Healthy fats and collagen make this variation of your typical morning coffee a nutrition powerhouse that is reminiscent of a latte. The addition of MCTs, or medium chain triglycerides is a unique and important saturated fat source. Unfortunately, bad science has led much of the western world to believe all saturated fat can have negative impacts on health. Because of this myth, MCTs are often missing from the standard American diet. In addition to MCT oil, MCTs are found in in coconut oil, palm oil, and grassfed dairy products.
There are many health benefits of MCTs. Medium Chain Triglycerides can aid in weight loss and weight management. Those who regularly consume MCTs enjoy increased energy levels, improved cognition, as well as overall enhanced mood. MCTs also have a beneficial impact upon digestion and nutrient absorption. Finally, MCTs have anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties which help the body fight infection.
Adding sustainably-sourced grassfed collagen adds another level of health benefits to this warm beverage and also contributes to it's frothy consistency. Collagen supports the skin, hair, and joints as well as teeth and nails. Cellulite and stretch marks can be reduced by regularly consuming collagen. Collagen aids in gut health because of its anti-inflammatory properties and its ability to soothe the gut lining. Rich in glycine, collagen helps the body naturally detoxify while supporting the liver. Lastly, collagen has the ability to boost metabolism and retain the youthfulness of the body.
12 ounces organic, brewed coffee*
1 tablespoon MCT oil or coconut oil
1 tablespoon grassfed butter or ghee
1 scoop grassfed collagen peptides, such as Collagen ECM that is sold at the office**
Place all ingredients in a glass or BPA-free blender. Holding the lid secure, blend at medium-high speed until well incorporated and frothy. Serve and enjoy immediately.
*If you are not a coffee drinker, this same process makes a lovely bulletproof tea.