Fat Adapted Rocket Fuel!
If this is your first time hearing about Bulletproof coffee then you’re in for a real treat. There’s not a recipe on our entire blog that Megha and I make more often than this one. I’m probably a bigger fan of it than Megha, but we both love starting our day with a nice big cup of Bulletproof Coffee. Before we get into the specifics I have to give credit to the creator of this dynamic concoction Dave Asprey. He’s created a whole brand around this stuff and his site(http://www.bulletproof.com/) is worth checking out for more info. If you’re a visual learner you can check out the video below of me making a cup of Bulletproof coffee.
So what is Bulletproof coffee? In it’s purist form it is a combination of butter, coconut oil OR MCT oil and coffee. In recent years it has devolved into basically meaning any kind of coffee with lots of fat in it through a variety of sources like heavy cream, ghee, coconut milk etc. The original, and in my opinion the best version of Bulletproof coffee is 2 parts butter to 1 part MCT oil. I find it unnecessary to get too concerned over the intricate details of where your MCT oil is sourced from and whether the cow that produced your butter was milked within the last 3 days. Just get some butter and some MCT oil and you’re good!
By now you’re probably wondering why we’re putting all of these crazy things in our coffee. There’s a number of reasons actually! The biggest reason is energy. Not only are you benefiting from the caffeine in the coffee but you’re also getting an energy burst from the MCT oil. MCT oil is the fastest absorbed oil you can get your hands on, which makes it the perfect addition to coffee. Reason number 2 is that you’ll be full for a long time! So now you’re super energized and you’re not hungry…think of all you’ll be able to accomplish! With Bulletproof coffee I find my most productive time of the day to be about an hour after I have my cup.
This is the easy part. You basically throw everything in a blender and blend it together. I like adding all of the oils in first with the blender set on a food scale so I can make sure I’m tracking my intake properly. A good option that a lot of people on the go will use is a milk frother. These are pretty cheap and do a good job of mixing your BPC. Nothing is worse than a poorly mixed BPC with all of the butter and oil sitting on top.
There’s 2 schools of thought when it comes to BPC add-ins. You’ve got those that want to turn this drink into a delicious dessert-like treat, and those that want a purely functional fuel source. I tend to fall into the 2nd camp, but let’s take a look at some options here:
This is probably the tastiest addition. It combines perfectly with the coffee and butter to give your coffee a great taste while not adding any artificial sweetness.
- Cocoa Powder
Some people swear by this, but I’m not sure why. I find cocoa powder makes your BPC unbearably bitter and I’d advise everyone but the most die hard of cocoa fans to avoid this one.
- Stevia Drops
If you want to go the artificial sweetener route this is probably your best choice. A nice liquid keto friendly sweetener that instantly turns your BPC into dessert.
- Sugar Free Syrups
These are right there with stevia drops. Instead of just sweetness though, these add different flavors to your Bulletproof coffee. I’ve found caramel to go really nicely with the buttery taste of the coffee.
- Brain Octane
While I’m a bit skeptical of the claims of “18x more powerful than coconut oil”, this stuff is probably going to have some cognitive benefits when mixed into your bulletproof coffee. Do your research and see if you’re convinced of it’s efficacy.
- Collagen Peptides
This is something I’ve been adding in lately and I like them so far. Claims of hair/skin/nail improvements as well as 10g of amino acids per serving. Definitely isn’t going to hurt to add in.
- Pink Salt
This one walks the line between tasty and functional. I’ve been adding this into my Bulletproof coffee for months now and I’m loving it! I love the taste, and it’s an easy way to get some sodium and trace minerals in on a daily basis. Highly recommended!
All of these are optional and are things you can experiment with after mastering the basic Bulletproof coffee. Comment below and let us know what your favorite additions are so we can add them to the list!
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