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  • Butter/oil in coffee???

    I've seen in several journals about people drinking coffee with butter or coconut oil in it??? Is this as a substitute for milk/cream? I usually drink my coffee (espresso, we have an espresso machine) black. Is there another reason to put butter/oil in coffee? And how's the taste? I'm getting quite curious now
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    whether you use butter or cream, it's pretty much the same concept - fat calories in the morning in the absence of protein or carbs. coconut oil is a slight change because the type of fat, lauric acid, is particularly ketogenic.

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    • #3
      I've tried this. The problem is the purity of the oils means they float on top of the coffee rather than get emulsified in the coffee the way a cream does. You get a sharp shot of coconut oil or butter with that first sip. It's not unpleasant but I don't see any benefit over cream (healthwise) so I just use cream.

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      • #4
        However, if you blend coffee with coconut oil, the result is not unlike a latte, complete with some foam.

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        • #5
          If I understand it correctly it can be used when 'skipping' breakfast/IFing? I mean, I usually have a coconut milk smoothie for breakfast, so I think I don't need to add any more fat to my coffee, right? But if I'd like to IF I could add some fat to my coffee this way (blending it rather than just adding it).

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          • #6
            When i'm on a fasting day I usually blend a spoonful of clarified butter into my coffee in the morning, the hot drink often helps with any hunger pangs I may have, and the fat obviously helps. Besides that, it is DAMN TASTY.
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            • #7
              Yeah, you have to blend it. I use a stick blender and the cup that came with it. Usually a tablespoon each of butter and coconut oil, blended until it's nice and creamy. It sounds weird, but I have a cup of that in the morning and I'm usually not hungry until dinner. And even then, not all that hungry.

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              • #8
                I usually melt the butter and heat the cream together in the microwave before adding the coffee. That way the butter doesnt separate very much.
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                • #9
                  I just use cream. Same fat as the butter but easier to handle/less steps than butter. I try to IF 1-3 times a week now and the coffee really helps me get going and deal with my fasted mornings, dont really get distracted by hunger till close to noon.
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                  • #10
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                    • #11
                      I just dipped coconut oil in my coffee.. doesn't make it too different from black coffee.. adds a little coconut bite to it.
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                      • #12
                        Thanks for the info on this thread. I like cream in my coffee but def gonna try it with the coconut oil too in the morning.

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                        • #13
                          I put a spoonful of coconut oil in a mason jar, add the coffee, and shake the bejeezus out of it. I'm too lazy to wash an oily blender, and my method works pretty well.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by lssanjose View Post
                            I just dipped coconut oil in my coffee.. doesn't make it too different from black coffee.. adds a little coconut bite to it.
                            Tastes vastly different when you blend it. I have no idea why >_<
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                            • #15
                              Don't listen to a word I said about shaking the coffee and oil in a mason jar. I tried blending it with a stick blender - wow! What a difference - creamy and frothy! That's my method from now on.
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