Healthy Eating

Third Party Spotlight: Picnik Coffees & Creamer

October 16, 2018

We LOVE Picnik and their butter coffees & creamer. Their butter coffees are made of a blend of organic coffee, grass-fed butter, and MCT oil. This combination leads to sustained energy throughout the day and helps slow the digestion & absorption of your morning java. No afternoon crash here! An added bonus? Butter coffee is also known to boost cognitive function and balance mood & hormone levels. Their creamer allows you to make your own butter coffee at home! And aside from all of the nutrition benefits, we love that Picnik is a local Austin brand.

We’re breaking down why we love Picnik products so much below:

why grass-fed butter?

Grass-fed butter is high in omega-3 fatty acids, CLA (conjugatedlinoleic acid), vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E and vitamin K. We consider these nutritional benefits a win in our book! The healthy fat found in grass-fed butter helps your body metabolize caffeine more slowly, which means you can avoid the afternoon crash often associated with a cup of coffee. When combined with a nutrient-dense, balanced diet, healthy fats can actually help regulate your weight and decrease hunger levels.

If you’re someone who has long believed that butter should be avoided, we hope this helps change your mind. Bring on the butter!

why MCT oil?

MCT is short for Medium Chain Triglycerides. This type of fat is derived from coconut and easy for your body to digest. Research shows that MCT oil can improve cognitive function and also help speed up your metabolism. And don’t worry, it does’t taste like coconut! Add this fat to the list of fats we shouldn’t fear. Hooray!

why organic coffee?

Picnik’s butter coffees use 100% organic coffee. Since coffee bean crops are often heavily sprayed with pesticides, choosing organic means less exposure to synthetic pesticides and chemicals. Their organic coffee is roasted in small batches and truly delicious. After all, isn’t it important that your coffee tastes awesome? Otherwise, why drink it?

why grass-fed whey protein?

Not all whey protein is created equal. Many conventional (non grass-fed!) whey products contain lots of artificial colors & flavors, fillers and other additives. The grass-fed whey protein used in Picnik’s products has only one ingredient: grass-fed whey protein. When dairy cows are allowed to roam on grass (their natural diet), the result is a superior nutrient profile compared to conventional dairy. Grass-fed dairy is higher in vitamins and minerals as well as Omega-3 fatty acids and CLA (conjugatedlinoleic acid). CLA has been clinically shown to improve immune function, decrease inflammation, and decrease risks associated with cardiovascular disease. Sign us up!

why organic maple syrup?

While not all of Picnik’s products have added sugar, the ones that do use organic maple syrup, which is more nutrient-dense than table sugar. It’s a source of zinc, manganese, potassium and calcium as well as different antioxidants. Unlike artificial sweeteners, non-caloric sweeteners or refined sugar, maple syrup is completely natural and easier to digest.

Have you tried Picnik’s products? Let us know in the comments!

Stay tuned for the next installment of our “Third Party Spotlight” blog series, where we highlight some of our fantastic third party partners and why we love them.

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