4 Strange Ingredients for Your Next Cup of Coffee

4ingredientsforyournextcupofcoffeeOh, coffee. My favorite beverage – no calories, energy-inducing caffeine, and warm, full-flavored goodness. My daily hug-in-a-mug.

My usual routine is to just add a splash of cashew milk as a creamer,Β but sometimes I want a specialty coffee without the specialty price. As I’ve gotten more frugal, I’ve also become more adventurous when it comes to what I add to my coffee. Here are my four favorite additions:

1.Β Butter

Butter in coffee is…just delicious. The key is to blend the two together, otherwise you end up with butter floating at the top of your mug. Butter (especially grass-fed butter like Kerrygold) is full of good fats. Butter also has fat-soluble vitamins. This coffee concoction is the best with a sprinkle of cinnamon and the tiniest splash of vanilla extract.

2. Coconut oil

Like butter, adding coconut oil to coffee adds healthy fats. Coconut oil has natural antibiotic, anti fungal, and antiviral properties, which helps the immune system. Coconut oil is easily absorbed in the body, making it a good quick fuel for an energy burst and gives your metabolism a boost. This is Β a great addition to your morning coffee! Start off with a 1/2 teaspoon or so added to your coffee until your body gets used to it, or you might end up with a pretty significant detox reaction. (Tip: the popular “bulletproof” coffee is a mix of butter and coconut oil!)

3. Collagen Hydrolysate

Collagen is a connective tissue in the body, known for its ability to support muscles and bones with an elastic quality. Adding a spoonful of grass-fed collagen hydrolysate to your coffee each morning will aid your body’s restoration efforts for better joints, stronger hair and nails, and healthier skin. Collagen’s protein is easy to digest, making it a powerful choice for improving your gut health.

4. Raw Eggs

Don’t knock it ’til you try it, raw eggs are amazing in coffee! Eggs are rich in protein, fat-soluble vitamins, and good cholesterol. Check out this post by Elizabeth at Living the Nourished Life to learn more. To make my egg latte, I first blend one or two eggs in the blender and then use a small amount of coffee to temper the eggs before I pour in the remainder of the coffee. Add in some cinnamon and cloves for an eggnog-like drink!

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31 thoughts on “4 Strange Ingredients for Your Next Cup of Coffee

    1. Depending on the kind of coconut oil you use and how much, it has a mild coconut flavor, which can be easily disguised with a sprinkle of cinnamon or a splash of vanilla or hazelnut extract. πŸ™‚

  1. Butter? Hmmm….I love buttery goodness…but don’t know if I would like it? I suppose I won’t know until I try. πŸ™‚

  2. Most of your suggestions are new to me lol I don’t drink coffee but tea, I don’t think a raw egg would be good with tea haha

    1. You might enjoy the collagen then! It doesn’t have a taste but who can resist a little extra protein? πŸ™‚

  3. Now this was VERY interesting to read…I’m definitely game for giving the coconut oil a try…maybe even the butter…but I’ll have to pass on the eggs and collagen hydrolysate πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing!

  4. I like the sound of these added ingredients. I’m a big coffee lover and can’t start my day without an Esspresso I put a bit of condensed milk into it to sweeten it up a bit. I may have to try some of your ideas.

    1. Oooh, now that sounds delicious! Since you’re used to condensed milk, you might be more of a butter person. Enjoy! πŸ™‚

  5. Some of these do seem pretty strange, haha! I won’t knock ’em ’til I try ’em, though. πŸ™‚ I’ve heard of coconut oil in coffee, but none of these other ones. I might give it a try – thank you for sharing!

  6. Hmmm…..raw eggs? Butter? Definitely some interesting ideas…but I guess not completely far-fetched. I’ve heard of the coconut oil before, but confess I have not tried it yet.

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