Try This Fatty Coffee for Ketogenic Fat-Fasting with Grass-fed ghee
At this point, you’ve probably heard about Fatty Coffee or Bulletproof Coffee made famous by my buddy Dave Asprey.
But can putting fat in your coffee actually help you drop fat? The answer may surprise you.
Now, some people go overboard by slugging many hundreds of calories of pure fat every day in their coffee and wonder why they’re not dropping fat. In this blog post, though, you’ll learn how to make your coffee the right way to rev your fat-burning engines.
Most days, I enjoy 1-3 cups of coffee in the morning with a tablespoon or so of grass-fed heavy whipping cream per cup. If I’m feeling hungry, I might add a teaspoon of full-fat Grass-fed ghee Keep in mind that my typical daily Fatty Coffee calorie burden accounts for around 100-150 calories – NOT the 500+ calories some people dump into their cuppa joe when they’re going nuts with slugging Bulletproof coffee all day. (All calories are not created equal, but they do count.)
A cup of coffee or tea infused with grass-fed ghee, and even a little grass-fed heavy cream can be a tasty way to get quality fats into your diet… especially if you’re doing a ketogenic or cyclical fast and avoiding carbs and protein in the morning to help normalize insulin and blood sugar.
These days, a lot have you have been asking me, “Can I eat fats while I’m fasting in the morning?!”
Sure! When you add fats to your fasting window, it’s technically a ketogenic fast or “Fat-Fasting.” The short-chain fats and medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) found in grass-fed ghee, coconut oil, and whipping cream are burned readily as brain fuel. Compared to the carb-crash cycle that happens when you eat toast and cereal for breakfast, you might feel alert, satiated, and free from cravings when you focus on getting fats in the morning.
Why would you want fat in the morning instead of carbs? Recent research shows that what you eat in the morning programs your metabolism to run on that fuel for the rest of the day. So if you’re eating cereal, bread, juices, or other carbs in the morning, many people experience carb cravings and elevated (fat-storing) insulin for the rest of the day.
But when you focus on fat in the morning, you’re programming your body to BURN fat as its main fuel which can spur fat loss.
HOW TO MAKE FATTY COFFEE THE RIGHT WAY
Since coffee is one of the most sprayed crops on Earth, start with organic coffee to avoid exposure to pesticides. French-pressing coffee is a quick and dirty way to get full extraction from your coffee grounds—or try an AeroPress.
Do yourself a favor and always get the freshest beans you can—most of coffee’s flavors dissipate two weeks after roasting. I love to roast fair-trade, organic, green coffee beans at home on the stove to ensure I always have the best-tasting and freshest coffee possible.
If you can’t roast your own beans, then go for a good quality, freshly-roasted, whole bean coffee to ensure your beans aren’t stale or full of nasty chemicals.
In this video, I’ll walk you through the process I use to make Fatty Coffee, inspired by Dave at Bulletproof. Having a bit of butter and MCT oil in your coffee can be a great way to feed your brain in the morning, but it can be easy to over do it. You don’t need to count calories, but you do need to track what you’re eating and be sensible about what you’re putting in your body throughout the day.
There’s a big difference between one or two cups of coffee, and polishing off an entire pot by yourself. Cheers!
Here’s my recipe for Fatty Coffee…
Source : Fatburningman
- 2 cups hot French-pressed coffee from hand-roasted, fair-trade, organic beans
- About 1 tablespoon grass-fed whipping cream, butter, or Grass-fed ghee
- About 1 teaspoon Grass-fed ghee or butter oil, full-fat coconut milk, or coconut oil (optional)
- Boil purified water.
- Coarsely grind roasted coffee beans.
- Add ground coffee to French Press, and pour hot water over the top.
- Stir with a wooden spoon.
- Steep for 3-5 minutes, then press down on the top of the French Press.
- Meanwhile, pour hot water in your mug to warm. Empty hot water from mug, and pour in coffee.
- Add any add-ins you’re using like grass-fed cream or butter, MCT oil, coconut oil, and/or spices.
- Using a handheld milk frother, skim along the mixture just below the surface.
- The frother will whip air into the coffee mixture and a nice froth will begin to form on the top. Fully immerse the frother a couple of times just to mix everything up underneath.