I drink my coffee with cream and sweetener. I’m not that picky – milk or cream is fine and at home I use the coffee creamer crap that is flavored. I know, I know – it is bad for me. And I use use Splenda. I have considered trying almond milk or soy milk and trying to change to a different sweetener like Stevia, but up until today I hadn’t done any of it.
Yesterday my friend Jess told me about this coffee that her trainer had told her to try. Background – Jess is my coach at Pride MMA and my friend. She is the Super Light Weight IKF World Champ, and this summer she will fight again and again be named the champ. She trains all year long, but right now she is kicking her training into high gear. Enter Luke from OK Strength. Luke is someone else I have trained with and someone who knows their heath/work out/body care stuff. Anyway…..
Luke said to try coffee with coconut oil. He also wants us to add grass fed butter to it, but I am going with the oil for now and the butter I can try later – maybe. Baby steps. Anyway, he said we could add some protein powder to it (vanilla or chocolate) to give it some body and flavor, and that if we had to sweeten it, a bit of Stevia would be ok. He said that if we drank this it would keep us full, and do so in a way that allows us to burn fat during our work out. I am not at all a person who can explain this crap, but basically – if you eat carbs and then work out, you burn those carbs. I have been trying to eat protein in the morning instead of carbs, but this is even better.
Jess tried it yesterday and it looked like an oil slick and made her feel like she was applying chapstick with each sip. I was skeptical. But she drank it and stayed full most of the day. And that was post work out. After reading those links I just listed I decided I would give it a go but add the blending step.
I kid you not…it is GOOD. This is a girl who can’t drink coffee at fancy coffee places with strong coffee and no artificial sweetener because real sugar doesn’t make it taste how I like it and someone who really does love a flavored creamer.
Here was what I did:
1 cup of coffee
1/2 tbs coconut oil (I will try and increase it next time maybe up to 1 tbs. I was being cautious at first)
1/3 scoop of vanilla protein powder
1 packet of Stevia
Blend and drink.
The blending helps suspend the oil in the coffee. I need to try it un-blended because let’s be real, the idea of hauling out the blender every morning isn’t one I am digging. I should wait and post this later so I can report how long it keeps me full….but I have a few peeps on Instagram asking so I am posting now. Today I drank it post work out. Tomorrow my plan is to try it in the morning and then work out and see how it goes. I’ll let you know how that works out for me.
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