Yum! One of my all time favorite flavor combinations is mint chocolate. A year ago I started using keto to manage my lipedema and lymphedema and I thought I would have to say goodbye to it forever. Chocolate collagen powder and peppermint extract to the rescue!
A few weeks ago I found myself in the baking aisle of my grocery store for the first time in months and there, on a pre-holiday display, was peppermint extract. That’s keto! I excitedly dropped several bottles in my basket and left them on my kitchen counter for inspiration. It didn’t take long to strike, sturdy women. In fact, all I had to do was reach for my french press the next morning.
I started taking collagen to give my skin a little extra help responding to my keto weight loss. I’m not sure if my skin would be any saggier without it, but I can say I’ve had massive hair regrowth and my skin and nails look fantastic. That’s enough to make me a collagen fan! My favorite is Perfect Keto chocolate collagen with MCT oil (use my link to get $15 off your order). It easily and completely dissolves in my coffee and the pinch of stevia makes it taste like dessert. It may seem a little pricey but Perfect Keto offers deep discounts around most holidays so I just make sure to stock up. They also do occasional flash sales on Amazon – so watch for those!
The other key ingredient – besides coffee – is heavy cream. If possible, find one without carrageenan in it. Carraageenan is commonly added to milk to keep it creamy, but it can also irritate our sensitive guts and cause more inflammation. Locally I buy it at Whole Foods. If you don’t have one near you, look at any higher end grocer. Yes, it costs more, but I eat less on keto so it balances out in the end.
Have you gathered your ingredients? What are we waiting for?! Pull out your favorite mug and treat yourself to a decadent cup of mint chocolate keto coffee.
Total Time: 15 minutes
- Fresh brewed coffee, chocolate flavor if you have it
- 1 serving chocolate collagen powder
- Heavy cream to taste
- 3-4 drops peppermint extract, or to taste
- Whipped cream
- Make your own if you have time, but I usually ‘cheat’ and use a can of Reddi Wip extra creamy
Regular readers know I don’t count macros, calories, or anything but the length of my ponytail, but if you are curious pop the ingredients into your favorite app and I’m sure you’ll be pleased with the low carb results.
How did it turn out? What’s your favorite way to dress up keto coffee? Write me a note below.