Caffeine-Free Ketoccino

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!

Caffeine-Free Ketoccino

Ingredients
Serves:
1
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Instructions
  1. Place tea bags in a large mug
  2. Pour hot water into mug and steep "coffee" for 5 minutes
  3. In a vitamix, puree coffee, coconut milk, collagen, lecithin, and stevia
  4. Serve

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!

Comments

38 responses to “Caffeine-Free Ketoccino”

  1. Love the flavor of this drink. I tried cooling the tea first then mixing everything so it would be super cold but the coconut milk and collagen made little solids at the top of the drink due to it being too cold to mix in. First time I found when I was pouring over the ice with the hot version it got too watery. Lesson learned :) Now I freeze tea cubes to make the iced version. Yummerz!

  2. Elana, Can you recommend some books and/or websites where we could get more information about keto diets and recipes? After following this diet for so long I would susspect you know some great sources of information!

  3. how is this if the collagen is either eliminated or replaced with agar? i do not eat beef (or any mammal) or beef products.

  4. Amazing recepie!!! Thank you Elana!!!
    Is there any restrictions in how often you can drink it? If I have it every day for about a week, do I need to take a break after?
    Thank you.

  5. I read a comment on the collagen peptide page on amazon.ca and someone posted that although they love this product’s benefits, some people should supplement with Lysine and Lauricidin alongside the Collagen to avoid its immune suppressing properties. I wonder how much of that a person would need to take?

  6. I have tried a number of your recipes, and every one of them have turned out wonderful. Even my husband will eat them.

  7. Another great recipe! I cant wait to try. The transformative healing power of lipids are phenomenal. Are you familiar with the PK Protocol? My doctor administers the PK protocol both orally and via IV and receiving IV lipids is a completely different experience than ingesting lipids orally. I cannot tolerate too much fat orally because my gall bladder was removed. The IV lipids have really helped me significantly. I’m happy to share more about my experiences via private chat. But check out the work of Dr Patricia Kane and the PK protocol via the Neurolipid Research Foundation. Thanks always for your great work.

  8. If you make it with Dandy Blend it will taste more like coffee than if you make it with dandelion leaf tea.

    • Thanks Suzanne! A word of caution to my gluten-free readers, in the past this product has contained barley malt. Not sure what the formulation is now so be careful and check labels :-)

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