This Paleo & Whole30 Mocha Latte only uses 4 ingredients! Made with only coffee, coconut milk, cacao powder + ground vanilla beans, it's a guilt-free way to start your morning!

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This Paleo & Whole30 Mocha Latte only uses 4 ingredients! Made with only coffee, coconut milk, cacao powder + ground vanilla beans, it’s a guilt-free way to start your morning! <3

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Happy New Year! I can’t quite believe it’s 2017! Last year just flew by. We were in the midst of a big renovation, and I got a new job. Those things transpired simultaneously with a lot of sleepless nights, courtesy of a perpetually teething baby, and I forgot to slow down and enjoy life. This year will be different. My New Year’s resolution is not to be healthy. That’s a given. That’s something I have to do to fulfill my real resolution. My New Year’s resolution is to really live my life this year. To appreciate the joy in every single day and to fully and actively love my husband and my children daily. Not just make it through. I have so much to be thankful for, and my goal is to bask in that gratefulness. Eating whole foods and living healthily is just a perk along the way. A means to an end.

This Paleo & Whole30 Mocha Latte only uses 4 ingredients! Made with only coffee, coconut milk, cacao powder + ground vanilla beans, it's a guilt-free way to start your morning! <3

If eating healthily is one of  the paths to a happy life, then this Paleo & Whole30 Mocha Latte is the mortar holding the all those bricks together. This is a play on the Paleo & Whole30 Cinnamon Vanilla Latte I made a couple weeks ago, but with chocolate! IK,R!? One hundred percent cacao IS allowed on the Whole30 plan, as long as there are no sweeteners involved.

This Paleo & Whole30 Mocha Latte only uses 4 ingredients! Made with only coffee, coconut milk, cacao powder + ground vanilla beans, it's a guilt-free way to start your morning! <3

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Paleo & Whole30 Mocha Latte

  • Author: Kristi Barnes
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Drinks

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Mocha Latte Author: Kristi Barnes


Ingredients

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  • 1 1/2 c. coffee, freshly brewed
  • 1 c. canned coconut milk
  • 4 tsp. 100% cacao powder
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla powder

Instructions

  1. Warm the coconut milk over medium-high heat until hot but not boiling, about 4-5 minutes.
  2. Add everything to a NutriBullet or other high-powered blender.
  3. Blend 15 seconds.
  4. Enjoy!

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This Paleo & Whole30 Mocha Latte only uses 4 ingredients! Made with only coffee, coconut milk, cacao powder + ground vanilla beans, it's a guilt-free way to start your morning! <3

Don’t forget to Pin this Paleo & Whole30 Mocha Latte for later! If you’re following the Paleo diet, I’d definitely recommend a tablespoon or two of pure maple syrup before blending, but I’m strictly Whole30-bound for the month of January.

This Paleo & Whole30 Mocha Latte only uses 4 ingredients! Made with only coffee, coconut milk, cacao powder + ground vanilla beans, it's a guilt-free way to start your morning! <3

Don’t forget to Pin this Paleo and Whole30 Mocha Latte for later! You should also check out my Paleo and Whole30 Cinnamon Vanilla Latte!

This Paleo & Whole30 Mocha Latte only uses 4 ingredients! Made with only coffee, coconut milk, cacao powder + ground vanilla beans, it's a guilt-free way to start your morning! <3

If you’re new to the Whole30, make sure to check out my Ten Must-Have Whole30 Convenience Products and 10 Best Kitchen Gadgets for Your Whole30 posts!

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25 Comments
  • Jamie_Elaine
    Posted at 13:14h, 08 January Reply

    I found your blog this morning. I’m so excited! I have toyed with low carb diets for years ( it’s been awhile tho and most of the weight i originally lost has made its way back to me) and I’ve been thinking of getting back to that life style. BUT!!! I hate all low- fat ingredients and sugar free based ingredients that that lifestyle promotes. So not healthy! There’s been a couple things in struggling with giving up. Coffee… I mean… It’s a deal breaker. I’m so excited to find a healthy alternative that actually looks good. I’m gonna get on the band wagon. Probably not near as strict as you but going to do my best. And by the way… I’m with u on the Mexican food. I swear that I was born in the wrong country!

    • Kristi Barnes
      Posted at 07:19h, 11 January Reply

      Low carb is definitely the way to go for me! I am not a fan of low-fat diets, and counting calories gets old really quickly. I totally agree on the coffee and the Mexican food! I could live off that stuff. 🙂 Good luck, and keep me updated!

  • Carmen Folse
    Posted at 20:50h, 24 January Reply

    You have a preference to the vanilla powder brand? Where do you get it?

    • Kristi Barnes
      Posted at 21:15h, 25 March Reply

      I buy it on amazon. It’s at least half an hour drive for me to our local health food store. I use the Wild brand. I will follow up with a link.

      • Kristi Barnes
        Posted at 21:20h, 25 March Reply

        Wild foods has 1 oz. for $14.95 here: http://amzn.to/2niVuhr (which is what I paid for it). It lasts a long time and tastes great. But Terrasoul Superfoods has a 2 oz. option right now for $17.99, and they have great reviews as well. The link to Terrasoul is here: http://amzn.to/2n4c8iV.

