The exciting thing about changing up one’s lifestyle is all the learning that’s ahead of them, something like having a new and tiny adventure everyday. After the Paleo Challenge in February, I embraced the Paleo way of eating. This meant I had a plethora of things to learn, such as what I can eat and what should be avoided; why I should eat this way; and creative Paleo recipes from the 5 food groups we can eat. Enter Bulletproof Coffee stage left. My friend Angela from CrossFit and I can talk a blue streak about recipes and paleo foods. She has a huge arsenal of Primal/Paleo knowledge and I find it fun to pick her brain. She asked me the other night if I ever had butter in my coffee and I answered with “ack, no” because all I could picture was a greasy yellow oil slick on my upper lip after each sip. I have to say I had never heard of such a thing, but after living paleo for the last few months, nothing surprises me anymore. I was all ears.
Now the secret to this entire gig, and to prevent that upper lip oil slick is to froth the butter into the coffee. No frothy frothy, no likey likey. I’m on par with using the Kerrygold Butter (unsalted please) in the coffee as it is from grass-fed cows… I mean look at it’s lovely yellow! I’m not so hard core about using Dave’s coffee, but will continue to use my favorite Useless Bay Coffee. For this cup I used UBCC’s Espresso, a double shot to be exact, added 1 tablespoon Kerrygold Butter…
Read about Dave Asprey’s Bulletproof Coffee: he uses his Bulletproof brand of coffee, Kerrygold Butter, and MCT oil- medium chain triglycerides found in coconuts. Meh, whatevs.
Big Red Kitchen’s Butterful Coffee Recipes…
Butterful Coffee- Pour a double shot of espresso into a mug (I am using an 8 ounce mug for all of these recipes), add 1 tablespoon Kerrygold or other grass-fed unsalted butter, and blend with frother until well frothed. Top off with more hot water to fill mug and enjoy. This is more primal than strict paleo.
Coconut Butterful Coffee- Pour a double shot espresso into a mug and add 1 tablespoon coconut butter and blend with frother until well frothed. Top off with more hot water to fill mug. Sweet, creamy, and refreshing. Absolutely fantastic poured over a 10 ounce glass of crushed ice for a summertime treat. Strict paleo and vegan.
Browned Butterful Coffee- Pour a double shot espresso into a mug and add 1/2 tablespoon butter. Heat the other 1/2 tablespoon of butter over medium low heat until it smells nutty, and is light brown in color- do not take it too far, it burns easily. Add to already buttered coffee and blend with frother until well frothed. Top off with more hot water to fill mug. Very rich and nutty. Primal and delicious!
***Note- all of these recipes can be made with a good ole regular cuppa Joe too. Blend the butter into half a cup then add the rest of your coffee.
1. I am not a big breakfast eater in the morning, never have been, often times working out on an empty stomach other than my morning cuppa Joe. The added fat of the butter gives me the extra calories and energy I need for my workout without the crash.
2. Cream and I do not get along. Then you and I would not get along. I want us to get along.
3. I do not eat toast so much anymore. Sad. Coffee is the new best vehicle for butter. Coffee is the new toast.
3. It tastes great.
Butter in coffee? It’s a butterful thing.