First your life, then your health and now your coffee. This latest hack involves blending a few key ingredients to create a ‘bulletproof’ coffee. A magical mixture of healthy fats, nutrients and oils is your secret weapon to boosting energy levels, increasing metabolism, elevating your mood and eliminating brain fog.
Made popular by the ketogenic diet, this coffee is a morning staple as it packs an energy punch while providing a range of other benefits for both the body and the brain.
Butter in My Coffee?
It’s true. One of the essential ingredients is grass-fed butter, which provides a multitude of benefits over regular butter. Not only are grass-fed cows happier and healthier, butter from these cows is high in fatty acids and vitamins, making it a nutritional powerhouse in comparison to conventional butter.
Don’t Forget the Oil
This recipe also calls for either caprylic acid, XCT oil or MCT oil. All of these oils are derived from coconut oil and can be found at your local supplement store. The main thing that sets these oils apart from plain old coconut oil is the processing involved.
How it’s done:
- Brew or buy hot coffee.
- Using a blender (not a spoon, blending creates the rich, creamy texture that is the signature of bulletproof coffee), blend in two tablespoons of unsalted, grass-fed butter, as well as 1 tsp – 2 tbsp of caprylic acid or XCT Oil or MCT oil. Just a little public service warning here to start slow with the oil and work your way up as they can be hard to digest at first.
- Add a dash of cinnamon for some extra flavour.
- Blend it up to create a frothy, latte-like coffee that’s creamy and satisfying.
How it all works
The fats in the coffee work both as brain food and also prevent sugar and carb cravings. The fat works to slow the absorption of the caffeine so you won’t get as jittery.
Bulletproof coffee can be an ideal way to start the day and maintain even energy levels instead of hitting peaks and valleys from sugary, carb-rich breakfasts. It does have its fair share of calories so be sure to include it as a meal or a snack in your overall food plan.