- 1 Paleo Style Skinny Vanilla Latte
- 2 Making Healthy Vanilla Latte in the Morning
- 3 Trying Different Ingredients for the Perfect Latte in the Morning
- 4 Adding Healthier Ingredients to the Perfect Morning Latte
- 5 How to Make a Skinny Vanilla Latte at Home
- 6 Skinny Vanilla Latte Ingredients
- 7 More Simple Breakfast Recipes
Paleo Style Skinny Vanilla Latte
True story #1. We are both fans of coffee in the morning! Not crazy over the top out of control until we get our cup of coffee. But some mornings it gets pretty close. And of course not just any cup of coffee will do. It’s got to be rich and creamy. And flavorful. And steaming hot too!
True story #2. We are not big fans of empty calories and preservatives such as those found in store bought creamers.
Making Healthy Vanilla Latte in the Morning
I admit it- I need coffee every morning. It’s not just a want, it’ a serious need. And, on top of insisting coffee, it has to be rich and creamy, it has to be flavorful and it has to be steaming hot. I know, I know, I’m demanding. But a great cup of coffee can really set the tone for the day, not just wake you up so you really need it to be perfect.
I used to be one of those people who go into the local coffee shop everyday and order complex drinks that cost around $6 each but that habit had to end. Not only does it get soooo expensive to visit a coffee shop daily but you also have little control over the product.
Sure you can order your drink in a specific manner (extra hot, almond milk latte with two pumps of vanilla and an extra shot of espresso) but that doesn’t mean you request preservative free vanilla or non GMO almond milk. So are you really getting what you want at that coffee shop?
Trying Different Ingredients for the Perfect Latte in the Morning
After nixing my trips to buy my daily latte (my wallet was so happy!), I tried making coffee at home with store bought creamers for a while. They were good but those creamers are still loaded with sugar and unnecessary preservatives- carrageenan and “artificial flavor” as ingredients? No thanks! But how can I make my much needed coffee amazing without breaking the bank or drinking chemicals for breakfast?
Well, I found a way! After playing around with a few latte recipes I discovered the best way to make a skinny vanilla latte right at home. And it only takes about a minute in the morning- talk about perfect! All you have to do is heat almond milk in the microwave until it is nice and hot. Add some instant coffee, stevia and a few drops of vanilla, stir vigorously and voila! An amazing skinny vanilla latte is ready to drink!!!
Adding Healthier Ingredients to the Perfect Morning Latte
There are a few simple alterations you can make to this recipe to really make it your own. For example, coconut milk or cashew milk will work really well to replace the almond milk. If you are looking for a little real dairy, use regular 2% or skim milk- almost all milks will work!
You can also try using almond extract instead of vanilla for an amazing almond latte. Pretty much any brand of instant coffee will make this latte great so choose whichever brand you love the best. Add a little extra coffee on mornings when you really need a nice strong cup.
How to Make a Skinny Vanilla Latte at Home
Using stevia instead of sugar is the main thing that helps this latte be “skinny”. There are so many empty calories in sugar and those other artificial sweeteners are of questionable origin. Stevia is actually an herb that is originally from South America but is now grown all over the world.
Stevia leaves are naturally sweet and contain no calories, carbohydrates or artificial anything! This is perfect for those, like me, who love sweets but want to stay away from high calorie, artificial foods. If you prefer regular sugar or a different type of sugar substitute, use it! Just remember that this latte may not be so ‘skinny’ if you use a different type of sweetener!
So there you have it, my ideal skinny vanilla latte made right from home for just a few cents per cup. So much better than going all the way to a coffee shop to spend several dollars every day and definitely better than pouring artificial flavored creamers into my coffee. You should really give this skinny vanilla latte recipe a try when you need your next morning pick me up. You will be hooked just like me!
Skinny Vanilla Latte Ingredients
- Unsweetened Almond Milk
- Nescafe instant coffee
- Vanilla extract
More Simple Breakfast Recipes
- Chia Seed Iced Coffee
- No Bake Granola and Chia Seeds
- Healthy Banana Coconut Muffins
- Oatmeal Breakfast Bake
- 8-10 oz. unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tsp stevia
- 2 tsp Nescafe instant coffee (or any other of your choice)
- 1 tsp or drop of vanilla for flavor
- Heat milk in microwave for approximately 2 -3minutes
- Add instant coffee, stevia and vanilla
- Stir and enjoy!