A friend of ours introduced us to bullet-proof coffee the other day. If you haven’t heard of The Bulletproof Executive, it is a blog/website by Dave Asprey, who follows what seems to be a diet similar to the paleo diet. Anyway, he seems to have gone through quite a dramatic physical change and gives tips on how to live in “the state of high performance.”
That’s where the coffee comes in. Asprey came up with this butter coffee recipe using grass-fed butter and unrefined oil (like raw coconut oil) that is supposed to be not only delicious and filling, but really good for you.
One can argue he is trying to sell his beans on there, but hey, it seemed worth a shot.
There is history to this butter-coffee idea, though. In Ethiopia, butter has been a part of coffee rituals in various areas. During Easter in the rural Southern region, butter is added to coffee. Also, in select regions of the country, butter and honey may be added throughout the year during a coffee ceremony.
Taking into account the Ethiopia’s use of butter and honey, and Dave Asprey’s bullet-proof recipe – we have modified both to make our favorite version of this drink.
Since we’ve perfected the recipe, we’ve had it every morning!
Ethiopian Bulletproof Butter Coffee recipe:
- 6.5 ounces of brewed coffee
- 1/4 teaspoon honey
- 1 teaspoon grass-fed organic butter
- 1 -2 teaspoons raw coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened almond milk (optional)
Take all ingredients and mix in a blender until froth appears at the top (about 15 seconds).
Pour into mug and enjoy!