- Put about 3 cubes of the frozen coconut milk into your serving glass and pour over your blended coffee.
If you need a pick-me-up on Monday morning, this coffee drink will give you just what you need to face the day.
|↑1, ↑3, ↑4||Yeap, Swee Keong, Boon Kee Beh, Norlaily Mohd Ali, Hamidah Mohd Yusof, Wan Yong Ho, Soo Peng Koh, Noorjahan Banu Alitheen, and Kamariah Long. “Antistress and antioxidant effects of virgin coconut oil in vivo.” Experimental and therapeutic medicine 9, no. 1 (2015): 39-42.|
|↑2||Coconut Oil. MedlinePlus|
|↑5||Ekanayaka, R. A. I., N. K. Ekanayaka, B. Perera, and P. G. S. M. De Silva. “Impact of a traditional dietary supplement with coconut milk and soya milk on the lipid profile in normal free living subjects.” Journal of nutrition and metabolism 2013 (2013).|
|↑6||Ajeigbe, K. O., W. M. Owonikoko, V. Egbe, I. Iquere, and G. Adeleye. “Gastroprotective and mucosa homeostatic activities of coconut milk and water on experimentally induced gastropathies in male wistar rats.” Tissue and Cell 49, no. 5 (2017): 528-536.|
|↑7, ↑8, ↑9||Andújar, I., M. C. Recio, R. M. Giner, and J. L. Ríos. “Cocoa polyphenols and their potential benefits for human health.” Oxidative medicine and cellular longevity 2012 (2012).|