How to Make Healthy Delicious Homemade Coffee

Coffee pretty much powers America. Over 50% of the nation could proudly rock a “don’t talk to me before I’ve had my coffee” mug while drinking that delicious dark brew.

If you’d don’t make that cup yourself, it might be one more wasteful spending habit. In fact, a quarter of coffee drinkers spend $11 and up per week on a cup of Joe!

Not only that, you don’t always know what’s in your cup when you go outside the home. Coffee can be made with beans sprayed with tons of pesticides, oil-based artificial creamers, and laded with sugar.

If you love coffee but want to save cash and make sure it’s healthy, you’ll love each of our amazing coffee recipes. Try each one — you can’t go wrong!

Cold Brew

Let’s start with a classic — the cold brew. Made the old-fashioned way, this homemade coffee doesn’t need a special machine but will still be ready for you in the morning.

Here’s what you need:

  • One pint mason jar
  • Two tablespoons coffee grounds
  • One pint water
  • Sieve and/or sturdy filter

Combine the water and coffee in the mason jar. Leave it in your fridge overnight.

Strain through the sieve/filter into a cup and you’re good to go.

Low Carb Latte

Plain black coffee is great but maybe you want something fancier. The problem is those sweeter concoctions have tons of sugar and carbs.

Follow this recipe for a low carb version that still tastes great:

  • Three cups of water
  • 2/3 cups ground coffee
  • Three tablespoons zero sugar sweetener (stevia is best)
  • One teaspoon cinnamon

Combine all of the ingredients in a jar. Let it sit at room temperature for 12 to 24 hours.

Strain into a cup. Add a little heavy cream or unsweetened almond or coconut milk.

Pumpkin Spice Vegan Latte

This recipe is anything but basic. By using real pumpkin puree, you’ll add vitamin A, potassium, and fiber (among many other health benefits).

  • Two cups brewed coffee
  • One cup nut (cashew, almond, etc.) or coconut milk
  • Three teaspoons maple syrup, agave, or honey
  • One teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • Three tablespoons pumpkin puree

Heat all ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat. Keep stirring until it’s heated through and serve with a dash of cinnamon on top.

Benefits of Homemade Coffee

By making homemade coffee, you can make a plain cup even healthier. Here are some ways to improve upon a humble cup of black coffee:

  • Add a scoop of collagen to improve hair and skin
  • Add cinnamon for help controlling blood sugar
  • Add dark chocolate for subtle sweetness and antioxidants
  • For convenience, keep ready-made healthy drinks, like Grass Fed Coffee, on hand

Making coffee at home is a smart way to save money and eat healthily.

Beyond Coffee Recipes

Giving up buying your daily latte doesn’t mean you’re going to suffer. Treat yourself to something more meaningful (or start investing) with the cash you save.

You’ll feel great making healthy coffee at home. Now you know what goes into your cup!

If you loved these great coffee recipes, check out our advice on eating healthy while keeping your budget in check!

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