During the winter months, nothing is better than a warm cup of coffee.
A black cup of coffee may be low on calories, but adding enough cream and sugar to dull the bitterness can easily make a simple cup of coffee have as many calories as a cookie. Fortunately, there are other ways to improve the taste of coffee. This natural Coconut Oil Coffee Creamer cuts calories, and it also provides many other healthy benefits.
Coconut Oil Coffee Creamer Recipe
¾ cup organic (oil should be soft, but not melted)
½ cup raw honey
1 tsp organic cinnamon powder
1 tsp real vanilla extract
1 tbsp organic, unsweetened cocoa powder
1. Combine all the ingredients together and stir until creamy. Place in an airtight glass jar in a cool location to store it.
2. Add 2 teaspoons of the organic coconut oil creamer to your coffee each day.
3. Stir the creamer until it melts into the coffee, or blend it into the coffee with a little ice to create a frothy, creamy drink.
Health Benefits of This Creamer
The ingredients within this creamer are precisely chosen to pack as many nutrients as possible into your morning cup of coffee. Coconut oil is extremely beneficial. It is a great source for lauric acid, which helps to lower heart disease risks by lowering LDL cholesterol levels and blood pressure. Coconut oil also boosts the immune system and helps to fight off all sorts of viruses and bacteria. The raw honey in this recipe is far healthier than typical honey; it contains a variety of antioxidants and enzymes that are critical for health. Raw honey is also a great source of iron, potassium, zinc, calcium, and vitamin B6. Cocoa powder is a great source of iron, magnesium, and zinc, which all protect the immune system and create new cells within the body.
How the Creamer Promotes Weight Loss
This creamer helps you to lose weight for several reasons. First of all, it is extremely low in calories. Two teaspoons of this recipe are only 60 calories, instead of the hundreds of calories found in the average Starbucks drink. In addition to just reducing overall calorie consumption, the ingredients of the creamer actually boost weight loss.
Coconut oil contains fatty acids that help with weight loss, particularly around the abdominal region. Coconut oil also affects the pancreas, lowering blood sugar spikes that would make the body store calories as fat. Raw honey is an effective sweetener because it does not cause sugar spikes and high insulin levels like sugar does. Compared to sugar, honey is far sweeter in taste, so the same amount of sweetness can be created with less calories. Both cocoa powder and cinnamon contain compounds that increase metabolism of fat, so fat cells are targeted for burning.
In addition to all of these many health benefits, Coconut Oil Coffee Creamer is just naturally delicious and tasty. It is easy to make and easy to add to coffee, creating a rich, creamy flavor. This organic recipe is a great substitute for traditional coffee additives, and it can provide a much-needed boost right before you begin your day.
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