What is butter coffee?
Everyone at this point has seen the trend of blending grass-fed butter into coffee. The basic recipe is just that — adding grass-fed butter into strong, black coffee.
Bulletproof coffee, another common name for buttered coffee, takes it one step further. Add 1-2 tablespoons of grass-fed butter and 1-2 tablespoons of MCT or coconut oil to strong, black coffee. When blended, the drink will have the same consistency as a creamy latte.
The recipe was originally adapted from Tibetan Yak Butter Tea, a drink enjoyed by nomadic people in Tibet who drank the tea for its warmth and energy.
The combination of coffee and butter is questionable, but there’s a growing number of people who swear by it. Here's why it's is worth a try.
1. Adding butter to your coffee sends your energy levels through the roof.
Those who drink butter coffee say that the drink increases energy, focus, and brain power.
2. Celebrities are into it.
Celebrities like Shailene Woodley enjoy butter coffee and claim that it will change your life.
3. Butter coffee can act an alternative to breakfast.
At around 450-calories, butter coffee will both wake you up and make you feel full until lunchtime.
Science isn’t totally behind the health benefits of butter coffee yet. Yes, caffeine will improve focus and butter will make you feel full, but buttered coffee does not fall under the category of a “well-balanced breakfast." A meal with a serving of protein, whole fruit, and grain still has more nutrients. If you already have a diet loaded with sugar and carbs, your body is more likely to store the fat in bulletproof coffee than use it for energy.
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