15 Healthiest Coffee Creamers

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Many people start their day off with a cup of coffee. The drink has many health benefits, but what you put in it also matters — and if you're a fan of creamer, you need to know the good from the bad.

So what makes a coffee creamer healthy? Unfortunately, the answer isn't as straightforward as it seems. Healthy eating is quite a contentious talking point. Definitions vary, and ultimately, what works for one person might not work for another. But as society becomes more health conscious, many people are looking toward real foods to meet their needs. These are foods that are as close to nature as possible. And when we say nature, we don't just mean the plant world. Whether you're vegan, low-carb, or love your full-fat dairy, there are healthy options out there.

But healthy eating isn't just about avoiding additives and oodles of sugar. It's also about getting all the required nutrients and vitamins throughout your day. And what better time to start than with your morning cup of coffee? There are plenty of nutrient-dense, natural creamers on the market — for all dietary preferences.

So if you're hoping to up your health game, we've got you covered. Keep reading for the 15 healthiest coffee creamers on the market, including both grass-fed dairy and plant-based options.

1. Organic Valley Grassmilk Half & Half

Organic Valley Grassmilk Half & Half only has two ingredients: organic grade A milk and organic cream. The dairy is never corn or soy-fed; instead, Organic Valley cows are 100% grass-fed and enjoy "daily doses of sunshine, fresh air, and pasture."

This all sounds like good news, especially since "grass-fed" has become a buzzword in health circles due to claims of it being superior to grain-fed. The idea is that since it reflects a cow's natural diet, they'll produce healthier milk. After all, happy cows mean better milk, right? But is it all just hype, or are there real benefits to consuming grass-fed dairy?

It turns out science can back up these claims. According to research in Foods, milk from pasture-fed cows has a higher concentration of nutrients like omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, vaccenic acid, and conjugated linoleic acid (CLA). This research also shows that grass-fed milk has less omega-6 fatty acids than its grain-fed counterpart. 

While omega-6 fatty acids serve their own function, it's all about balance. Ideally, we should consume a ratio of 1:1 or even 2:1 of omega-6 to omega-3 fats, but in the standard American diet, you'll find numbers closer to 10:1, per The Center for Genetics. Choosing creamers from grass-fed cows over grain-fed ones can help bridge this gap.

2. Milkadamia Unsweetened Macadamia Milk

Milkadamia Unsweetened Macadamia Milk is so simple, yet "It's So Good." It's creamy, nutty, and naturally sweet, despite having zero sugar. But the flavor isn't the only pro to drinking this nut-based beverage. Even though it has "milk" in its name, it makes an excellent creamer, especially if you want something dairy-free but full of nutrients.

On Milkadamia's ingredient list, you'll find zinc and vitamins A, D2, B2 (riboflavin), and  B12. An 8-ounce serving has 3 grams of monounsaturated fat, 1 gram of protein, and less than 1 carb. So if you're cutting back on sugar or carbs in general, you've got a winner. Macadamia milk is also high in B1, magnesium, and manganese.

It's not every day you drink macadamia milk. However, variety is the spice of life — and not just for your palate. So if you usually go for half & half or almond milk in your coffee, try switching things up with macadamia milk.

3. Nut Pods Almond & Coconut Creamer

If you're looking for a fun, vegan creamer, look no further than Nut Pods. This brand offers dairy-free creamers with flavors like toasted marshmallow, cinnamon swirl, and coffee cake. But when it comes to health, our top pick is the Original Almond & Coconut Creamer.

A 1-tablespoon serving has just 10 calories from heart-healthy unsaturated fat. The first three ingredients on the label are water, coconut cream, and almonds, so you know those flavors are nothing but natural. And if you have any dietary restrictions, this product most likely ticks those boxes. It's keto-friendly, vegan, and kosher and is free of GMOs, Glyphosate-Residue, Carrageenan, soy, and gluten.

You'll have an even sweeter (yet sugar-free) kick with a dash of cinnamon and cacao. But why stop there? You can do far more than just top off your coffee; the nutty coconut flavor instantly elevates those spiced pumpkin lattes or peppermint mochas.

