MAKES 1 SERVING
- 2 cups of coffee.
- 2 tablespoons (at least) of grass-fed, unsalted butter.
- 1-2 tablespoons of MCT oil.
- In a blender, stir together coffee, coconut oil and butter.
- Then, add water and mix well.
NUTRITION PER SERVING
51 g fat
0 g carbs
0 g sugar
0 g fibre
0 g protein
Why Is It So Good for You?
Let’s break it down by ingredients – coffee, butter and coconut oil.
We’ll start with the coffee. The coffee provides the base for your concoction. Coffee does more than give you an energy boost. It contains a ton of antioxidants which aid in removing toxins from the body that cause illness and ageing. It’s full of healthy minerals that you may not be getting enough of elsewhere in your diet.
Just take a look at our articles on the health benefits of coffee here – backed by studies of course.
Now consider the butter. And recognize that real, honest butter is really nothing but pure fat.
That doesn’t sound like a healthy diet until you realize that butter from grass-fed cows contains healthy fatty acids, Omega-3 and Omega-6, such as what you find in fish. These promote brain power.
The real kicker is the MCT oil. MCTs are a particular kind of fat requiring less energy and fewer enzymes to break down for digestion, compared to other fats and sugar.
What this means is that you get the nutrients into your system in far fewer steps than you would from even a piece of toast.