The first time I’d heard about adding oil and fat to coffee, I’m sure the look on my face was a mix between confusion and disgust.
I mean, it’s not every day that you come across a drink containing coconut oil and butter! Especially in a society where we’re desperately trying to remove fat and calories from everything we consume. For me, this concept took some getting used to.
Not that long ago, I used to be one of those consumers.
I’d analyze calories without even glancing at the ingredients, and buy non-fat, French Vanilla coffee creamer, oblivious to the fact that palm-oil was the third ingredient, because at the time, being skinny was the priority, and that meant ditching fatty and high calorie foods.
Now that I’m “older and wiser,” and my priorities have shifted from “must be skinny” to “must to healthy,” I know that adding fat to your diet is not going to make you fat. Coconut oil, in particular, actually boosts your 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.
But regardless of the health benefits, I’ve been adding coconut oil to my coffee for a couple years now because it just tastes SO good!
It doesn’t make your coffee greasy or coconut-y as one might think. Instead, this coconut oil coffee creamer will provide you with a rich and creamy coffee that is perfectly sweetened with honey and flavored with cinnamon and vanilla. NO palm-oil, No preservatives, and No artificial sweeteners!
Pair this coffee with a nutritious breakfast and you’ve set yourself up for a pretty great day!
More Reasons why I love my Coconut Oil Coffee Creamer:
- Unlike adding cold milk or cream, 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 and you’re sometimes stuck drinking black coffee, which just isn’t my thing.
- I feel alert and energized for longer then I would with just coffee alone!
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