Healing Paleo Coffee Creamer
While honey is a popular addition to your morning coffee, I really don’t like the aftertaste it leaves. This creamer is perfect for when you want a bit of sweet in your morning joe, and also want the added healing benefits of turmeric, gelatin and molasses.
Unlike refined sugar, which has zero nutritional value, blackstrap molasses contains vital vitamins and minerals, such as iron, calcium, magnesium, vitamin B6, and selenium.
About 5 tablespoons of blackstrap molasses contains 50 percent of the recommended daily allowance of calcium, 95 percent of iron, and 38 percent of magnesium. (healthline.com) While this you won’t be eating 5 table spoons in this recipe, I love that unlike other sweeteners- blackstrap molasses has these necessary nutrients. Like any ingredient, it is important to choose a quality product in order to preserve these awesome nutrients, like this brand:
It is so super important to eat plenty of gelatin- and I’m not talking about the jello kind. I mean the collagen found in animal bones. 😀 While we eat bone broth (which is an excellent source) frequently, I also try to add it elsewhere to my diet daily. Adding gelatin to your diet help to build connective tissue in hair, skin, and nails + hair! (among other things)
It is SUPER important that you use the correct gelatin for this recipe. If you buy the kind that is NOT water soluble- you will end up with gummies! Which will be delicious, but you will have to eat them with your coffee, not in it. For this creamer, make sure you use a gelatin that is cold-water soluble, like this one:
I just love these camper style mugs– something about the size gives me the immediate “cozy” feels.
- Full Fat Coconut Milk
- Organic Blackstrap Molasses
- Great Lakes Kosher Gelatin
Heat all the ingredients in a saucepan on low until thoroughly dissolved. Cool in a glass container, and store in the refrigerator. You will need to give this healing paleo creamer a good whisk or vigorous shake before serving, as the ingredients may separate naturally.
What is your go-to coffee concoction?