I guess I’m a naive coffee drinker. My friend Jess of Chaos & Love has been schooling me in the methods of using grassfed butter in coffee. So a couple of weeks ago I tried it for the first time, and it was love at first sip. But it made me kind of curious. I mean, what other things do people put in their coffee besides cream and sugar. And that’s when I found Bulletproof Coffee on Pinterest.
The original recipe for Bulletproof Coffee comes from Dave Aspry, the Bulletproof Executive. His recipe and reasons why buttered coffee is the ideal morning drink is all about the healthy fats that come from grassfed butters and the MTC Oil that he recommends. And Dave states that filling yourself with healthy and natural fats keeps your body energized and fuller into your day. Plus, you’re encouraging your body to burn fat from the second you take your fist sip.
Healthy Living How To, who’s pin this is, recommends coconut oil, instead of MTC Oil, and Ghee, which is non dairy. But remembering Pinterest Lesson Number 1: Be Flexible, I went with coconut oil and butter, following the amounts listed on the pin’s recipe.
But let’s stop right there because there’s something missing from this pin that needs to be mentioned. Unsalted Butter. Only use unsalted butter in your coffee or, well, bleck. Kerrygold is the brand that both Jessica and Dave Aspry recommend.
I put everything in my bullet blender and mix until it was frothy, creamy, and looked like a latte from Starbucks.
I can see the skepticism in your eyes from over here. I was there too, and I won’t lie. The coffee is delicious. And I found myself wishing had time for a second cup. I was energized. At the time I gave the caffeine all the credit for my energy, but maybe I should’ve been thanking the healthy fats. I hear you though, it’s still butter. But whole, grassfed butter is better than the chemicals and unpronounceable ingredients in flavored coffee creamers, right? If you’re still skeptical, you’re in good company. My husband, who isn’t a coffee drinker, thinks buttered coffee is so wrong. But really, if it tastes so yummy and is healthy-ish for you, then I don’t know that I want to be right.
Have you tried buttered coffee? What do you think?