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Bulletproof Keto Mocha Milkshake (Dairy Free, Paleo)

You are going to love this Bulletproof Keto Mocha Milkshake, that’s made with healthy ingredients without spiking your blood sugar. It’s dairy free and paleo, with 6 grams of net carb!

Bulletproof Keto Mocha Milkshake

MMMM MILKSHAKE. It’s one of those incredibly indulgent treats that I remember so fondly and miss so much ever since removing most dairy into my diet. While milkshakes are super delicious and wonderful, they are one of the popular desserts with the highest sugar content.

However, I’m always striving to healthify my favorite sweets and recreate them with cleaner and low carb substitutes, and I’m just obsessed with how this Bulletproof Keto Mocha Milkshake turned out!

Bulletproof Keto Mocha Milkshake Recipe

This keto mocha milkshake doesn’t contain any dairy or ice cream, but you’ll never guess by the amazingly thick and smooth texture. This creaminess comes from a combination of coconut milk, almond milk, and avocado, and thickened even more by blended ice cubes.

Also, the flavor from the mixture of cocoa powder and instant coffee is just divine with a touch of vanilla and sea salt. It’s my new favorite indulgence and, best of all, I don’t get a headache and feel crappy afterwards!

Bulletproof Keto Mocha Milkshake
Bulletproof Keto Mocha Milkshake

What Makes It Bulletproof?

The term “bulletproof” came from the popular bulletproof coffee that’s been trending in the low carb world. Instead of starting the day with high sugar foods that’ll have you suffering a blood sugar crash with a headache and that “hangry” feeling an hour later, a bulletproof drink is full of high quality fats that’ll give you sustained energy while keeping your mind focused.

The fat is from a saturated fat source like MCT oil, butter, and/or ghee, allowing your body to convert it to ketones, which your body uses much more efficiently than carbs and sugar. You are better able to burn body fat, your brain will stay much more focused, and you’ll be satiated without hunger pains for so much longer!

I also like to add grass fed collagen for that extra boost of protein and amazing nutrients it offers.

Bulletproof Keto Mocha Milkshake

Quality Matters

Just like always, the quality of the ingredients is one of the important parts of any recipe or food. There are so many MCT oil and collagen brands out there with questionable ingredients from unclear sources and you definitely want to avoid those.

One of my favorite brands for these kinds of supplements that’s always crystal clear about where they source their ingredients and how they are farmed is Perfect Supplements. I’ve used many of their products and they are so effective, and I love that I don’t have to worry about and research their ingredients every time I purchase from them.

  • Perfect MCT Oil: There are many MCT oils are sourced from unsustainable palm oil or soy-based hexane, or contain genetically modified ingredients. Perfect MCT Oil is one of the cleanest and purest I’ve seen, and contains 100% C8 (caprylic acid) and C10 (capris acid). It has been batch tested to ensure that it contains nothing but coconuts. Plus, you really can’t taste it at all and it always makes my drinks extra frothy!
  • Perfect Hydrolyzed Collagen: One of the highest quality and most affordable collagens on the market! This one is grass fed, dissolves well in both cold and hot liquids, and you can’t taste it. They’ve tested it to ensure that there are no pesticides or hormones, and also that it’s free of glyphosates. Collagen is awesome because it’s an absorbable source of protein, improves the quality and strength of hair, skin and nails, supports joint health, and also improves gut function! I take this in my matcha every morning, and keep the single-serving packets around for travel and on-the-go!

If you want to make this Bulletproof Keto Mocha Milkshake with quality ingredients, make sure to use check out Perfect Supplements and use the code GREATGRANDMA10 at checkout to get 10% off your entire order!

