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When you hear the word healthy living you often envision a boring menu plan, right? Good news: there are innovative ways to spruce up dinner times and if you want to cut down on carbs we have just the solution for you with these low carb coffee drinks recipes!
Following a low carb meal plan such as the popular Keto low carb diet means you’re possibly cutting out some of your favorite ingredients. But we’ll show you how to create tasty low carb drinks. Best of all: our recipes contain your favorite pick-me-up ingredient. Coffee!
Read on and learn how a few creative twists to your usual brew recipes can give you a tasty low carb coffee drink. Enjoy the flavor you love most without feeling guilty!
Our list of low carb coffee drinks recipes caters for all occasions:
Which of the recipes will you try first?
We’ll start with a drink you’ll find on most restaurant menus: iced coffee. Only you won’t have to feel guilty for indulging in this one as it only contains 60 calories. It’s also very simple to make, so if you don’t exactly love spending time in the kitchen, this one’s for you.
Helpful tips: keep your drink tasty is to use ice cubes made from brewed coffee. Keep a few trays in the freezer at all times and use them when preparing cold coffee drinks. If it’s a hot day your drink won’t taste watered down when the ice has melted.
You do need to plan ahead for this one because your brew will have to cool down for around three hours before you mix your drink. It’s also better to add the sweetener to the coffee while it’s still hot so you know it dissolves properly.
You don’t need a food blender: simply add the coffee, ice and cream in a shaker. Mix it well, pour and enjoy.
If you are feeling lazy, we recommend you try this cold brew coffee from Bulletproof
Bulletproof coffee you’ll often hear about when the topic is ‘low carb diets’. It’s popular among those who want to lose weight because the ingredients not only give you an energy kick, but they’re bound to limit your usual cravings.
A popular addition is MCT (Medium chain triglycerides) oil. This oil is man made and even preferred to coconut oil be foodies and health gurus. It’s reported to give you more energy, helping you burn calories and therefore losing weight. Thanks to its popularity you’ll find it online and at many other stores these days.
Apart from 15 grams of butter and a cup of coffee the ingredients are optional. You can tailor your Bulletproof coffee to your personal preferences with MCT oil, sweetener and other preferred ingredients.
Unless you want to wait until the butter melts, a blender is better to use so you can quickly get the ingredients to the right consistency.
Simply add the coffee, butter and about a tablespoon of the other chosen ingredients to your blender. Mix it together and drink up to fight lethargy & get you going for the day.
This one isn’t only super fast to make, but it’s an ideal way for mom to keep the kids interested in healthy snacks. Who doesn’t enjoy a mocha smoothie? Garnish it with chocolate sprinkles or coffee beans and it will have everyone smiling. It is also great when you have some leftover coffee to use.
This recipe only requires a blender and you simply add all your ingredients. Note that a shaker won’t do because you need to turn the avo pieces into a drinkable form.
Use your favorite brewed coffee if you want, but if you’re using a cup of coconut and almond milk each you can simply add instant coffee. Next comes three tablespoons of stevia and cocoa powder each. Finish it off with a teaspoon of vanilla flavoring.
Blend it together for a healthy drink, snack or even a breakfast on the go.
This one sounds delectable and it only has 150 calories. It’s a tasty cold beverage so if you want to feel refreshed after a hard day, make this your go to beverage when you get home. You can make a large batch and keep it in the fridge.
You won’t only have creamy goodness but texture too thanks to the coconut flakes on top.
This one is easy to make as you don’t necessarily need a blender. A normal shaker will suffice to mix up the ingredients.
Check this article if you want to know more on how to brew a cold brew.
Add your coffee and ice to your container. Then add a teaspoon of the syrup you picked. A table spoon of cocoa and sugar comes next along with two spoons of coconut milk. Mix it well and pour into a glass.
Add the whipped cream and coconut flakes on top for taste, texture & garnish. Voila!
You probably have a favorite caffeine drink that you order whenever you go out for coffee. There’s no reason you can’t enjoy a low carb version of that brew if you simply get creative. If a flat white is what you usually order at your local coffee spot, here’s how you can still enjoy one on a Keto low carb diet.
With this recipe you’re replacing steamed milk with whipping cream and water. Simply heat them up, add it to your brewed espresso and your brew will still taste ultra creamy. You won’t have the usual carb intake because this drink will only contain around 1g of carbs.
