I don’t like to go without my morning coffee.

 

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From our friends at Livewell, I had heard about an executive who was watching his co-workers eat donuts and coffee at the morning meetings and made him a little sick.  He set out on a mission to make coffee healthy again.

Now to be completely honest, i don’t buy the coffee beans from Dave.  I usually buy it at the fresh market.  You can also find the coconut oil and butter there, it looks like this:

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I brewed my coffee. I put the coffee, butter and coconut oil in my blender, and made a frothy layer at the top.

 

 

I know what your thinking, it sounds gross.  Its actually really good.   Blending was essential.  DO NOT hand mix.  It won’t work well.

 

So, now, every morning I look forward to making our morning coffee. There’s something to be said for going through the process and putting in a little effort. It’s also healthier.

I don’t think that there is anything unhealthy about having a few cups of coffee every day. If there’s anything to be concerned about, it’s not the coffee, but the pesticides, the artificial sweeteners and artificial flavorings. There is also nothing wrong with a spoonful of coconut oil or REAL butter every day. In fact, there’s a lot RIGHT about both extremely healthy fats.

Health Benefits of Real Butter

You should consider consuming good, grass-fed, preferably un-pasturized, butter every day…..and adding it to your coffee, instead of a piece of toast or baked potato is a smart way to do it. Good butter, from grass fed cows:

contains the fat soluble vitamins, A, D, E, and K2.
contains minerals
contains essential fatty acids, and provides a perfect balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids
could help to protect you against certain cancers and gastrointestinal infections
Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is tremendously healthy. It IS a highly saturated fat, but you need to know that much of what you have been led to believe about fats, even saturated fats, is false. The saturated fat in coconut oil is very good for you. Coconut oil is believed to:

increase energy and burn fat
its a natural anti-bacterial, viral, and fungal
it suppresses the appetite
may improve cholesterol and reduce risk of heart disease
improves quality of skin
Again, both of these fats could have significant benefits when consumed daily, or at least on a regular basis. Neither is easy to consume without combining with starch or carbohydrate (potatoes and bread), so, by blending them into your morning coffee, you get all of the healthy benefits without the negative consequences of the potato and bread.

So, there you are. That’s how to make the perfect cup of coffee in the morning. Let me know what you think by commenting on this post below!