Bulletproof Keto Mocha Milkshake

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Bulletproof Keto Mocha Milkshake (Dairy Free, Paleo)

You are going to love this Bulletproof Keto Mocha Milkshake, that’s made with healthy ingredients without spiking your blood sugar. It’s dairy free and paleo, with 6 grams of net carb!
Course Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 4 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 459kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients from coconut milk to MCT oil in a high powered blender, and blend until thick and creamy.
  • Pour into a glass and top with coconut whipped cream and/or shaved dark chocolate, if using.
  • Enjoy immediately.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 459kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Sodium: 184mg | Potassium: 798mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2.9% | Vitamin C: 14.2% | Calcium: 16.2% | Iron: 12.7%
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22 Low Sugar Cocktails That Are Gluten & Dairy Free

If you are looking for some healthier celebratory alcoholic beverages, check out these 22 low sugar cocktails that are also gluten and dairy free!

With New Year’s celebration just around the corner, I know many of us are looking for fun cocktails to welcome 2019. However, if you are like me, you are recovering from indulging a bit too much on sugar over the holidays.

Don’t worry, IGOTCHU. Today, I’m sharing some of my favorite low sugar cocktails from myself and my fellow bloggers. On top of that, they are gluten and dairy free for those of you with food sensitivities like me!

22 Low Sugar Cocktails That Are Gluten & Dairy Free

Hope you enjoy this round up of some of my favorite delicious low sugar cocktails that you can make easily for your next get-together or for enjoying alone!

Wine/Champagne Cocktails

Low Sugar Cocktails

Ginger Apple Champagne Cocktail by A Clean Bake

Easy White Wine Spritzer by My Kitchen Love

Pomegranate Peach Bellini by Recipes From a Pantry

Low Sugar Cocktails: Cherry Cucumber Prosecco Spritz

Cherry Cucumber Prosecco Spritz by What Great Grandma Ate

Cranberry, Rosemary, and Prosecco Cocktail by Tastefulventure

Low Sugar Cocktails (Blood Orange Mimosa)

Blood Orange Mimosa by My Kitchen Love

Bacon Washed Bourbon Champagne Cocktail by Such the Spot

Wild Berry Zinger Mimosa by Beauty and the Foodie

Low Sugar Cocktails (Lemon Mint Matcha Champagne)

Lemon Mint Matcha Champagne by What Great Grandma Ate

Bubbly Blood Orange Campari Cocktail by Mother Would Know

Gin Cocktails

Cucumber and Rosemary Gin and Tonic by The Forked Spoon

Cooling Cucumber Mint Gin Fizz by Killing Thyme

Low Carb, No Guilt Gin Tonic Cocktail by Spice Cravings

Vodka Cocktails

Blueberry Lemon Vodka Fizz by Killing Thyme

Bloody Mary by Thyme and Joy

Low Sugar Cocktails (Cranberry Moscow Mule)

Cranberry Moscow Mule by Happy Kitchen.Rocks

Jal Jeera Mojito by Spice Cravings

Hibiscus Tea Cocktails by Delicious Table

Pink Greyhound Cocktail by This Mama Cooks

Kombucha Cocktail: Cosmopolitan by Everyday Maven

Rum Cocktails

Low Sugar Cocktails (Keto Snowbank Winter Cocktail)

Keto Snowbank Winter Cocktail by Better than Bread Keto

Cranberry Coconut Daiquiri by Raia’s Recipes

White Chocolate Matcha Latte (Paleo, Whole30, Keto, Vegan)

This delicious and creamy White Chocolate Matcha Latte is healthy and decadent, and it’s a perfect paleo and vegan low carb drink for the holidays, or any time you want to cozy up with a warm drink!

White Chocolate Matcha Latte

Matcha fans! If you love the antioxidant-rich and delicious calm energy that matcha latte brings you, you are going go crazy for this festive and creamy white chocolate matcha latte that’s perfect for the holidays. If you are reading this over the warmer months, you can just pour it over ice to enjoy it cold!

White Chocolate Matcha Latte Recipe

Whether I’m drinking hot chocolate, coffee, or matcha, my taste preference is, the creamier the better. I just love that decadent and foamy taste, which is why you’ll see me adding some kind of dairy-free milk to my drinks. So to make my original matcha latte recipe even more creamy, I thought, “Why not add white chocolate?” Turns out, white chocolate and matcha are a match made in heaven, and this delicious recipe is a proof of that.

White Chocolate Matcha Latte

What Is Cacao Butter?

