Coffee Recipes | 7 Healthy Coffee Drinks You’ll Love

Looking for fresh ways to enjoy your usual morning coffee or midday pick-me-up? This post shares the best healthy coffee recipes that are super easy, clean, and better than a Starbucks drink. Yeah, I said it!

Mocha latte garnished with cocoa powder in a mug ready to be enjoyed.

Who loves coffee? I LOVE COFFEE! And if you do too, you know that it just makes the world a better place.  Forgive me if it seems like I’m exaggerating, but I just had my coffee and am feeling fine.

Having your morning coffee is like taking an adult magic potion for instant happiness. It might sound funny but there’s actually some truth to it! If you know you know.

Semi kidding aside, there are many benefits to drinking coffee aside from it being an enjoyable treat. I’ve even turned it into ice cream, a protein shake, and a smoothie!

No matter how you want to enjoy your cup of joe, what’s important is that it brings you joy. Even better if it’s healthy and sustainable to make…and doesn’t destroy your budget.

This post shares 8 amazing coffee drink recipes you’ll love and are easy to make at home.

Let’s get brewing, shall we?  

Coffee Recipes | 8 Healthy Coffee Drinks You’ll Love

How Do You Make Good Coffee At Home? 

If you think you have to run to your nearest coffee shop to enjoy a quality cup of joe, think again! It’s really easy to make your own delicious cup at home (plus it’s cheaper, less stressful, and healthier). 

NOTE: I’m all for walking to your favorite cafe for a little social time now and then – community is important – but we’re talking everyday use here.

What’s extra great about making your own fancy eggnog latte, cold brew, or favorite drink is that you can also control the flavor and ingredient mix of your choice.

Here are some tips for making a good coffee at home:

  • Use freshly ground coffee beans
  • Keep your beans fresh and grind your own
  • Choose high-quality coffee beans. I’ve been enjoying my Better Than Yesterday beans. Which you can try now, too!
  • Use good quality water (Clean water with beneficial minerals and no chlorine) 
  • Avoid water that’s too hot (200°F or about 45 seconds from a full boil)

The most popular coffee drink in the world is espresso. It’s usually enjoyed on its own as a single or double shot. It is also popularly consumed as an after-dinner drink. 

Coffee Recipes | 8 Healthy Coffee Drinks You’ll Love

What Is The Smoothest Coffee Drink?

A smooth blend of coffee usually comes from a well-balanced drink that has full-body, medium acidity, and just the right amount of sweetness. 

Quality Arabica beans are a great example of coffee that won’t give you that bitter taste. Check out my recommended organic Arabica beans down below. 

What Coffee Has No Sugar?

If you’re avoiding sugar, there are still delicious coffee drinks you can enjoy. Here are some good options:

  • Caffè Americano
  • Espresso
  • Cold-brew
  • Brewed coffee

What To Add To Coffee To Make It Taste Better?

If you’re like most people (a.k.a. me), you probably enjoy having your coffee with awesome add-ons. It just adds creaminess and richness to it! 

But as in anything healthy, it’s best to stave off the artificial, sugar-loaded stuff. Here are healthy things you can add to your coffee while keeping it clean:

Coffee Recipes | 8 Healthy Coffee Drinks You’ll Love

What Is The Healthiest Coffee Drink? 

Of course, drinking your coffee black is the healthiest way to drink it. It normally has less than 5 calories per cup and surely doesn’t contain unhealthy additives.

Here are some of the healthiest ways to take your coffee:

  • Weight loss goals: You will want to consider drinking your coffee black or having low-calorie coffee.
  • Heart health issues, anxiety, or sensitivity to caffeine: Stick to decaf which still contains antioxidant benefits.
  • For people living with diabetes: Avoid sugar or skip it entirely.

Healthy Coffee Drinks

And my favorite part: a list of the best healthy coffee drinks you can have at home! 

You’ll find some:

  • Latte recipes
  • Coffee smoothie recipe
  • Cold brew coffee recipe and a
  • Coffee smoothie recipe

They’re insanely easy to make plus I’ve added the prep, cooking time, and calories for your easy reference. Enjoy! 

