When I heard about Bulletproof Coffee, I was skeptical.
Put butter in my coffee? My first thought was, ‘eww … gross.’ My second thought was, ‘umm, isn’t that bad for you?’ But then I did a little research on it. And I tried it.
Before you try it, here’s one very important detail: you have to use unsalted butter made from milk from grass-fed cows. Why does this matter? Because if you use butter from grain-fed, factory-farmed cows, you lose all the nutrients that make butter coffee good for you. Okay, so here we go …
3 Reasons to Drink Butter Coffee
It’s Not Gross
It’s different. A little oily, as you might expect. For a milk-and-sugar coffee drinker like me, it’s missing some sweetness. But the texture has grown on me, and it has a savory quality that I like. I found my perfect mix with one tablespoon grass-fed butter and one tablespoon coconut oil.
No More Mid-Morning Crash
Like so many coffee drinkers, I’d grown accustomed to the highs and lows of my morning cup of coffee. When I added butter, the rollercoaster disappeared. It was a nice smooth ride. Adding butter extended the life of my coffee and made that kick of energy last all morning.
It’s Good for You
Grass-fed butter is full of mega-3 fatty acids, beta-carotene, vitamin A, vitamin K, vitamin D, vitamin E, and antioxidants. These are the kind of fatty acids and nutrients that tell your body to burn fat all day. Some studies claim that butter coffee is a higher performance blend than a carbohydrate breakfast like oatmeal!
Have you tried putting butter in your coffee? Tell us what you think in the comments!
Photo Credit: deathtothestockphoto.com