Keto butter coffee, also known as “bulletproof coffee” has become popular across coffee shops and today, we’re showing you how to easily make it at home! The mix of coffee, grass-fed butter and MCT oil all work together to keep you energized, stave off hunger and even help with brain function. It’s a simple recipe, but there are a few key things to keep in mind to get the amazing benefits of this drink.
<h4><p style="color: rgba(20, 117, 135, 1)">What is butter coffee?</p></h4>
Bulletproof or keto butter coffee originated with Dave Asprey, who popularized the drink after realizing the many health benefits of switching standard coffee to this drink. By mixing grass-fed butter, MCT oil and coconut oil in some variations, this drink combines all the amazing benefits found in these.
Coffee suppresses hunger, can help prevent a number of disease, and of course the caffeine can wake you up and improve your mood and brain function! It also has naturally-occurring antioxidants.
<h4><p style="color: rgba(20, 117, 135, 1)">What’s the big deal about Grass-fed Butter?</p></h4>
Just like not all calories are created equal, the same rule applies for many of the foods we eat, including butter! Grass-fed butter is produced from grass-fed cows which are allowed to graze at their own free will, rather than being cooped up in a stall or overcrowded pasture. The result of these cows happy living environment lends to a much higher quality butter because the cows are happy and healthy.
Speaking of healthy, let’s talk about some of the health benefits of grass-fed butter... Grass-fed butter contains hundreds of fatty acids and nearly five times more CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) than butter from conventionally raised cows. CLA is a naturally occuring fatty acid that is know to help people lose/maintain their weight, retain lean muscle mass, and can even help in managing Type 2 diabetes.
<h4><p style="color: rgba(20, 117, 135, 1)">What About MCT Oil?</p></h4>
MCT oil is full of health benefits, which you can read more about here. The biggest benefit MCT oil adds to butter coffee is the fat burning element. It doesn’t get stored as fat because it goes straight to your liver and burns quickly, giving you an instant burst of energy!
<h4><p style="color: rgba(20, 117, 135, 1)">Keto Butter Coffee</p></h4>
<h6>Prep Time: 2 minutes | Serves: 1</h6>
<h5><p style="color: rgba(20, 117, 135, 1)">Ingredients:</h5>
* 2 cups freshly brewed hot coffee
* 2 tablespoons grass-fed butter
* 1 tablespoons MCT oil
* ¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
<h5><p style="color: rgba(20, 117, 135, 1)">Instructions:</h5>
1. Combine all ingredients in a blender for best results, or use a milk frother to combine ingredients.
2. Blend on low and then bring up to high until frothy.