The good news for creating low carb coffee drinks recipes is that so many ingredients go well with coffee. From peanut butter to pumpkins you can add almost anything and it’s bound to result in a tasty drink.
For this one you’ll use pumpkin puree to add unique flavor. Pumpkin pie is a popular choice during the holiday season. Now this will be a unique way of incorporating your favorite flavors in your meal plan.
This is another of our recipes giving you a cold beverage for warm days so make sure you let the coffee cool down first. Add a cup each of almond milk, ice and coffee to half a cup of puree. Around a teaspoon of vanilla and pumpkin spice will be enough. You can add stevia to taste.
It’s easy to make because you can pop everything into a blender and simply stir it up.
What is a frappe without the topping though? Why not add whipped sugar free cream on top?
Here’s another recipe that proves that there’s a low carb drink for every occasion, especially the holiday season. You can still enjoy your favorite November and December festive dishes—such as eggnog—the healthy way.
First, you have to make the eggnog itself:
This mixture needs to cool in the fridge. When it’s cooled down, beat the egg whites to a stiff consistency and fold it into the mixture.
Now you make your low carb coffee drink:
There’s your unique twist on a classic festive drink.
When you get creative you can impress your taste buds no matter your preferences. For a Mexican themed dinner your healthy low carb coffee will round off the evening perfectly.
This one requires stove time instead of just a blender. Boil together:
After simmering for five minutes you can remove it from the heat and add the other ingredients.
It’s important to let it steep for a few minutes and let the grounds settle on the bottom. Then carefully pour it in cups but leave the last bit in the pot or use a filter to avoid grounds getting in your cup.
Here’s another handy tip to keep on enjoying your favorite coffee drinks the low carb way. For many coffee lovers a visit to Starbucks is synonymous with macchiatos. Change up your order the next time or make this one at home and get the same delight with fewer carbs.
You can change your Starbucks order by asking for ¾ water with some whipping cream to replace the usual milk. Then ask for sugar free vanilla syrup specifically and don’t forget the caramel drizzles.
If you want to try it at home, start as usual by adding the Americano to your cup and then adding the cream & syrup. To give it the Starbucks look you can add whipped cream and caramel sauce on top—it will only add about 2 grams of carbs to the drink.
For many, a low carb Keto diet often goes hand in hand with increasing protein intake. Why not let your drinks help you reach your daily nutrition goals?
For those building muscles, this smoothie is high in protein with no calories, and can be enjoyed at the gym. It only takes around 10 minutes to prepare so it’s ideal for those rushing to an exercise session after work.
For this one we suggest you use a milk frother. It gives the low carb coffee drink a unique texture. But a shaker will suffice as well.
Once again, the brew needs to be cooled down, so keep a ready made batch of coffee in the fridge.
Simply add a handful of ice cubes to eight ounces of cold brew. A third of a cup of almond milk and a scoop of your favorite protein powder comes next. Mix it well and it’s ready to drink.
Helpful tips: if you want more froth you can use heavy cream instead of almond milk.
We’ll end off our recipes with one for the fruit lovers. Good news: it will take you only five minutes and contains almost no calories.
It’s another easy process of placing everything in your blender, mixing it up and then you can enjoy it as a lunch replacement or refreshing drink. Use about a cup of coffee to a cup of berries and a tray of ice. Add:
It’s another drink you can prepare a large batch of, so you have a ready-made low carb refreshing drink for hot summer days.
On a low carb diet you’ll remove as many high carb food items from your meal plans. You’ll replace them with proteins and fats or at least opt for low carbohydrate ingredients. The reason consumers pick this diet is often to lose weight.
The health benefits of coffee have been studied and as part of low carb meal plans it’s a wise choice. One reason it could be beneficial is because your brew is filled with antioxidants. These help fight the effects of free radicals in your body.
And let’s not forget that your cup of coffee contains the caffeine you need to stay focused and feel energized throughout your day.
You can find scrumptious low carb meals online and now you know how to add the perfect drink to complement a dish.
Coffee drinks and recipes can be healthy as long as you pair your caffeine correctly. And the options of recipes are endless. That’s good news for the health conscious. Or perhaps you’re unsure what to serve your friends who keep to strict diets? Now you have the answer.
We hope our list sparked your curiosity. This list is not exhaustive. Why not get creative yourself? Share your ideas and recipes with us below or add it to Facebook Instagram and Twitter. Let’s help each other have fun living healthy.