Begin your day with a gut-healing, metabolism boosting latte.
This post is sponsored by Vital Proteins.
This dairy-free, gut-healing cinnamon coconut latte is a frothy, delicious, healthy and sugar-free alternative to those ‘foo foo’ coffee drinks.
While this coffee drink isn’t sweet per se it sure is creamy and frothy! Even better, it’s packed with nutritional properties that are gut-healing, metabolism boosting, and will keep you satisfied all morning long. You won’t find these perks in any other latte or coffee drink that you find at most coffee shops (sorry Starbucks!). But no sweat, because this latte is oh so easy to make. All you need are a few ingredients; organic coffee (decaf or regular), our go-to collagen peptides, and a blender. Simple as pie! And if you like the sounds of this recipe, you’re also going to love our Gut-Healing Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe!
I make this latte every morning. It’s how I choose to start my day and here’s why!
This gut-healing cinnamon coconut latte recipe is a twist off of the traditional Bulletproof® coffee, created by Dave Asprey. So what is Bulletproof® coffee? It’s essentially coffee blended with 2-4 Tablespoons of healthy fats including Medium Chain Triglyceride oils (which are also found in coconut oil) and grass-fed butter….yup, butter! Together these fats provide instant energy your body and brain can utilize and as a result boosts metabolism, promotes blood sugar stability, burns fat and improves cognition as well as provides the body with a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, conjugated linoleic acid, beta-carotene, vitamin A, vitamin K, vitamin D, vitamin E, and antioxidants. In addition, the fats will help to slow down the absorption of caffeine (if choosing regular coffee) and also act as a nice buffer in the stomach compared to drinking straight black coffee on an empty stomach.
Bulletproof® coffee is intended to be a replacement for breakfast and can range anywhere from 250-500 calories. However, I personally like to chew my breakfast…..Are ya with me?! And because this gut-healing cinnamon coconut latte recipe calls for little less fat (~1 Tbsp.), it’s not quite as filling (aka: calorically dense) so I’m able to enjoy it alongside of a healthy meal! I generally have this latte within 1 hour of waking to get my metabolism revved for the day and a few hours later I enjoy a well-balanced breakfast.
Adding collagen peptides to this cinnamon coconut latte takes this coffee drink to another level of healthiness…….and frothiness!
At The Real Food Dietitians we’re big fans of collagen. We aim to consume 2-3 tablespoons per day and this cinnamon coconut latte is an easy and delicious way to add collagen to your daily nutrition intake. Our favorite Vital Proteins collagen peptides provides protein and amino acids that support healthy skin, hair, nails and optimal digestive function. You can read more here on why we think collagen is so great.
About Vital Proteins: Vital Proteins is committed to providing the highest quality gelatin and collagen products sourced from sustainably raised cattle who spend their days munching grass in the sun. The products provide essential building blocks to support optimal skin, hair, tissue, bone and joint health along with digestive and liver support. You can learn more about Vital Proteins, and their entire line of products here.
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Are you ready to start your day with a creamy delicious coffee drink that’s abundant in metabolism boosting fats and gut-healing collagen?
Awesome. It’s time to gather your ingredients, grab your favorite coffee mug, and blend up this cinnamon coconut latte.
And if you’d like to add a tiny touch of sweetness, add just 1/2-1 teaspoons of honey or maple syrup. Do try to keep added sweeteners at minimum.
- 12 oz. organic coffee
- 2 tsp. coconut oil (or coconut oil + 1 tsp. coconut butter)
- ½-1 tsp. ghee or unsalted grass-fed butter (for dairy-free option - add additional coconut oil)
- ¼-1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
- ¼ cup unsweetened coconut milk or almond milk (optional-adds more creaminess)
- ⅛ tsp organic vanilla extract
- 1 scoop Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides
- Brew coffee in a coffee maker or french press.
- While coffee is brewing, in a saucepan over medium heat (or microwave) melt and heat the coconut oil/butter, ghee and optional milk. This will help to keep your latte nice and hot.
- Pour 12 oz. of coffee in a blender, add the remaining ingredients and blend on high for 10-15 seconds until creamy and frothy.
- Pour in coffee mug and enjoy.
Have you tried Bulletproof® coffee? We’d love to hear your thoughts!
Hungry for more? Give our Gut-Healing Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe a try too!
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