I don’t know why I never thought of this sooner, but instead of making a healthy morning cup of joe by hand, why not pre-mix my own ingredients for a creamer? I couldn’t be more happy with the results. The flavor is good and the price is better than purchasing an MCT specialty creamer.
For those of you who have not heard of bullet- proof coffee, it is coffee boosted with collagen, MCT oil, and very often blended with a dab of butter. I absolutely love a few tablespoons of heavy whipping cream and nothing else in my coffee, however, to increase the nutrients of that first cup of coffee each morning I had started to add collagen, whey protein powder, MCT oil, and sunflower lecithin, then I added my heavy cream and blended it. Healthy and delicious, yes, but a the morning routine was not simple. It involved opening various cupboards and bags and measuring and blending… let’s just say, it often was easier to skip the nutrients; pour in cow’s cream and go.
For a time, I purchased MCT creamers. They are so expensive! And the ones I liked were not readily available either. So if the specialty creamer wasn’t on budget or available, back to the cream I would go.
So I began experimenting. My first batch tasted off after three days. But, finally I got a mixture I am happy with and it holds up well. And it is good!
3 cups unsweetened almond milk (vanilla or plain)
6 Tablespoons MCT oil
1/4 cup collagen powder
1/4 t. sunflower lecithin (optional-this is good for the brain, and also helps keep ingredients mixed. A good shake will also do without adding this)
For those who like a sweet creamer: 1/8 t. stevia
- Blend ingredients together (I use a stick blender, but a mixer or blender would also do)
- Pour creamer into a large mason jar, screw on lid, and pop in the fridge
- Pour desired amount into coffee and enjoy.