Since it’s tasteless, odorless, and incorporates well into many recipes, there are many great ways to take MCT oil. When my wife and I first started using it, we simply took it off a spoon. After a while, we got creative and began experimenting with other ways to incorporate it into our diet. The benefits of MCT Oil helped us in so many ways, that we set out to make it part of our daily life. This is how we came up with this article we’re presenting to you today, and the many ways to use MCT Oil. Now it’s time for you to discover, what is the best way to take MCT Oil!
This article lists our favorite ways to use MCT oil. Each has their own benefits which we explain. You’ll also learn, depending on your goal, whether it be to lose fat, focus better at work, get into nutritional ketosis, have more energy, or something else; we’ve come up with several ways to show you how to get it done.
Check it out to see which use is best for you. I promise there’ll be at least a few. You’ll probably even invent a few new ways to use MCT oil.
The Best Ways To Take MCT Oil
1.Take MCT Oil Right Off A Spoon
This is how I take my MCTs when I’m in a hurry. They don’t taste like anything so it’s a really convenient way to get my energy boosting ketones in seconds.
Just be careful when you’re taking your MCTs straight up. They can cause an upset stomach if you aren’t used to taking them. Start slowly! I advise beginning with ½ to 1 teaspoon at a time. Wait an hour or so after your first dose. If you don’t have an upset stomach, take another teaspoon.
Try to work up to being able to take a tablespoon in one serving. This will give you several hours or fat burning, energy boosting, craving killing benefits.
2. Blend MCT Oil Into Your Coffee/Tea
This is probably one of the most popular ways to get your MCTs. Adding MCT oil to your coffee or tea gives you energy from two sources, caffeine and medium chain triglycerides (MCTs). Caffeine provides the instant burst of energy, focus, and craving control. A little later, the MCTs kick in to keep these awesome feelings going.
Drinking a cup of coffee with MCT oil first thing in the morning gives me energy and curbs my appetite until we have dinner late in the afternoon. Same for my wife. Since I drink it black my coffee only has 100 calories. You can add cream, butter, etc. if that’s what you like and it will work just as well. Just don’t add sugar.
You may wonder why I don’t add butter to my coffee or tea. The reason I don’t add butter is so that I can fast until about 3 PM every day. Even though it wouldn’t be a lot of extra calories, I want to use my own body fat for energy and my goal is to get a little leaner at this time. Not eating more fat will help me this goal.
The best way to add MCT oil to your coffee or tea is to blend it with a handheld or regular blender. Trying to mix it with a spoon will leave you with an oil slick on top of your drink. It will still work the same way, but not have that creamy latte look. Blending it makes for a frothier drink that feels great in your mouth.
3. Add Your MCT Oil To Guacamole
You know that avocados are also loaded with lots of healthy fats. They’re also super low carb. A medium avocado only has about 1.5 grams of net carbohydrates if you’re following a low carbohydrate diet.
Guacamole is one of the best things to make with avocados, as I’m sure you all have tasted! We eat it pretty much every day and have dozens of ways to make it. You eat it by itself as a meal or snack or serve it with pretty much anything at breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Whichever way you eat your guacamole, with lime, salt, onions, cilantro, mango, bacon or eggs, adding MCTs will make it taste better.
Just like taking it off of a spoon or in your coffee, you’ll still get all of its benefits by adding it to recipes like guacamole. It makes it creamier and somehow taste better, richer. Maybe that last one is my imagination but that’s okay with me!
I add my MCTs to the avocados before they’re mashed. It makes the texture smoother and therefore mashing them easier, especially when the avocado isn’t as ripe as it should be. I use 1 tablespoon per avocado. If you’re wondering how much MCT Oil you should take per day, you can read more about that, here. As always, start with a small amount and increase, slowly.
My wife has a sensitive stomach, but I have at times, added 2 tablespoons of MCT Oil and she has experiences no side effects!
4. Drizzle MCT Oil Over Your Meals
I do this at dinner. This helps me easily take a tablespoon of MCTs and stay in nutritional ketosis, even when I have a couple of homemade corn tortillas.
This is a great way to get your MCTs and all of their benefits if your stomach doesn’t tolerate it off a spoon or in your coffee. Adding them to other foods which will be in your digestive system at the same time can help reduce or eliminate an upset stomach.
There’s an additional reason to drizzle MCT oil over your dinner. Studies show that adding MCT oil to a meal decreases the amount your blood sugar and insulin levels increase after eating.
The less they ‘spike’ after a meal, the better it is for you. You won’t feel as much of an energy crash if you eat extra carbs, nor will it be as likely that what you ate will be stored as excess fat.
