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..
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“..
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..
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!
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
1 can full fat coconut milk- chilled (I’ve found 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.
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!