Coconut oil coffee? This metabolism-boosting drink fuels your body and boosts your immune system!
This may not surprise you, but I put coconut oil in my coffee? It’s delicious! But I don’t do it just for it’s yummy-ness. Coconut oil gives me Super-Mama Powers! For realz. Coconut oil gives me a boost in energy and helps me to fight all the super germs I come in contact with every day when taking care of my Coconut Babies.
3 REASONS TO ADD COCONUT OIL TO YOUR COFFEE
- Energy Boost: As I mentioned above, coconut oil gives you energy! How does this work? Well, coconut oil contains MCTs (Medium Chain Triglycerides). MCTs absorb quickly and are metabolized as fuel.
- Increase Metabolism: Medium Chain Triglycerides convert into fuel for immediate use by the body. When you eat MTCs (like in coconut oil), this results in accelerated metabolic conversion! And since coffee offers metabolism-boosting properties, adding coconut oil in coffee makes sense!
- Immune Support: Coconut oil contains Lauric Acid (aka the super healthy fats found in human breast milk). Lauric acid is potent in antimicrobial properties. According to WebMD lauric acid is used for treating, “viral infections including influenza (the flu); swine flu; avian flu; the common cold; fever blisters, cold sores, and genital herpes caused by herpes simplex virus (HSV); genital warts caused by human papillomavirus (HPV); and HIV/AIDS. It is also used for preventing the transmission of HIV from mothers to children.”
I use to add a spoonful of coconut oil to my coffee and just stir it in. But throughout the morning, the oil would rise to the top, and I would end up sipping on pure coconut oil. Blah! So now I blend my coffee in my Vitamix or immersion blender. My coffee is creamy and delicious, and the oil gets all incorporated (no more oily lips).
I like to add other superfood goodies to boost my coffee, like collagen peptides (protein), and peppermint (affects the brain’s satiety center, which triggers a sensation of fullness after meals). But you can just coconut oil if that’s your jam.
If you’re looking for more coconut oil recipes? Give my Coconut Oil Fat Bombs, Coconut Oil Fudge, and Coconut Oil Popcorn. Love coffee? Try my whipped coffee recipe! It’s my favorite way to drink iced coffee!Print
Coconut Oil Coffee Recipe
- Carefully pour your coffee into your blender cup.
- Add coconut oil and any other goodies you want (I usually add a tablespoon of gelatin and a teaspoon of raw honey).
- Place the lid on your blender then blend up your coffee. You’ll notice that the coconut oil and coffee will froth up, all fancy like! Way better than Starbucks, guys!
- Once blended, pour it into your cup and get your drink on.