Want a cup of coffee that will sustain your energy throughout the morning? Then make it bulletproof.
After traveling to Tibet and trying yak butter tea biohacker Dave Asprey brought home the recipe and coined it “Bulletproof coffee.” So what is it exactly? It’s a combination of clean caffeine from coffee beans mixed with healthy fats from unsalted butter and MCT oil. The combination provides a sustained energy throughout the day. No more caffeine crashes!
The Bulletproof Coffee Recipe
- 1 cup of coffee
- 1 tsp – 2 Tbsp MCT OIL (work your way up with this one as you can initially get stomach cramps)
- 1-2 Tbsp unsalted grass fed butter
- For a hint of spice add a sprinkle of cinnamon!
It’s best to blend the three ingredients together in a blender otherwise the oils and fats separate. Blending makes for a very smooth creamy latte.
Saturated Fat: 21g
So why does it provide sustained energy? Let’s break the ingredients down.
The Bulletproof Coffee
Coffee is a powerful antioxidant. Caffeine keeps you alert and boosts your metabolism. But just like the food you eat, the quality of the coffee you drink matters. Bad quality coffee can make you feel tired and sluggish, reaching for another cup. While a clean quality bean can keep you fueled and energized.
Avoid coffees with molds like ochratoxin. Molds will steal your mental edge and make you weak. For sustained energy it’s best to choose organic coffees that test for molds and toxins like Bulletproof and Kicking Horse.
We love Bulletproof not only because it’s a clean bean coffee but because they also support sustainability and our environment.
GRASS FED BUTTER
Unsalted grass fed butters are a nutrient dense source of fat providing fuel for energy. We like unsalted Kerrygold Butter.
A fat burning fuel made from coconuts. This is the key ingredient that helps you feel energized and focused. MCT’s have to be broken down in the body therefore they give your cells an immediate energy source to pull from.