  • Kim Smyth
    Posted at 08:38h, 09 April Reply

    5 stars
    Ok, love the latte recipes but I have two suggestions/questions. Why couldn’t you use pure vanilla extract instead of vanilla bean powder and stevia for sweetener in place of maple syrup if you are whole 30?
    I make my bulletproof coffee that way every day, I’ve been Paleo for two and a half years now and it works great for me. I use Kerrygold butter (grass-fed) and coconut oil in place of creamer and blend it all up in my Ninja with hot coffee. Oh, don’t forget that Ceylon cinnamon is preferred over regular-it is a little pricey as well, but lasts a long time.
    Great pictures by the way!

    • Kristi Barnes
      Posted at 09:52h, 09 April Reply

      Thank you! Vanilla extract is actually not allowed on the whole30 because of the alcohol. The creators of the program admit the rule is a little silly in the FAQs because people aren’t exactly drinking vanilla extract to get a buzz. I do use vanilla extract sometimes because I’m not strictly whole30 and the powder gets pricey, but in my whole30 recipes, I stick to the powder to keep it 100% compliant. I love kerrygold butter and coconut oil in my coffee too! I’ve been playing around with a version that has cayenne pepper, but I don’t have it exactly right yet. ☺ I didn’t know about the Ceylon cinnamon. I’ll look it up! Thanks for your comment! Stevia isn’t allowed on whole30 either, but I’m all about some maple syrup or stevia in my coffee when not on the program.

      • Elisabeth
        Posted at 23:24h, 09 April Reply

        I’m on day 9 of round 3 of whole30 and I can’t wait to start my Monday tomorrow with this drink. minus the vanilla powder, because I don’t have it yet. I am also going to try using my emersion blender with it. Thanks!

        • Kristi Barnes
          Posted at 19:47h, 10 April Reply

          Way to go!! I love the vanilla powder. A little goes a long way.

  • Rose
    Posted at 08:48h, 09 January Reply

    Hi Kristi, do you have a recipe for coffee creamer that I can just make and store in the fridge and use when ready? I see that this makes 2 servings, but it’s just not feasible for me to do this with a demanding baby and in a groggy, sleep-deprived state! Thank you!

    • Kristi Barnes
      Posted at 20:47h, 09 January Reply

      I don’t have one posted. I’ll see what I can come up with this weekend. ☺️ I totally get ya on the sleep deprivation and demanding kids.

  • Allison Barefield
    Posted at 01:16h, 22 January Reply

    Hey Kristi, your performance is great. You say that where I get them perfectly.

  • Kendra
    Posted at 16:47h, 30 July Reply

    Hello, just found your page and tried the mocha, so good.
    Do you know if I can make a lot, refrigerated it and warm it up each morning?

    • Kristi Barnes
      Posted at 18:39h, 14 August Reply

      I’m so glad you like it! I haven’t tried reheating it, but it should do fine. Just don’t get the milk too hot.

  • Lloydene
    Posted at 08:31h, 21 September Reply

    Hi Kristi! I am planning on doing the whole 30 for the upcoming month of October. I have been searching for a good coffee recipe that doesn’t suck and this one is it! Thank you!

    • Kristi Barnes
      Posted at 18:14h, 21 September Reply

      This makes me so happy! Thanks for sharing! ☺️

  • Maryam Crosnoe
    Posted at 21:44h, 03 November Reply

    Why is the coconut milk heated? If making a cold coffee drink, could I add cold coconut milk to the blender instead?

    • Kristi Barnes
      Posted at 21:12h, 24 November Reply

      It’s heated so as not to cool off the coffee and also so it gets frothy. You can blend it for cold coffee.

  • Laura
    Posted at 13:36h, 10 November Reply

    Thanks for the recipe! Quick question though – when using canned coconut milk, should I try and mix in the hardened cream at the top BEFORE I measure out 1 cup? Or do you mean just 1 cup of the liquid portion in the can? I’ve tried so many recipes using canned coconut milk, and I’m never sure if I’m measuring it out right!

    • Kristi Barnes
      Posted at 21:10h, 24 November Reply

      Yes, mix it together first. Some brands I’ve tried never separate in the pantry while others always do. It depends on the temperature and if there are any ingredients in the coconut milk preventing it from separating. You can dump it in a small mixing bowl and stir or hit it with a milk frother. 🙂

  • Suzanne
    Posted at 14:41h, 25 February Reply

    This look so good! Does it separate after a bit?

  • Vanessa
    Posted at 14:43h, 25 February Reply

    Thanks for sharing! Do other non-dairy milks work too?

    • Kristi Barnes
      Posted at 16:50h, 24 July Reply

      Sure! I’ve been using macadamia milk lately and love it too.

  • Gloria Hernandez
    Posted at 17:49h, 09 March Reply

    Hi Kristi,

    Just found your blog, and all of your great recipes! Can’t wait to try this dairy-free mocha latte. Wondering… what cacao powder do you use?

    Thank you!

  • Jahnson alberto
    Posted at 01:14h, 16 June Reply

    wow. looks so yummy. Nice to try this.

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