Coffee Recipes | 8 Healthy Coffee Drinks You’ll Love
  1. Cold Brew Coffee 

If you haven’t tried making your own cold brew coffee, it’s shockingly easy to make. I’m talking about steeping skills-level easy. From boosting your metabolism to having lower acidity levels, there are many reasons to make your own quality brew at home! 

Get the recipe.

Coffee Recipes | 8 Healthy Coffee Drinks You’ll Love
  1. 7-Ingredient Healthy Coffee Smoothie

If you’re not a morning person, chances are you appreciate something to cheer you up from your precious snooze. This super delicious coffee smoothie might just be the answer. Yep, it’s that good.

Filling, delightful, and clean. Do yourself a favor and try it!

Recipe Notes:

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Calories: 148 kcal

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Coffee Recipes | 8 Healthy Coffee Drinks You’ll Love
  1. Mocha Latte

You don’t need a fancy espresso machine to make this dreamy mocha latte. This recipe is a coffee and chocolate lover’s dream. It’s creamy, decadent, and bold. Definitely a treat you’ll want to wake up to. Like every day.

Recipe Notes:

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Calories: 191 kcal

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Coffee Recipes | 8 Healthy Coffee Drinks You’ll Love
  1. Pumpkin Spice Latte

This version is a fraction of the price and calories with just as much of the velvety luxurious goodness you get from coffee shop lattes. Hard to believe but if there’s a will, there’s always a clean way. 😉

Recipe Notes:

  • Prep Time: 2 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 7 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Calories: 290 kcal

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  1. My Go-To Vanilla Latte Recipe

Imagine a vanilla latte that’s clean, cheap, and only takes 10 minutes to make. This is it, y’all! This recipe is refined sugar-free and uses real vanilla extract. So you’re getting all the luxuries of the coffee shop version without the bad stuff. Cool beans!

Recipe Notes:

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Calories: 188 kcal

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Coffee Recipes | 8 Healthy Coffee Drinks You’ll Love
  1. Perfect Chai Latte

It’s only 119 calories, rich in flavor, and contains anti-inflammatory digestive benefits! This drink is for anyone who wants the best of both worlds in a delightful cup. Just add coffee for a delightfully “dirty” chai.

Recipe Notes:

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Calories: 119 kcal

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Coffee Recipes | 8 Healthy Coffee Drinks You’ll Love
  1. Almond Butter, Chocolate & Coffee Bean Protein Shake

Yes, you read it right: coffee with a protein shake. And yes, it works. You have the richness of almond butter balancing the kick of quality coffee. A genius breakfast treat (if I do say so myself). 

Recipe Notes:

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Calories: 297 kcal

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Coffee Recipes | 8 Healthy Coffee Drinks You’ll Love

Does It Matter What Kind Of Coffee Beans I Use? 

Ideally, you’ll want to use pure organic coffee beans. With the cheapest beans, you might end up having pesticides, herbicides, and chemical fertilizers in your coffee. No fun!

You’ll also want to look for fair trade coffee as it’s an ethical way to help stop poor labor practices found in large factories. 

Luckily, there are lots of organic high-quality beans that offer amazing flavors with nutritional benefits! I’m proud to share My Better Than Yesterday blend by Cleanish Coffee.

It uses organic Arabica beans that have the perfect balance between bright, sparkling fruit and a deep roasted flavor. It’s bold, smooth, 100% organic, and fair-trade. Try my coffee for yourself and choose to be Better Than Yesterday. 

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Lacey Baier

Hey y’all, I’m Lacey Baier and I’m so glad you’re here! I’m a healthy lifestyle influencer and the creator of this clean-eating blog and YouTube channel, A Sweet Pea Chef. My recipes have been published on Food Network, Good Morning America, FoxNews, Tastemade, Fitness Magazine, and much more. I live in Dallas, Texas with my husband and four kiddos. Let’s get started!

One thought on “Coffee Recipes | 7 Healthy Coffee Drinks You’ll Love

  1. Thanks to the author for such an interesting selection, I love coffee very much. I drink both in the morning and at work, without this beautiful drink I can not. I am pleased to prepare a couple of your recipes on the weekend. I think at work I can surprise your employees with one of your recipes. Since I have a sitting, I help students perform homework. That coffee is one of the most proven ways, cheating and continue to work in a good mood.

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