If you're a fan of coffee you've probably heard of the new sensation called Bulletproof Coffee: putting butter in your morning cup of joe. Many people hear the word butter and run the other way! Not only is the right type of butter good for you, but adding it to your coffee could have more advantages than you think!
Benefits of Grass-Fed Butter: Grazing on fresh grass allows the cows to absorb nutrients that help saturate their milk with vitamin A, D, E & K & K2. You can actually see the difference in the color! The deep yellow and sometimes orange color found only in grass-fed butter comes from the high amounts of carotene as opposed to factory-farmed butter that is almost white in color. Grass-fed butter is high in butyrate, a fatty acid. Studies show that this can both prevent and decrease inflammation in humans. Most importantly, grass-fed butter has high levels of a newly discovered vitamin called K2. This fat soluble vitamin is created through fermentation. When a cow eats a lot of fresh grass, their stomach ferments it and transforms the Vitamin K (also known as K1 and commonly found in leafy greens) into K2. Studies have shown that high amounts of K2 may help counteract the calcification of arteries, amongst other benefits!
Benefits of Bulletproof Coffee: Mixing high quality grass-fed butter and coconut oil into your morning coffee will increase your daily intake of healthy fat soluble vitamins and healthy fatty acids. Starting your day with grass-fed butter will give you energy lasting longer throughout the day!
Ingredients: 8 ounces of freshly brewed coffee 1 tablespoon (or less) of grass-fed butter 1 tablespoon (or less) of organic, virgin coconut oil
Directions: Brew your coffee, ideally with freshly ground coffee beans. Pour the coffee along with the grass-fed butter and coconut oil into a blender and mix for 20-30 seconds or until coffee starts to froth a bit. Pour it into a coffee mug and enjoy your creamy latte-like beverage!If you're just beginning to add grass-fed butter & coconut oil into your diet, you can certainly add a teaspoon or two and work your way up. Some people are sensitive to large amounts of coconut oil in the beginning. Thanks to bulletproofexec.com and therisingspoon.com