My coworker Ben, challenged me to put coconut oil in my coffee because he had learned that is one of the many uses our customers have for our delicious coconut oil. The reason for this craze is that it's said to give an extra kick of natural energy on top of your caffeinated energy! It sounded great in theory, but in practice the idea of putting oil in my coffee grossed me out.
But, Ben's been here longer so I knew ultimately I'd have to be the one to bite this bullet. So you can imagine my genuine surprise when after the first few sips I realized it was delicious!
I posted a picture on Instagram that a bunch of my coworkers saw and when I got to work I had emails asking if I was being serious, did I actually like it or was I just peddling our product? Well, I'm honest--to a fault-- and I honestly loved it.
So here are my suggestions:
Step One: Get matching appliances: It makes you feel fancy.
Step Two: Splurge for the coffee that makes you take that extra moment in the morning to truly enjoy it.
You can also buy (delicious and affordable) organic coffee right here at SwansonVitamins.com.
Step Three: Go shower while your coffee is brewing. And be sure to adopt a couple of dogs who insist on following you everywhere.
Step Four: Add about a teaspoon/cup or to taste.
Personally, I don't like tastes to overwhelm my coffee, I just want them to enhance it and that's exactly what I found this 1:1 ratio did for me. And please, shop responsibly! Our extra virgin unrefined coconut oil is delicious, organic and at the price you want.
Step Five: BLEND it!
I put my coffee in my Magic Bullet® to ensure the oil is completely blended into the coffee and I don't have some weird oily coffee drink. Isn't it lovely?
Step Six: enjoy! And then hurry up because you realize you're going to be late to work!
Want more astounding.... astounded-ness.... ness?
Check out these 50 ways to use coconut oil!
Sound Like Too Much Work?
If making coconut oil coffee sounds like too much work, you can simply buy a coconut oil coffee creamer. It's a really easy way to quickly get the benefits of coconut oil coffee.
The folks who developed the real Bulletproof® Coffee saw our post and in a move that can only be classified as ultra-cool-awesome (well done Josh, you deserve a raise), they reached out to us asking if they could send us some of their coffee so we could try the real Bulletproof Coffee recipe. Of course we said yes to free coffee! I made a big batch for the entire team Monday at our weekly team meeting... and while some noted that it would take them some getting used to, most everyone agreed they felt a solid natural boost of energy!
Bulletproof® Coffee Recipe
- Start with 4-500 ml (2 mugs) of black coffee brewed with Upgraded Coffee
- Add 2 Tbs (or more, up to 80 grams, about 2/3 of a standard stick of butter) of Kerry Gold or other UNSALTED grass-fed butter (we used organic ghee clarified butter)
- Add 30 grams of MCT oil (we used NOW MCT Oil)
- Blend with a pre-heated hand blender, Magic Bullet, or (best) counter top blender until there is a creamy head of foam. (Just like our coconut oil coffee, it doesn’t work as well if you just mix it with a spoon)
Click here to learn how to make butter coffee the right way.