2015… The Year of Butter Coffee
So, what’s this talk of butter coffee? Seems like everyone is ditching the sugar and cream, and going for the butter. I first heard about it back in late 2014. My mom discovered it and at first we thought: “Ugh. Who does that?!”
The concept seemed really strange, yet we have all heard the phrase: “Butter will make anything taste good.” And indeed, that is also the case with the phenomenon of butter coffee.
It took me a while to regularly start drinking butter coffee because, while the flavor is smooth, for me it was much stronger so it was like a caffeine overdose me.
I recommend if you’re just starting out, to cut the butter amount in half as the flavor is pretty unique and might take some getting used to.
Butter has been unfairly demonized in the past, and now we’re beginning to see that the organic varieties have health benefits. I’m so glad, because I can now enjoy a buttery piece of gluten-free toast! 🙂
Dave Asprey was the first to create and popularize the butter coffee method, and his Bulletproof Butter Coffee Recipe is amazing! Even if you are weary of the notion, I recommend trying a small mug once just so you know what it’s like.
I’ve been drinking it daily for a month and don’t want to go back to my milky coffee from before.
Bulletproof® Coffee Recipe
Download the Bulletproof® Coffee recipe card here.
- Brew 1 cup (8-12 oz.) of coffee using filtered water, just off the boil, with 2 1/2 heaping tablespoons freshly ground Bulletproof® Coffee Beans. (French Press is easiest.)
- Add in 1-2 tablespoons of Brain Octane™ to the hot coffee (It’s STRONG – start with 1 tsp. and work up over several days).
- Add 1-2 tablespoons grass-fed, unsalted butter or ghee
- Mix it all in a blender for 20-30 seconds until it is frothy like a foamy latte
It’s really fast and easy to prepare. Realize salted coffee is a crime. Do not do this with salted butter. Bleah.
Kerrygold Butter or another grass-fed brand of butter really matters because corn or soy-fed cows don’t make butter with the same fats. Those butters don’t blend well, don’t taste good, and don’t make you feel Bulletproof.
Grass-fed butter is much healthier than other butter. It doesn’t make cholesterol levels worse, it optimizes them! Starting your day with grass-fed butter will give you lots of energy and it will give your body healthy fats that it will use to make cell walls and hormones.
Author’s Note: I only use half a tablespoon of butter and a teaspoon of coconut. Any more then that for me is a bit overboard. But just listen to what your body tells you, and make sure it tastes good also! That’s what really matters. No one has time for drinking coffee that tastes bad. 😉