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This Keto Peppermint Mocha Recipe Will Get You In The Holiday Spirit

William Cole, IFMCP, DNM, D.C.
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December 18, 2019
William Cole, IFMCP, DNM, D.C.
Functional Medicine Practitioner
By William Cole, IFMCP, DNM, D.C.
Functional Medicine Practitioner
Will Cole, IFMCP, DNM, D.C., is a leading functional medicine practitioner with a certification in natural medicine and a doctor of chiropractic degree.
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December 18, 2019

While we all love to add a little holiday cheer to our morning coffee this time of year, if you are following a ketogenic diet (high fat, moderate protein, low carbohydrate), you might think delicious mix-ins are off the menu for you.

Loaded with sugary syrups, your typical coffee shop holiday favorites are anything but keto-friendly. And the mixes you buy at the store aren't exactly low-carb either.

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Not to worry, though, as the author of the plant-based keto book Ketotarian, I have the perfect keto twist on one of my seasonal favorites, a peppermint mocha.

With just a few simple low-sugar, high-fat substitutions, you can still sip merrily.

Keto-Friendly Peppermint Mocha

Yields 1 serving

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup coconut or almond milk
  • ½ cup hot coffee
  • ¼ teaspoon peppermint extract
  • ½ teaspoon cacao powder
  • ½ teaspoon, or more, stevia or monk fruit to taste
  • 1 tablespoon MCT oil
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Method:

  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, mix together coffee, dairy-free milk of choice, peppermint, cacao, MCT oil, and sweetener of choice. 
  2. Stir until heated through and fully combined.
  3. Pour into a mug and enjoy.
  4. Optional: If you have a milk frother, froth to make more creamy and top with coconut whip for additional healthy fats if you desire.
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William Cole, IFMCP, DNM, D.C.
William Cole, IFMCP, DNM, D.C.

Will Cole, IFMCP, DNM, D.C., is a leading functional medicine expert who consults people around the globe, starting one of the first functional medicine telehealth centers in the world. Named one of the top 50 functional and integrative doctors in the nation, Dr. Will Cole provides a functional medicine approach for thyroid issues, autoimmune conditions, hormonal imbalances, digestive disorders, and brain problems. He is the host of the popular The Art Of Being Well podcast and the New York Times bestselling author of Intuitive Fasting, Ketotarian,The Inflammation Spectrum, and the brand new book Gut Feelings: Healing the Shame-Fueled Relationship Between What You Eat and How You Feel.

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