Coconut Milk Latte

I typically drink my coffee black, but I felt like changing it up a little today, and boy am I glad I did!!  Yummy!

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There are so many health benefits when it comes to coconuts.  

Here are just a few that made me switch up my regular black morning java to something  little smoother:

Coconuts contain significant amounts of fat, but unlike other nuts, they provide fat that is mostly in the form of medium chain saturated fatty acids (MCFAs) in particular, one called lauric acid. Lauric acid is converted in the body into a highly beneficial compound called monolaurin, an antiviral and antibacterial that destroys a wide variety of disease causing organisms. It is therefore now thought that consumption of coconut milk may help protect the body from infections and viruses.

MCFAs are rapidly metabolised into energy in the liver. It is thought that unlike other saturated fats, MCFAs are used up more quickly by the body and are less likely to be stored as fat. This does not exempt them from contributing to heart disease – they are still a fat – but they have a different effect than saturated fats.  (Source for information:  BBC Good Food)

Coconut Milk Latte:

1/4-1/2c full fat canned coconut milk

2 c hot brewed coffee

Optional:  1-2 tsp Agave or maple syrup for sweetness

Optional:  Cinnamon for garnish

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Add coffee and coconut milk (sweetener as well if using) to your high speed blender.  Blend on high for about 1 minute until frothy.  (Vitamix will actually warm up its contents if you blend for long enough)

Pour into a mug of choice, and sprinkle with cinnamon, enjoy! (There is an iced version below)

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Don’t you love that latte “foam”?

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Iced Version:

1/4-1/2c full fat canned coconut milk

2 c warm brewed coffee

Optional:  1-2 tsp Agave or maple syrup for sweetness

Optional:  Cinnamon for garnish

Add warm coffee, coconut milk and sweetener if using to your blender.  Blend on high for about 1 minute.

Fill a mug with ice cubes and pour latte over the ice.  Allow to chill for a few minutes before serving.

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