We all know that aside from the helpful pep you can get from a cup of coffee, there are a number of serious downsides to regularly consuming caffeine. OD-ing on the energizing stimulant can wreak havoc on your adrenal glands, putting your body in a stressed state that is detrimental to your mental and physical health.
Recently, everyone at Lancer Skincare HQ was turned on to coconut oil coffee – an unexpected twist on your standard cup of joe that tastes amazing, negates some of the less-than-desirable effects of eveyone’s favorite morning beverage, and supplies a healthy source of fat. Similar to the famed Bulletproof Coffee™ made famous by nutrition expert Dave Asprey, this combination of black coffee with a healthy saturated fat slows the absorption of caffeine into the bloodstream, giving you steady, long lasting energy without jitters or a mid-afternoon slump, and keeps you feeling full throughout the morning. And not only is coconut oil great for the skin, it also makes you feel less bloated.
If you’re going to switch up your coffee routine, here are a few other things to consider to help make coffee a healthy part of your day:
- Buy organic coffee beans. Conventional coffee is heavily sprayed with pesticides which can be harmful to health over time.
- Limit yourself to one cup a day, and take a day off every few days.
- Avoid caffeine after noon so you don’t disrupt your sleep cycle.
Here’s how to make this amazing, creamy coffee:
- Brew your normal cup of black coffee (preferably with organic, single-origin, fair-trade beans).
- Pour the brewed coffee (1-2 cups) into a blender and add 1 teaspoon of organic, unprocessed coconut oil. (It’s okay if the coconut oil is still solid, it will liquify in the blender.)
- Blend for 30 seconds, or until the coffee has turned a light, creamy, hazelnut color.
The coffee will take on an entirely different color and texture – almost like that of a latte – when you blend it this way. If you like your coffee sweetened, add a small amount of raw honey or cinnamon. As you get used to the coconut oil, you can add more – up to a tablespoon – but build up to this level slowly. Too much coconut oil can be harsh on the stomach if you’re not used to it.
Let us know what you think of this delicious blend!