There’s a new phenomenon in the land of we’re-too-healty-for-our-own-good and it’s called butter coffee. No, I’m not making this up. It promises higher energy, less crashing, less hunger, and even that all sought after weight loss. You’re supposed to drink it in the morning, and it sort of (very technical nutritional terminology here) maxes out your fats so you don’t eat as much the rest of the day.
Naturally Apartment Two Events had nothing going on this Thursday afternoon, Erin and I had to try it. We used this recipe:
1 cup coffee (French press or pour over is suggested)1 tablespoon coconut oil1 teaspoon ghee (basically butter, they have it at whole foods)
Throw it all in a blender and blend till it’s frothy, then drink! Make sure you drink it while it’s hot and if you leave it sit for a minute stir it up because it congeals like nobody’s business.
So instead of drinking it first thing in the morning as a kind of meal replacement like you’re supposed to, we drank our butter coffee with cupcakes and greek yogurt. Basically the exact opposite of the point.
At the end of the day, it’s definitely worth a try. Probably not every day, cause I mean you are drinking butter. But it’s great for energy, great for stamina, and great for trying some weird fad cause you’ve got ten dollars and some free time. It wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be, honestly. It mostly tasted like a latte. I definitely didn’t crash afterwards, but I did think I was gonna die seven or eight times due to the ridiculous amount of saturated fat I consumed in fifteen minutes. It also made me incredibly slap-happy and a little panicky, but that could just be my four o’clock normal.