By Sarah Shilhavy
Health Impact News

With cooler weather beginning, coffeehouse sales for hot drinks are starting to climb rapidly. They’re warm, comforting, give you the energy boost and endurance you need to get going in the morning and throughout the day.

However, these drinks are nearly always overpriced and usually made with unhealthy, highly processed ingredients such as corn syrup, processed white sugar, conventional dairy, or low quality coffee. While coffee has many health benefits according to several published studies, just realize that if you are drinking commodity coffee that is typically sold in most coffee shops which is not organic, that you are probably getting an unhealthy dose of pesticide cocktails as well with your rancid coffee.

Most of the fancy specialty drinks you’re buying while out and about and on the way to work can be easily mastered at home for less money and better ingredients. With the addition of a healthy coconut product such a coconut oil as used in the recipes below, you can enjoy a healthier drink with all the same energy boosting properties!

Buttery Breakfast Chai


Freshly brewed black tea gets blended with butter, coconut oil and a custom blend of spices and is ready to drink in just 5 minutes. The high fat content in this delicious drink and caffeine from the tea will keep you going for a long time!


Coconut Cinnamon Latté

This drink uses coconut cream concentrate for a fuller, “meatier” coconut flavor. Make this with coconut milk if you’re sensitive to dairy or want even more coconut flavor.


Coconut Cream Chocolate Latté

Coconut Cream Chocolate Latte. Photo by Jeremiah Shilhavy.

Lattés are probably the most ordered drink at coffeehouses, and they’re pretty easy to replicate at home. This recipe makes a large one person serving and can be customized to your taste by adding more or less of the coconut ingredients.


Coconut Latté


Coconut Latté. Photo by Jeremiah Shilhavy.

This recipe shows you how to make a basic latté flavored with coconut in coconut cream concentrate, coconut oil, and a coconut flavored syrup. To make your own flavored syrup, make a simple syrup (sugar and water) and add your favorite extract flavor.


Coconut Cream Hot Chocolate

Coconut Cream Hot ChocolatePhoto by Jeremiah Shilhavy.

This unique recipe uses coconut cream concentrate and a blend of cocoa, nutmeg, vanilla and honey to make a very quick and easy, healthy, delicious drink! You’ll be hooked and want to drink it everyday.


Coffee Heaven

Coffee Heaven

Coffee Heaven. Photo by Sarah Shilhavy.

Another very quick and easy drink, this recipe spices up your normal morning coffee with cocoa and coconut. You’re going to want to give it a try.


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