Butta' Cup-O-Joe (gluten free $ paleo)


Hey everyone! I just wanted to share my first official nutrition post with all of you! 


Today we're diving into nutrition, with facts about nutritious grassfed butter, plus a delicious recipe to follow!


Grass fed butter can improve cell membrane function and hormone regulation. It also fights inflammation and can help heal gut permeability

Facts About Grassfed Butter:

  • High in vitamin K (vital for bone/heart health, as well as calcium regulation) 

  • High in healthy saturated fats, which actually improves cholesterol levels by raising HDL levels ("good cholesterol") & changing LDL ("bad cholesterol") into the larger, less damaging type. It can also improve cell membrane function/hormone regulation.

  • Fights inflammation via butyrate, which is a short-chain fatty acid. It has a positive effect on digestive health/energy production. This property of grassfed butter can also help heal gut permeability issues!

  • High in Omega-3's.

  • Contains rich levels of CLA, which is anti-carcinogenic & anti-inflammatory. CLA also stabilizes blood sugar & enhances cellular sensitivity to insulin (great for diabetics!) It can also speed up metabolism & the break down of fat.

  • Rich in vitamin A (retinal), which is great for boosting neurological function, vision, & immunity.


Lactose intolerant? Not to worry! You can still benefit from this amazingly nutritious food! Since butter does not contain lactose & only trace amounts of the milk protein casein, grassfed butter should be tolerated with ease by the sensitive individual. However, you can opt for the clarified version called "ghee", which removes all the casein; resulting in a completely lactose intolerant friendly product with all the benefits of grassfed butter!


So start your day off right with this nutrient dense alternative to your morning cup of joe!


This recipe is gluten free, grain free, paleo, primal, Keto friendly, and Whole30 friendly.

$ What Makes this High-Vibing Food?

  • First and foremost, putting your own love, gratitude, time and energy into making foods at home will automatically raise the vibration of the foods/meal. This will also help to balance your sacral and heart chakras. Putting your love into the food you prepare will literally raise the vibrational frequency as love is the highest vibration out there!

  • You are what you eat and what your food eats. Using organic, GMO free, free/pasture raised, wild caught, minimally processed ingredients lead to an overall higher vibrational frequency. Basically, eating organic provides us extra energy currency!

  • This recipe is heavy in water, which supports the sacral chakra.

  • This recipe is full of healthy fats and oils, which supports the sacral chakra.

  • Contains yellow/tan/golden colored foods, which help raise the body’s frequency to that of the solar plexus, helping to balance it.

  • This recipe contains caffeine, which may be useful in awakening the third eye chakra.


$ Equipment Needed to Create this Recipe:

  • coffee machine

  • blender

  • measuring cups/spoons

 


Butta' Cup-O-Joe:

(gluten free & paleo)

Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: none Yield: 1

Ingredients:

  • 8-16 oz. organic coffee

  • ½-1 tbsp. grassfed butter

  • ½-1 tbsp. organic, unrefined, virgin coconut oil


* If you want to make it even "betta" try making it your own! Here are some suggestions to add before blending:

  • a few drops of clear stevia (taste/adjust amount for preference)

  • cinnamon 

  • pumpkin spice

  • a pinch of flaked sea salt

  • a dash of pure vanilla extract 

  • raw cacao nibs (½ tbsp.) 


How to Create this Recipe:

  1. Grind and brew your organic coffee.

  2. While the coffee is brewing add the grassfed butter, coconut oil, and any additional ingredients to customize your coffee. 

  3. Once brewed, put the hot coffee in the blender over the other ingredients. Blend on high until fully blended, creamy, & frothy.

  4. Enjoy a delicious way to start your morning :o)

 

NUTRITION

Serving Size: 1 (based off of 1 serving total with no add ins)


Calories: 168

Fat: 18 g

Carbs: 1 g

Protein: 1 g


*All nutritional information are estimations and will vary.

 

References: Gunnars, K. (2016). Why grass-fed butter is good for you. Retrieved 

from https://authoritynutrition.com/author/kris/


Jockers (2016). 6 health benefits of grass fed butter. Retrieved from http://drjockers.com/6-health-benefits-grass-fed-butter/