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Coffee Diaries // Coconut Oil Coffee

When I first heard about adding coconut oil to your coffee, I thought it a bit strange. Like they always say, don't judge a book by its cover. Once I tried it I was sold. The benefits of using coconut oil in your coffee is that the oil provides an extra boost of energy. So instead of loading up your coffee with sugar filled syrups that will ultimately lead to a sugar crash, you now have a natural boost of energy with healthy fats and without the crash. Not only that, but adding coconut oil to your coffee creates an amazing, creamy texture with natural froth on the top. From all the articles I've read, the key to this recipe is to blend the ingredients together, not stir. Blending will help you acheive that perfect, creamy texture you're looking for.

ingredients:

one cup of organic brewed coffee
1/2 tbsp coconut oil
optional* a few drops of vanilla extract

Begin by brewing a cup of your favorite coffee. Once brewed, add in the coconut oil and vanilla extract. Put it in the blender and blend it for one minute. This will create a creamy, frothy texture. Serve immediately. If you like your coffee to be on the sweeter side, add in a few drops of agave syrup.


26 comments:

  1. Hmmm...interesting. Gonna have to try this tomorrow morning.

    Maggie
    www.unboundprocess.com

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  2. It's crazy how much I've been hearing about coconut oil recently! This is perfect timing --I actually just wrote a post yesterday about it since I bought my first jar and have been looking for ways to use it! So far I've only tried oil pulling, but have had lots of other recommendations. I'm going to try this one next! Does it make your coffee slightly coconut flavored? Because that would be amazing.

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    1. It doesn't give it a coconut flavor, but that would be an amazing flavor to add to it! Try heating an even amount of organic sugar (agave syrup) and water to a sauce pan. Add in coconut shavings and let it simmer for 10-15 minutes to create a homemade syrup!

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  3. What can't coconut oil do? For reals. Have you tried oil pulling?
    indie-and-co.com

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    1. I haven't yet, but I've been reading about it! :)

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  4. I am definitely going to have to try this one out! Sounds delicious!!!

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  5. I can never figure out what I love more, the ideas or your photographs.

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  6. Two of my favorite things. I usually drink my coffee with light coconut milk but I'm excited to try this oil blended version. Thank you for sharing this x

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  7. Love this idea (as always) - thanks for sharing Kinsey. xo

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  8. These seems to be the most popular trend in coffee these days! I was skeptical but I think I will have to give it a go. xxx
    http://llipstickwithcoffee.blogspot.com/

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  9. I may have to try this one and include it in my next "Month in Coffee" post!!! Check out my newest from today:
    http://samsamcherie.blogspot.com/2014/04/the-month-in-coffee.html

    We coffee addicts have to stick together! haha

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  10. I do this, too! Without a doubt...it is my very favorite way to drink coffee!

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  11. oh yum! This sounds lovely! I am obsessed with coconut oil as of recent (use it in my granola and as body lotion) - I will have to give this a try!

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  13. This sounds delicious! I can't wait to try it out. I've never heard of coconut oil in your coffee before, but I can imagine it would be really good.

    xoxo
    Taylor

    www.welcomehometaylor.com

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  14. Another tip, well, maybe it's just me, haha, it probably is. :) When I add the coconut oil in the blender I have better results if I heat up the coconut oil first to make it a liquid, then mix it in, as opposed to what I had previously been doing - dumping a tablespoon of solid coconut oil in there and then having it get stuck to the side of the blender or on the blade and not mix in properly. You'd think the hot coffee would melt it all, but somehow I'd get some blob of it stuck somewhere! Anyhow, it certainly is delicious, isn't it!

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  15. This post has blown my mind! Thanks for sharing this secret -- I've haven't yet heard this tip, and it sounds delicious! Definitely going to try this week, as soon as this heat wave breaks and it gets cool enough for coffee again =)
    XO
    Jessica

    www.threadandbones.com

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  16. Oooh, might have to give this a try! What can't coconut oil do?
    justmuddlingthroughlife.com

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  17. i'm totally intrigued by this! it sounds strange but sometimes the things that sound weird are the best! beautiful photos!

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  18. Sounds great- I will have to mix up my morning routine!

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  19. I'm going to have to try this, as much as it freaks me out a little bit. I don't like the idea of this combination but I'm pretty sure my instincts are wrong and that it will give my morning coffee the kick it needs!

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  20. That is pretty neat! I'll have to try it out. Your photos are beautiful, by the way! They have such a warm and cozy feeling. =)

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  21. This sounds AMAZING; I'm a big fan of using coconut oil (in cooking, to cleanse, to clean!) and this is yet another way I can get it into my life :))

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  22. I've heard of doing this and have been really wanting to try it! I already use Coconut oil for so many things! The stuff is so amazing :)

    I'll definitely have to try this tomorrow as I head to work!

    Memoirs of a Pilgrim
    pilgrimmemoirs.com

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  23. I used this recipe over the weekend. SO GOOD, best coffee I've made thus far.
    Thank you for the great recipe!!
    xoxoxo

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  24. this is amazing. thanks for sharing such a neat coffee recipe!

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