Fat. Coffee. Can the two go together? YES!
Don’t be afraid of fat. Ok, let’s clarify and qualify that. Don’t be afraid of GOOD fat. Good fat comes in many forms. Many tasty forms. Avocados, coconut oil, ghee, butter from grass-fed cows, extra virgin olive oil, fat from pastured animals are just a few sources of good fat. Now that doesn’t mean drink the oil right out of the bottle, but don’t be afraid to add an entire avocado to your salad or eat one as a snack.
Back to coffee.
Let’s start the day off properly shall we? We all reach for a mug of some form of hot, life-giving elixir in the morning. Make it count. Don’t add chemicals and things you can’t pronounce in the guise of “creamer” or worse, “whitener”. Your coffee deserves better than that. You deserve better than that. Reach for something better (butter) and you will likely enjoy your coffee more, and be satisfied with one cup instead of 3.
I give you: faTT coffee. Why two capital T’s at the end? I’m glad you asked. One for each tablespoon of fat, of course. This is also known as Bulletproof or Butter coffee. There are so many ways to fatten your coffee, there will be a combination everyone will like. The only limit is your imagination.
Basic faTT coffee:
Pick any two
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon grass-fed butter or ghee
- 1 tablespoon cacao butter (sometimes sold in wafers)
- 1 tablespoon coconut manna (aka coconut butter)
- 1 tablespoon MCT oil
- 1 tablespoon hemp oil (slightly stronger flavour profile)
- I also add a scoop of Vital Proteins collagen peptides in my cup every day (waiting to get my hands on the vanilla flavour)
Add to your 8oz cup of hot coffee and let melt if adding a solid form of fat. Right about now, you are looking at the cup with all the shiny liquid floating on top and thinking, ‘that looks kinda gross, what’s all the hype about?’ You are about to create some kitchen magic.
You can either use a full-size blender, immersion stick blender or a battery operated frother. You need to blend your coffee really well to emulsify and incorporate all the fat otherwise you will be left with what looks like an oil slick just floating on top.
I put my coffee in a 2-cup pyrex glass measuring cup to allow the immersion blender plenty of depth to do it’s thing without splashing all over the counter.
The fun customization comes with the add-ins like:
- a teaspoon of maple syrup
- pumpkin pie spice (add a tablespoon of pure pumpkin puree to really kick it up a notch)
- a few drops of flavoured stevia (if you are a fan of this)
- a teaspoon of cocoa powder, or with a drop of peppermint extract for the best peppermint mocha around
- some extra coconut milk or almond milk
Pour it into a fancy cup or your favourite big mug, curl up in a corner on the couch, feet tucked beneath you, sip and enjoy. Running out the door? Pour it into your travel mug and join the commute.
Vegan? Simply choose the non-animal based fats and skip the collagen. Oh and tea people? You can totally do this too.
Go take on the world!