The infamous morning coffee.
To some, there’s nothing like it. The smell, the warmth, the kick of energy. It’s a sacred ritual, an important part of life, a necessity.
Although I enjoy a comforting latte or macchiato once in a while, the calories and price are only spared for the occasional experience. But I want my morning coffee to have the comforting punch with healthy results. So after years of exploring, I have found my yummy staple morning coffee with a healthy kick. Here’s how I make the most out of this beautiful beverage.
There are three important steps to my morning coffee that are energizing and full of healthy benefits.
1. Coconut Oil
What are you putting in your coffee?? That’s right, Coconut Oil.
Coconut oil is beneficial in so many ways. Consider it your staple in cooking, baking, smoothie making, coffee drinking and skin conditioning!
As a healthy fat, coconut oil is easy to digest, immediately used as energy instead of stored as fat, and an anti-microbial and anti-fungal. We have been told to stay away from fat, when in fact it is essential and really important for us. The good fat, that is. Coconut oil is considered a Medium-Chain Fatty Acid (MCFA), which your body immediately uses as energy as well as breaking down fat and bad bacteria. There are so many other benefits, check some out at Dr. Axe’s 20 Coconut Oil Benefits & Side Effects (#5 is Life Saving).
Putting up to 2 tablespoons of coconut oil in your morning coffee will help start your metabolism and get your digestive system moving in the right way.
2. Coconut Creamer (or any dairy-free creamer)
I love milk or half and half in my coffee, but with all of the hormones and steriods and who knows what else in milk (I at least get organic if I can), I’m starting to look for better options that tastes just as good. Trader Joe’s Coconut Creamer is the best! I like coconut creamer in general because to me, it doesn’t have a weird aftertaste.
Xylitol isn’t very widely known, but it’s healthy and sweet like sugar! Dentists recommend using products with xylitol because it’s known to prevent tooth decay and fight against bad bacteria. The great thing is that it’s a natural substance, found in plants, and sweet like sugar but will not spike your blood sugar like the real thing. Random, but it also helps against ear infections. Check out more benefits and info here.
So far my favorite xylitol product is Xylosweet. Just sprinkle this product in your coffee for some sweetness and tooth decay prevention!
What are some of your key coffee rituals? Have you used any of these three morning coffee secrets?
Have a great day! Happy coffee drinking!