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Fat-Burning Coffee Recipe

Coffee has had a tumultuous run over recent decades coming in and out of flavor with health specialists and crazes around the world. Coffee by itself has some surprising health benefits though and the two main issues that it poses are the caffeine it contains and it’s often loaded with extras (not coffee’s fault). Caffeine isn’t bad in itself but too much can be and some people are sensitive to it. However, a cup of just black coffee has around 2 calories and contains no fat. When you walk into a big-name coffeehouse and order a milky latte and start adding syrup and sugar etc. that’s when things start to change.

If you make a coffee the right way and add a few more special ingredients, you have a winning combination. Let’s look at how this recipe helps with burning fat and other medicinal benefits it provides.

The Medicinal Benefits Of This Fat Burning Turmeric Coffee Recipe

The ingredients in this recipe are coffee, turmeric powder, black pepper, cinnamon powder, and powdered ginger.

Health Benefits Of Coffee

Fat Burning Coffee Recipe - CoffeeCoffee is an excellent source of antioxidants. The caffeine in coffee can also help you lose weight. It does this in two ways: by suppressing your appetite and helping to burn calories by increasing energy. Caffeine is found in many fat-burning supplements due to its effectiveness.

Coffee also contains important nutrients including vitamins B2, B3, and B5. Some diseases that it can protect against or lower the risk of developing include type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, and Parkinson’s. It plays an important part in protecting the liver too, even against cirrhosis occurring.

Health Benefits Of Turmeric

Fat Burning Coffee Recipe - TurmericAs I mentioned earlier, turmeric has long been used in medicinal remedies and modern-day studies have backed up many of the original claims and purported benefits too. Curcumin is the main active compound in turmeric and it has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It is known to help improve heart health and can even reverse some of the effects of heart disease.

The curcumin in turmeric has been found to prevent cancer and help kill cancerous cells that have already formed too. Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, it is useful in treating people with rheumatoid arthritis. It’s also one of the main fat burning ingredients in this recipe and can promote weight loss and stop you from gaining weight too.

Health Benefits Of Black Pepper

If you like coffee and haven’t tried black pepper in it, please don’t be put off. It’s actually a common ingredient to add to coffee because it counteracts the bitterness of the coffee’s flavor. Many people add some black pepper to a fresh brew and you can buy coffee already mixed with black pepper from numerous brands now.

Fat Burning Coffee Recipe - Black PepperBlack pepper can help in weight loss because it improves our metabolic performance thanks to the piperine it contains. This slows fat from accumulating in the body. As well as weight loss, black pepper boasts a host of health benefits including being anti-inflammatory and high in antioxidants. It can lower cholesterol levels, may protect against degenerative brain disorders, and improve blood sugar level control. On top of all this, black pepper is hugely beneficial to add to any dish when you use turmeric. That’s because the piperine enhances the absorption of curcumin by up to 2,000%.

Fat Burning Coffee Recipe - CinnamonHealth Benefits Of Cinnamon

Cinnamon holds other impressive health benefits largely stemming from its high levels of polyphenol antioxidants which can protect the body from diseases. It also reduces LDL cholesterol (“Bad”) and raises HDL cholesterol (“Good”).

Cinnamon is high in fiber which helps us feel fuller for longer and stop cravings, a useful tool in weight loss or weight management. Cinnamon is also great for your metabolism because the body uses a lot of energy to process it. On top of this, cinnamon has been shown to counteract some of the negative impacts of fatty foods.

Fat Burning Turmeric Coffee Recipe - GingerHealth Benefits Of Ginger

Studies have proven that in terms of weight loss ginger can reduce body weight, the waist-hip ratio, and the body mass index (BMI). It contains gingerol which has many medicinal properties too. It’s a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory and can help prevent cancer by fighting against free radicals.

How To Make This Fat Burning Turmeric Coffee Recipe

Fat Burning Turmeric Coffee Recipe

This recipe is quick to prepare and you can easily add it to your morning routine in place of your regular coffee. It requires just 5 ingredients but you can also add milk and sweetener to taste. It’s best to have this in the morning as a great way to kick-start your metabolism. It doesn’t have to be before food though (unless this is your regular pattern), as coffee can be unsettling on an empty stomach for many people. You can drink 1 cup of this every day and it contains just a few calories unless you add milk and/or sweetener.

