As much as I love tradition I am always open to new discoveries making their way into my routine. Most mornings I start my day with a cup of tea. I prepare it English style with a spot of cream and on occasion a drizzle of honey. It’s less caffeine than coffee (which I prefer) and not as harsh on my stomach first thing in the morning. It is such a comfort and something I look forward to. The only problem is if I’m going to buy dairy I always splurge on the highest quality I can, and I was wasting A LOT of half & half as the bottle would go bad before I got through it…and that’s with a heavy handed pour. Leave it to the most trendy food item around to come to the rescue of my pocketbook and even add a nutritional boost to my day, coconut oil! Honest to goodness this stuff can do everything except get you dressed in the morning. Have you read all the ways it can be used (check this out)? A few months ago my girl crush mentioned it as her go-to for everything including the “creamer” in her coffee. I immediately tried it in my tea and immediately regretted doing so, it was like drinking an oil spill floating on the top of my tea, gag! Ok, some health trends aren’t meant for everyone and I went back to my reliable, albeit sometimes sour/wasteful, half & half. But a few weeks later like a bolt of lightening it struck me…immersion! Like with salad dressing. What if I blended the tea and coconut oil together?! About 7 minutes later I was sipping on what felt like a tea latte, it even had a slightly sweet foam on top. VICTORY! Not only was I getting the healthy boost from a serving of coconut oil but the stuff can sit in your fridge or pantry forever. Happy dance, happy dance, happy dance. I’m not a black coffee person but if you are give it a try and let me know what you think!
Tea or Coffee with Coconut “Creamer”
Brew coffee or tea as normal and add to your blender with 1 teaspoon of coconut oil and any sweetness you prefer, sometimes I add a drizzle of honey or maple syrup. Remove top on lid of blender and instead cover with dish towel…since the liquid is hot it could pop the top of the blender if the heat gets trapped. Blend on medium – high for 45 seconds to a minute. Pour into mug and enjoy!