I’m totally throwing around the word ‘latte’ when I should not and I just.dont.care.
Apparently I am no coffee connoisseur because I actually had to google the definition of a latte this weekend. (I also just had to google the spelling of connoisseur.) I kept saying that this cinnamon bulletproof coffee tastes just like a latte, which is weird because it doesn’t have any of the same ingredients that are included in a latte. Lattes are espresso and frothy milk. Cinnamon bulletproof coffee is made with coffee and coconut oil and a little bit of cashew or almond milk. Although, I do have the froth part down so that is a win in the latte category!
I think it might be closer to a cappuccino, but I am still unclear as to what a cappuccino is either, so I’ll just stick to what I know which is black coffee. With just a few tasty additions.
Starbucks and coffee shops in general usually intimidate me. Like, ‘OMG I don’t really know what that is or if I’ll even like it…is it hot or cold? Does it even have caffeine? How stupid will I sound ordering this? How many grams of sugar are in that?! I’d rather eat a cheeseburger.‘ So my go-to is a vanilla latte or a house blend of sorts with nothing in it. Starbucks is the only place I am now comfortable ordering a ‘skinny’ anything, because it’s too much work to ask what kind of substitutions they have and I hate making other people wait in line. I really just hate waiting in line in general. And paying $5 for something I can make for $FREE.99 at home.
So needless to say, if you’re anything like me you should just skip the anxiety (which might get better or worse with coffee for some) and just make the good stuff at home!
All you need to make your latte that isn’t really a latte, it just tastes like one, is:
- Your favorite coffee bean (We make Folgers, medium roast)
- Coconut oil (organic is preferred, but if you’re on a budget any will do)
- Almond or cashew milk
- A blender or magic bullet for the froth effect
The first time I made bulletproof coffee I was super impressed with it’s frothyness! And creaminess. It’s some seriously delicious stuff. And it helps to keep me fuller longer in the mornings when I pair it with breakfast!
It gets even better with a Saturday morning and a good book. Or a new Netflix series. Trust me on this one.
I should shoot a disclaimer your way that I am also loosely using the term ‘bulletproof coffee.’ But I can’t call this a latte either, so we need some middle ground here. ‘Real’ bulletproof coffee is made with 2 tablespoons or more of grass-fed butter and organic coffee, which contain lots of healthy fats but can be upwards of 300-400 calories a cup. It’s also typically used to replace breakfast. It’s said to stimulate fat loss by putting your body into ketosis, which is a basically eating a lot of healthy fats that is supposed to kick your body’s fat burning potential into high gear, which can later be broken by eating carbs. (1) It’s also supposed to be used along with intermittent fasting.
My personal preference is to eat breakfast, and not to drink so many calories at any meal. I’m not super into diet trends that require lots of rules. As you know, I’d rather just eat healthy and not worry about the rest of it! But, this bulletproof coffee-hybrid is super freakin’ delicious.
- 8-10 oz black coffee, freshly brewed
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil, organic preferred
- 2 tablespoons (or a good pour) of almond or cashew milk
- dash of cinnamon (about ⅛ teaspoon)
- Get out your blender or magic bullet and add all the ingredients. Blend for 20 seconds or so for frothiness and serve!