This Coconut Oil Coffee is a dairy free take on the bulletproof coffee. The combination of caffeine and saturated fat and protein gives you a great and lasting energy boost without the jitters.
Coconut Oil Coffee is a dairy free version of the ever popular Bulletproof Coffee. Bulletproof coffee is essentially coffee blended with grass-fed butter and MCT oil. It’s meant to replace your breakfast and make you feel focused, and energized.
In an attempt to make a dairy free version I decided to replace the grass fed butter with coconut oil.
Five Reasons to fall in love with this Coconut Oil Coffee
- Coconut oil adds a hint of sweetness so there’s no need for additional sweetener.
- The combination of caffeine and saturated fat really gives you a great and lasting energy boost.
- Coconut oil contains medium chain triglycerides that burns fat.
- Coconut oil has anti-bacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties. It also helps in the prevention of infections and strengthens the immune system.
- Coconut oil promotes satiety helping to suppresses your appetite.
How to make a coconut oil coffee that doesn’t suck.
The first couple times I tried to make a coconut oil coffee I simply added 1 tablespoon of semi solid coconut oil to my cup of coffee. That was a recipe for disaster! The coconut oil did not emulsify and I just ended up with an oily coffee.
I have certainly learnt my lesson. The key to a creamy coconut oil coffee is blending.
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Here’s how I do it:
Add all ingredients except coffee to a microwave safe cup. I often add a teaspoon of toasted carob powder which complements the flavour perfectly and further enhances the taste. If you are not a fan of carob add a teaspoon of Organic Cacao .
Microwave on high until the coconut oil is liquid. You may also warm the liquid through on the stovetop instead of the microwave, I often do this.
Add collagen peptides for protein and blend on high until frothy.
Pour into a glass or mug and brew espresso shot. I use my Nespresso Coffee Machine to brew my favourite Cubania capsule.
Coconut Oil Coffee – simplified version
Omit the milk & carob/cacao powder . Simply add your coconut oil to hot coffee and blend.
Adding coconut oil to your coffee is a great way to supercharge and give your body a burst of energy to make it through the day. Not to mention you get all of the other amazing health benefits of coconut! This coconut oil coffee is soooo good. I have even made it for my daughter sans coffee and she loved it!
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Coconut Oil Coffee
- 1 espresso shot
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon collagen peptides optional
- 1 teaspoon toasted carob powder optional
- 1 teaspoon raw honey optional but helps emulsify coffee
- ½ cup milk of choice I use homemade nut milk)
- Place all ingredients except coffee in a microwave safe container
- Microwave on high until the liquid is warmed through
- Pour into blender and process until frothy
- Pour into coffee glass
- Brew your espresso shot directly into the coffee glass
- Stir to combine
I’m going to try this! I can’t do dairy, so like you, I tried the coconut oil in the coffee…I couldn’t understand why bulletproof coffee was so popular. ICK. LOL guess I should have kept experimenting!
I agree, it takes some experimenting until you find the way that’s just right for you.. 🙂
I’m definitely going to give this a try! Since starting Whole 30 I’ve pretty much given up coffee because it lacks all fun without creamer. I tried coconut oil and coconut milk but neither tasted good to me. Hopefully I like this one! (without the honey of course).
Have a great day!
Hi Melanie, I feel for you. I’ve also done the Whole 30, it’s tough but you’ll get through. You could try my dairy free coffee creamer. It’s Whole 30 approved.. 🙂 http://dishingupbalance.com/dairy-free-coffee-creamer/
Mmm, I love your addition of carob. I, too, need no sweetener with this coffee. I do need food with it, lol. Thanks for sharing your unique spin on it, happy for you that the coconut oil is hitting the spot!!
Thanks Megan. Since trying carob I’ve become a bit of a fanatic, putting it in everything.. 🙂
I have been wanting to try this kind of coffee… thanks for the tutorial!
Thanks Rachel, try it one day you just might like it.. 🙂
I still need to try this. I love the idea of carob – sounds delicious!
Thanks Marjorie, I am in love with carob .. 🙂
I’ve been adding coconut oil to my coffee for years now but never even thought to blend it in! I just tried it and wow, what a difference it makes! No oily blobs sitting on top of my coffee this morning. Thanks for the tip!
Thank you Alicia! So glad it worked for you, i think its totally worth the extra step.. 🙂
I totally pour my coffee and butter or coconut oil in my Magic bullet to get that blessed froth 😀 😀 😀 Yum! Love that carob addition! Fun!
Oh yes Renee, that froth is to die for!.. 🙂
Hubs love bullet proof coffee and add MCT oil to the blender. Great pictures by the way.
Thank you Anna!!
Thanks for sharing! I’ve heard about putting coconut oil into coffee, but haven’t seen a recipe until now. Going to give this a try.
Thank you Christi. Let me know how you like it!
Sadly you stopped me at ‘microwaved’. No thanks. If you’re really a ‘natural foodie’ kind of person, you’ll know better than to put anything that goes in your mouth in the microwave.
As I mentioned in the post if your coconut oil is already in a liquid state then there is no need for the microwave step. You can also warm the coconut oil in a glass bottle in a pot of hot water. It all comes down to what each person feels comfortable using and eating. It’s impossible to escape all risks, and you have to judge how you choose to balance and reduce your level of risk in everything you do each day. As far as I am concerned there simply isn’t enough scientific evidence to back up the claims made against microwaves. Until there is I will continue to use one in my kitchen. Here are two articles which debunk some of these claims beautifully!
This is great! Nix the microwave…you are killing nutrients and exposing yourself and home to radiation.