whole30 iced coconut latteWhole30 Iced Coconut Latte

I have officially completed week one of my first Whole30 challenge! Giving up sugar and caffeine has my head spinning! I am a “creamer and sugar” coffee kind of girl so I would rather go cold turkey than have my coffee black. But I just can’t seem to get my brain going in the mornings without a little extra help from my good friend, Coffee! This week, I have been perfecting the perfect Whole30 compliant Iced Coconut “Latte”.

Drinking coffee without any kind of sweetener to cut the acidity is like drinking turpentine in my opinion so I have been playing around with some alternatives that are Whole30 compliant.  I have finally perfected the perfect Whole30 version of my morning latte!

Ingredients

This recipe is made with cold brew coffee. Do you know the difference between cold brew coffee and regular coffee? I didn’t either so after a quick google search I found out why cold brew is less acidic and sweeter than it’s hot cousin. Cold brew coffee is made by steeping coarse ground beans in cold water for 12 hours or more. After which the coffee grounds are filtered out and you are left with a sweeter coffee that is also gentler on your stomach! The perfect ingredient to include in my Whole30 challenge.

whole30 iced coconut latteNow, to make a great iced latte you need some milk. Find a good quality coconut milk that is unsweetened. Personally I love the combination of coconut and coffee. Add in some banana and you have yourself a paradise treat!

The banana is used to naturally sweeten the milk. You can use 1/2-1 whole banana depending on how sweet you like your coffee. And the riper the banana the better. I played around with frozen bananas versus fresh and I found that the frozen banana creates a rich and creamy milk that is so yummy! But if you don’t have any frozen on hand, fresh bananas work just fine. Add in some cinnamon and nutmeg and I’m in heaven!

whole30 iced coconut latte

Throw all the ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth. Or if you prefer a macchiato, blend all ingredients except for the coffee, place the coffee in glass with ice and then pour the milk in slowly watching the 2 worlds collide!

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During this Whole30 challenge I am definitely trying to cut back on my caffeine intake. But perfecting this iced latte is not helping me any! This is so good I think I have changed how I will forever drink my iced coffee. Naturally sweetened with the help of banana, this is a treat I look forward to every morning! Bottoms up!

whole30 iced coconut latte

The RecipeWhole30 Iced Coconut Latte

 

xo, Ashley

 

14 Comments on Whole30 Iced Coconut Latte

  1. Elizabeth O
    April 19, 2017 at 12:49 am (2 months ago)

    It looks delicious! I’m a fan of anything coconut so this works for me. Yum!

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  2. Obi
    April 24, 2017 at 6:37 pm (2 months ago)

    this looks really good. be careful on the type of cinnamon you use as some are better than others.

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  3. bel
    April 25, 2017 at 2:08 am (2 months ago)

    That must have been hard for you, to give up stuff you love. I like the idea of this. I’ll do this without the coffee. I’m not a huge fan

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  4. GiGi Eats
    April 25, 2017 at 6:26 am (2 months ago)

    THIS looks like my jam, however, I would try swapping out the banana for pumpkin!

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  5. Nancy L.
    April 25, 2017 at 6:47 am (2 months ago)

    Oooh…I can’t wait to try this! I recently started an anti-inflammatory diet and want to cut out milk and sugar. Using a banana as a sweetener is a great idea! I, too, can’t tolerate artificial sweeteners. One sip and I have a headache.

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  6. Susan Croox
    April 25, 2017 at 1:08 pm (2 months ago)

    That sounds super yummy! I like sugar in my coffee but I try to avoid it as I know I consume too much sugar as it is.

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  7. Dennis Kenney
    April 25, 2017 at 6:14 pm (2 months ago)

    It looks delicious! I’m a fan of anything coconut so this works for me. Yum!

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  8. Teanessa
    April 25, 2017 at 6:14 pm (2 months ago)

    OMG coconut! My favorite in anything! Whole 30 is a great way to clean up our eating, so this is A MUST recipe for me. Looks awesome!

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  9. Courtney Andrews
    April 26, 2017 at 7:15 am (2 months ago)

    This looks so delicious and refreshing! Coconut is one of my favorite flavors!

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  10. Nati
    April 27, 2017 at 1:21 am (2 months ago)

    I am from a different culture and I can’t understand why would anyone want to add anything to coffe and “ruin it”. LOL
    Then, when I travel, I taste coffee in different countries and realize why it is so… in most places I’ve been the coffee stinks! LOL The worst coffee I have ever had being in the UK. BEURK.

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  11. Only By Land
    April 27, 2017 at 5:12 am (2 months ago)

    Good luck on your no sugar, no caffeine diet. I did this for 4-5 months last year and managed to get a 6 pack. It looks like you are eating super delicious smoothies though!

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  12. Pammy
    April 27, 2017 at 6:34 am (2 months ago)

    Coconut is so healthy and delicious! Sound like a better alternative to my cup of iced coffee!

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  13. Tiara Wilson
    April 27, 2017 at 7:25 am (2 months ago)

    Oh yum! This looks absolutely delicious. I am not a big fan of coconut but would love to try this drink!

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  14. Ronak
    April 27, 2017 at 7:34 am (2 months ago)

    Can’t wait to try!

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