If I were to tell you adding butter or ghee and coconut oil to your morning coffee would make you feel like leaping over tall buildings in a single bound would you believe me? I bet your wondering if I have officially lost the plot with four month old triplets running around.  You wouldn’t be far off, but no, I haven’t yet gone off the deep end.  I’m not delusional and yes, I add both ghee and coconut oil to my morning coffee.

For those of you coming late to the party, I don’t happen to believe coffee is a terrible thing to drink within reason; and by reason I mean a cup or two a day.  I still start my morning with my ginger and lemon hot water “tea” but after that, my Nespresso machine or my Keurig K75 comes to life and offers up my one and only but very welcomed cup of the day.

To understand the real health risks associated with coffee read The Dark Side of Coffee.

For those of you who don’t believe coffee can be a part of a healthy lifestyle read Coffee or Tea?  Surprising Health Benefits . Coffee can reduce your chances of developing Alzheimer’s Disease, stroke, and Type II Diabetes, and is loaded with nutrients like a wide range of B Vitamins, manganese, and potassium.

So why on earth would you want to put butter and coconut in your coffee?

First off, because it’s divinely yummy.  (Yes, that is a technical term.)  If you really think about what is in that coffee whitener/creamer it’s soybean and cottonseed oil (always partially hydrogenated to “whip” them into a texture pleasing to the tongue) and sugar (often corn syrup solids) along with nasties like cellulose gel (bearing in mind the body doesn’t digest cellulose).   Seriously, beauties, there is absolutely nothing real about this product.

See??? I can’t even bring myself to call it a food.

Now let’s take a look at our 1000 Megawatt coffee made either way (because I am going to teach you two ways of making it).

First ingredient:: High quality low-toxin coffee.  Any single estate, ethically sourced, preferably Arabica beans will work.  For my Nespresso machine I use Caffe Impresso but when I am not feeling a latte and use my  Keurig K cup it’s Bulletproof Upgraded Coffee all the way!!  Both coffees are processed in a way to minimize molds and mycotoxins and both have the clearest tasting coffee I have ever had the pleasure of brewing.  I have even tried cold brewing with this coffee with awesome results!

Both recipes use  grass-fed ghee, high in Vitamin K2, a fat soluble vitamin important for bone, cardiovascular, dental, and brain health.  The fat also helps stabilize both blood sugar and cholesterol levels, necessary for building all those lovely sex hormones and cell walls.

Bulletproof Coffee uses grass-fed butter like Kerrygold which melts beautifully into coffee and is miles superior to corn and/or soy fed cattle which will never melt to the same consistency and is woefully lacking in Vitamin K along with having unhealthy Omega-6 ratios.  I use ghee because it takes out all the casein of butter and makes it more digestible for those on GAPS style diets.  Ghee also, to me, is better tasting though I love Kerrygold butter on everything.

Coconut oil is next on the list supercharges metabolic activity (perfect for those who need to shed a few pounds), boosting energy levels (awesome for those with thyroid dysfunction, adrenal fatigue, or OAT imbalance) and erasing brain fog (perfect for those with estrogen dominance).  Coconut oil has MCT (medium chain triglycerides) are utilized as energy by the body very quickly  and it is rich in lauric acid , which is converted to monolaurin in the body which has antimicrobial, antiviral, antifungal and antiprotozoal properties thereby being an automatic immune booster.

** Use refined coconut oil if you don’t want a slightly coconut like taste in your coffee but I find it undetectable using virgin coconut oil.

Bulletproof coffee uses Bulletproof® Upgraded™ MCT Oil which is an isolate of coconut oil and claims to boost those properties 6 times more than regular coconut oil. I don’t use the product because I always have loads of coconut oil in my pantry and frankly, I have never used it so I can’t vouch for it’s super human properties. If you don’t mind spending the money on something “better” than coconut oil, go for it.  Otherwise, stick to coconut oil.

Also on the list to making this super megawatt for health is the addition of  proline rich grass-fed gelatin.  {For the benefits of grass-fed gelatin read Gelatin:: The Other Superfood.} It helps ease and protect your joints, is a great source of highly digestible protein, and can help heal a compromised GI tract.

Optional to this list is either honey or unrefined sugar (YES, I said the ‘S’ word!). Both honey and unrefined sugar have a nutrient profile, are disaccharides (having both fructose and glucose) meaning glucose is used for energy while fructose aids in mineral absorption of magnesium, copper, and calcium.

Raw dairy, either in the form of cream or milk is where I part ways from the original recipe although I do, on occasion, forego the milk or cream and the coffee is still delicious!  When I am not using milk or cream I do use a bit of butter as a replacement for the milk solids and blend up a little longer and the results are nothing short of spectacular.

For my 1000 Megawatt Latte::

1 Lungo espresso (using a single Nespresso pod I push the long button twice or use the same coffee and press two double shots).  A double espresso works well for this too.

1-2 tsp. grass-fed ghee (you can use grass-fed butter alternatively.)

1-2 tsp. coconut oil (or, if you want to get fancy,  Bulletproof Upgraded MCT oil.)

1-2 tsp. unrefined cane sugar or honey

3/4 cup raw milk

1 tbsp. grass-fed gelatin

Directions::

Brew espresso. Using a milk frother  (I use the one that comes with my Nespresso) add in all ingredients, including coffee, gelatin, and sweetener if using.  Turn on frother and blend.

Blender method::  Add in all ingredients (make sure milk, butter/ghee, and oil are warmed) and blend on high.  (I love this method for getting coffee house quality coffee house whips and blending ice into the mix gives it a Frappuccino taste).  You can also use a hand frother  or an immersion blender just make sure the milk is very warm and the oil and ghee have melted well.

1000 Megawatt Coffee

1 cup high quality, low toxin brewed  Arabica coffee such as Bulletproof Upgraded Coffee

1 tbsp. grass-fed gelatin

1-2 tsp. grass-fed ghee or grass-fed butter

1-2 tsp. coconut oil or Upgraded MCT oil

Raw cream to taste (optional)

Honey or unrefined sugar to taste

Directions::

In a blender, milk frother, or with an immersion blender, blend all ingredients until thick and creamy.

 

Although adding “butter” or ghee and coconut oil may seem like an unusual concept, I challenge you to try it every day for 30 days.  You will find the added healthy fats supercharge your morning giving you boundless energy and making you feel “1000 Megawatt” bright!!