Everyone drinks their coffee a little different. Who would have thought that the author of a tea and treats cookbook would become such a coffee fan? I should have seen it coming but I didn’t. When I was little my Grandma would share her coffee flavored candy with me, I loved it! Yet I still avoided the brew like the plague. That smooth and slightly bitter blend won me over after I was finally introduced to some “good” coffee.
Over the past year or so you may have heard of Bulletproof coffee. The thought of adding coconut oil and butter to my coffee made me want to gag until a friend reminded me that I put cream and a touch of salt in my coffee, so I decided to give it a try.
Honestly at first I wasn’t impressed but after multiple attempts I finally found a blend that I love. The main thing for me was to use less fat and add other nutrient dense foods to balance the fat out and help my body LOVE it too. Feel free to toy around with the recipe a bit to have it match your body/taste bud’s needs.
You might be surprised by the ingredients you will find in this tasty coffee, not only does it have healthy fats like coconut oil and grass fed butter but it also has a pastured egg and grass fed gelatin. Before you shut the page, bear with me for a minute. As long as your eggs are from a pastured source there is no reason not to eat them raw. By adding egg and gelatin your coffee becomes a “protein” drink that is ready to help you face the new day.
Some people may find that just drink a cup of this “frothy coffee” enough to power them through to the next meal but I’m a grains girl (when they are prepared properly) so I like to add a sourdough muffin or piece of toast as well.
- 1 cup coffee
- 1 pastured egg*
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 1 tsp grass fed butter
- 1 tsp gelatin
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- 1/4 vanilla extract
- Add all the ingredients to a your blender and blend on high until smooth and frothy. Alternately you could use a tall cup with an imursion blender as well.
- Pour into a mug and enjoy!
- *If you don't have pastured eggs you can buy organic eggs from the store but only use the yolk.
This post in part of Pennywise Platter Thursday,