Best use for the NutriBullet I got for my birthday: Coffee with Butter! Adding butter to coffee has become popular as more people are making connections between greater brain power along with fewer cravings when they drink it. (& it's tasty to!) It’s one of my favorite ways to start a really long day (like a Monday!) and of course it’s controversial. We live in a culture that has fat-phobia and of COURSE anyone who thinks fat makes us fat is going to think any amount of butter is a bad thing. Adding butter to coffee sounds crazy, but when you take a step back and think about it, what’s so crazy about it!? When we look at the biochemistry of how macronutrients are metabolized in the body, it doesn’t seem crazy at all. We know that HEALTHY fat supports cognitive function and metabolism by slowing the assimilation of carbohydrates in the blood stream, and thus lessening their damaging effect.
So, I know it seems a little crazy at first, but is there really that big a difference in putting butter in your coffee vs. cream? Butter is basically a semi solid form of cream (minus the skim milk). Cream is lower in fat than butter and since we all know fat is good for us then this is yet another reason why butter is SO great.
Whether you run out of heavy cream, are bored with your morning coffee drink, or just wanna self-experiment and see how you feel after replacing your morning java with this, I recommend it!
I’ve been featured on CBS Chicago and Minneapolis TV talking about this hot topic—you can find the links for my TV segments and my answers to your FAQ’s on coffee with butter in my blog post, “Coffee and…Butter?” [LINK in PROFILE] *Note: The brands I’m using here are slightly different than usual, due to running out of groceries because of all my travels this summer! I usually use Bulletproof coffee, but I ran out so I picked up an organic Trader Joe’s breakfast blend. I usually use Kerrygold butter, but I ran out of that so I picked up this organic valley organic butter.