Adding oil and fat to your coffee doesn’t make too much logic, and the first time I heard this I had mixed feelings.
It’s not very usual to consume a drink containing coconut oil and butter, especially now in a society where everybody desperately want to burn excess fat, and to remove fat and calories from everything we eat and drink.
It’s almost certain that when we buy food or drink we don’t even take a glance at the ingredients, and buy non-fat product, because our priorities are “must be skinny” instead of “must be healthy”. But not anymore, the priorities have changed. In fact adding fat to your diet is not going to make you fat. Coconut oil, in particular, boosts you metabolism and helps burn calories.
Coconut Oil, unlike most oil, contains medium-chain fatty acids, instead of long-chain fatty acids. Medium chain fatty acids are metabolized differently than long-chain, which leads to a beneficial boost in metabolism. In this study, 1 to 2 tablespoons of medium chain fats (eg. coconut oil) per day increased energy expenditure by 5% — this totals to 120 calories per day.
Reasons to Love Coconut Oil Coffee Creamer
- Coconut oil creamer doesn’t cool down my hot cup of coffee!
- It doesn’t dilute the flavor. I like my coffee strong, and milk and cream, especially non-dairy milk, can water it down.
- Coconut oil is always on-hand, whereas diary creamers expire
- I feel alert and energized for longer then I would with just coffee alone!
How to Make Coconut Oil Coffee Creamer
The ratios that I use are to my preferred sweetness and flavor. If you don’t like your coffee sweet, then leave out the honey or start using less.
- 3/4 cup coconut oil, organic (soft but not melted)
- 1/2 cup raw honey
- 1 tsp. cinnamon powder, organic
- 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp. cocoa powder, organic (optional!)
Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and stir or whisk together until they’re well combined.
Store in a glass jar with a sealed lid.
How to Use Coconut Oil Coffee Creamer
Brew your favorite (fair-trade, organic!) cup of coffee (about 2 cups).
Add 1-2 tbsp. of coconut oil coffee creamer to your hot coffee.
At this point, you can also add a teaspoon of grass-fed butter, which I like to do if I have it on hand. This is totally optional and isn’t part of the creamer concoction, but it will enhance the creaminess and flavor!
Using a blender or mini bullet blender, blend the coffee + creamer on high for about 5 seconds.
Pour into your special mug and enjoy