Apart from the plain black coffee lovers out there, the rest of us have been drinking our favourite brew with milk, sugar, honey, or even cream. But have you ever had coffee with butter?
Yes, that’s a thing, and it is known as Bulletproof Coffee or just coffee with butter.
What is Bulletproof Coffee?
Bulletproof Coffee, or coffee with butter, is normal black coffee with a tablespoon of unsalted butter and a tablespoon of MCT (medium-chain triglyceride) oil. Some people use coconut oil instead of MCT oil, as coconut oil is mostly made up of MCT.
Now, a question that might have popped up in your head already is: How does coffee with butter taste like?
Many refer to coffee with butter as an energizing, keto-friendly frothy latte. Apart from being energizing and keto-friendly, it tastes like a rich frothy latte. And who doesn’t like a latte?
Now that we have your attention, let’s have a look at the reasons why people are drinking coffee with butter.
Why drink coffee with butter?
Apart from the known beneficial effects coffee has on the human body, coffee with butter is known to assist in weight loss by helping you eat less. Some of you might have picked this up when we mentioned MCT oil. The addition of butter and MCT oil (or coconut oil) promotes the feeling of fullness, which in turn will make you eat less.
Coffee with butter is normally taken by those who are on a keto diet, although, it is not proven to help you reach a state of ketosis. It does, however, provide additional fuel in the form of ketones.
In addition to this, the MCT oil (or coconut oil) aids your body’s production of HDL (high-density lipoprotein) which is good cholesterol.
How to make Bulletproof Coffee
In case you are curious as to how coffee with butter tastes like, or if you are set on having it every day, here is a quick and easy recipe on how to make coffee with butter. You can make it at home with ingredients that you will normally get at a grocery store.
Let’s get brewing:
- Brew a normal cup of black coffee (about 240ml)
- Add 1 or 2 tablespoons of MCT oil
- Add 1 or 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter
- Mix all of this together for about 30 seconds until it resembles a frothy latte
Butter coffee nutrition
A standard cup (240ml) of Bulletproof Coffee contains the following:
- Calories: 230
- Fat: 25g
- Saturated Fat: 21g
- Carbs: 0g
- Protein: 0g
- Fiber: 0g
- Sugar: 0g
- Salt: 0mg
- Sodium: 9% of the Reference Daily Intake (RDI)
- Vitamin A: 20% of the RDI