Superfood Vanilla Latte Recipe

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Coffee is a controversial topic in health circles and I could write equally supported posts about why coffee is great for you and why it is horrible. The bottom line is that when sourced correctly, coffee can have some health benefits, but there are also people who should avoid it. Like most aspects of health, the answer is personalized to who asked the question.

The Problem With Regular Vanilla Lattes

In college, I used to subsist on vanilla lattes from the coffee shop on campus, and I still love the taste of them. Now that I’m not consuming pasteurized milk or sugars, I don’t drink coffee shop lattes and I definitely don’t drink pre-made coffee creamers (seriously… check the ingredients if you still consume these). I wanted to find a real food alternative that tasted just as good.

If you are a latte fan and usually spend $3-5 on a sugar-laden one at a coffee shop, try this real food recipe instead!

Brain-Fuel Coffee: A Latte Better for You

I’ve written before about my favorite way to drink coffee with added nutrient-dense foods like coconut oil, grass-fed butter, and sometimes spices. I still love drinking coffee this way and often add liquid stevia or spices like cinnamon for extra flavor.

As an experiment, I took my original favorite coffee recipe and added collagen peptides, an easily digested form of gelatin. I love that this recipe combines some of my favorite nutrient-rich foods and is a good combination of fats and protein. I often drink this in the morning and have tons of energy and mental focus all day.

If you can tolerate stevia, adding a few drops of English toffee or vanilla stevia makes this taste better than a coffee shop. If not, a splash of vanilla creates almost the same flavor.

But why is the recipe a “superfood” vanilla latte? A few extra touches:

Vanilla Latte Super Ingredients

  • Grass-fed butter is a great source of vitamin K2 which helps decalcify arteries and is important for proper blood clotting. There is also research that it can lower the risk of heart disease.
  • Coconut oil (or MCT oil) is a great source of lauric acid and medium-chain fatty acids, which are an excellent easy fuel source for the body and brain.
  • Collagen hydrolysate is an easily digestible form of gelatin that supports skin, hair, nails, and digestion and is a good source of protein. (This is the collagen hydrolysate I use – the blue lid)
  • Chicory and dandelion root are naturally supportive of the liver. I order both dandelion root and chicory root in bulk and make them like coffee in a French press.
  • Another superfood option is using this mushroom coffee blend instead of regular coffee. I know it sounds a little weird, but you won’t even know there’s mushrooms in it, and the lasting energy and nutritional benefits seriously trump regular coffee. They have both regular and caffeine-free versions too.

Caffeine-Free Coffee Alternatives

When I was working to intensively support my body to get my autoimmune disease into remission, I wasn’t drinking coffee, but found that I could create the same flavors by making a strong tea of dandelion root and chicory root. I fell in love with the flavor of chicory when I visited New Orleans and sometimes prefer an herbal coffee or tea recipe like this one even when I can have caffeine.

This vanilla latte recipe offers several stand-ins if you need to avoid coffee as well.

Vanilla Latte recipe

Superfood Vanilla Latte Recipe

A delicious latte with a coffee-free option. Superfoods like coconut oil, grass-fed butter, and collagen for protein make this a beneficial fat-rich morning drink.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Calories 259kcal
Author Katie Wells





  • Brew coffee in a French press for best results, but any coffee will work.
  • Place brewed coffee, butter, coconut oil/MCT, collagen, and vanilla in a blender. Do not use a Magic Bullet or other closed-in blender as it can crack or explode.
  • Blend on high for 10-15 seconds until froth forms.
  • Drink and enjoy.


Nutrition Facts
Superfood Vanilla Latte Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 259 Calories from Fat 230
% Daily Value*
Fat 25.6g39%
Saturated Fat 20.8g130%
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 100mg4%
Carbohydrates 0.3g0%
Sugar 0.3g0%
Protein 6.4g13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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About Katie Wells

Katie Wells, CTNC, MCHC, Founder of Wellness Mama and Co-founder of Wellnesse, has a background in research, journalism, and nutrition. As a mom of six, she turned to research and took health into her own hands to find answers to her health problems. WellnessMama.com is the culmination of her thousands of hours of research and all posts are medically reviewed and verified by the Wellness Mama research team. Katie is also the author of the bestselling books The Wellness Mama Cookbook and The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox.


71 responses to “Superfood Vanilla Latte Recipe”

  1. Chelsea Avatar

    5 stars
    Just saw this on my Pinterest feed and immediately made it this morning (except using espresso instead of coffee and I added some almond milk). Holy moly, it was delicious! The foam was super thick and creamy.

    FYI: I used a Magic Bullet with no issues. But I used the container where the lid is on top and there are little vents just like with a regular blender.

    By the way, why do you m have to slowly work up to a tablespoon of collagen peptides?

  2. Vince Avatar

    This looks like such a great recipe. It’s nice to something a little bit different that relies on healthy fats.

  3. Denise Avatar

    5 stars
    I need some clarification please…
    This is the statement you made in your article, but when I click on the link it doesn’t go to that specific product…
    “Collagen hydrolysate is an easily digestible form of gelatin that supports skin, hair, nails, and digestion and is a good source of protein. (This is the collagen hydrolysate I use – the blue lid)”
    I’m trying to figure out which collagen product you are using in this recipe, but when I go to the website there is no product with ‘the blue lid’. There are many products listed. Which one is it exactly?
    Thanks so much for your help!

    1. Carol L Avatar
      Carol L

      I clicked the link, and there is clearly a BLUE container: Collagen Peptides. This is the one she is using.

      1. Denise Avatar

        Thanks Carol L.
        I see the container with the blue label (not lid) that reads Collagen Peptides.

  4. Rhiannon Avatar

    Sounds lovely – I can’t take coffee, even after several years of gut repair, health improvement and so on; it give me the jitters and I get anxious and confused. My mother said that was signs of caffeine sensitivity. Anyway, I like the smell of coffee, just not the taste so much, so no loss there.

  5. Trisha Avatar

    5 stars
    This is awesomely delicious! I’ve gotten addicted to coffee because I’m trying to cope with being home all day with 4 kiddos;) I’ll be happy to ditch my unhealthy creamer now!

  6. Patti B. Avatar
    Patti B.

    4 stars
    Has anyone ever used the gelatin with the green lid? That’s all I have. I’m wondering if it might turn out like a frappucino? Help!! Thank you!

  7. Carolyn Avatar

    5 stars
    I just tried this today!! I Was surprised and quite pleased with how yummy it turned out! Super creamy and so much better than a regular latte. I just got my collagen in the mail yesterday and was happy to start using it! I’m really hoping it will help my skin and nails! My pregnancy was difficult and have been trying to get back on track to a healthier me! Thank you so much for your site! I’ve discovered so many wonderful things!!

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