How do you take your coffee?
I take mine with butter.
And coconut oil.
Butter in your coffee?
Yep. Butter in my coffee.
It’s not new. In fact, I’ve talked about it on the blog before.
But is IS delicious.
A delicious way to get some good fat soluble vitamins and saturated fats.
My favorite morning ritual is sipping my coffee and causally checking my email while listening to the news.
The ritual itself helps me wake up.
The caffeine helps, but for me, it’s the ritual of sipping my coffee that really energizes me. It helps me get my day started on the right note.
Because I know that by putting some butter and coconut oil in my coffee, I’m giving myself energy and nutrients that I need to fuel myself through the day.
Call it crazy, but it’s true.
Bulletproof Coffee was first brought onto the scene by Dave Asprey, also known as The Bulletproof Executive. Dave is a bio-hacker– trying to hack life to make it easier. While on a trip in Tibet, Dave discovered butter in coffee and hasn’t turned back since. In fact, he’s created his own, Bulletproof Diet, that centers around using food efficiently as fuel and eliminating toxins from your diet.
Lots of people use Bulletproof coffee to support a change in body composition, and for mental clarity. Adding more high quality saturated fats to your food routine (like in your coffee) is a great way to work toward becoming fat-adapted aka running on fat for fuel instead of sugar for fuel.
True Bulletproof Coffee is made with low toxin coffee– basically high quality, myotoxin-free coffee, butter from grass-fed cows and MCT oil.
Butter from grass-fed cows.
This type of butter is different from regular old butter: it’s much more nutrient dense. You can tell just by looking at it: it’s yellow and not white like regular butter. Butter from Grass-fed cows is high in congugated linoliec acid, CLA, Omega 3 fatty acids and fat soluble vitamins like K2.
MCT oil is a purified form of medium chain triglycerides. It’s found in coconut oil and easily metabolized for quick energy.
Low Toxin Coffee
Some lower quality coffees have the risk of being contaminated with mycotoxins (potentially harmful compounds created by mold). To avoid mycotoxins, try to source beans locally so that you can talk with the producers and learn more about how they obtain and process their beans. Or you could also go with an organic, fair trade coffee– really any high quality coffee is fine.
I make my own rendition of Bulletproof coffee with:
- Local coffee beans
- Unsalted Kerrygold Butter
- Coconut oil
- Collagen Peptides (for my joints and my skin)
Sometimes I’ll sprinkle in some cinnamon for added natural sweetness, or use a flavored coffee (hazelnut is my favorite).
I also have this handy Aerolatte that whisks in the coconut oil and butter so that it’s smooth and foamy– aka I’m not eating chunks of butter out of my coffee.
- 1 Tbsp Kerrygold Unsalted Butter
- 1 Tbsp coconut oil
- 1 Scoop Collagen Peptides (I use Vital Proteins)
- 1 to 2 cups coffee
- Place your butter and coconut oil in a mug or glass mason jar. Pour the hot coffee over the butter and coconut oil and whisk (with your aerolatte, a small whisk or an immersion blender).
How do you take your coffee? Feel free to share in the comments below!