These days, too many people have been brainwashed to believe that a low-fat or fat-free diet is the best road to good health and a trim body. But there is an increasing body of research being done which shows that this is very untrue.
In her book Know Your Fats, Dr. Mary Enig PhD, says that “high lauric acid-containing oils (such as coconut oil) prevent experimentally induced cancer.” Butter also contains selenium (which is a key antioxidant and cancer preventer) in addition to the fat soluble vitamins, A and D, which are both high in antioxidants and both help protect against cancer.
Now for many people, the thought of putting butter (or other oils) in their coffee is both blasphemous and ridiculous… but as weird as it sounds, it is worth giving it a try. All of the healthy benefits found in the oil will be easily digested if you do, and it really is a very easy way to get some more healthy fats into your diet. So when we saw this recipe from Amy Thedinga from Delicious Obsessions, we were instantly in love. Give it a try, we can assure you that it is a great and easy way to get some healthy fats into your diet, all while giving you that caffeine boost that you are so looking forward to every morning.
Hot Buttered Toffee Coffee:
- 1 tbsp. Cocoa Brew (roasted, ground cocoa beans, available at your local health food store)
- 1 tbsp. roasted ground chicory
- 1 tbsp. coconut oil
- 1 tbsp. grass-fed butter
- 2 tsp. raw honey
- 8-oz. filtered water
- Set your water to boil on the stove
- Place cocoa brew and chicory in a glass jar or a French press
- Pour boiling water over top and allow to steep for 5 to 8 minutes
- Meanwhile, add coconut oil, butter and honey to the pitcher of your blender. Either pour the liquid from your French press or use a wire mesh strainer to remove grounds as you add the liquid into your blender with the other ingredients
- Give it a quick whirl in the blender on high for about 15 seconds
- Pour into a coffee mug and enjoy
Check out the place we found the original recipe here!