Coconut oil in my coffee… say what?!
This isn’t quite the “bulletproof” coffee, but it is a coconut oil “latte”!!
Are you willing to try it? Take a photo and post it on my Facebook Like Page: www.facebook.com/vbaviles! Would love to see your latte! 🙂
If you’re intrigued and willing to give it a try, here’s how to make a it:
> Pour 1 cup of brewed coffee into a high-speed blender
> add 1 Tbsp. coconut oil (preferably organic, unrefined, virgin coconut oil), cover and blend until frothy.
> Then pour 1 cups serving into a mug and enjoy 🙂
Add any flavorings you like, such as cinnamon or vanilla, to the blender before mixing. It’s important to use a blender; if you don’t blend, the oil doesn’t emulsify and you’ll get filmy, oily coffee (eww!). Also, if you usually sweeten your java, try it without sweetener first—the coconut oil adds a touch of sweetness, so you may find that you don’t need as much or any sweetener.
Recent research shows that the type of saturated fat in coconut oil – made up of medium-chain triglycerides – may help the body produce energy, and may increase healthy HDL cholesterol levels. Coconut oil also may help fight colds and inflammation. (And did you know that there are also tons of beauty uses for it?)
Coconut oil is also a good option if you’re going vegan, or just avoiding dairy. Its richness mimics cream in coffee. Or, if you use non-dairy creamers, coconut oil is a good alternative: not only is it healthier (creamers are often loaded with partially hydrogenated oil, sugar, and preservatives), but if you also use it for cooking, it saves the cost of buying a separate creamer.