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4 Strange Ingredients for Your Next Cup of Coffee

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Oh, coffee. My favorite beverage – no calories, energy-inducing caffeine, and warm, full-flavored goodness. My daily hug-in-a-mug.

My usual routine is to just add a splash of cashew milk as a creamer, but sometimes I want a specialty drink without the specialty price. As I’ve gotten more frugal, I’ve also become more adventurous when it comes to what I add to my coffee. Here are my four favorite additions:

1. Butter

Butter in coffee is…just delicious. The key is to blend the two together, otherwise you end up with butter floating at the top of your mug. Butter (especially grass-fed butter like Kerrygold) is full of good fats. Butter also has fat-soluble vitamins. This concoction is the best with a sprinkle of cinnamon and the tiniest splash of vanilla extract.

2. Coconut oil

Like butter, adding coconut oil adds healthy fats. Coconut oil has natural antibiotic, anti fungal, and antiviral properties, which helps the immune system. Coconut oil is easily absorbed in the body, making it a good quick fuel for an energy burst and gives your metabolism a boost. This is  a great addition to your morning coffee! Start off with a 1/2 teaspoon or so added to your coffee until your body gets used to it, or you might end up with a pretty significant detox reaction. (Tip: the popular “bulletproof” coffee is a mix of butter and coconut oil!)

Related: How to Make SuperMom Coffee at Home

3. Collagen Hydrolysate

Collagen is a connective tissue in the body, known for its ability to support muscles and bones with an elastic quality. Adding a spoonful of grass-fed collagen hydrolysate each morning will aid your body’s restoration efforts for better joints, stronger hair and nails, and healthier skin. Collagen’s protein is easy to digest, making it a powerful choice for improving your gut health.


4. Raw Eggs

Don’t knock it ’til you try it, raw eggs are amazing in coffee! Eggs are rich in protein, fat-soluble vitamins, and good cholesterol. To make my egg latte, I first blend one or two eggs in the blender and then use a small amount of coffee to temper the eggs before I pour in the remainder. Add in some cinnamon and cloves for an eggnog-like drink!

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31 Comments

  1. Lisa Chase

    December 12, 2016 at 10:37 pm

    The only one of these I’ve tried is the coconut oil. Thanks for the tips!

    1. Mrs. Crunchy

      December 20, 2016 at 1:46 pm

      You’re so welcome! Happy experimenting!

  2. roxauthor

    December 12, 2016 at 11:06 pm

    These are totally unique ideas. Never thought of butter before, maybe I’ll try it 🙂

    1. Mrs. Crunchy

      December 20, 2016 at 1:47 pm

      I would love to know what you think!

  3. extraniceblog

    December 12, 2016 at 11:20 pm

    Coconut oil, you say? Does it change the flavor at all? I think I would like that!

    1. Mrs. Crunchy

      December 20, 2016 at 1:49 pm

      Depending on the kind of coconut oil you use and how much, it has a mild coconut flavor, which can be easily disguised with a sprinkle of cinnamon or a splash of vanilla or hazelnut extract. 🙂

  4. Joleene Moody

    December 12, 2016 at 11:28 pm

    Butter? Hmmm….I love buttery goodness…but don’t know if I would like it? I suppose I won’t know until I try. 🙂

    1. Mrs. Crunchy

      December 20, 2016 at 1:49 pm

      Let me know what you think!

    1. Mrs. Crunchy

      December 20, 2016 at 1:52 pm

      Let me know if you try any of the suggestions!

  5. Julie

    December 13, 2016 at 1:20 am

    Most of your suggestions are new to me lol I don’t drink coffee but tea, I don’t think a raw egg would be good with tea haha

    1. Mrs. Crunchy

      December 20, 2016 at 1:52 pm

      You might enjoy the collagen then! It doesn’t have a taste but who can resist a little extra protein? 🙂

  6. Gillian

    December 13, 2016 at 2:06 am

    Never thought of eggs. I have to try that.

  7. Christie

    December 13, 2016 at 2:22 am

    Eggs? Oh my. I’d be too scared of cooking them with boiling water, but tempering them would solve that issue. I’m down to try all of these, thanks for sharing! I would have never thought of doing any of them otherwise. 🙂

    Christie’s Take on Life. x

    1. Mrs. Crunchy

      December 20, 2016 at 1:53 pm

      You’re so welcome! Enjoy experimenting!

  8. Ange

    December 13, 2016 at 3:28 am

    I definitely want to try coconut oil! The others are a maybe haha

    1. Mrs. Crunchy

      December 20, 2016 at 1:54 pm

      Yay! Let me know what you think!

  9. Aisha Sylvester

    December 13, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    Now this was VERY interesting to read…I’m definitely game for giving the coconut oil a try…maybe even the butter…but I’ll have to pass on the eggs and collagen hydrolysate 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

    1. Mrs. Crunchy

      December 20, 2016 at 1:55 pm

      A little something for everyone. 🙂 Let me know what you think about the coconut oil!

  10. debbiejinks

    December 13, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    I like the sound of these added ingredients. I’m a big coffee lover and can’t start my day without an Esspresso I put a bit of condensed milk into it to sweeten it up a bit. I may have to try some of your ideas.

    1. Mrs. Crunchy

      December 20, 2016 at 1:56 pm

      Oooh, now that sounds delicious! Since you’re used to condensed milk, you might be more of a butter person. Enjoy! 🙂

  11. bitesofflavor

    December 13, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    Wow this is interesting for sure!! I think I’ll start with the coconut oil first 🙂

    1. Mrs. Crunchy

      December 20, 2016 at 1:57 pm

      Let me know what you think! 🙂

  12. Idriss

    December 13, 2016 at 9:45 pm

    EGGS ! Thank you ! Everytime I mention that people look at me weird. Vietnamese egg coffee is brilliant. Thank you for the tips

    1. Mrs. Crunchy

      December 20, 2016 at 1:57 pm

      I agree, it’s delicious!

  13. tami298

    December 14, 2016 at 2:22 am

    Some of these do seem pretty strange, haha! I won’t knock ’em ’til I try ’em, though. 🙂 I’ve heard of coconut oil in coffee, but none of these other ones. I might give it a try – thank you for sharing!

    1. Mrs. Crunchy

      December 20, 2016 at 1:58 pm

      You’re so welcome, let me know what you think!

  14. Anastasia

    December 14, 2016 at 9:52 am

    Wow, it is a very unusual collection of ingredients indeed 😉 I only tried Vietnamese egg coffee (even got a recipe is you are interested: https://happybellyfish.com/recipes/vietnamese-egg-coffee-how-to-make/), and I should say it tasted delicious, so need to give other ingredients a try 😉

    1. Mrs. Crunchy

      December 20, 2016 at 1:59 pm

      Thanks for sharing, that sounds delightful! Happy experimenting!

  15. T. M. Brown

    December 14, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    Hmmm…..raw eggs? Butter? Definitely some interesting ideas…but I guess not completely far-fetched. I’ve heard of the coconut oil before, but confess I have not tried it yet.

    1. Mrs. Crunchy

      December 20, 2016 at 1:59 pm

      I would love to know what you think when you do try them! 🙂

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