And then there was creamer!!

So, I’ve been paleo for five months now.. and yes, I’m not 100%.. More like 80/20.. and other days I’m like 0%.. but all in all, I’d still consider my lifestyle very paleo..

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But there is one thing that I CANNOT give up.. While there are a few reasons, we’ll just stick with the fact that I’m in graduate school and it would be ill advised to give up caffeine while you’re doing research day in and day out..
So yes, you’ve guessed it.. I CANNOT give up my coffee.. If you believe that doesn’t make me paleo, well, please go hand a cup of coffee to some cavemen and tell me that they didn’t drink it! Yea, that’s what I thought.. Come on, don’t be “That Guy“..

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So anyways! I’ve been struggling with what to put in my coffee for five months now.. I used to buy some coconut creamer by SO Delicious.. but then when I took a look.. they had too many ingredients in it and it wasn’t ‘paleo enough’ for me..

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Yea.. That’s a lot of ingredients that I really don’t feel like stuffing into my body.. So then I tried just ‘regular’ coconut milk.. and that just didn’t give me anything… it just wasn’t good..

I even thought about trying Bulletproof coffee.. but seeing as I’m lactose intolerant I couldn’t see that one going over very well!

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I was getting discouraged. I LOOOVVVEEEEE coffee, but sometimes black coffee just didn’t hit the spot. Finally I tried this awesome thing called Google and found a recipe for a creamer that in my eyes was COMPLETELY paleo.. So I made it, with a bit of a variation, then I just NEEDED to share it!

Coconut Coffee Creamer- Paleo

Ingredients:
1 can full fat coconut milk- chilled (I’ve foundΒ thai kitchen coconut milk to be the best!)
2 tbsp coconut oil
1 egg, raw
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 tbsp pure maple syrup

Other options for add ins: cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice

Remove coconut milk from the fridge and drain off any of the liquid that has separated, you just want what seems to be the ‘clumped’ part.. Don’t worry, you don’t have to remove all off the liquid, it will just sit at the bottom of the creamer if you don’t get it all off. Then mix all ingredients in blender, then place in container overnight to allow to set.

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I put mine in an old almond butter jar! Seriously, AMAZING! AND it’s not even too coconutty! PLUS the vanilla and the maple syrup give you just enough flavor and sweetness WITHOUT going overboard!! I honestly recommend that everyone try this, paleo or not!

Do be aware the you’re not supposed to consume raw eggs! For me, however, I don’t use much of the mix at one time, and I put it in HOT coffee when I do use it, so it doesn’t bother me! But to be on the safe side, I’d suggest using local farm eggs, or at least organic if you must buy from your local grocery store!

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13 thoughts on “And then there was creamer!!

  1. I think coffee is paleo.. and don’t see any issues with caffeine! πŸ™‚

    I think it depends on the coffee.. but I LOVE black coffee. Especially Starbucks (we have a pot brewing at work daily); and some K-Cups have great flavors alone. If I do want a little extra kick, I’ll throw in a spoonful of coconut oil.. YUM.

  2. Hi! I have been following you for some time on wordpress, but first time commenting. I know I am a little late on this post. As far as I am concerned coffee is Paleo!! Coffee is one thing I couldn’t give up while going Paleo either. I am right there with you πŸ™‚ I just started going 100% paleo today for 30 days, so I had to give up my half and half that I use for my coffee. I just made some paleo creamer today too. I use 1 egg, 2 TBL coconut oil and 1 can of coconut milk. It turns out really good! I should try adding vanilla and maple syrup next time, it sounds good!

    • It’s great! I just made a batch last night and added only a tablespoon of pure maple syrup then about 1/2 teaspoon or so of cinnamon.. I’m in heaven this morning!!

      Also, congrats on taking on the 30day challenge!! I’m reading “It Starts With Food” right now and I’m LOVING it!!

  3. This is great, I live in Israel and eating fairly Paleo, but will be doing the Whole30 this week. It’s SO hard to find things here – but this I can make! Although the egg thing is still a little weird to me…but I’ll try anything once πŸ™‚

    • Honestly, you could probably omit the egg and get the same results.. Recently I’ve just been putting coconut milk (the stuff from the can) in my coffee because I’ve been to busy (or lazy, whatever you want to call it) to make the creamer!

  4. I just made the creamer. I omitted the egg and substituted 1 Tbsp. of flax seed that had been soaked in 2 Tbsp. of filtered water. It turned out thick. Looking forward to using it tomorrow after it has chilled a day.

      • It turned out great….I think it could be eaten as a pudding because I had to scoop it out with a spoon and it was delish! Next time I’m going to reduce the amount of flax seeds I use by half so it won’t be so thick and could be pourable. The reason I used flax in this recipe is because flax seeds soaked in water can be used as an egg substitute in baking. I figured I would sub it for the egg in the creamer and see what happens. I thought it worked just fine.

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