This is an unbelievable recipe that I created for a coconut latte. Based on the Bulletproof Coffee concept, it has been modified which gives it a creamy, rich taste and a whole lotta' foam!
23 fluid ounces of brewed coffee (or for a real latte, espresso shots and hot water)...about 680ml-a really BIG cup of coffee
1/4 cup (or lighten to your liking) evaporated milk (or you can use half and half cream or coffee cream)
1 tablespoon organic virgin coconut oil (Botanica Coconut Oil)
1 powerful blender (preferably a Vitamix or a blender with equal power to create the foam...this is very important as it's not as foamy with weak blenders)
Add the coconut oil to the blender, add the coffee, add the evap and blend for about 30 seconds. It should foam up nicely, just like any coffeehouse latte that you pay $6 for.
Add to a really BIG mug, holding the foam back with a spoon. Top off the latte with the foam. You will be amazed how foamy it gets and how delicious it tastes. If you don't like the taste of coconut, you can get coconut oil with no flavour but it definitely doesn't taste as good!
Benefits of Coconut Oil and MCT's
Coconut oil is a great source of MCT (Medium Chain Triglyceride fatty acids) oils which help you lose weight. 50% of the MCT's in Coconut Oil is from lauric acid which has many health benefits, including being a powerful antimicrobial agent.
The difference between using coconut oil in your coffee and an MCT oil in your coffee are great. MCT oil has very little lauric acid and is a man-made product whereas coconut oil is in its natural state and a whole ingredient.
There is a long list of benefits that coconut oil has for humans including*:
-moisturizing for the skin and the hair
-lauric acid helps lower cholesterol and prevent heart disease and high blood pressure
-for weight loss-it increases the metabolic rate thereby burning more energy and body fat. It is particularly great for abdominal fat
-immunity due to the high amount of lauric acid (antimicrobial)
-prevents candida because of the lauric acid
-aids in digestion
-helps with healing and infections
*Facts come from the website: organicfacts.net