4. Bulletproof Creamer

Bulletproof is a popular name in the keto world, but you don't need to be low-carb to enjoy this creamer. Made with butter and MCT oil, Bulletproof Creamer adds a deeply satisfying flavor to your morning coffee. The butter lends an intense richness, while the MCT oil gives off hints of coconut.

Taste aside, avid fans believe that adding Bulletproof Creamer to your coffee can supercharge your morning. This might be a hard claim to prove, but there are established benefits to Bulletproof Creamer. For one, butter is one of the best sources of butyric acid, as noted by a review in Trends in Food Science & Technology. Unless you're a nutrition nut, you might be wondering, "What on earth is butyric acid?" According to NetMed, it's the primary energy source for colon cells and supports a healthy gut and digestion. 

So if you're feeling morning bloat, butter can get things moving. In fact, a study published in Colorectal Disease showed that consuming butyrate supported healthy bowel movements. Also, a 2005 study showed that it lessened symptoms of Crohn's disease. And as Francis Bacon once said, "It's not what we eat but what we digest that makes us strong." So if your digestion needs a boost, make it Bulletproof.

5. Califia Farms Better Half

Califia is pronounced a lot like the state of California, where this company began. The brand is all about creating plant-based products without compromising. It promises all the flavors of standard creamers without using artificial additives or dairy. And when you look at he ingredient list, Califia Farms delivers.

Califia Farms Better Half uses almond milk and coconut cream along with natural flavors, stabilizers, and thickeners to create a dense, delicious creamer. While some vegan creamers are far too watery, Califia Farms claims to have a 1:1 swap for dairy half & half. But is it better than half & half (as its name suggests)? One Amazon customer wholeheartedly agreed, "Awesome texture and taste. Hard to believe that it is plant-based and low-calorie too. Better than regular half & half."

Its taste may be a matter of opinion, but this product is objectively low in calories. A 2-tablespoon serving has just 15 calories, 1 gram of fat, and 0 carbs and protein. Standard store-bought creamers can have 40 calories in the same serving size. 

6. Elmhurst Oat Creamer Unsweetened

Oat milk is all the rage these days. More oat-based dairy replacements are popping up on store shelves, but one that stands out is Elmhurst's Oat Creamer. The company makes oat creamers in several flavors like Caramel Machiatto and Chai Spice. However, there's beauty in simplicity — and Elmhurst's Original Unsweetened Oat Creamer is a total gem. It uses basic ingredients and advanced food technology to make a delicious yet healthy product.

The two primary ingredients are oat milk and hemp cream. The company processes these oats and hemp seeds with water — but not just any water. Elmhurst is one of the proud pioneers of the HydroRelease Method, which maximizes the nutrients in foods while working to conserve water. Ultimately, this method aims to limit the environmental impact while enhancing flavor.

The company avoids overprocessing, which can kill sensitive proteins, fats, and other nutrients. This means you can enjoy even more health benefits from the ingredients. Oat milk is free of common allergens like soy and dairy and is full of beta-glucan, a fiber that can support healthy cholesterol levels (per Healthline). Meanwhile, hemp seeds are considered a superfood. And according to Medical News Today, these seeds have significant amounts of fiber and a wide variety of vitamins and minerals.

7. Four Sigmatic Think Organic Creamer

"Think" is in this creamer's name for good reason. Four Sigmatic Think Organic Creamer is made with lion's mane and l-theanine, two ingredients that power your brain in different ways.

Researchers at the University of Queensland looked for active compounds in lion's mane, and as Professor Frederic Meunier reports, "Pre-clinical testing found the lion's mane mushroom had a significant impact on the growth of brain cells and improving memory." While lion's mane has been used in traditional Asian medicine for quite some time, it's only recently become popular in the Western world.

The other unique ingredient, l-theanine, is known to be a calming adaptogen. A 2021 study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food showed that it also increased attention span, memory, and executive functioning skills, which is a fancy way of saying your ability to create a plan and attack goals.

