Butter in Your Coffee?
Now this is just a quick post as its about that time of day for a coffee. As you discovered from my Coffee Morning Scrub post, I am a recovering coffee addict.
I try not to drink it too regularly, but I do love a good cup of coffee, especially now I have made it naturally healthy and healing!
Is coffee good for you? There has been lots of research to show that coffee can help lower the risk of Parkinsons, diabetes and colon cancer, plus it is full of antioxidants (although no studies have been done to show if these are absorbed into the body) and is thought to prevent tooth decay. However, the caffeine present can cause addictions, increase blood pressure and tire out the adrenal glands (see here and here for more).
Overall, the subject of coffee is mixed, some say evil poison to the body, some say its kind. The most important thing is to listen to your body, our bodies are always communicating with us through different symptoms and we are all different. I personally think that any more that 1 strong or 1-2 weak cups of coffee a day can be detrimental to your health and adrenal glands and I prefer to not to be addicted to anything.
I am currently following the SCD/GAPS, and giving my gut a year to heal itself. This means that I am not consuming any lactose. That’s right, no milk, not even soy/goats/rice milk, only homemade almond milk on occasion. Almond milk however does not taste great in coffee – well, its fine but it doesn’t create creamy latte goodness. So should I give up ‘milky coffee’ forever? Fortunately not. I was thankfully inspired by this brilliant blogger and just tweaked my own recipe.
- 1 average cup of Coffee (ideally swiss water method decaffeinated)
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 1 tsp honey (or to taste)
- 1/2 tbspn Coconut oil
- 1/2 tbspn Organic Butter
- Brew your coffee how you like.
- Put all the ingredients in a blender/jug for hand blender (coffee as hot as possible).
- Blend for 15 seconds.
- Pour and drink.
- Try putting vanilla extract, cocoa or any other natural flavouring in, they are all tasty and much cheaper than cafe bought sugary versions.