You’ll notice that I add cacao butter in this recipe, and I get asked often, “What actually is cacao butter?” Cacao butter is what white chocolate is made of and it comes from cacao beans. It’s actually quite healthy and packed with nutrient-rich fats and antioxidants.

While white chocolate is a mixture of cacao butter, sugar, and other additives, cacao butter is less processed while tasting like creamy white chocolate if you use them in recipes the right way. It’s a perfect addition in this white chocolate matcha latte!

White Chocolate Matcha Latte

Pique Tea Sun Goddess Matcha

I recently tried out a new-to-me matcha brand, Pique Tea Sun Goddess Matcha, and it has quickly become my favorite. Not only is it so smooth and tastes amazing, it is the world’s PUREST Ceremonial Grade matcha. It is the FIRST matcha to Quadruple Toxin Screen for:

  • Heavy Metals
  • Fluoride
  • Pesticides
  • Toxic Mold
  • Radioactive Isotopes

Why are these tests needed?

The DISTURBING Truth About Matcha

It probably never crossed your mind, but what if the very drink you’re drinking for health could be a brew of pesticides and other toxins? Turns out, the highest grade ceremonial grade matcha is never organic, and organic matcha is never the highest grade.

Farms in Japan are located very close to each other so ‘pesticide drift’ is a huge problem. Chemical pesticides and herbicides used on one farm get carried by wind to adjacent farms! And hundreds of tons of radioactive water are still being pumped into the water everyday from the site of the nuclear disaster at Fukushima.

When you’re drinking something to improve your health, the last thing you want to do is introduce toxins along with it, especially if it’s a daily habit. Consuming pesticides and herbicides (glyphosate) every day, even in trace amounts, can have scary cumulative long-term health effects.

White Chocolate Matcha Latte

Why I Chose Pique Sun Goddess Matcha

After studying the matcha-making process and learning from Japanese cultivars and tea masters, Pique finally found the cleanest source. Their matcha comes from a tea farm located in Kagoshima, which neighbors Okinawa, a “Blue Zone” linked to human longevity.

It is also the FURTHEST possible spot from Fukushima’s radioactive and industrial pollution.

In addition, Pique’s matcha leaves are also shaded up to 35% longer than other leaves, which creates a much higher level of l-theanine, aka nature’s chill pill. It’s the ingredient in matcha that gives you calm, focused energy. Raising the level of l-theanine through shading also increases the creamy “umami” flavor of their matcha, which I can definitely taste!

Shading also results in higher levels of chlorophyll which helps flush away heavy metals, toxins and chemicals in your body. How cool is that??

I’m seriously so impressed by this company and the reports that I’ve seen when I asked them for it. No other company has been able to provide me with results to back their claims like Pique has.

Want to try this purest ceremonial grade matcha yourself?

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They are offering FREE SHIPPING to my readers for a limited time!

Hope you enjoy this White Chocolate Matcha Latte recipe, and leave a comment below if you have any questions about the importance of matcha quality!

White Chocolate Matcha Latte

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White Chocolate Matcha Latte (Paleo, Whole30, Keto, Vegan)

This delicious and creamy White Chocolate Matcha Latte is healthy and decadent, and it's a perfect paleo and vegan low carb drink for the holidays, or any time you want to cozy up with a warm drink!
Calories 178kcal
Author Jean Choi

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Combine almond milk and cacao butter in a small saucepan and heat over medium heat until cacao butter is fully melted. 

Immersion blender method

  • Pour about 1/3 of the heated mixture into a mug that's big enough to fit the head of the immersion blender.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients, then lower the immersion blender and start blending. Blend for about 1 minute until the matcha is dissolved and foamy.
  • Add the rest of the almond milk/cacao butter mixture to the mug, and enjoy.

Regular blender method

  • Add the heated mixture into a blender, then add the rest of the ingredients.
  • Blend until smooth and foamy.
  • Pour into a mug, and enjoy!

Notes

Want to enjoy it cold? Just pour it over ice to make iced white chocolate matcha latte!

Nutrition

Serving: 1drink | Calories: 178kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 406mg | Calcium: 37.5%

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