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Start the morning off right with this rich and delicious Paleo iced coffee. Coconut milk ice cubes create a creamy texture as they melt to combine with real chocolate and coconut flavors, making it the perfect way to perk up your morning.
Most of us are pretty particular about how we like our coffee.
Whether you follow a Paleo lifestyle or not, this coffee is something you should try. It is a bold coffee recipe, full of wholesome ingredients that will help boost your energy and mental focus. You may even have most of the ingredients in your pantry already!
Coconut oil not only adds a delicious flavor and texture to coffee, but also offers a vast supply of health benefits. It’s also very popular in Bulletproof Coffee. Gone are the days when coconut oil was avoided because it is a saturated fat.
We now know that lauric acid, found in high-quality saturated fat, is actually beneficial for lowering blood pressure and bad cholesterol. Be sure to purchase unrefined, organic coconut oil to use in your coffee.
Unsweetened cocoa powder adds a nice chocolatey background to this coffee, and is also known for its flavonoid properties, helping to reduce inflammation in the body. One tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa provides a dose of iron, manganese,magnesium, and zinc, which all help to assist the immune system.
The best part of this recipe has to be the coconut milk ice cubes. Why use boring traditional ice when you can make coconut milk cubes that won’t water down your coffee?
Instead, as the cubes melt, they create a creamy texture perfect for sipping until the last drop. Unsweetened coconut milk adds a hint of coconut flavor to coffee for very few calories, ideal for those watching their weight.
The cubes can also be used in smoothies, breakfast shakes and tea. I recommend adding all of the ingredients to a blender before pouring over the ice cubes. This helps to combine all of the flavors and creates a frothy texture to the coffee.
Coconut Cowgirl Coffee
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: None
- 1 t coconut oil
- 2 C organic coffee
- 1 t vanilla extract
- 2 T cocoa powder
- 1 C coconut milk
1. Fill an ice cube tray with coconut milk. Freeze overnight.
2. In the morning, take 2 cups of chilled organic coffee and stir with coconut oil, vanilla extract, and cocoa powder. You can also add the ingredients to a blender and blend until well-combined and frothy.
3. Add coconut ice cubes.
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