One of the latest health crazes is a coffee that is made with butter and coconut oil. The concept drinking coffee blended with butter is not a new trend either, it has its roots in the inhabitants of the Himalayas, particularly in places like Tibet. The farmers would add yak butter in their morning tea instead of milk or cream.
You don't need to find yak butter to reap the benefits. Most everything you need is available at your local specialty grocer or online.
A Blender Capable Of Grinding Coffee Beans
Fresh, organic coffee beans are one third of the ingredients of this drink. You will need to grind your own to get the freshest and highest quality. Choose a blender that can handle coffee beans. You will also use it to mix the brewed coffee, butter and coconut oil. A great style blending is that one that can be turned over and used as a mug. These are small and won't take up much room on your countertop.
Fresh, Organic Coffee Beans
You should not try and brew this coffee with ground, off the shelf mass-produced beans. Don't choose a flavored coffee bean. Organic is important because you want zero traces of pesticides or other harmful chemicals in your drink. The roast of the coffee is up to your particular preference. When you go to buy organic coffee online, choose a light, blond roast, or a dark Italian roast.
Organic Cold Pressed Virgin Coconut Oil
You will add a tablespoon of coconut oil to the blender. Cold pressed coconut oil is not processed using heat. Heat can create oxidative damage to the oil, which would destroy some of it's nutrients. The primary benefits of the coconut oil are its MCT (medium chain triglycerides). There are numerous health benefits, ranging from fat loss to anti-viral and anti-fungal benefits.
Grass Fed Butter
Grass fed butter has omega fatty acids, but the real superpower it contains is something called butyric acid. This acid has been shown to reduce cholesterol, and also reverse cancer cell growth.
You might be concerned that butter is not heart healthy, but there have been studies that have shown that saturated fat does not lead to an increased risk of coronary heart disease or cardiovascular disease.
Putting It All Together
Grind your coffee beans and brew two cups of coffee. You can use a drip or a french press. When the coffee is done, pour it into the blender and add a tablespoon of grass feed butter and tablespoon of coconut oil. Blend it until it is fully emulsified and then drink.