I'm always looking for new ways to drink my liver cleansing dandelion coffee and this Caffeine-Free Ketoccino is a warm weather winner. Made with 5 healthy ingredients –dandelion root, coconut milk, collagen protein, sunflower lecithin, and stevia, it's heaven in a glass.
I've been drinking caffeine-free dandelion coffee since the mid 1990's. That's when I gave up the real thing. Regular coffee, and decaf, have too much caffeine for my nervous system. But dandelion coffee is totally caffeine-free, so it's the perfect drink for me. It doesn't give me the jitters and it's made with liver cleansing dandelion root. Now that's a win-win.
I call this healthy iced coffee a Ketoccino because it's sweet and frothy, like a cappuccino, but without all of the sugar and carbs, so it's keto. Further, my Caffeine-Free Ketoccino is packed with coconut milk and sunflower lecithin, both healthy fats that are perfect for a ketogenic diet. If you're looking for more low-carb high-fat (LCHF) diet recipes check out my Keto Diet Recipes page!
I use sunflower lecithin in this recipe because it's a great source of phosphatidylcholine, a phospholipid that's essential to human health. Phospholipids are a type of “lipid” which is simply a fancy word for fat. The most critical role of phospholipids is regulating the structure of the cell membrane. I've been researching the role of phospholipids intensively and I promise to share more on this critical fat in the near future. I can tell you now though, that if you're eating a high-fat diet, consuming this type of fat is important since phospholipids help break down fat and make it more digestible, a very good thing for the body, and especially the brain.
I use collagen protein in this recipe because I am always looking to get more protein into my diet. Given that I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2006, and am working to rebuild the myelin sheaths that coat my nerve tissue, protein is a key building block and collagen is ideal.
Here are some of my other healthy keto diet recipes for you!