Growing up, my Mom used to go through “nervous break downs” in the summer when we were home from school and one summer, her breakdown took on a whole new level of crazy when she went entirely mental for raw garlic. This was obsession, I tell you. You couldn’t get her to shut up about the garlic, and she’d be talking to you about the benefits of raw garlic while rubbing a clove that had been cut in half on the soles of her feet. It was definitely an aromatic summer as she seemed to be convinced that rubbing her entire body in garlic cloves 24/7 was the cure to all her ills.
That’s kinda how I feel about coconut oil. I’m obsessed with it in an eat it, drink it, rub it all over my body kind of way. It started with my first jar of extra-virgin organic coconut oil. Oh mah goodness, have you ever tasted pure unadulterated extra-virgin organic coconut oil?! You can just eat a spoonful of it straight and the delicate & pure coconut flavor is heaven and the solid oil melts instantly in your mouth–it’s like candy to me. But I only allow myself half a spoonful a day and unlike real candy, it’s not addictive so I don’t have to keep going back for more.
I also have been using a teensy bit on the dry parts of my face and it works better than any moisturizer and it absorbs without leaving a greasy shine behind. I’ve also taken to rubbing it into my hair and sleeping in a shower cap from time to time and my hair is always so soft and silky after washing it the next day. And I know it sounds so weird, but I use it to scramble my eggs. I know coconut and eggs sound so wrong together, but my Grandpa cooked them that way for us when he visited last summer and although weird, I loved it and now don’t use any other oil to cook my eggs.
Needless to say, when I ran across this recipe for coconut oil coffee, I knew I had to have it immediately! Whose ever heard of putting coconut oil in their coffee, right? So weird! But hello, I have a family obligation to be a freak! Is being weird going to stop the woman whose mother once rubbed her entire body with raw garlic for a week? I think not!
So try it I did. Love! Blending the coconut oil into the hot coffee makes it so creamy…without any cream! I mean look at that cup up there, that was black coffee, and look how creamy it is with the coconut oil blended in. Love the frothy top & the coconut flavor too. :) With a little stevia, this was so much better than any Starbucks $$$ cuppa, IMHO. So good, you guys. I hope you try it! Just don’t use refined coconut oil, that stuff doesn’t have the health benefits of extra-virgin, nor the flavor (you can read the original post where I found this recipe to learn all about the health benefits).
Coconut Oil Coffee
1/4 cup Cold-Brewed Coffee + 3/4 cup hot hot water or 1 cup hot brewed coffee
1 tablespoon organic extra-virgin coconut oil
Stevia or another sweetener, if desired
Place all ingredients in blender and blend!
Recipe source: The Veggie Nook