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I Tried Butter in My Coffee and This is What I Thought

By January 3, 2017Eat, Nutrition, Recipes

I am the type of person that’s always pretty skeptical of new health and fitness trends (as one should be), but being an avid coffee drinker, I couldn’t pass this up. Recently, there has been this trend of putting butter…yes I said butter in coffee (AKA bulletproof coffee, as you may see in your Instagram newsfeed). As odd as it sounds the benefits and research to support it is outstanding. 

Time: 3 minutes

When to eat it:  Breakfast, study sessions, or whenever coffee is needed!  

Perks: High in vitamins, low sugar, perfect for a cold day.

Sh*t You Need:

1 cup good quality coffee/espresso
1 teaspoon coconut oil
1 Tablespoon organic grass-fed UNSALTED butter
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
*a few drops of stevia extra (optional)
A blender

The Recipe:

1. Put all ingredients into a blender. Mix on high for about 20 seconds until frothy. Drink immediately and Enjoy!

I was surprised at how good it actually tasted. There was not even a trace of butter or oil flavor and I didn’t even miss the cream/sugar that I would have normally put in my morning brew.

So you are probably wondering why butter?

1) Grass-fed butter has the healthy fats that help regulate cholesterol. It also has the perfect ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids and is an excellent source of vitamin K, both which have shown to reduce heart disease.

2) It gives us healthy fats that our brain and body use to create cell walls. It contains a short chain fatty acid Butyrate that  has been shown to help with neurodegenerative diseases, increase energy, and is anti-inflammatory.

3) Drinking this each morning puts your body in the routine to burn fat all day, some say. CLA (conjugated linoleic acid), which is found in grass-fed butter, has shown to reduce body fat mass.

Don’t let the science of all this scare you but it is so important to know what you are putting in your body, which is why you should give “bulletproof” coffee a try!

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Author Jessica Cox

Jessica is a Senior at Mississippi State University, major in Kinesiology with a concentration in Clinical Exercise Physiology. She is a dancer but you can know mostly see her in a Crossfit gym instead of a studio and holding a barbell instead of a barre. You will hear her talking about food or cooking it. You can check her out at @jessikate_94.

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