Sometimes, us low-carbers want a tasty, satisfying beverage but do not want any coffee and/or caffeine.
And, there are folks who are Keto (or want to be) and do not like coffee, or coffee/caffeine does not agree with them, so keto caffeinated beverages such as Bulletproof coffee, butter coffee/black tea and the like are out.
But you still want all the great benefits of having a health-boosting beverage in the morning for increased energy and mental clarity, ramping up fat burning, and extending your fasting time to take advantage of all the benefits of autophagy, right?
Of course you do! And I have just the thing! 😊
A keto-friendly, caffeine- and coffee-free vanilla steamer that is quick and easy to make, and oh-so-delicious.
Now, this recipe does use Stevia, and I know not everyone cares for it; if you’re not keen on Stevia, then another good choice is monk fruit. Or, you can sub with another keto-friendly (but not Paleo) sweetener such as erythritol, xylitol, allulose, Better Than Sugar, etc. You’ll just have to play with the quantities to find what works best for you!
[A quick aside on all sweet-tasting foods and beverages: it is best to avoid them while in the initial weeks of keto-adaptation, and then, once you’re solidly in ketosis, to push them off until later in the day and after a decent high fat meal (ie. don’t have them first thing and/or on an empty stomach), since any sweet taste on the tongue stimulates insulin production, hunger, and carb cravings, slows or even halts fat burning, and stops autophagy.]
Now, for the recipe!
Keto-friendly Vanilla Steamer
- 2 cups water boiling
- 2 Tbsp butter pastured; Such as Kerrygold or Organic Valley, or coconut butter (aka coconut manna) for Paleo/dairy-free.
- 1 tsp vanilla powder
- 1 Tbsp MCT oil
- ¼ tsp liquid stevia Such as SweetDrops Vanilla Creme Stevia.
- salt only use a pinch or use salted butter; optional; Salt enhances the flavor!
- Add all ingredients to a blender (or use an immersion blender and large cup) and blend until creamy with a nice layer of foam on top.
- Makes 2 servings.
Mmmm… 😋 Enjoy!