If I just add 1tbs of coconut oil into my coffee, rather than blend it, will I reap the same benefits as blending it?

Answered on June 11, 2015
Created June 10, 2015 at 3:00 PM

Other than the desirable and frothy texture that resuts in using a blender, what difference does blending coconut oil or just stirring it in do?

My goals are to supress my appetite until lunch time for weight loss.

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on June 11, 2015
at 10:51 AM

BTW there is one thing special about blending, if you do it at high speed and for long enough, it creates micelles, which isn't quite the same action as an emulsion, but close.  It creates these small globules of fat, which are easier for lipase to break down and absorb than a big oil slick.


If you want it emulsified to make it even easier to digest, add either lecithin (not great - you can get non-GMO soy lecithin, or better yet from sunflowers), or raw pastured egg yolks (best) and blend it down.  I'd avoid adding the egg whites though.


This isn't as important for most people, but it is for those of us without gallbladders who are doomed to having to use oxbile/digestive enzymes at every meal.



on June 11, 2015
at 12:40 AM

There's nothing magical about blending it in, other than the fact that it's a bit more pleasant to drink a foam rather than an oil slick. 

It's your choice if you want to blend it or not.  Be aware that there's more than one way to blend it--you don't need a big blender or an immersion blender.  It blends in nicely with a $3 -$4 battery operated "frother", and when I'm really in a hurry I throw it in my commuter thermos and give it a good shake instead (make sure your commuter vessel seals well!). 

Raydawg's cocoa thing sounds yummy. 



on June 10, 2015
at 09:11 PM

Sure, if you don't mind the big oil slick on top, which will also trap heat in, it's fine.

Before the whole Dave Asprey thing, I did it another way, I took a tablespoon of coconut oil, stirred in a teaspoon or two of cocoa powder really well, then poured hot coffee on top and mixed it some more, this got rid of the oil slick effect.  Maybe try that.

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