Coffee-lovers rejoice! This easy, healthy paleo frappuccino is perfect for anyone needing a tasty pick-me-up. It comes in plain, mocha or peppermint and is perfectly safe for the full GAPS Diet and keto too!
A coffee confession.
Hi. I’m Raia, and I like coffee. Though I don’t drink it every day, and I don’t usually drink more than half a cup, I really do enjoy it. Of course, if you’d ask my husband, he’d say I’m a pretender. According to him, I don’t like coffee, I like coffee flavored drinks. ‘Cause pretty much the only thing I use coffee for is to flavor my fancy drinks. 😀
I mean, how could anyone not like a delicious gingerbread mocha, a healthy whipped coffee, or a cinnamon ginger latte, or adding coffee to their peanut butter smoothie for an extra kick? They’re perfect afternoon pick-me-ups that can double as desserts! Win-win, if you ask me. 😉
No matter how much I love my coffee drinks I probably won’t ever drink my coffee black (unless I have to). I’m not that kind of coffee liker. In fact, I didn’t even start drinking coffee until baby number six came along. And even then, everything was just fine and dandy until he started walking… at 7 months old. Then I started realizing I wasn’t quite there in the energy department. I needed a little help.
Hello coffee by new friend. [sung to Simon & Garfunkle tune]
Since then, I’ve been making my ‘fancy coffee drinks’ and quite enjoying them. My teenager has gotten into the habit of drinking them with me too (actually, all my kids except one love coffee). So not only does it provide me with a little extra energy, it’s quality bonding time with my young adult too. Another win win. 😉
My youngest – who’s now 2 years old – cries every time I make them because I won’t let him have any. [insert eye roll] There’s no way he’s getting a sip, though! Since he’s the reason I’m drinking it in the first place…
Healthy Paleo Frappuccino.
Of course I can’t blame him for wanting my drinks when they’re as decadent and delicious as this healthy paleo frappuccino. It’s an easy blend of coffee, dairy-free milk (though you can use regular, if you want), and honey. I make them plain jane, mocha, peppermint, aaaand peppermint mocha. Any way they come you can’t go wrong…
Though I’m sure there are a ton of different frappuccino recipes on the interwebs, I love that this version is basically a health food. 😉 For even more added nutrition you can add in things like grass-fed kosher gelatin or collagen, a few dashes of Himalayan salt for some minerals, MCT oil, egg yolks, etc. And, as with pretty much every fancy drink, this healthy paleo frappuccino is extra-delicious topped with a dollop of homemade coconut whipped cream!
A few coffee facts.
While drinking coffee might not give you a huge boost in vitamins or minerals, it is definitely healthier for you than drinking soda, sweetened tea, or store-bought juices. And surprisingly, coffee does contain high amounts of polyphenol antioxidants – making it kinda a super food just like we always knew chocolate was. Coffee is also effective at fighting free radical damage. This is due to the fact that it increases antioxidants in your blood.
While coffee can have some awesome effects on those who drink it, I do want to remind you that coffee is quite addictive and drinking it on an empty stomach can quickly mess with your hormones and send your body into flight or fight syndrome. So drink coffee responsibly, with healthy fats and sweeteners, after you’ve consumed a quality protein-filled meal.
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Healthy Paleo Frappuccino
Free from grain, gluten, eggs, dairy, and refined sugar.
- 1 cup fresh or cold-brewed coffee
- 1 cup milk of choice (I use almond milk or my homemade coconut milk)
- 1 tray coffee ice cubes* (about 2 cups)
- 3-4 tablespoons honey (or liquid stevia, for keto)
- for vanilla: add a teaspoon of homemade vanilla (this vanilla is delicious, too)
- for mocha: 2 tablespoons organic cocoa powder
- for peppermint: 3/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
- garnish with coconut whipped cream
Place all the ingredients along with desired optional flavorings into a blender (I use my Blendtec).
Puree about a minute until thick and smooth.
To make coffee ice cubes, simply fill a regular ice cube tray with your favorite coffee and stick in the freezer until solid. Voila! Coffee ice cubes. You’re welcome. 😉