Make your coffee super healthy!
This foamy, creamy, deliciously powerful recipe has been trending recently as a non-vegan drink – made with dairy butter, MCT oil (energizer extracted from coconut oil), and coffee – and proponents swear by the drink’s benefits: Higher energy, more focused mind, satiated from breakfast until lunch, inadvertent weight loss.
So, I decided to make a vegan version — subbing the dairy and MCT oil for coconut butter. After all, coconut butter is full of heart-healthy fat, and has the added bonus of being healthier as a plant-based ingredient, as well as cruelty-free!
Annnd recently I discovered tocos, the rice bran soluble powder that is also trending among health-conscious eaters. This awesome powder can be used as a coffee creamer to provide a major boost in bio available vitamin E, so needed for skin and muscle care. Some people even use it directly ON the skin because it has a serious impact on clearing issues, glowing color and overall healthy skin. But ingesting it as a coffee creamer is so easy! Let’s do this..
And since tocos works best eaten with a healthy fat, this arrangement – coconut butter and tocos – fits the requirement perfectly.
And oh my, this coffee treatment is delicious! Creamy, filling, and tasting so deep and rich, like an exotic coffee latte.
The history of ‘butter coffee”, or “bullet coffee” as it is also known, springs from a 2,500-year-old Tibetan black tea, brewed with salt and yak butter.
A few years ago, a modern version emerged and began to catch on under the title of “Butter Coffee” and (read about it here and here ) proponents are happy to note how alert they feel, how it keeps them from being hungry until lunch, and is thus super at weight loss efforts.
Nutritional experts note the effect is that the added fat slows the intake of the coffee’s caffeine, and allows one to feel full longer as well as more alert and energized.
Critics, however, note that the ingestion of saturated fats from dairy butter might spike unhealthy cholesterol levels.
Well, with the vegan version using coconut butter, only healthy fats are in this drink. No negative cholesterol impact!
And coconut butter, made of pureed raw coconut meat, has it’s own additional benefits — 1 tbsp provides 2 grams of fiber, as well as potassium, magnesium and iron. But it’s also rich in lauric acid, an immunity booster that fights off bacteria, viruses and fungi, as well as boosts metabolism.
And you can add in the MCT oil, if you’d like – it is pulled from coconut oil. I didn’t have it on hand so I omitted it and because I like to keep recipes simple. However, adding it in along with the coconut butter would certainly boost your energy levels even more.
All in all, whether you add in MCT oil or not, I am thinking vegan butter coffee will have all the positive effects of the trendy dairy-based butter coffee but without the negative impact – what do you think?
If you make my awesome vegan butter coffee, come over to Instagram and tag me with it so I can see and tell me if it changed your day for the better!
Vegan Bulletproof Coffee (butter coffee + tocos)
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp plant milk
- 3 tbsp Moodbeli Cloud Powder (Instead of coconut butter and tocos - this brand combines them in one product)
Brew your coffee.
Stir in 1 tbsp coconut butter. It will be solid, but if the coffee is hot enough, it will melt as you stir. Do NOT microwave coconut butter or it will burn. If you must melt it, put the entire jar in a pot of just-boiled water.
Stir in the tocos and add-ins.
Foam some extra milk as an added touch (I used a hand-held foamer and hemp milk), and dust with cinnamon. Enjoy!