This post comes from our blog intern, Aubrie!
What if you walked into a coffee shop and kindly asked the barista, “one large coffee with two tablespoons of butter please.” It may seem absurd at first, but the latest coffee innovation has almost everyone shocked with its unbelievably nourishing results. We have it set in our minds that butter can’t be good for us… right? Coffee is just another unhealthy addiction of ours… right? Wrong.
The high fat content in grass-fed butter may actually be the best ingredient to add to your morning cup of joe. Coined “Bulletproof“, this new caffeine elixir came into light thanks to business executive and entrepreneur, David Asprey. He first discovered the secret to sustaining your energy levels when hiking the massive peaks of Mt. Kailash in Tibet. There, a rejuvenating local tea recipe introduced him to the surprising power of butter. When he returned home he tried adding grass-fed butter to his morning coffee and the results improved his mind and body’s performance in unison. No caffeine jitters, no fluctuating moods, just sustained energy throughout the entire day. Since his revelation, people across the country have been reaching for natural grass-fed butter to prepare their coffee the healthy way.
When I got word of this alternative coffee drink, I probably had the same reaction as you. What? Ew. Why? Upon reading further into the science behind the trend, I learned that real, grass-fed butter is loaded with healthy saturated fats and necessary doses of Vitamin K2. After consulting a few friends who had already made the switch, I decided why not. Instead of breakfast one morning, I blended myself one mug of Bulletproof coffee. Not only did I find the simple recipe to be so delicious, but one cup kept me full until lunch! I didn’t get the energy spike that caffeine normally inflicts and felt fully satisfied and energized. After only one trial, I was addicted. Trust me, once you try this drink your fat-starved body will already be craving another.
I’ve been experimenting in the kitchen lately and created this healthy “Mocha” for a slightly sweeter variation. I’m so curious to see how this easy coffee recipe affects others, so share your experiences in the comments below!
Bulletproof Healthy Mocha Recipe
1 1/2 cups boiling water
4 tbsp organic ground coffee
2 tbsp unsalted grass-fed butter*
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 tbsp raw cacao powder
1-2 tsp natural sweetener (I use liquid stevia)
*It is very important that the butter is grass-fed, because normal butter does not offer the same vitamins and nutrients. Also make sure to use quality coffee that hasn’t been treated with pesticides for maximized results.
Choose your preferred method to brew the coffee, I use a french press, but any coffee machine will work just the same. Pour the freshly brewed, hot coffee into a blender. Add in the remainder of ingredients. Secure the lid of the blender tightly and blend together for about 10 seconds or until the mixture is frothy. Pour and enjoy!