In our three+ years of running the Facebook group and the almost year of writing this blog, one Whole30 topic has bubbled to the top time and again. That topic is coffee!
Coffee is a universal language, and we’ve seen a passion for java like no other. And since many people come to Whole30 giving up their beloved cream and sugar, there are always lots of questions on how to enjoy our favorite beverage while staying compliant.
There’s no ONE right answer, but there are lots of opinions. However you enjoy it, make sure you start off with a quality coffee in your cup! Life is too short for bad coffee!
Here are some things we love in our coffee and tools we love to make it! Feel free to mix and match ideas and find what works for you.
nutpods – The darling of the Whole30 coffee world, this non-dairy creamer is a universal favorite. nutpods is a plant-based coffee alternative made from almonds and coconuts that does a great job replicating traditional creamer. It comes in a variety of Whole30 Approved flavors (Original, Vanilla, Hazelnut, and Vanilla Lemon) as well as some seasonal flavors. We are gaga over nutpods and are happy to share our group code of JUJUSWHOLE30 for 15% off your first order at www.nutpods.com. It’s a one-time code so stock up when you order. There’s free shipping, too! You can also find nutpods on Amazon here.
Califia Farms Unsweetened Better Half – If we don’t have nutpods on hand, this Whole30 compliant dairy-free creamer is our go-to! Make sure you choose the Unsweetened variety (in the light brown and white carton) as not all Califia Farms products are compliant. We can find this at our local supermarket (Market Basket) or at Whole Foods Market. You can also grab it on Amazon here.
Cashew Milk – Want to try to make your own nut milk to add to coffee? Check out this blog post from Carla with a great guide to DIY cashew milk!
Coconut Milk – Want to keep things simple in your coffee? Coconut milk is a great choice, and we love the canned variety from Thai Kitchen. You can find it at your local supermarket in the Asian food aisle or on Amazon. The best part about cracking open a can of coconut milk – Use some of it for your coffee and turn the rest into delicious dump ranch to add to your meals!
Collagen Peptides – They’ve become all the rage lately but for good reason. Collagen peptides are a flavorless and odorless way to add collagen – the most abundant protein in the human body – into your diet. Adding collagen to your diet can help with digestion and gut health, joint and bone health, and sleep and hydration. It’s a total win. We like the collagen peptides from Bare Bones Broth in our coffee – they make the cup extra creamy! Use code JUJUSWHOLE30 for 15% off your order at checkout. Vital Proteins is another fan favorite brand of collagen peptides. You can scoop it up at Whole Foods and various supermarkets or order some on Amazon here.
Coconut Oil – Another great addition to coffee (and your Whole30 pantry!) is coconut oil. It’s a great way to add some healthy fat and flavor to your java – and it also comes in handy with your cooking. (We always shmear what’s left on the spoon on our faces for a little moisturizer!) Our favorite coconut oil is the organic extra virgin one from Trader Joe’s! If you don’t have a TJ’s near you, you can grab it on Amazon here. It also comes in handy individual packets for you to take on the go. Check those out here!
Ghee – If you are struggling with an added fat on your plate, consider adding ghee to your coffee! It’s delicious and the punch of added fat makes your coffee more filling. Our favorites are Gather Superfoods, which you can get at 30% off with the code WHOLE30 at checkout and Fourth & Heart Himalayan Pink Salt ghee, which you find at various grocery stores or on Amazon here.
Frother – Once you have all of your ingredients in the cup, a frother can turn the ordinary into something magical. Make your own compliant latte-style drinks at home and enjoy! You can opt for a simple frother like this one on Amazon, or if you want to splurge a little, this Nespresso frother comes well recommended by some of our fancy coffee friends!
Cold Brew Iced Coffee Maker – We love this cold brew iced coffee maker from Amazon because it brews the PERFECT iced coffee. After trying many different ways to make it using many different techniques, this one was the only one that did the trick. Make it at night, toss it in the fridge, and it’s ready for you first thing in the morning. Add whatever you’d like to it and enjoy one of the best iced coffees that you’ll have.
How do you take your cuppa on Whole30? Are you a fan of hot or iced? What’s your favorite brand of coffee?
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