Mmmm….butter. Anything with it always tastes better. Especially coffee.
If you haven’t jumped on to the bulletproof butter coffee trend, you’re seriously missing out. Butter coffee is a rich and silky drink that will boost your energy and concentration quicker than you can say “Joe!”
What is Butter Coffee?
Tech entrepreneur Dave Asprey concocted Bulletproof coffee and credits the drink to helping him lose over 100 pounds. Bulletproof coffee is a blend of regular black coffee, 2 tablespoons of grass-fed butter, and 1-2 tablespoons of a medium chain triglyceride (MCT) oil such as coconut oil. Coconut and butter in your coffee? What could be better, right? But what tastes right may or may not be good for you. Here’s a look at the claimed benefits of drinking butter in your daily brew.
The Benefits of Putting Butter in Your Coffee
It claims to do more than just taste good. Bulletproof coffee can amp up your energy levels and aid in weight loss, so long as you don’t overindulge the rest of the day.
- You’ll stay full longer. Fats are satisfying and can ward off hunger pangs much longer than a diet of carbohydrates and sugars. If you drink butter coffee first thing in the morning, you may feel satiated and skip lunch and breakfast altogether, resulting in a surprising weight loss.
- Healthy fats decrease the risk of disease. Butyrate, a fatty acid, can promote energy expenditure, prevent neurodegenerative disease, and prevent heart disease thanks to its anti-inflammatory function.
- Increased energy. Forget the crash. Coconut oil and butter will begin the process of ketosis when paired with a low-carb lifestyle. This means your body is burning fat, and that’s a much cleaner fuel than carbohydrates. You might feel you’re awake and alert and motivated well into the night. Be careful what time of day you consume bulletproof coffee.
- Ditch breakfast. Yes, it’s said to be the most important meal of the day. But yet so many of us skip it anyway. Bulletproof coffee can be swapped out for your bagel or smoothie, and it fills you up fast.
How to Make Buttered Coffee
A basic recipe for butter coffee follows. While you can stir the butter and oil into a freshly brewed cup, it tastes best when whipped up into a frothy concoction by way of a blender.
Recipe for Butter Coffee
Hot black coffee
1-2 tablespoons grass-fed butter (Kerrygold, and you’ll never go back.)
1-2 tablespoons coconut oil
Sweetener of choice
Blend together and catch the latest coffee buzz. (Since Starbucks.)