This healthy coconut coffee is the perfect way to start the day. Smooth, creamy and warming it's not only healthy but so delicious and full of flavor. A gourmet specialty coffee right from your own kitchen!
I'm in heaven! It happens every morning when I have my coffee.
You may think I am exaggerating but I'm telling you this is absolutely delicious - you've got to try it - seriously! Healthy Coconut Coffee makes every plain cup of coffee I have taste really bland. And, I don't even sweeten it!
Health Benefits of Coconut Oil
I like to add coconut oil to my diet because of its health benefits because coconut oil...
- Is a healthy fat containing medium chain triglycerides (MCT). MCT's are fatty acids of medium length which are metabolized differently than long chain fatty acids. MCT's are used as quick energy sources since they go from the digestive tract to the liver. Here they are turned into ketone bodies which have proven therapeutic in epilepsy and Alzheimer's.
- May help increase metabolism thus encouraging weight loss.
- Can help prevent disease. Coconut oil contains lauric acid and when digested, coconut oil also forms a monoglyceride called monolaurin. Both lauric acid and monolaurin can kill harmful pathogens like bacteria, viruses and fungi potentially fighting infection.
- May help curb the appetite and promote weight loss. The good fats make you feel full.
- Is loaded with saturated fats which can raise the HDL or the good cholesterol - this helps your overall cholesterol level.
I tend to go in spurts and that is what I have done with coconut oil. While I went for quite awhile adding a tablespoon to a cup of coffee, stirring and then slurping the oil off the top. I got used to it but it was easy to get out of the habit of taking it daily.
Then, I saw an article touting coconut oil as an Alzheimer's cure. This got my attention! Briefly, Dr. Newport used coconut oil to treat her husband's early onset Alzheimer's with amazing results! In her book, Alzheimer's Disease: What if There Was a Cure?, she gives more details about what and why she added coconut oil.
Making Coconut Coffee
In sharing this article with a friend, she told me about adding coconut oil to her coffee and blending it - thanks, Joy!
The light bulb went off - Amazing - I had never thought of doing that! No more oil puddles sitting on the top of my coffee.
She further explained that she also added gelatin to her coffee! Gelatin - from grass fed cows - is a great source of collagen protein which is good for your joints, hair, nails and skin!
Gelatin is cooked collagen.
Update: I have begun using Hydrolyzed Collagen which dissolves readily and is easier for the body to absorb. It is also a great protein source and I now use it instead of protein powders.
Now, before you say, "yuck", you have to try it.
I use my immersion blender and like I said before, it is delicious - frothy, creamy and healthy! It is a gourmet specialty coffee right from my own kitchen!
Oh, I feel so pampered!
Healthy Coconut Coffee
- 1 cups coffee
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon gelatin or collagen
- sweetener optional - it is delicious without!
Add ingredients to a large cup. I use a 4 cup measuring cup.
Using an immersion blender, blend thoroughly - about 30 seconds.
Pour into coffee cup.
I use this grass fed, hydrolyzed collagen which dissolved in anything and is easier for the body to absorb.
Here are other coconut recipes you will enjoy:
- Coconut Oil Chocolate Treats
- Healthy Chocolate Covered Strawberries
- Coconut Flour Biscuits
- Coconut Flour Brownies
- Chocolate Covered Bananas
- Cracking Coconuts
We are bulletproof coffee nuts in our house. I just read your recipe to my husband and his eyes lit up. It sounds really great. Now off to find grass-fed gelatin (or at least grass-fed marrow bones... but making gelatin is exhausting!). Thanks for the brilliant suggestion.
PS-found your site looking for a natural gallstone cure, got hooked clicking on recipes, and fell in love with you for the consistent use of Polish pottery in all the pictures (I'm an avid collector). :-) Your content is great and I love your nutritional and health sensibilities. Great blog/site!
Kay, I appreciate your kind words and look forward to hearing more from you! It is always nice to find a fellow Polish pottery lover! I order this grass fed gelatin
elise davenport says
Elise, it really is - you've got to try it!
Just found your website. Really enjoy the diversity of the site. I put a spoonful of coconut cream (off the top of a can of coconut milk) and a splash of maple syrup into my coffee and it is a real treat also.
Laurel, that sounds delicious! Thanks for letting us know about it!
Yes, Dina-Marie, you've found out how healthy and delicious coconut products are, just as I did.
Since there's no straight-from-the-cow quality cows' milk in suburbia, I began substituting watered-down coconut cream for milk in my cocoa drink and coffee. This was maybe three years ago. I'll carry on with that as it saves me using my blender. (Lazy ?!) But I also eat a tablespoon of "organic, virgin, coconut oil" (solid) every day. Some people will gasp at that, but I enjoy healthy fats.
My consumption of coconut products daily, does not seem to be harming me. I made a rare visit to the Dr the other day. (We had to stare at each other for a moment to make sure that this was the right person !)
The point is, my healthy (HDL) cholesterol was way up and my triglycerides were really good too. They said my liver was "perfect" and my ticker was really good.
B.P. was "enviable". Etc. (And I'm no teenager !)
In all this I'm praising the Lord and saying, "Don't believe everything you hear from 'the experts' ". Everything God made is good - in moderation and used properly. (Of course, I do watch the rest of my diet too. Low sugar, etc.)
Sue, I agree totally and am glad you are going against the grain in getting the good fats! After all, your body needs them. Thanks for taking the time to comment and I'm so glad your doctor verified your good health!
Doesn't sound yucky at all - sounds every bit as tasty as I expect it to be! Coconut oil in my coffee... I'm very much looking forward to trying this recipe when I get home. Thanks for sharing this delicious idea!
You are welcome, Margaret, and I hope you enjoy it!
Tina Rigdon says
A friend told me about this recipe on your site. She forced me to try it, i was sooooo reluctant!! But it was very good! i really enjoyed it and I make it and drink it without her forcing me. lol
Tina, so glad to hear it because it is very good for you too!
Emily Kemp says
Wow, I would have never thought to add gelatine to coffee. The addition of coconut oil is such a great idea, definitely need to give this a go!
Emily, it is delicious!
Maye I'm just a filthy pleb, but why the gelatin? I am just looking for a coconut coffee recipe because I LOVE coconut. I had a coconut coffee during a visit to München and fell in love. Even my boyfriend that didn't want any coffee at the time was stealing sips.
Since then I've been trying to recreate it but have had no luck. Where I live it's not so easy to come by any quality coconut ingredients.
Anyways, yeah, the gelatin threw me off. What's it for?
Jesselyn, you can leave the gelatin out and still have a great cup of coffee! But, the gelatin has many health benefits some of which are: 1. Being similar to collagen it is healing to your gut and beneficial for leaky gut syndrome. 2. Because it is so similar to collagen, it also has beneficial effects on joints and inflammatory diseases (like rheumatoid arthritis) 3. Like collagen, it is good for skin integrity - skin health and cell rejuvenation. Think anti-aging, anti-wrinkles here ;) These are just a few benefits of the gelatin but again, you can leave it out and have a great cup of coffee
Sue, I am so happy for you & am going to follow your example here. And yes, thank God, as every good & perfect thing comes from above, such as the #trending coconut oil. Also a believer in trusting God's health report. What I absolutely love, Dina-Marie, is the low caloric count, but more importantly that it is proven therapeutic for epilepsy. Great stuff! 👌👌💗