Just because you’re counting carbs doesn’t mean you need to forego all flavor in your coffee – check out these seven flavorful low-carb alternatives to coffee creamer.
Whether you’re doing paleo, Whole30, Atkins, or your own form of carb restricting, you’re familiar with the struggle – coffee and tea are perfectly acceptable to drink every day, but all of those delicious creamers and flavors add a ton of sugar – and carbs.
Most Americans blame carbohydrates and sugar for weight gain, but that doesn’t make it any easier to give up that little splash of cream in your morning cup of joe.
Thankfully, being on a low-carb diet doesn’t mean you have to give up your precious daily caffeine intake. Take a peek at the selections below for some low-carb alternatives to coffee creamers for your next morning brew.
You might also be interested in our round-up of the best alternatives to half-and-half in your coffee.
1. So Delicious Original Coconut Milk Creamer
So Delicious offers three varieties of creamer – french vanilla, caramel, and original. They are all made of organic coconut milk, but the caramel and vanilla flavors have 4 grams of carbs each due to some added sugars for flavoring.
However, the original flavor has 0 grams of carbs and added sugar. This is a popular brand that you can likely find at most grocery stores. It’s also vegan, which is great for low-carb dieters who avoid dairy – or for the lactose intolerant!
2. Laird Superfood Creamer (Unsweetened)
This powdered creamer comes to you by the bag, fitting a lot of servings into an affordable package. Each teaspoon serving has only 15 calories and 1 gram of fat. Plus, only 1 gram of total carbohydrates makes this an excellent keto choice. It’s creamy but light in flavor.
Laird Superfood Creamer is made with Aquamin – calcium extracted from marine algae. As such, there is some calcium in each serving, as well as a bit of potassium and magnesium. While it’s not exactly a replacement for your daily multivitamin, there are still some additional nutritional benefits you don’t get from every coffee creamer.
3. Bulletproof Coffee Instamix Keto Creamer
The Bulletproof Coffee Instamix creamer has pre-portioned packets already prepared for each cup. It is made from powdered, grass-fed butter with Brain Octane oil (MCT oil).
If you’re on a low-calorie diet in addition to a low-carb diet, this choice is not for you. Each serving packs 160 calories and 16 grams of fat! However, there are only 3 net grams of carbs with the Instamix, so it is still a solid keto or low-carb selection for your morning brew. It also froths well for DIY lattes.
Reviews of this product shows just how thrilled people are with its unique flavor. Once they’ve tried it, it seems like it keeps making its way back into their repertoire. See what you think at the Bulletproof shop.
4. Bulletproof Coffee Collagen Protein Packets
Yes, we just mentioned another product from Bulletproof Coffee – but let’s put that aside for a moment to consider that they also make keto-friendly unflavored collagen protein.
How is this a low-carb alternative to coffee creamer, you ask?
Some people like to pack a little extra nutrition into their cup of coffee. This healthy addition contains lean protein that benefits your hair, skin, joints, and nails. It has essential amino acids that you may be missing from your diet. And some reviewers say this makes the coffee taste creamy but with no “weird” aftertaste.
If you’re looking for coffee creamer with more nutritional value, try the Collagen Protein Packets and see what you think.
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5. PicNik Unsweetened Keto Creamer
Like the Bulletproof Coffee picks, PicNik Unsweetened Keto Creamer is made with MCT oil and grass-fed butter. It also contains whey protein and collagen. It’s creamy with no artificial sweeteners, giving it a flavor reminiscent of half-and-half for all of the purists out there. As a bonus, it’s also dairy-free, making it a great option for vegans and lacto-vegetarians.
There are only 50 calories per serving, with 4.5 grams of fat and 1 gram of total carbs. It combines the best features of collagen, grass-fed butter, MCT oil, and whey protein in one neat little package.
6. Omega Power Creamer
Omega Power Creamer comes in a ton of different flavors, including holiday-themed pumpkin spice and peppermint mocha! It’s made with grass-fed ghee (clarified butter), organic coconut oil, and MCT oil. The ghee gives it a nutritional boost, packing in vitamins, calories, and necessary fats.
This is NOT a low-calorie option. It contains 120 calories, 14 grams of fat, and 10 grams of saturated fat per serving. However, it has zero grams of carbs and works great for the paleo diet! Check out all the flavors of Power Creamer here.
7. Nutpods Dairy-Free Creamers
Nutpods have so many different flavors – most of which are sweetened. You can choose from flavors like coffee cake or pumpkin spice and enjoy that they have zero net carbs. They offer an unsweetened, unflavored choice as well. With only 10 calories and 1 gram of fat, these coconut cream and almond-based creamers are a great way to add a decadent daily experience to a low-carb diet.