Perhaps you’ve heard about the paleo diet — eat only what our ancestors ate thousands and perhaps millions of years ago. It checks out — after all, we’ve evolved to eat these types of food.
Well, what would your cavemen ancestors say about a frozen mocha coffee? I’m sure they would absolutely love it, and you’ll agree once you try it.
So, can it be done? Can you make the most modern drink with paleo ingredients? Of course you can! And it only takes five minutes. The best part? Chances are you already have all the ingredients you need in hand.
The first thing you’ll need is a nice, freshly brewed espresso. Sure, coffee didn’t exist a million years ago, but coffee beans did, and someone might have been brewing them for its own amusement.
Then you need coconut milk; the creamier, the better. As a sweetener, we’re using raw honey, which gives this mocha an exciting and heartwarming flavor and sweetness.
We’re also using cocoa powder, the raw kind, unsweetened. Together with vanilla extract, which comes from an orchid in Mexico, you’ve got yourself a luscious paleo drink.
What cavemen didn’t have was a blender, but we’ll let that one slide. Once you blend all the ingredients together, you’ll get the creamiest, chocolatey, and caffeinated drink, and you’ll make it often; that’s guaranteed.
Nuts are totally paleo, and they’re also as healthy as they’re crunchy and tasty. So, adding a fistful of walnuts, almonds or cashews to the blender will give your mocha another level of excitement.
You can also shave some 100% cacao dark chocolate to give your mocha a nicer look. And try throwing in a banana to provide thickness to the dairy-free drink — it makes for a fantastic drinkable breakfast that tastes like an authentic coffee shop specialty.
Whatever you do with your paleo coffee drink, I’m sure you’ll enjoy it. Although the paleo diet is a bit restrictive, treats like this just make your life easier. Now, let’s make a fantastic paleo drink!
Brew the coffee and mix it with the coconut milk, that will cool it down.
In a blender, add the ice, coffee-coconut milk, honey and vanilla extract. Blend until smooth and frothy.
Pour in two glasses and garnish with cocoa powder.