From unicorn frappuccinos to black ice-cream, we’re constantly switching from one food fad to the next. Most of the time these fads go straight to our hips, but the newest food craving is an amazingly healthy addiction: Butter Collagen Coffee.
Butter in coffee? It might sound like a weird combination, but together it makes for a surprisingly delicious drink with a lot of health benefits.
How to Make Butter Collagen Coffee
When you wake up in the morning, brew your normal cup of Joe with your gourmet home coffee maker. Then, add two tablespoons of grass-fed butter, 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, 1-2 scoops of grass-fed collagen protein (you can find this online or at your nearest supplement or fitness store), 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, and a pinch of sea salt. Blend these together for about a minute until the drink becomes thick and frothy. You can even add cinnamon, nutmeg, or ginger to top it off.
Health Benefits of these Ingredients
· Collagen, which is the main protein found in animal connective tissue, is an essential ingredient for our body and skin. A 2014 study found that people who took collagen regularly for eight weeks saw a 20 percent reduction in wrinkles. Not only is it a fountain of youth, but collagen also keeps muscles and tissue healthy. It helps to convert your body’s glucose into energy that feeds muscle cells and increases muscle mass. After an intense workout, this process can repair muscle tissue faster, allowing for rapid and less-achy workout recovery.
· Coffee is known as a morning wake me-up, but it also provides great benefits for our bodies. The caffeinated drink increases mental acuity and metabolism while reducing the risk of diabetes, disease-causing inflammation, and Alzheimer’s Disease. During workouts, the caffeine in coffee can also decrease perceived level of exhaustion which in turn increases performance and helps you work out longer and harder. After a workout, it has similar benefits to collage and can help us bounce back from a rough workout by refueling the muscles and reducing muscle pain.
· Grass-fed butter is richer in omega3s and Vitamin A, D, E, and K2 than normal butter. This means that it is associated with a highly reduced risk of obesity and heart diseases. Grass-fed butter also strengthens your immune system and protects joints from arthritis.
For once, the trend of the moment won’t leave you regretting your decisions and counting calories. Instead, a delicious and frothy cup of butter collagen coffee in the morning could increase your fitness level, promote muscle growth, and protect your body from disease.