You will need:
  • ½ Teaspoon of turmeric powderFat Burning Turmeric Coffee Recipe - Ingredients
  • A pinch of black pepper
  • ½ Teaspoon of cinnamon powder
  • ¼ Teaspoon of ginger powder
  • 1 Cup of freshly brewed coffee
  • Milk (optional)
  • Sweetener (optional)
  • Kettle


  1. Boil enough water for however many people you are preparing this for (1 cup per person) and prepare your coffee. You can use instant or beans, whatever you’re used to is fine.Fat Burning Turmeric Coffee Recipe - Step 1
  2. Add ½ teaspoon of turmeric, a pinch of black pepper, ½ teaspoon of cinnamon, and ¼ teaspoon of powdered ginger to each mug.Fat Burning Turmeric Coffee Recipe - Step 2
  3. When your coffee is ready, add this to your mug and give it all a stir. Give it time to cool down a little and then it’s ready to drink.Fat Burning Turmeric Coffee Recipe - Step 3You can add a splash of milk if you normally take your coffee with milk. The milk can be dairy or plant-based, just make sure it doesn’t have any added sugars. If you like your coffee sweet then you can also add your regular sweetener. Just be mindful that adding sugar and milk will boost the calorie count on this drink.

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Fat burning coffee sounds great! Are the measurements for any size coffee? or just for a typical 8-10 ounce cup? Meaning, do I need to double the recipe if I have a 16-20 ounce cup every morning? Thanks

Under the heading (Method)in the recipe it states the Measurements are for 1 cup of coffee
which is 8 oz

Can essential oils be substituted for the powdered ingredients?

Hi Marilyn,

There’s a lot of confusion on herbs vs. essential oils and whether they can be used interchangeably or if substitutions can be made for one another.
Essential oils can be safe for internal use if you are using high-quality, organic, adequately tested, and sourced essential oils.
If the essential oil says it is for “aromatherapy only” then do not use it in your coffee. Those types of oils have been blended with perfumes or toxins to achieve the aroma and are not safe for ingestion. If your oil says it is “natural” “organic” or “pure”, it may still have additives, so read the entire label to be certain the essential oil is fit for consumption.
Essential oils are 75 – 100 times more concentrated than whole herbs. One drop of essential oil could be equivalent to a handful of pounds of the herb. So ingesting the wrong amount of essential oils can burn the mucosa in your mouth, esophagus, gut lining, and beyond in the digestive tract.
Always ask your doctor or another medical professional when taking herbs or essential oils for health. Many herbs interact with prescription drugs and are not recommended for use by someone who is pregnant or nursing.

Many blessings and good health!

Is there a specific powdered tumeric you recommend?

Very warming on a cold morning. Lovely flavor. Don’t even taste the pepper. Thank you!

I just had to comment on this. I drink coffee every morning. Always black with nothing in it, and usually 2 cups at most, although normally just 1. In the past month, I decided to buy a pill maker, and use it with beef gelatin capsules, and I have made ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, and capsicum capsules. I put them in little sandwich baggies in my spice cabinet. I have a keurig machine and have been getting 12 oz. If hot water from it, adding all of these spices (just 1 capsule each) and then adding a little salt and pepper and a shot of Apple Cider Vinegar. It’s spicy but tastes great in my opinion, and I’ve lost 20 lbs. in the past month doing this. There are other things I’ve been curtailing as well, like avoiding sugar and fast food, but I’m certain this concoction has helped. I’m currently 6ft tall, and 201 lbs. I would describe myself as skinny fat. I look good with clothes on, but definitely have a higher level of body fat than I would like. I’ve never thought about using these spices in my coffee, and now can’t wait to try.

Do you add the ACV to the coffee, or take a shot after? And does the gelatin pill dissolve completely?

The gelatin capsules dissolve immediately and the ACV I mix in with the hot water. I just found this article really similar to what I’ve been doing. The only difference is they are adding these spices to coffee, and I’ve been adding them to hot water. I have a brother-in-law who was scheduled to have stints put in, and he started drinking apple cider vinegar on a daily basis for a few months and ended up clearing out his arteries of plaque, and avoided the stints procedure.
So I’ve been trying to incorporate this into my diet here recently, as I’m 46, and starting to grow more concerned about heart health.