The powdered creamer comes in two dairy-free flavors: vanilla coconut and cacao coconut. But if you want a swirl, grab a scoop of both. While it's on the pricy side, the brand does its due diligence to ensure a solid product. It's 100% certified organic and is tested for toxins. And if you want a pure cup of coffee to go with it, try the company's ground coffee as well.

8. Viva La Vibe Vegan Creamer with Beetroot & Cacao

Barbie isn't the only one who's pretty in pink. Viva La Vibe Vegan Creamer with Beetroot & Cacao dazzles us with its naturally magenta hue. But this creamer isn't just a pretty face...

As you can probably guess, Viva La Vibe gets its color from beetroots. And where there's beetroot, there are plenty of health benefits. Beetroots contain betaine hydrochloride, a natural chemical that increases stomach acid (per WebMD). Although we hear lots of buzz about becoming more alkaline, the truth is every body system has a different pH — and your stomach needs to be super acidic to digest food, as noted by News Medical.

According to a PLOS ONE report, healthy stomach acid sits at around 1.5-2.5 on the pH scale. Cleveland Clinic points out that a poor diet and medicines like antacids and PPIs can decrease this crucial gastric acid. So if you need a natural boost, nothing beats beets. And with the flavor of this creamer, those beets go down easily.

Viva La Vibe's Vegan powdered creamer has the earthy sweetness of beets with a cacao kick. Blend or stir it into your coffee until smooth, and savor those flavors. It works just as well in hot coffee as it does in iced. And for an even creamier concoction, add some dairy or plant-based milk to the mix.

9. Prymal Coffee Creamer

Prymal is a sugar-free natural product, and with such fun flavors, it's easy to make healthier choices. Its creamers include birthday cake, cinnamon dolce, smores, Santa's cookies, and salted caramel. If you can't decide, try a few on the Kickstarter bundle. Whichever flavor you choose, a spoonful in your coffee will go down super smooth.

Prymal was designed with diabetes in mind, giving it an edge over the competition. Although its products are sweet, that sweetness comes from natural sugar substitutes like erythritol, stevia, and monk fruit. Sugar substitutes won't increase your blood sugar like table sugar would (per MayoClinic). And while the World Health Organization classifies some artificial sweeteners as "possibly carcinogenic," these natural substitutes have a better reputation.

Overall, Prymal Coffee Creamer is a promising option for those with type 2 diabetes. But don't wait for a diagnosis to protect your blood sugar levels. Consuming sugar-laden foods can send your blood glucose rocketing, only to crash later on. When this rollercoaster happens too often, it becomes harder for your body to maintain stable insulin levels. This is why diabetes doesn't occur overnight but can take years to develop. A preventative diet is the best medicine. So keep yourself strong and healthy with balanced blood sugar — and Prymal Coffee Creamer makes that a bit easier.

10. Pure Indian Foods Coffee++

Pure Indian Foods Coffee++ is an organic paleo coffee creamer. It's made with just two simple ingredients: ghee and MCT oil. 

Ghee is clarified butter, and it has many of the same health benefits as butter, including vitamins A, D, E, and K. Since these are all fat-soluble vitamins, they'll be well absorbed in ghee, which is full of essential fatty acids. However, ghee is free of lactose and casein, so compared to butter, it's better suited to those with these food sensitivities. According to the Ayurvedic Institute, ghee can also support memory and flexibility and nourish the body's energy systems.

If you've never tried ghee, you might be surprised how well it works in coffee, as was this Amazon reviewer: "I am a first-time user of ghee and butter in my coffee, but I did not expect my coffee to come out so frothy and delicious."

11. Elmhurst Pistachio Crème Creamer

Elmhurst is so good it made our list twice. So if you're looking for oat creamers, this company has options — and one of our favorites is its Pistachio Crème Creamer. Like all the brand's products, this creamer is made from natural ingredients, including oat milk and pistachio milk.

Pistachio milk is hard to come by, but if you can get your hands on some, you might be pleasantly surprised. As one Amazon customer explains, "It really is quite good. I taste the pistachios, and yet it's not overbearing. It's velvety, as the company describes their creamers — likely from the hemp cream."

