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    Question Butter/oil in coffee???

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    I've seen in several journals about people drinking coffee with butter or coconut oil in it??? Is this as a substitute for milk/cream? I usually drink my coffee (espresso, we have an espresso machine) black. Is there another reason to put butter/oil in coffee? And how's the taste? I'm getting quite curious now
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    whether you use butter or cream, it's pretty much the same concept - fat calories in the morning in the absence of protein or carbs. coconut oil is a slight change because the type of fat, lauric acid, is particularly ketogenic.

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    I've tried this. The problem is the purity of the oils means they float on top of the coffee rather than get emulsified in the coffee the way a cream does. You get a sharp shot of coconut oil or butter with that first sip. It's not unpleasant but I don't see any benefit over cream (healthwise) so I just use cream.

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    However, if you blend coffee with coconut oil, the result is not unlike a latte, complete with some foam.

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    If I understand it correctly it can be used when 'skipping' breakfast/IFing? I mean, I usually have a coconut milk smoothie for breakfast, so I think I don't need to add any more fat to my coffee, right? But if I'd like to IF I could add some fat to my coffee this way (blending it rather than just adding it).

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    When i'm on a fasting day I usually blend a spoonful of clarified butter into my coffee in the morning, the hot drink often helps with any hunger pangs I may have, and the fat obviously helps. Besides that, it is DAMN TASTY.
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    Yeah, you have to blend it. I use a stick blender and the cup that came with it. Usually a tablespoon each of butter and coconut oil, blended until it's nice and creamy. It sounds weird, but I have a cup of that in the morning and I'm usually not hungry until dinner. And even then, not all that hungry.

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    I usually melt the butter and heat the cream together in the microwave before adding the coffee. That way the butter doesnt separate very much.
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    I just use cream. Same fat as the butter but easier to handle/less steps than butter. I try to IF 1-3 times a week now and the coffee really helps me get going and deal with my fasted mornings, dont really get distracted by hunger till close to noon.
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