Bone Broth Latte: A Wonderful New Way to Drink Bone Broth & Other Beverages!
There’s an old saying that goes something like, “Everything is better with butter.” And, there IS a lot of truth to that, considering that good quality raw butter from grass-fed cows is just about one of the most nutrient dense foods we have. Have you ever thought of putting some butter (or ghee depending on what you tolerate) and some coconut oil in your bone broth?!
Well, it’s time to do just that! We have heard about the health restorative and gut healing powers of bone broth. But let’s get real, just sometimes, that cup o’ broth can get just a tad boring. I know…because it happens to me! Don’t get me wrong, I still love bone broth and aim to have it daily. During my more intense gut-healing times with the GAPS protocol, I was drinking it multiple times a day.
I’m going to share with you this new variation (that I desperately wished I knew about then). I’ve been drinking A LOT of recently. I would even say that I am addicted to it! Aren’t you anxious to find out more? Here we go...
I’m sure many of you have heard of, and maybe even have tried, bulletproof coffee. It’s a drink that has been getting a lot of attention lately. Bulletproof coffee is a cup of high quality brewed black coffee with a scoop each of grass-fed butter and coconut oil. David Asprey coined the name, and now Bulletproof product line. Just wait, I’m not addicted to bulletproof coffee…
However there is a particular reason why I like that bulletproof coffee is becoming a popular drink. It’s because healthy, good quality saturated fats are emphasized in this beverage! We all are in need of good quality saturated fats (I would even say most of us are saturated fat deprived and no, I don’t have 3 heads)! This is a great way to get them in our bodies for nourishment and fuel. I will say that I’m not quite convinced that daily coffee is ideal but the saturated fats on a daily basis, yes indeed!
So, here’s what I started doing recently after I was thinking about bulletproof coffee and how it’s great to have the fats in a drink…
I started to apply the “bulletproof” method to my bone broth?! So, I put coconut oil and raw grass-fed butter in an already nourishing bone broth. Then I froth it up with a simple, handheld milk frother (see below)! The fats get emulsified in the liquid creating a creamy and frothy drink. It sort of reminds me of a latte! It’s delish and I’ll always add good quality unrefined sea salt as well.
There you have it…bone broth latte. That’s what I’ll call it.
You may have a couple questions...Why bone broth? First, let me run down just some of the MANY benefits of drinking bone broth:
- Collagen in bone broth has been shown to help support healthier hair, nails, and skin!
- Protein and amino acid compounds, as well as collagen, can reduce joint pain and overall inflammation.
- Broth contains minerals such as calcium and magnesium for strong, healthy bones!
- It “heals and seals” your gut, as Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride and I say. This ancient and delicious liquid is easy to digest and helps repair tears in your gut lining!
- It supports immune health too (since most of the immune system is located in the gut!)
Then, why make a bone broth latte, with the added fats? Let me now tell you about just some of the MANY benefits of including good saturated fats in your daily real food lifestyle:
Contrary to popular belief, saturated fats actually support cardiovascular health and are a wonderful fuel for the heart and entire body.
- They are necessary for our bodies to utilize fat-soluble vitamins (Vitamins A, D, E & K).
- They keep us satiated and fueled longer by reducing drastic blood sugar fluctuations.
- They are necessary for our body’s utilization of essential fatty acids such as anti-inflammatory omega 3 fats.
- Saturated fats are vital to keeping our brain, liver, lungs, and even cells healthy.
- And of course, they make our food taste better!
Doesn’t it sound and look delicious? Each person that I have mentioned this to has absolutely loved it!
If you aren’t ready to make homemade bone broth, there are some good commercial sources of bone broth. If you decide to purchase bone both, be sure to make that it’s properly prepared. This means that it’s been prepared using traditional methods, simmering good quality bones. Also, the only ingredients should be the bones, water, unrefined sea salt and perhaps some optional vegetables such as onion, carrots, celery and optional herbs or spices.
Here are some good quality commercial sources of bone broth:
- Real Bone Broth is sold in stores near you and can be found right HERE!
- If you are local to me in DC/MD/VA, MOMs carries it and Wholefoods will be carrying it soon too! )
- Online sources such as Wise Choice Market, Vital Choice, & Selina Naturally
- You may also be able to source properly prepared bone broth from a local buying club in your area.
If you ARE ready to make your own homemade bone broth, check out my recipe HERE before you go any further!
Making bone broth latte is an excellent way to get more of both the bone broth AND the fats in your diet by drinking it straight, and adding it to soups and stews. See the picture here that shows the bone broth latte being the base of a soup. It’s especially important to get your fill of broth in the winter months, when things slow down a bit and your body is calling for more rest, nourishment, warming and grounding foods.
Try this bone broth “latte” with your morning, afternoon, or anytime mug of broth! And one last comment – if you aren’t ready to drink bone broth alone, you can also make a “tea latte” by the same method below!
Bone Broth Latte
- Hot bone broth (chicken, beef, duck, fish, etc)
- A standard latte frother (I use this one that you can get from amazon. Please note, that one is not the frother pictured but it’s the one I use now.)
- 1 TSP - 1 TBSP of organic coconut oil*
- 1 TSP - 1 TBSP of good quality ghee or 100% grass fed butter, preferably raw (if you are consuming dairy - if you aren’t consuming dairy, you can use just coconut oil)*
- Put coconut oil and ghee/butter into your hot bone broth.
- "Froth" with your latte frother and enjoy!!!
* NOTE: You can adjust the coconut oil and ghee/butter in your broth. Be sure to start slowly with increasing fats.
- Instead of the oils, or in addition, add coconut milk!
- More unrefined sea salt
- a little raw honey
- seaweed (such as kelp) granules