Coconut Chai Power Coffee!
Or aka, the jolt that I am currently obsessed with.
So I never really got into the whole bulletproof coffee thing. Not because I wasn’t interested in it (though at first the thought of butter in my coffee was like whaaaaat), but mostly because I didn’t want to take the extra 45 seconds to prepare it. Huh!
Coffee can have a weird effect on my so I rarely drink more than one cup, especially right now since I’m nursing Emilia. Even having one cup sometimes can leave me jittery, and that really happens if I don’t get to eat breakfast for a while. I never want to stop drinking it (ever, hello), but I decided to try this out to make it more “stable” or something. Supposedly it prevents the severe caffeine crash and I was alllll about that.
Also, can we take a minute and discuss the coffee revolution that has happened here on the blog over nearly ten years?! It feels like yesterday that I was writing posts about hating coffee, writing posts about wanting to love coffee and drinking coffee and now, it’s a THING!
So this coconut oil coffee has been my solution and I L-O-V-E love it. The crash isn’t happening like it used to. The jitters aren’t either! It makes me feel focused longer. Is that all in my head? MAYBE.
The only part that is a total bummer is dragging out the blender, pouring everything in and then having to clean the blender. Doing that at 7am isn’t always something I’m excited about. So! A lot of times I will make this in the afternoon. I might skip it in the morning and go for this later.
Because normally, afternoon coffee tends to make me feel like garbage if it’s a second cup. Noooo idea why. I can have the exact same cup that I had in the morning and for the rest of the night, I.feel.terrible. I’ve mentioned this before and I don’t know if it’s a mixture of the caffeine + the dairy + maybe any sugar if I’m using it. But it’s not good.
This, however! Doesn’t do that to me at all. Interesting. Coconut oil coffee just sounds weird though.
Here’s how it goes down!
I make a cup of coffee or a shot of espresso. I just use my Nespresso machine! Super easy and we all know that I don’t have a sophisticated palatte or anything.
That hot coffee goes straight into the blender with:
A spoonful of coconut cream. I get the cans at Trader Joes. Or I scoop out the cream from a refrigerated can of full-fat coconut milk.
A teaspoon of coconut oil.
And a few pinches of my favorite chai spice mix. (minus any black pepper because I’m a baby.)
Blend it up and pour it in your cup while it’s still hot!
I’m including the chai spice mix down below, but it obviously makes a lot. Make it once and then you’ll have it for awhile, you know?
Right now, I am INTO this. You guys know that I’m almost always an iced coffee person. I mean, it can be 21 degrees out and I will get iced coffee. Iced coffee forever! Mostly because it tastes like dessert. This is a fancy change of pace though and it’s tasting deeeelish. Bonus: makes me feel like magic.
- 1 cup of freshly brewed hot coffee or 1 or 2 shots of espresso
- 1 tablespoon coconut cream
- 1 to 2 teaspoons coconut oil
- 1 pinch of chai spice mix
- any kind of sweetener if you'd like!
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
Add the coffee, coconut cream, coconut oil, chai spice mix and any sweetener if you'd like into a blender. Blend carefully since it's hot! Blend until frothy and combined, then pour in a mug and drink!
Mix all the spices together and store in a sealed container.
Isn’t that just so comforting and cute?!