The benefits provided by coffee and not only the pleasure of a strong espresso, are related to its antioxidants. Coffee’s antioxidants can help you remain younger and fit and your immune system out when it’s fighting to keep you healthy.
Don’t start counting your morning wake up cup as a serving of fruit or vegetables, though.
You can add just a little bit spice to your coffee while grinding the beans. There’s also something simple you just put in your coffee to vary the taste and will rise the benefits of your cup of pleasure, such as coconut or almond milk.
I’m a traditional espresso lover and I drink sometimes in the morning a very strong cappuccino, with froth milk and without sugar and chocolate powder or syrup at the top. But I like also healthy coffee drinks on and off, to enjoy something else –specially in Summer and Winter time. Creating tasty and healthy as possible coffee drinks I don’t get bored with the same espresso again and again and take care for my soul and creativity balance.
Since many of you want to avoid real milk or heavy cream for several reasons and want to give more taste to their coffee drinks, you may be looking for alternatives, even for your morning coffee. I’m used to heavy cream or milk foam in my milk drinks. But as I mentioned above I’m also drinking my espresso or coffee black, because I’m also a fanatical espresso lovers and without sugar – please forgive me. So here’s my simple solution: coconut milk.
Coconut milk is very healthy, “lite” and delicious!!!
I have here 3 coconut coffee recipes you will love
Be sure to stick to full-fat coconut milk (I let here the link of amazon to see the product but put it there with our Affiliation ID please ) in a can. Why? “Lite” coconut milk is just watered down full-fat, so you may as well buy the real deal, water it down yourself, and low your costs. Coconut milk in a carton is usually highly processed and contains some not-so-fun chemicals which are not good for your health. Recently, I found “coconut cream” at my local Super Market and much to my pleasure, it’s just ultra-thick coconut milk. Win. Don’t like coconut? Just use extra-rich Almond milk.
I’m a great fan of iced coffee, especially in summer time, but since coconut milk – with its high fat content – seizes up when added to coffee (this is science!), I blend my coffee hot and then refrigerate it.
Coconut Milk Latte
3 cups strong espresso coffee
½ cup coconut cream or full-fat coconut milk
Dash of cinnamon (optional)
Pour the hot espresso into a blender along with the coconut milk
Blend on medium-high for about a minute, or until the coconut milk is completely incorporated
Pour into a mug and put it in the refrigerator before you serve it or serve over ice. You can spoon the frothed coconut milk on top for some “foam” for better taste and look.
Adjust the amount of coconut milk to your taste buds…you may want more or less or even a dash of sugar in your coffee drink too.
Spiced Coconut Coffee
- 2 tablespoons coffee beans (fresh ground)
- 1/2 teaspoons crushed red pepper
- 2 whole clove
- 1/2 cinnamon sticks (3 inch)
- 2 cups water
- 1/2 cups coconut milk
- 2 tablespoons honey
Combine the ground coffee, red pepper, cloves, and cinnamon stick in a coffee filter set into a drip coffee brewer. Pour the water into the brewer’s water reservoir. …
While the coffee brews, gently warm the coconut milk in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir in the honey until the honey is dissolved. Add it to the coffee. You can add at the top coconut milk foam for a better taste and look. Decorate it with a cinnamon stick.
Cocoa-Coconut Coffee Cooler
- 4 cups strong espresso
- 1/4 cups sugar
- 1/4 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 cups full-fat coconut milk
- 13 1/2 ounces coconut milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract or vanilla sugar
- 1/4 teaspoons coconut extract
Whisk together hot coffee, sugar, and cocoa in a large carafe until cocoa and sugar dissolve. Whisk in full-fat coconut milk, coconut milk, vanilla, and coconut extract until blended. Chill 1 to 24 hours. Stir just before serving over ice. You can decorate the coffee top with chocolate chips and syrup.