Coconut Oil and Coffee

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If you are like me, you LOVE you morning cup of coffee, or should I say you NEED your morning cup of coffee!  Here is a delicious Vegan take on the Bulletproof Coffee trend that is sweeping Los Angeles:  add Coconut oil to your coffee for a healthier way to jumpstart your day.

Replacing processed coffee creamers with organic coconut oil is a smart move. Although it may sound strange, the result is actually quite delicious and highly nutritious. The combination of caffeine and saturated fat gives the body a great and lasting energy boost and can help you lose weight and boost your metabolism.  What more could you ask for in a drink? 

HOW IT WORKS

Coconut oil is mostly made up of medium chain fatty acids (MCFA).  These are processed directly by your liver, reducing the necessity for glucose production and not allowing the fat to be stored.  MCFA-rich diets have also been shown to increase energy expenditure and metabolic rates. MCFAs, when processed by the liver, also produce ketones, which can be used by most cells in the body for energy, especially in the brain.

HOW TO MAKE IT

The best way to prepare a tropical twisted coffee drink is to brew a high quality organic cup of coffee and place it in a blender. Add in one tablespoon of organic coconut oil, blend and enjoy.

The resulting coffee drink is frothy and rich, with a wonderfully smooth taste that is very satisfying. If you like your coffee sweetened, add one teaspoon of coconut crystals.

 

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