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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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Coconut Milk Thai Iced Coffee (Paleo, Vegan)

Enjoy this sweet and creamy Coconut Milk Thai Iced Coffee with all the flavors and no dairy! It’s a paleo and vegan version of everyone’s favorite iced coffee.

Coconut Milk Thai Iced Coffee

The first time I had Thai iced coffee, my first thought was, “WHAT IS THIS CRACK THAT I’M DRINKING?” No joke. It was love at first taste. It’s the creamiest coffee ever that’s deliciously sweet, and it basically tastes like coffee ice cream in liquid form.

Coconut Milk Thai Iced Coffee Recipe

With the temperature hitting the 90s these days, there’s just no way I’m drinking hot coffee in the mornings. So I decided to make a paleo and vegan version of my favorite iced coffee, and I’ve been absolutely loving it!

This Coconut Milk Thai Iced Coffee is so decadent without a hint of dairy. The key is to make a thick and creamy sweetened condensed milk using coconut milk, which is much easier than you think. All you have to do is simmer the coconut milk and a sweetener until it’s reduced, then add almond extract and cardamom to make it taste truly authentic. It’s seriously the best combination of flavors.

Coconut Milk Thai Iced CoffeeCoconut Milk Thai Iced Coffee

The Key to Tasty Coconut Milk Thai Iced Coffee

To make your coconut milk Thai iced coffee super yummy and not watered down, it’s important to make your coffee super strong. I used my espresso maker to brew my coffee, which turned out perfect. Then you can add plenty of ice to keep it cold and enjoy every sip!

You can even make the coffee and the sweetened condensed coconut milk ahead of time and enjoy it for a few days. Just make sure to whisk the coconut milk before pouring it over the coffee because it can separate as it sits in the refrigerator. It’ll combine well to it’s original creamy form once you shake it up a bit, so mix it up and enjoy the most delicious coffee, perfect to cool down with in the summer!

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Coconut Milk Thai Iced Coffee (Paleo, Vegan)

Enjoy this sweet and creamy Coconut Milk Thai Iced Coffee with all the flavors and no dairy! It's a paleo and vegan version of everyone's favorite iced coffee.
Course Drinks
Cuisine Thai
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 197kcal
Author Jean Choi

Ingredients

  • 4 cups strongly brewed coffee
  • Ice cubes
  • Additional dairy free milk optional

Sweetened Condensed Coconut Milk

Instructions

  • Place the coffee in the refrigerator to let it chill.
  • Add coconut milk in a saucepan. 
  • Heat over medium high heat while whisking, until it starts to boil. 
  • Reduce the heat to low to simmer, then add maple syrup.
  • Simmer while whisking occasionally for 30 minutes, or until the mixture is reduced to half.
  • Stir in cardamom powder and almond extract. 
  • Remove from heat and let it cool. Refrigerate to chill for at least 1 hour.
  • To make the Thai iced coffee, place ice cubes in 4 glasses. 
  • Divide the coffee into the glasses.
  • Whisk the sweetened condensed coconut milk if it's separated, and pour over the coffee.
  • Stir together and enjoy! You can add more dairy free milk if you want it creamier.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 197kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Sodium: 37mg | Potassium: 303mg | Sugar: 3g | Calcium: 0.5% | Iron: 12.5%

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Paleo and Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte (Whole30 Option)

This Paleo and Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte is a much healthier version of everyone’s favorite Fall drink, and it only takes minutes to make!

Paleo Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte

Well, it’s somehow pumpkin season again! While it still been hitting 90 degrees here in LA County, I’ve been seeing many people get excited about pumpkin again, and especially about Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte.

Why I Make My Own Paleo and Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte

As a pumpkin fanatic, I remember back when I didn’t really think about what I was putting in my body, I would enjoy this drink almost daily as soon as they released it. These days, I’ve done my research about the ingredients, which is why I haven’t touched the original version for several years now. If you are curious, here are the ingredients:

Milk, Pumpkin Spice Sauce [Sugar, Condensed Skim Milk, Pumpkin Puree, Contains 2% Or Less Of Fruit And Vegetable Juice For Color, Natural Flavors, Annatto, Salt, Potassium Sorbate], Brewed Espresso, Whipped Cream [Cream (Cream, Milk, Mono And Diglycerides, Carrageenan), Vanilla Syrup (Sugar, Water, Natural Flavors, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid)], Pumpkin Spice Topping [Cinnamon, Ginger, Nutmeg, Clove, Sulfiting Agents]

As you can see, that’s A LOT of sugar and artificial ingredients with very little pumpkin. So in order for me to enjoy one of my favorite Fall drinks again, I decided make this much healthier version: Paleo and Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte!

Paleo Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte

Paleo Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte

Paleo and Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

Made with REAL, organic pumpkin, there’s nothing in this pumpkin spice latte that’s questionable or fake. And, in my opinion, it tastes so much better than the Starbucks version without being loaded with sugar.

I’ve been making my lattes using my immersion blender, and it works really well in creating that foamy layer. You can use a regular, high-powered blender as well or a latte frother if you have fancy gadgets in your kitchen.

Instead of spending your hard earned dollars on the Starbuckp Pumpkin Spice Latte, make this healthier and tastier version at home instead! It only takes a few minutes to make and your wallet and your body will say thank you.

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Paleo Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte
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Paleo and Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte

This Paleo and Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte is a much healthier version of everyone’s favorite Fall drink, and it only takes minutes to make!
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 6 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 87kcal
Author Jean Choi

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place pumpkin and coconut or almond milk in a saucepan and heat over medium heat until it starts to boil. Whisk together then take off heat.
  • Place all ingredients in a high-powered blender or use an immersion blender, and blend for 2-3 minutes until foamy. Add more maple syrup, if desired, and blend again.
  • Pour into a mug, sprinkle with more pumpkin pie spice before enjoying.

Nutrition

Serving: 1latte | Calories: 87kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 172mg | Potassium: 242mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 190.7% | Vitamin C: 3.1% | Calcium: 18.1% | Iron: 4.7%

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