Inside: Drinking my dairy-free bulletproof coffee the first thing each morning is a great way to boost your metabolism and protein right from the start of the day! This recipe for protein-packed, dairy-free bulletproof coffee is fast, easy, and packs a nutritional punch. And it’s perfectly compliant for the Trim Healthy Mama plan!
Bulletproof coffee has been all the rage the past several years, and for good reason: It’s an incredibly easy way to fit in good fats and proteins at the start of each day.
I started drinking a dairy-free version of bulletproof coffee many years ago. Traditional bullet proof coffee calls for blending butter with coffee, but I had to go dairy-free when I was nursing my third child. Since then, I’ve added dairy back into my diet (Hallelujah! My 4th child does not appear to be sensitive to dairy!), but I still limit it since I think the Standard American Diet is a little too dairy heavy.
Since writing originally writing this post, I have begun following the Trim Healthy Mama eating plan. This coffee is completely compliant on the THM plan. As written below, it is a S, but you can lower the oil to 1 tsp. to make it a FP.
(Interested in learning more about THM? By eating this way, I have successfully maintained a 30-pound weight loss, and it’s the program where I am now a certified coach.)
To make my bulletproof coffee dairy-free, I simply replace the fat in my dairy-free bulletproof coffee with virgin coconut oil. This gives the coffee a naturally sweet flavor. As well, I add a splash or two of an unsweetened dairy-free nut milk to my coffee. To boost the protein content, I add a scoop or two of collagen. If I want the coffee a bit sweeter, I will add either a few sprinkles of stevia or just use a flavored but unsweetened nut milk.
Related: A Dairy-Free Trim Healthy Mama Meal Plan
It’s as easy as that!
Want a specific recipe to follow for my protein-packed, dairy-free bulletproof coffee? Check it out below!
Protein-Packed, Dairy Free Bulletproof Coffee
- 1 cup brewed coffee
- 1-2 scoops collagen
- 1-2 Tbsp. virgin coconut oil*
- splash of unsweetened nut milk
- stevia to taste
*If you do not like the taste of coconut oil, switch out the virgin coconut oil for a refined coconut oil. Refined coconut oil is not quite as healthful, but it is flavorless.
Blend all ingredients in a blender for 10 to 15 seconds. Serve immediately.
Where to find the ingredients:
I use the ingredients for this bulletproof coffee for a variety of recipes in my home, but I realize that they are not necessarily things that you might already have on hand. I get my coconut oil, collagen, and stevia online, but nut milks are now readily available in pretty much every mainstream supermarket or big box store.
I didn’t realize refined coconut oil had less taste. I will have to try that as I have not liked the coconut oil taste in the bulletproof coffees. Thanks!
Yes, it does. It not was healthy, and typically I try to use unrefined whenever I can.
Yes! My husband (Will, who answered) HATES the taste of coconut, so we keep refined on hand for many things I make!
Leigh Ann Gates
Is there anything to sub for the stevia? I’ve tried it several times and can’t stand the aftertaste. Would raw honey be okay?
Yes–raw honey is perfect! I just do stevia because I’m following a sugar (including natural sugars) free diet right now. I would just put a little bit of honey until you get it to the perfect flavor for you!
I’m a coffee drinker and love the sound of this. What a great way to get caffeine and protein boost in one go!
What if you are too lazy for the blender?! Does it really make a difference? Would a frother work too?
I use a frother for my bullet proof coffee. It’s enough froth for me! 🙂
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