Can you tell me what exactly you bought. New at this. It seems to work for you. Thanks 69 yr (young)

I purchased an “All-In Capsule” machine, either off eBay or Amazon, I don’t recall. I actually have 2. One for size 0, and another for size 00.
I then purchased a bunch of spices at a local grocery store, where they are organic and available in bulk. I bought some beef gelatin capsules, and started making my own pills from different spices.
I put them in little sandwich baggies, and have been adding 1 capsule of ginger,turmeric,capsicum, cinnamon, and then a dash of sea salt and pepper to 8-12 oz of hot water from my Keurig machine, I then top it off with a shot of Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar.

This is similar to just adding these pills to the coffee recipe above, but having everything in pill form is so convenient and allows me to quickly make this concoction.

My wife and I started taking an ACV/Honey/Water mixture years ago. She didn’t want to go on medication for “the change” and she had big-time night sweats and other issues. The mixture TOTALLY alleviated all her “issues” and for me I no longer have acid reflux whatsoever. Antacid tablets are poison ! If we eat late or have spicy food and I feel some heartburn come on I simply drink about 5 oz. and 10 minutes later its gone. I try and drink it at least twice a week.

Great details with the explanation as to the health benefits of each ingredient. The benefits are increased significantly when the ingredients are combined. I drink this exact combination almost every day

Can you use chai tea instead of coffee

Hi Jean,

Chai can include a number of different spices. Cardamom is the most common ingredient, followed by some mixture of cinnamon, ginger, star anise, and cloves. Pepper, coriander, nutmeg, and fennel are also used, but they are slightly less common.

So Chai Tea itself makes a great substitute for this coffee recipe.
Chai tea may help boost heart health, reduce blood sugar levels, aid digestion and help with weight loss.

Many blessings and good health!

Can you do this with tea also?

Hi Joann,

I suggest making a Chai Tea instead.
Chai can include a number of different spices. Cardamom is the most common ingredient, followed by some mixture of cinnamon, ginger, star anise, and cloves. Pepper, coriander, nutmeg, and fennel are also used, but they are slightly less common.

So Chai Tea itself makes a great substitute for this coffee recipe.

Chai tea may help boost heart health, reduce blood sugar levels, aid digestion and help with weight loss.

Many blessings and good health!

I’m not a fan of coffee. Has anyone tried this with green tea?

Sounds interesting, like something I would love to try.

2 questions. Can I use 10oz of coffee instead of 8oz and only half the cinnamon? Will it still work? I tried this last night and it is super strong. I had to take it in small sips. I lost 1 lb. though!

Hi Kathy,

Thank you for your comment.
I am glad to hear that you already lost some weight.

Unfortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all diet. It’s a matter of personal opinion or taste as to how you can incorporate this recipe into your diet. You can adjust the recipe by either adding a little bit more water or adding less cinnamon.

Many blessings and good health!

I see a lot of unanswered questions? I’m going to try this as I have severe inflammation and all the procedures doctors have done have given me no answers.

Hi Julie, Bill here. I too was stricken with severe inflammation approx. 6 years ago and at that time I was 57, ate pretty well, was a “hands on” Building Contractor so got a lot of exercise. I was in a hard-hinged ankle brace limping around and finally said “this is ridiculous, there has to be an underlying problem” and started doing extensive research. I found Dr. Stephen Gundry, a Heart Surgeon in Santa Barbara, CA and LECTINS. I discovered that ALL the foods I ate on a daily basis were creating excessive amounts of inflammation. At first I could NOT believe that it was possible as these foods I ate all my life but I cut them out and was amazed how I felt relief within 2-3 weeks. I then reintroduced them into my diet and low and behold the pain and inflammation returned. The foods I’m referring to are Nightshade vegetables (Tomatoes, Peppers, Eggplant, and others in that family, Wheat, Peanuts, Cashews, and SUGAR. I also started taking 3 capsules of “Heal and Soothe” each morning for my arthritis and 6 1/2 years later I know that I can eat those things infrequently and be ok but if I overdue it (especially bread/crackers/pasta) I will be hurting for a couple days. Sugar is a big time inflammation “cause” and I try not to have it except occasionally. I have not worn that hard-hinged ankle brace in over 4 years and walk rather quickly without limping. It just goes to show you that FOOD is so important to our bodies, and what we ate as a younger person can be a “problem” as we get older. I was amazed at what I found when researching and I wanted to hopefully offer some first hand “advice” that could help anyone with inflammation. MOST Dr.’s just want you take drugs and NEVER will offer nutrition sources for remedies but I take ZERO drugs and am pain free. I do take Curcumin, C, and Astaxanthin for additional inflammation control because I “cheat” a little in a mostly organic diet with Tomatoes and bread but I know how to control it now. Best of health and hope this lengthy note will help you get relief. Happy Holidays !!!

