Coconut Oil Coffee

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Coconut oil coffee (similar concept to Bulletproof Coffee) is the latest trend in coffee. It has a wonderful smooth and creamy taste, and can actually have amazing health benefits. For example, it can increase energy levels, improve your metabolism and even boost your immune system - read what all the buzz is about!

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Coconut Oil Coffee

Oil in my coffee? It might sound bizarre, but it’s actually pretty delicious and may actually be healthy if you have it in moderation.

This coconut oil coffee is not something new, and has been around for a long time, but it was recently made popular again because of the creation of Bulletproof Coffee. That’s basically coffee supplemented with MCT oil. And here’s the cool thing: MCT oil is actually extracted from coconut oil so there are benefits of using both types of oils in your coffee for that boost of energy.

For convenience, taste and cost, I like using coconut oil. And the result is a creamy frothy delicious coconut oil coffee.

Up close shot of the blended coconut oil coffee, showing a frothy creamy cup with a light blue napkin underneath. There is also star anise and whole cloves used as garnish, as well as coconut cream and a dusting of ground cinnamon.

How to Make Coconut Oil Coffee

First, you start by brewing your coffee as you normally do. Then I like using a blender because it helps the stiff coconut oil to melt more quickly and smoothly with the hot coffee in the blender. Pour the coffee into the blender and add the coconut oil. Blend it up until you notice that the coffee reaches a lighter brown color and it’s basically done!

Flat lay of ingredients to make coconut oil coffee including freshly brewed cup of coffee, coconut oil, coconut milk along with cayenne pepper and ground cinnamon, which are optional.

I love adding coconut milk to it and some warm spices like cayenne and/or cinnamon. You can also add some sweetener of your choice like sugar, honey, maple syrup or stevia. It’s very customizable so you can even add some flavored syrups or tailor it to your own coffee tastes. It can also work well if you cool it in the fridge.

For best results, I strongly urge you to find virgin coconut oil that is cold pressed and unrefined. That way you know it’s not processed or chemically treated coconut oil.

3 Health Benefits of Drinking Coconut Oil Coffee

If you’re not a coffee drinker, there’s no reason to start drinking coffee after reading this post. And I’m not suggesting by any means that this coconut oil coffee is for everyone. In the end, coconut oil is a saturated fat and having that frequently may not be the best option for everyone. However from all of my research about it, I’ve found that enjoying coconut oil coffee maybe once a week as a treat is not only delicious but can have some strong healthy benefits like the following:

  1. Increase Energy: Coconut oil is a “thermogenic” food, which means it generates heat in your body. When you eat it, it can help you create energy and burn more fat. Combine that with coffee, and you’ll be a caffeine machine!
  2. Improve Metabolism: The caffeine in coffee is known to give your metabolism a push. And coconut oil is largely considered a natural laxative which means it helps to improve your digestion. Combining those two ingredients has a big impact on your digestive system.
  3. Boost Immune: One of the main fatty acids found in coconut oil is lauric acid, which can actually help fight germs and bacteria.

Up close shot of the blended coconut oil coffee, showing a frothy creamy cup with a light blue napkin underneath

So, maybe you’ll try coconut oil coffee this weekend! Or maybe you’ll pass, but I hope you’ve learned more about the amazing benefits of adding coconut oil in your coffee.

I hope you love this healthy-ish feelgood nutrition-packed coconut oil coffee. If you make it, please leave me a comment telling me how you like it, or use hashtag #feelgoodfoodie on Instagram so I can see your recreations.

For more drinks like this, check out my Pumpkin Spice Latte.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup coffee
  • 1 1/2 tsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup warm coconut milk (optional)
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon (optional)
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
  • Whole cloves, for garnish
  • Coconut cream, for garnish
  • Star anise, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Make a cup of coffee as you normally would and pour into a blender.
  2. Add the coconut oil to the blender and blend for 1-2 minutes until the mixture lightens in color and becomes frothy.
  3. Add any extras you'd like including warm coconut milk, cinnamon and or cayenne pepper and give it a quick blend for 10-20 seconds.
  4. Pour into a mug, top with coconut cream, and grind fresh cloves over the cream, if desired.
  5. Garnish with star anise, and enjoy warm.

NOTES:

  • Nutrition: The nutrition label is only for a cup of coffee with the coconut oil, and does not include the coconut milk or any other extras
  • Storage: If you make extra, you can store any unused coconut oil coffee in the fridge for up to 3 days. Enjoy it cold afterwards or heat it in the microwave.
  • Tools: I like using the Dash blender and putting it on the soup mode because it warms the drink while blending. You can use any blender of choice though.

1 Comment

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    Emily
    May 29, 2018 at 10:31 am

    When I read : creamy, frothy & delicious, got tempted to make it.
    Exceeded my expectations, specially with added cinnamon.

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