After discovering coconut coffee yesterday it seemed like the logical thing to do to convert it into a mocha recipe! Who wouldn’t love a guilt-free, healthy, energizing mocha?
So here it is, and I am pretty pumped about it because I am on my 2nd one this morning (don’t judge!).
-1 Cup hot brewed coffee (I love organic dark roasts)
-1 tsp. organic butter
-1 heaping tsp. organic coconut oil
-1 heaping tsp. cocoa powder
-splash of vanilla extract
-(optional) tsp. xylitol or raw sugar or pinch of stevia
-(optional) sprinkle of cinnamon
-get coffee going
-assemble ingredients in blender (I use a small, magic bullet style blender)
-blend until frothy
-enjoy and get ‘turbo-charged’ (sorry for the cheesy addition!)
It is so rich and delicious…and healthy! We already covered the numerous benefits of coconut oil. Coffee is an excellent source of antioxidants. It also increases alertness (duh!) but you can also do decaf if you don’t tolerate caffeine and still enjoy the benefits.
Cocoa is crazy-healthy. Just 1 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder contains 3 to 9 percent of the recommended daily intake of iron, manganese, magnesium and zinc. Cocoa is a source of the flavonoids epicatechin and catechin. These flavonoids function as antioxidants that help prevent systemic inflammation. Epicatechin relaxes the muscles in blood vessels, which improves blood flow and helps lower blood pressure, according to research published in the March 2012 issue of the “American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.” Source- http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/benefits-unsweetened-cocoa-powder-5662.html
Organic butter is super healthy (and delicious!) check it out- http://bodyecology.com/articles/benefits_of_real_butter.php
This mix of coffee, cocoa, and healthy fats is sure to get you going! 🙂 Enjoy!