MCT Oil Emulsion Recipe

Commented on July 13, 2018
Created June 28, 2016 at 8:27 PM

General Ratio: 90mL/~85g MCT Oil - 25g Acacia Senegal Powder - 150mL/150g Water. This results in roughly 240mL and 800 calories, mostly from fat. The carbohydrate calories from the Acacia is actually just soluble fiber that mostly gets converted into Short-Chain Fatty Acids in the intestines. These are beneficial.

1.] Pour the MCT Oil into a glass bottle

2.] Add all the Acacia Senegal Powder on top of it.

3.] Cap and Shake the bottle vigorously for 5 Minutes.

4.] Add all the water, cap the bottle, and then shake vigorously again for 5 Minutes.

5.] Add tea, coffee, stevia, extracts, etc. as desired and shake the bottle again.

This is an oil-in-water emulsion. Small oil globules are being dispersed in water. Heavy Whipping Cream and Homogenized Milk are oil-in-water emulsions. This emulsification is what gives milk, cream, and this MCT Oil Emulsion a whitish color. In order to make such an emulsion, an emulsifier is usually required. Emulsifiers like Acacia and Lecithin are soluble in oil and water and act as a bridge between these two immisible liquids. They hold the oil globules and help them get immersed in water. The emulsifier in milk and cream is casein and other proteins naturally present in dairy.

I practice a high-fat diet: 60% Fat, 30% Carbs, 10% Protein.

I drink 240mL (1 Cup) of Organic Heavy Cream with concentrated coffee every day. This provides about 800 Calories in mostly fat. Therefore, this MCT Oil Emulsion is like a Heavy Cream made with MCT Oil.

Many people complain about SEVERE GI upset due to MCT Oil. Part of the reason is because people are drinking MCT Oil directly without making some kind of emulsified shake. You can have MCT Oil directly in small quantities by pouring it on rice, potatoes, vegetables, etc. But, to consume large quantities, you must emsulsify.

My GI tract can handle a lot of fat thanks to my high-fat diet.

Liquigen has "Refined Vegetable Oil (Medium Chain Triglycerides (Palm Kernel and/or Coconut Oil)), Water, Citric Acid Esters of Mono and Diglycerides (Emulsifier), Mono and Diglycerides (Emulsifier), Citric Acid" but it is ridiculously expensive and comes in plastic bottles.

I bought Now Foods MCT Oil (glass bottle, made mechanically and via distillation (not chemically isolated), doesn't have to be Organic) and Heather's Tummy Fiber CAN Organic Acacia Senegal.

In my experience, this MCT Oil Emulsion gave me some bloating and burping on the first try but these effects disappeared the second time I took it. I still prefer Heavy Cream to this MCT Oil Emulsion but it is good to have this as a room temperature backup. I recommend people try this emulsion on their days off from work.

Adding MCT Oil to Milk should work as well.



on July 13, 2018
at 06:30 PM

Thanks so much for posting this very easy recipe. This is the only place I've seen this recipe on the web. I'm puzzled why more people aren't interested in doing it themselves. I'm also amazed at the price premium charged by companies for simply emulsifying the oil in water.

I take the easy way out and use an immersion blender for small 240ml batches, and a NutriNinja for 1L batches.

I also mix half the acacia in the water and half in the oil before emulsifying. Don't know if it makes any difference, just figured it would give the two phases a head start.

The acacia senegal is a great ingredient for bowel health. But I do have one question. Have you experimented with lower amounts of acacia powder? I could certainly vary it myself, but I figured I'd see if anyone has any results. In case I need to reduce costs, I'd like to know if it would work with half the amount af acacia powder.

I keep this MCT emulsion on the kitchen counter in a wine bottle fitted with a pourer spout. Most of the time I just pour it into a small glass and chug a 2-3oz shot after I eat. The taste is actually quite pleasant. I've been playing with flavorings, but it seems as if almond extract doesn't really taste that good in something with no sugar. I do have some birch xylitol that I may fool around with to see if I can make it taste even better.

Great job!





on July 04, 2016
at 03:04 PM

Cool!  When I first switched to paleo, I used to mix coconut oil and cocoa powder with a spool and then pour coffee over it as a substitute for milk - this was before my supermarket carried coconut milk.  The above is very useful especially since Acacia fiber is an excellent starch to feed your beneficial gut bacteria!

I use Dr. Grace Liu's "Bionic Fiber" which uses inulin, acacia, and green banana flour as a base (and super greens, though you'll probably not want those in this mix) adding those might be even better.


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on June 28, 2016
at 08:38 PM

 Does anyone know any other way to add a lot of fat to your diet besides dairy fat and MCT Oil?

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