Power Up Your Morning: Fat Fueled and Smooth as Butter
Ah, that blissful morning cup of coffee.
Waking up to the smell of it brewing followed by those first few sips from my mug. It's heavanly.
I don't know about you, but I've been a loyal coffee drinker for all of my adult life. I just love it. There's something soothing about sipping on a warm beverage to ease into the day. Plus, I happen to enjoy the full bodied flavor of the coffee itself.
I didn't always love the taste coffee though. When I was in high school I would get those glass jars of iced vanilla lattes that you can pick up at most gas stations solely for the creamy, sugary taste (I don't think there's any caffeine in those things).
Then, when I was working at Kroger my senior year of high school, I started to branch out and get the fancy flavored lattes from the Starbucks inside our store (White Chocolate Mocha, anyone?!). Once I got to college I realized lattes are expensive and out of my little college budget so I brewed coffee at home and loaded it with flavored creamers instead.
Fast forward a few years and I'm now much wiser and understand the amount of sugar, artificial sweeteners, and preservatives that hide in those lattes and flavored coffee creamers. Gross.
While I still enjoy a cup of black coffee now and then, I've since found a new favorite way to enjoy a creamy, frothy cup of joe that reminds me of those latte days.
Ladies and gentlemen, I'm talking about butter coffee. Yes, you read that right. Butter. In my coffee.
Why would I want butter in my coffee?
Butter coffee, also known as bulletproof coffee, has become quite the rage in recent years, especially in the Paleo community. So what's all the buzz about?
I consider grass fed butter a super food. This might sound crazy given we've been told to swap butter for things like margarine and vegetable oils but hear me out. And no, you don't need to worry about butter making you "fat" or giving you high cholesterol.
Grass fed butter is a great source of butyric acid, a fatty acid that has antimicrobial properties, meaning it protects us from things like viruses and other pathogens. Basically, it's great for gut health. It also contains a blend of short-chain and medium-chain fatty acids, which are more easily digested and absorbed by the body for quick energy.
Grass fed butter is also one of the best sources of vitamin A, D, E, and K. Additionally, these are fat soluble vitamins meaning they need dietary fat to be properly absorbed and utilized. If you think about it, it makes sense that nature has given us these vitamins in abundance in animal fats, like butter.
These fat soluble vitamins are known as "catalysts" or "activators". Without them, we're not able to properly utilize the minerals in our diet, no matter how many we consume. They are also important for growth, sexual vitality and fertility, the development of the brain and the nervous system, and hormone production.
And just to really drive the point home, grass fed butter contains a balance of both omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids as well as conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) which has notable anticancer properties.
OK, I get it. I should eat butter. But why would I put it in my coffee?
Adding this super food and boost of dietary fat to your morning routine is a great way to start your day fueled with fat.
Many Americans start their day with a high sugar and carbohydrate breakfast, lacking in fats, which leaves us unsatisfied, hungry, shaky, and irritable an hour later (I wrote a little more about the high carb cycle in this post).
Adding a fat like butter to your morning routine helps balance blood sugar and keep you fuller longer. This is especially beneficial when it's taking the place of commercial coffee creamers that are loaded with additional sugar and artificial sweeteners.
I recommend blending it into your coffee using your blender, a handheld milk frother, or an immersion blender, which is what I do. This will give you that creamy, frothy consistency like a latte.
However, I've recently found a way to make my morning butter coffee even easier and more fat fueled.
My new BFF, Omega PowerCreamer
Omega PowerCreamer has my buttery blend ready to go in a portable container which I just squeeze a tablespoon into my coffee and blend. I love how easy it is to travel with so I can have my butter coffee wherever I go (I'm an addict).
Omega PowerCreamer packs a ton of great fats and a luscious, buttery flavor. They have 3 different flavors which all feature a blend of grass fed ghee (which is butter with the milk solids removed for those who are lactose intolerant. Yay!), coconut oil, and MCT oil.
MCT stands for medium-chain triglyceride. Both coconut oil and MCT oil are medium-chain fatty acids which share many of the same great characteristics of butter, like being easily absorbed and utilized by the body, providing a quick fuel source.
I love the original blend but they have two other flavors: Vanilla, which just has the addition of vanilla flavor and is lightly sweetened with Stevia, and Cacao, which just has the addition of Raw Cacao Powder. They both sound dreamy and would make a great latte.
I think the best part about this product for me is how portable it is. It doesn't need to be refrigerated because they're made with ghee (again, this means the milk solids have been removed) which makes it so easy to toss in your bag and take anywhere. I'm even confident it could make it through airport security since it's not technically a liquid.
I've been turned onto matcha lately and have been making matcha lattes similarly to how I would make butter coffee. I used the Original PowerCreamer and it tastes just as good blended with matcha as it does coffee, so you don't have to just drink coffee to reap the benefits of butter coffee!
Ready to give them a try for yourself? You can get a 15% discount when you shop their website and use my code OPCroots at checkout! Here's the link to shop now.
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Want to learn more?
Check out their site here: Omega PowerCreamer Website
See some of their awesome recipes here. I've got my eyes on the Chocolate Peanut Butter Power Latte!
Watch this video on how to make butter coffee if you're still unsure.
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