You hear people talking about Bulletproof coffee or Butter coffee all the time on the Keto Diet.
So what exactly is it and why is it so d**n important?
Initially I was adamant about NOT putting something I saute my onions with in my coffee, but once I jumped on the bandwagon with the rest of the Keto world, I realized that Starbucks would no longer be placing me in beverage debt!
Why would I want butter in my Coffee?
Here are a few benefits to the strange Keto Cult Drink:
- It’s a bit of an appetite suppressant- hunger hormones are effected making your body think that you are fuller than you are. (If you want to know more about this hormone CLICK HERE)
- There’s Energy in Coffee- Everyone knows that Coffee can be used to boost energy; Some people actually drink Coffee before a workout specifically for that quick boost. Adding a bit of ‘fat’ to your coffee can assist with slowing down that crash that we all dread.
- Brain Power- Prior to adding butter to my coffee, I was a “Senior Moment” abuser! I couldn’t tell you what I wore to work on Monday on a Wednesday, but since I can confirm that mental clarity is my friend. My concentration and memory has advanced substantially.
So what’s the difference between Butter Coffee & Bulletproof Coffee?
Butter Coffee is as it sounds… Butter in your coffee…
Don’t be like me! Don’t make a mistake and drop a tablespoon of butter in your coffee thinking that you’re going to enjoy it like the rest of the butter in my coffee loving freaks! By all means, if you like to drink butter straight before getting to your actual coffee, or if like butter lip gloss, go for it! For me, this was super gross!
Bulletproof Coffee is more of a “Latte…” and who doesn’t like Lattes?
Actually combining the butter and coffee in a blinder or my handy dandy Nutribullet is what will allow the fats to emulsify into the Coffee. It creates a natural foam on top that reminds you of a form of whipped topping. It only takes a couple of seconds to blend the two ingredients together so it won’t take too much time away from your normal morning routine.
What Ingredients should I Use?
FAT: Everyone is different when it comes to taste but there are a few things that you want to always stick to when making your Bulletproof Coffee:
- When using butter, remember to only use Grass-fed butter. This will prevent you from adding unnecessary bad fats into your diet. I dare you next time you are in the Grocery Store, grab a grass-fed butter and one that is not and compare the ingredients. You’ll be surprised!!
- If you have a dairy or lactose intolerance, try grass-fed Ghee, it’s a little more pricey, but helps with the side effects. When Ghee s created, it goes through a clarification process that almost entirely removed the solid from it allowing the body to handle it better.
- MCT Oil or medium-chain triglyceride is another good ingredient to use. It’s got a sweetness to it that I really like. I tend to use this more often than butter because it helps promote digestion and it’s scientifically proven to help promote weight loss.
COFFEE: When choosing the right coffee to use, it’s totally up to you! Just be sure that you’re not picking up the sugar filled flavored coffee. I personally suggest grinding your own coffee so that you can ensure that there aren’t any weird additives, but when you’re a lazy a** like me I stick to Gloria Jeans Hazelnut coffee.
Additional Ingredients: So pumpkin spice season is right around the corner and it’s going to take everything in me not to hop in the car and order a Pumpkin Spice Latte or a Salted Caramel Mocha Frappuccino from Starbucks! To kick that desire for Starbucks, become your own Barista at home, adding extracts to your coffee or sugar free flavors can add a little more fun and flavor to your coffee.