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!
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.
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!
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.
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:
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.
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