Today I had to refrain from drinking coffee because I have a follow-up test with my nutrition guru. So instead of drinking coffee, I will write about drinking coffee.
I frequently get teased by friends and family regarding my love for bulletproof coffee. For those unfamiliar with the term, it is a strong cup of coffee, such as French Press, whipped in a blender with two tablespoons of grass fed organic butter. Most people are skeptical, but when they try it, almost everyone I have introduced to it, ends up liking it enough to order another on the next morning.
The most common question I get regarding my fascination with butter blended in my coffee is simply, Why? It may be why butter, and not just cream?
My answers vary, but the simplest response is that I am deliberately working to increase my daily caloric intake and my saturated fat intake. I love a cup at 5:30 before I head out the door to do my CrossFit workout. I satisfies my mouth and my belly and it energizes me throughout the WOD.
Sunday afternoon, after I left the gym, I decided to stop for a coffee. I was in the mood for something a little more substantial, more like food, than coffee. So I ordered a Cappuccino, but at the last moment I changed it to a Cappuccino Breve, but with heavy cream instead of half & half. I took a while to make as the barista kept trying to make foam as he heated the cream. I told him to forget foam, there is too much fat in cream to foam with steam. The best foam comes with skim milk, but the odds of me drinking anything skim are slim and none.
When my drink came it was delicious. It was hot Espresso-flavored cream. It was heavy and creamy on the tongue, and with every sip it warmed my soul. For those of you who are trying to bulk up your daily caloric intake, you might want to give it a try. If you freak out about calories, fat and cholesterol, you might want to stick with black coffee.
Black Coffee: 0 Calories, 0 grams of Fat, O mg of Cholesterol
“Bulletproof coffee”: 328 calories, 36 grams of fat, 60 mg of Cholesterol.
Cappuccino Breve, made with heavy cream: 800 calories, 80 grams of fat 320 mg of Cholesterol