I once told my doctor of my adoration for coffee. He lowered his eyes condescendingly and replied, “Well, Lacey, it doesn’t love you.” I refused to believe him, and became determined to find a way to make this dear friendship work in my healthy lifestyle. Because I love the experience of it so deeply, the mere notion of surrendering it was frightening.
My relationship with coffee was much too valuable to become disposable. Luckily, through my tenacious research and experimentation, I have found a way to enjoy my cup (or two) of coffee. My method of preparation was originally inspired collectively by ideas from the lovely Wellness Mama as well as my holistic health practitioner, however I have made adjustments and additions to make it my own. Be warned: You may never be able to enjoy any other cup of coffee with the same level of fondness again. It tastes sinful, but is actually quite heavenly.
The Magic Is in the Coconut
If you ever feel as though coffee sends your system into an anxious state of overdrive, I may hold the key to unlock your remedy. This method of preparing coffee feels simultaneously soothing and energizing to my body. The magic in this concoction can be mostly attributed to the extra virgin coconut oil, which I have discussed in previous articles. Its healthy source of fat is beneficial to the endocrine system, and I find it provides my body with a sustainable level of peaceful energy for hours, as opposed to a surge of energy followed by a dreaded crash an hour following consumption.
Since preparing my morning coffee this way, I have found that not only does my system seem to thrive better overall, but the appearance of my skin has reaped undeniable benefits as well. The more consistent I am with consuming extra virgin coconut oil in general, the better I look and feel. I attribute the vanity-related benefits to coconut oil’s rich essential fatty acid content and powerful anti-fungal properties.
Note: If you’re going to go to the trouble of creating this concoction for health and vanity’s sake, please make sure you choose a high-quality, mold-free coffee source.
Warning: The following recipe produces a concoction that tastes quite sinful but contains ingredients most heavenly to your body.
Extra Virgin Coconut Oil offers a world of benefits (refer to this article), organic cinnamon prevents your blood sugar from spiking, coconut nectar is a low glycemic sweetening option and is rich in amino acids and minerals, and raw local honey is life-altering if you are a seasonal allergy sufferer.
Add all ingredients to a blender, allowing 1-2 minutes for blending, or until it becomes a smooth cream. Add to your desired amount of coffee.
Your body is guaranteed to burst with happiness from just a single sip. Our beloved friend Joe is guaranteed to approve…
©TheDailyDoll.com/Lacey Johnson 2015
A revised version of this article has also been published to The Huffington Post.