Bulletproof Coffee has become one of the latest crazes among the health and fitness world. I am sure you have probably heard of it some way or another by now, but if you have not, I will tell you a little bit about it. Bulletproof coffee is a blended up mix of coffee, unsalted grass-fed butter, and “Brain Octane Oil” (basically a stronger version of coconut oil).
So you’re thinking…Why would I drink Bullet Proof Coffee?
By swapping out your cream and sugar with grass-fed butter and medium chain triglycerides (coconut oil) you are forming a coffee drink that provides you with more energy, better focus, and improved health. Bullet proof coffee is a great way to introduce “healthy fats” into your diet. These healthy fats support your immune system, your cognitive function, and your hormonal system.
Why Grass-fed Butter?
Butter from grass-fed cows is higher in Omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin K2, both of which are important nutrients for heart health. Grass-fed butter has the right fats to help regulate cholesterol rather than adding to it. This is very important in order to prevent heart disease.
Where can you find grass fed butter?
I find my grass-fed butter at Whole Foods. Trader Joe’s sells it as well. A very popular and highly recommended brand of this butter is Kerrygold.
Everything in Moderation
As with anything good in life, it is important to drink this in moderation (maximum of 1 cup a day). Bullet proof coffee is most effective for those who follow a low carb diet. It is also highly effective for those whole follow intermittent fasting. One cup of bullet proof coffee can range anywhere from 200 to 500 calories, so If you are not replacing this drink with another beverage that you would normally have, it can cause your daily calorie intake to jump. It is important to understand that this drink is meant to stand alone, and not in addition to a meal. However, when used correctly (i.e. replacing this with your usual high calorie starbucks drink) it can be much more beneficial to your health and wellbeing. Overall, one cup of bullet proof style coffee has so much more to offer than your typical cream and sugar coffee.
My Version of Bulletproof Coffee
As some of you may have noticed, the true brand of Bullet Proof coffee is very pricey. For that reason, I have created my own version of bullet proof coffee that tastes heavenly and still provides all of the desired benefits of the original version.
1 cup of coffee
1 tablespoon of unsalted grass-fed butter
1 tablespoon of coconut oil
1 teaspoon of vanilla or almond extract
A dash of cinnamon
The key to creating the best tasting bullet proof coffee is mixing it up in a blender.
I have a small single serve blender that I use for this recipe. I simply place all of the ingredients into the blender and mix it up for about 10 to 20 seconds. This creates a nice frothy consistency just like you would get from a drink at a coffee shop. It is so delicious!
If you have not already, give bulletproof coffee a try. Let me know what you think! If you are already a bulletproof drinker, let me know if you have some good recipes of your own. I would love to give them a try! 🙂