Yes, this is certainly an odd photo. It might even seem like an odd idea, or even an odd recipe. But, I assure you, it is delicious, and it is my new way to drink coffee and/or tea. Brew up your favorite cup of Mate, Organic Cafe, or black or herbal tea. Instead of cream, pour a little (1/2 tsp or more) coconut oil in the brew and sip away. The benefits are many. First, we all love a little fat in our coffee or tea. This is the way these beverages have been enjoyed for years. As a matter of fact, Yak tea is full of high fat butter, but not the butter most readily available in the US. Grass fed butter is the way to go. And, the good news for us is that this really makes the tea or coffee taste amazing without the side effects of a low quality dairy product such as pasteurized cream.
There is more. Did you know that this way of drinking a caffeine beverage, such as coffee and tea, is the way that it enters your body and sustains a good mental outlook on life, energy for the day's focus and blessings for a high quality joyous mood? Could it be that simple? Oh yea, I think so.
Here is what you do: Blend unsalted grass-fed butter into your coffee, about 1 tsp to start. Yes, butter and/or little coconut oil too (if you are using coconut oil, use Barlean's. It is the very best and will never have that soapy taste that lower grade coconut oils will have-Purchase it here). Grass fed butter has all the benefits of healthy milk fat with none of the damaging denatured casein proteins that are found in cream. And, the properties in coconut oil are many including weight loss. The mixture makes for the creamiest, most satisfying cup of coffee I have ever had. It keeps me satisfied without jacking me up and letting me down.
I am also a Mate lover, so now, I enjoy my Mate with 1/2 tsp of coconut oil. I love it this way, and now find no reason to sweeten any of these beverage, whereas before I was always wanting it sweet.
Truthfully, I have never been able to enjoy coffee for more than a few days. It just wires me out. But, since I discovered the concepts of Yak tea, I have been trying it on and off with varying amounts of either Raw Grass Fed Butter or Coconut Oil. It seems the more fat I put in it, the better it works and sustains my mood, mental clarity and body. I will keep the experiment up and share as I go along.
Next time I am out and am served coffee, I will have to say, "pass the butter or pass the coconut oil please" (salt free of course)"