So, yes. I’ve been bitten by the butter in your coffee bug.
Known in US as bulletproof coffee, you put 1-2 tablespoons of grass-fed butter and 1-2 tablespoons for coconut oil (or use MCT oil) in a cup of brewed coffee and drink only it for breakfast. Nothing new in the world, but seems to have become a foodie fad here. But since I’ve had friends recommending it, I decided to try it.
The company recommends, of course, you buy their special beans, which they claim are lower in mycotoxins, a toxic mold found in most coffee, but in my research, I’ve found the mycotoxins are low enough in most coffee you don’t have to buy a fancy, expensive blend.
My plan is to consume the “bulletproof” coffee for breakfast and in return, reduce the amount of the Soylent oil blend to my daily pitcher so I’m not fat-heavy for the day. Calorie wise, the buttered/oiled coffee would be 220 cal. I haven’t figured out the numbers, yet. I assume neither butter nor coconut oil gives any significant (or any?) Omega fatty acids, so I’m still trying to figure out how to implement this coffee trick into my daily diet while keeping my nutrition balanced.
I’m trying it for a week to see if I reap the magical benefits others are claiming: increased energy, kick-started metabolism, better mental clarity.
I know these are also claims for Soylent, but my experience thus far is I’m still drained (I’m taking in enough calories and have added the additional non-iodized salt).
Probably a placebo effect, but I tried it this morning and I’m not yet experiencing my mid-day shut down.
Has anyone else read about this or tried it and have opinions?