As a nut, pistachios don't get the love they deserve. Comparatively, they have a lower fat profile than many other nuts yet are a rich source of potassium and vitamins C and E. They have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Studies are showing that pistachios may be a tool to balance the gut microbiome. The pros just keep on coming. So if you're feeling nutty, try some pistachio creamer in your morning cup of coffee.

12. Vital Proteins Collagen Creamer

What's the key to healthy-looking skin? Some would say collagen. This organic compound helps build connective tissue and gives skin that plump, youthful glow. Our body makes it naturally, but its production declines with age. Sometimes you just need a little boost, and Vital Proteins Collagen Creamer can give you the lift you need — quite literally.

Jennifer Aniston is known for her gorgeous skin, and collagen might have something to do with this. Vital Proteins has her on record saying, "My go-to collagen routine is adding Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides in my morning cup of coffee or smoothie — so easy to use." And it is, indeed, easy. Just stir in one to two spoonfuls of the powder. However, it's best added to hot liquids like coffee. If you prefer iced drinks, mix it into hot water, then slowly add it to your cold beverage.

This collagen creamer comes in vanilla, coconut, and mocha. While the ingredients are dairy-free, they're not entirely vegan. The collagen is made from bovine hide, so it isn't suited for strict vegetarians or vegans. But if you can be a bit flexible, your skin and joints will thank you.

13. Straus Family Creamery Organic Half & Half

Straus Family Creamery keeps it simple. Its Organic Half & Half contains only pasteurized organic milk and organic cream. However, the company takes a conservative approach to pasteurization, meaning its products are never ultra-pasteurized. This kills off pathogens while maintaining the product's integrity, so you'll get all the health benefits and flavor.

The creamer's front label reads: "Taste the Straus difference." And our research proved that most consumers do indeed rave about the flavor of this brand's products. One customer wrote on Reddit, "Straus is the best milk I've ever had. I never knew milk could taste so good." Another Reddit user agrees, 'The quality of Straus is incredible. Their yogurt is so good, their ice creams have spoiled me forever, and their cream makes the best whipped cream."

This company makes exceptional dairy products across the board. But how does its half & half stack up? We found it to be rich, fresh, and ultra-creamy. But don't take our word for it...taste the Straus difference for yourself.

14. Laird Turmeric Superfood Creamer

For an earthy edge, try a turmeric creamer. Laird Turmeric Superfood Creamer has turmeric's peppery, bitter flavors balanced with the sweet creaminess of coconut milk and coconut sugar. They don't call it a superfood creamer for nothing, either. Turmeric powder contains curcumin, a compound with a wealth of health benefits.

In a Foods review, curcumin is described as a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compound that can improve conditions like arthritis, metabolic syndrome, and even your everyday muscle soreness. Although it's not easily absorbed by the body, combining it with fats remedies this problem, as Healthline notes. And luckily, this creamer has coconut milk to do just that.

Drop a spoonful into your cup, followed by coffee. Froth and you're ready to go. To spice things up further, you can make a golden milk latte. Use your milk of choice and sprinkle vanilla bean and cinnamon on top.

15. POW Wonder MCT Functional Focus Creamer

Do you find coffee helps you wake up but gives you the jitters? POW has the solution. The brand's Wonder MCT Functional Focus Creamer combines therapeutic mushrooms, MCT oil, and l-theanine to calm those nerves.

As Medical News Today reports, l-theanine helps relaxation and enhances mood. And in a Neuropharmacology study, people that consumed a combination of caffeine and theanine made fewer errors when completing tasks. So if you have a big test or want to be more efficient at work, this creamer might be the secret to stress-free success.

Like many creamers on this list, POW is also made with MCT oil. If you've ever tried this oil, you know how satiating it is. When we have that satisfied feeling, we're less likely to overeat. So if you find you just can't fill up throughout the day, try a creamer with MCT oil.

One POW review backs up our claims, explaining, "I call this functional creamer my "coffee booster" because I love the taste, and it has so many benefits!! I don't get coffee jitters anymore...I feel more focused and less stressed." So for a creamer that's both gratifying and functional, reach for POW.