Coconut Oil + Coffee ?
Sounds like it might be a strange combination right?! I thought so too, but let me tell you it is a delicious way to change up your morning coffee every once in a while. Coconut oil also has some added benefits that are worth mentioning as well. Another bonus: it’s REALLY easy to make!!
Just to clarify — this is NOT bulletproof coffee. The bulletproof coffee does have coconut oil in it as well as grass-fed butter. I have yet to try that combo in my coffee…but if I do, I promise I will blog about it. P.S. if you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe to my blog HERE
I know what you guys are thinking… I’ve jumped on the coconut oil train. The purpose of this post is not to tell you that coconut oil is some miracle food and can save the world. Coconut oil has been shown to have health benefits, but they may not be the same for everyone. If you are looking for a way to add more coconut oil to your diet or a healthier way to doctor up your coffee in the morning – you MUST try this coconut oil coffee “creamer”.
I say “creamer” because it’s not dairy based creamer. Are you ready for the recipe? Here it is:
- brewed coffee
- 1 tsp Virgin Coconut Oil
It is SO creamy and smooth. This ONLY happens if you use a blender. If you just add coconut oil to your coffee it won’t taste bad, but it certainly won’t be creamy and frothy.
You may be wondering why coconut oil has gotten so much attention lately or why you should even bother trying it. Coconut oil is full of MCTs – medium chain triglycerides – these are easily converted to energy by our bodies and can help to rev your metabolism and can also reduce hunger. Some people get concerned that coconut oil is so high in saturated fat. These MCTs make up about half of the saturated fat in coconut oil. There are good and bad saturated fats and coconut oil is one of the good ones. Just like any good fat source, it’s only good in controlled quantities so don’t over do it. 🙂
Healthy fats help to steady our bloom sugar over time and also help us feel full, so drinking some healthy fat with your coffee in the morning will help you make it to lunch or snack time with more ease.
Like I mentioned earlier, different things work for different people and I am not trying to tout this as a key to weight loss. It’s a great alternative to dairy creamer if you like to have creamy coffee and a creative way to add more healthy fats to your diet.
If you give it a try, comment and let me know how you liked it! I’d also love to hear any fun coffee drinks you like – please share them in the comments!
Stay sweet & caffeinated!