I had my Canon out and ready to take a picture of this coffee, which I am sharing the "recipe" for below, but at the very moment I had everything set up, Charlie learned to climb on top of the coffee table, so I had to just snap a photo with my phone and take care of that little monkey.
Perhaps you have heard of Bulletproof Coffee before - it's kind of a thing, or at least it was for a while. I couldn't really get into it. The addition of butter made me feel as though I was chewing my coffee instead of sipping it.
However, I liked the idea of adding a bit of coconut oil to coffee and blending it into a frothy-delight. So out of my lack of latte-making equipment, I started to create this not-quite-bulletproof-coffee. The result is a foamy, lightly sweet, creamy cup of café, which has made me less likely to spend $4 on a latte at my local coffee shop.
Not Quite BUlletproof Coffee
- A cup of freshly brewed coffee
- 1 teaspoon of coconut oil (Important note: You really must use virgin, unrefined oil for this, otherwise the end result tastes watered-down instead of creamy)
- A dash of cinnamon
- A very small splash of half and half
- 1/2 teaspoon of maple syrup
Add all ingredients to a blender and mix for 10 seconds. Be careful when unscrewing the blender lid/taking the top off, as the steam creates pressure. Pour into a coffee mug and enjoy!
p.s. For almost two weeks straight, I was making this daily, and I could have sworn that my skin improved after ingesting so much coconut oil.