So, apparently I asked the question badly. I understand a measuring cup is 8 ounces. And I also understand no one, absolutely no one, expects to drink a measuring cup’s worth of coffee. The question I perhaps should have asked is this: IF the cup of coffee is more than a measuring cup, does the measurement of spices etc need to increase? If my coffee cup is 16 ounces, for example, do I need to double the amount of spice going into the coffee?
Or…is the amount of spice already in the recipe what matters and if so, can that amount be used in a larger drinking vessel?

No it doesn’t matter how much coffee you have. You get this amount of the spices for your health.. obviously you may add more if you want, but this is the amount for the benefits of the spices. You wouldn’t wnT to add less but more won’t hurt.

It’s so thick. Am I doing something wrong? Do you use all this spice at once? Can I make a large quantity of everything mixed together (measured of course) and just use a teaspoon of the mixture? I’m already on meds for acid reflux, I have high cholesterol, I’m scheduled for surgery to remove my gallbladder! I’m desperate for “natural” ways to feel better! I’ve got your books and have a shelf full of tinctures. I really don’t know what I’m doing and the doctors aren’t helpful! Please give me some guidance…..would be much appreciated. Been sick for 39 years!

I had to giggle at your comment, because I was just making my first cup thinking “the amount the picture shows in the cup is significantly smaller than what I just put in my own cup”! I had to go check my teaspoons to make sure I didn’t use table spoons in my morning fog!

I’m definitely losing weight! I have to watch what I eat as well because sugar causes me so much inflammation!

Julie, on the gallbladder. Have you tried milk thistle? My western medical internist gave me Milk Thistle. At the time, I had NO Insurance, and could not afford surgery. He said, it thins the bile in the organs. Thins the bile in ALL the Organs. I think MT is better than advil for the referred pain. Yes, 25 years later, i still have my gall bladder.

I’ve been using turmeric in my coffee with cocoa, honey and cinnamon for about a year mostly for my arthritis hand pain which is now gone. I missed a few days once when traveling and my pain and inflammation came back so I have not missed my turmeric since!

I remember reading somewhere that in order for your body to properly absorb the beneficial aspects of Turmeric, it needs to be taken with a fat. Yet, I do not see any fats listed in the ingredients. Should a drop of EVOO or a smidgen of coconut oil be added to this? Or am I missing something here?

The black pepper helps the turmeric absorb. (Dr. Oz episode)

Hi Ray. You can get the exact same results of your pill and ACV by making and taking a shot of “Fire Cider” each morning. There are many versions of it (actually there is a whole book of just Fire Cider recipes), but Mountain Rose Herbs blog has the best one. I make about a gallon every early fall to take all winter long. It contains ginger, cinnamon, pepper, hot peppers and turmeric along with lots of other great ingredients: you can make it to your own preferences. It will make the pill making obsolete.

Oh my goodness I was just informed of different types of cinnamon! Ceylon and Cassia. Our most common (supermarket brand) is Cassia which contains a toxin that is bad for the kidneys and liver when consumed in large amounts, which I would consider this recipe. ( Maybe this recipe should be more specific? Ceylon Cinnamon is better, safer, and healthier for us!

My last comment was incomplete….,I was just informed of different types of cinnamon! Ceylon and Cassia. Our most common (supermarket brand) is Cassia which contains a toxin that is bad for the kidneys and liver when consumed in large amounts, which I would consider this recipe. ( Maybe this recipe should be more specific? Ceylon Cinnamon is better, safer, and healthier for us!

You know, this is a nice post, and I do think the ingredients listed will help curb appetite and foster weight loss under the right circumstances. HOWEVER: I am so tired of all of the ingredients I should be adding to coffee to make it healthier and better…it is no longer coffee!!!! Just an observation. LOL.

I am allergic to cinnamon and cloves. Is there a substitute I can use?

I love your recipes! my hubby has been super skeptical of all my “radical” ideas and remedies but is slowly changing his mind because of the many experiments I’ve tried on him that have truly made a difference! Thank you Nichole for the incredible amount of information and help!

Also wondering if all these recipes are included in your books? I’d love to order them all but right now in Canada, they’re over $100 each (amazon)

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