Every time I get great results. I don’t have any after dinner cravings for sweets like ice cream, candy, or Cheetos before bed. This is the case even when I have some extra carbs or when I eat a high fat/protein meal of steak and eggs. Furthermore, since I’m not inclined to indulge in these foods before bed, I don’t wake up feeling hungover from the sugar either, which is nice.
Will My Food Taste Different?
Since medium chain triglycerides are odorless and flavorless they don’t change how your food tastes. In many instances they make it taste better. I’ve added it to dark chocolate with sea salt, guacamole as I write above, scrambled eggs, and even steak.
5. Blend MCT Oil Into Your Shakes And Smoothies
The next time you make a protein shake or smoothie, add a serving of MCT oil. Then blend it in a shaker bottle or blender.
Just like when you add it to coffee, the result is a thicker, richer shake that packs an energy boosting kick. The MCTs in your shake will also help you stay full longer and diminish your cravings.
My favorite shake is 2 scoops of Quest chocolate flavor protein powder with 1 tablespoon each of MCT Edge and almond butter. If you’re trying to gain muscle, drink one occasionally before, during or after dinner for the extra protein and calories, or for some reason, still hungry.
This shake is high in fat and protein and low in carbohydrates. It’s great for all of us keto athletes who eat low carb/keto and want to perform our best.
Here’s a breakdown of what you get in every serving of this shake.
- Calories – 530
- Fat – 28 grams
- Protein – 60 grams
- Carbohydrates – 6 grams (net)
6. Mix MCT Oil Into Almond And Other Nut Butters
Here’s a way to make an awesome tasting snack even better!
The next time you’re going to have almond or other nut butter for a snack, stir in a little MCT oil.
You’re rich, buttery snack will taste just as good, if not better. In addition to the protein and healthy fats you’re getting from your nut butter, you’re also getting them from the MCTs. This is a great way to kill cravings and stay in nutritional ketosis mid-afternoon when they normally occur.
My wife does this with natural almond butter and sometimes peanut butter to avoid cravings and stay energized and focused until she eats. Doing so helps her stay healthy and lean without feeling like she’s making any sacrifices.
7. Stir MCT Oil Into High Protein, Greek Yogurt
Adding MCTs, to this protein rich yogurt takes it from a mediocre snack to great one for all of us who eat high fat, low carb.
The problem with plain Greek yogurt is that it hardly has any fats. Chobani, a popular brand only has less than 1 gram.
This is not enough fat for us to feel full and keep burning off fat as a source of energy. Adding a tablespoon will give you the extra fat you need. Now you can eat the yogurt you like, with a few berries added, if that’s what you like. You’ll stay full and energized for hours.
8. Saute Vegetables With MCT Oil
One of the great things about this fat is that you can cook with it, from low to medium temperatures. More specifically, 320 Fahrenheit which is equal to 160 Celsius.
A good rule of thumb is to not heat it until the MCT begins to smoke. This will damage the fats and reduce or eliminate their benefits.
You can sautee your vegetables and other foods with MCT alone or add it to the other fats you also use such as butter or olive oil. You’ll get the same, or better flavor plus MCT Oil benefits.
9. Use MCT Oil On Your Skin As A Moisturizer
Like coconut oil, MCTs can make your skin feel smooth and feel healthy. Try a tablespoon on a patch of dry skin and see for yourself. Customers also tell me they like it more than there daily moisturizer. My wife does too since she has pretty dry skin. She uses it on her legs, arms, and face every day.
10. Make Your Own Mayonnaise With MCT Oil
For all of you out there that cook at home, you can use MCT Oil to make your mayonnaise! Stop using store bought mayo or using corn oil in your homemade mayonnaise.
Instead of getting a big dose of inflammatory corn oil, as most recipes suggest using, you’re giving your body a dose of fat burning, energy producing MCTs.
How does it taste? You’ll find that the taste is better too. The consistency will be the same and will stay as fresh as it whether it be bought or made with corn oil.
Give it a try and let me know what you think.
When shopping for an MCT oil supplement, make sure you buy one that is of the highest quality. I recommend our in-house product, MCT Edge. It’s pharmaceutical grade. All you get in every serving are capric and caprylic acid, the MCTs which are the most beneficial to our health.
MCT Edge is made in a sustainable manner. This means that the land the coconuts are grown on is not damaged or overused so that it can used for decades to come. The land used for the farming the trees has been used for over 20 years.
Give these 10 tips for the best ways to use MCT Oil a try. You’ll find they make incorporating these healthy fats simple, convenient, healthy and delicious! Use MCT Oil in your food creatively, so that you can enjoy all the benefits of MCT Oil without the fuss of ‘remembering’ to take your supplement! Maybe you can add to the list of ‘the best ways to take MCT Oil.’