I’m a coffee ADDICT. Full-blown, can’t deny it. I drink never less than 2 cups of delicious, hot, beautiful coffee every day. Today’s post is going to be about one (of several) ways to turn your favorite caffeine boost into a hunger-fighting, fat-burning, cup of deliciousness.
Cup of Fat: If you are a coffee person, there’s a good chance you have heard about Bulletproof coffee, or butter coffee. Click here to read about it. I’ve never been a consumer of Bulletproof coffee, simply because the products are somewhat expensive and I can drink my coffee cold & black so I refused to spend the money. The concept is this: adding Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT) into our coffee to ward off hunger by taking a dose of caffeine and fat straight to the brain (improving brain function and clarity). Wait, what? MCT’s are naturally occurring fatty acids in fats such as coconut oil. MCT’s provide us quicker energy because of the way they digest. “Bailie, I thought you said something about warding off hunger?” Oh yes! Because you are taking in 14+ grams of fat inside your cup of coffee, you have providing yourself with beneficial macro-nutrients your body needs, as well as keeping away the hunger pangs due to the slower digestion of fats. Kicking your morning off with a cup of (healthy) fat is one of the best ways to kick start your metabolism. Not to mention all of the other benefits coconut oil provides for us!
How do you make this? Easy. Brew a cup of coffee. Measure out a tablespoon of unrefined coconut oil and drop ‘er into the hot java. The best option is to froth or blend. For an even creamier and richer coffee, you can add 1-2 T. grass-fed butter before you blend. Add a bit of cinnamon if you’d like. Yum! I’m totally addicted to this method of coffee. Keep in mind that you are consuming a serving a fat in this coffee, so be mindful about food your choices throughout the day to not over-do your fat consumption for the day.
I think I need this mug.