So I shrugged my shoulders and started concocting some sort of madness, wondering how much I was going to hate myself for wasting this batch of coffee later.
When I had finished mixing the poison, I gave it a sip, and to my pleasant surprise... it was good! The coconut oil took off the bitter edge, like cream usually does, and with the almond and vanilla extracts I added, it had a really pleasant flavor that really brought out the coffee's natural flavor, too.Not only that, but I'm 2 cups in, and I actually feel like I'm more awake and alert than I have been lately with 3 cups of coffee in the morning. (Sleep would help, but sleep is for the dead).
I'm not going to lie; seeing the oil kinda sitting on top of the coffee is a weird thing to stomach. And feeling it against your lips while drinking... also a little odd. But hey, coconut oil is supposed to be good as a lip balm, too!I suppose with my ease into the Paleo diet (and constant falling off the wagon just to hop back on), this can help me get away from dairy products more. And quick plug for the Paleo diet... I've lost 25 pounds in the past year, and I'd say most of that weight was due to going Paleo, so I do highly recommend it! My boyfriend and I both have been trying it, and have felt much better whenever we're being good about it. Whenever we flake off and start eating bad again, we both definitely feel the difference. So anyways, here's the coconut oil coffee creamer recipe! I highly recommend trying it at least once! Makes 2-3 cups Ingredients: Brewed Coffee (2-3 Cups worth) 1/4 cup coconut oil 2 tbsp raw honey 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 tsp almond extract (optional) 1 tbsp butter (optional - if you try it and it's not creamy enough for you, add this in next time) (I make this with a hand mixer, but you can also use a blender, and if you have the Magic Bullet, even better! Just make sure you cut down your ingredients proportionally). Throw your hot coffee with the oil and honey into a mixing bowl. Stir a bit until the oil melts and mixes with the coffee. Blend them together with a mixer until the coffee begins to turn a slightly lighter, almost creamier color. Stir in the extracts. Pour and enjoy!