Why Bulletproof Coffee?
Over the years I’ve transitioned to drinking tea more than coffee. However, I’ve been known to enjoy a great cup of joe, an almond milk latte or cappuccino (especially in Europe) from time to time- and I do LOVE IT!!
However, when Dave Asprey brought back the potential modern day scientific benefits of drinking coffee and adding healthy fats to it- I was called to pay attention.
Bulletproof coffee is also known as the keto coffee and it's made to drive your body into ketosis, because Bulletproof coffee works on the same keto principle.
This means that it can trigger weight loss, boost energy, curve your appetite, and bring mental clarity. Who doesn't want that?
Ketosis is a metabolic state where fat stores instead of glucose get metabolized to fuel the body. In simple term, ketosis is a fat burning zone. It's where all keto dieters aim to reach to use fat stores as the body's energy source. This switch in energy sources creates a major change in the body.
Here’s the best part- it takes about 3 minutes to make and includes 3 ingredients:
Coffee, medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) oil, and butter.
It's not Bulletproof coffee if any of the three ingredients is missing!
The reason is, that each of these ingredient brings its own set of benefits that add to the overall value of this hot, yummy, energizing drink.
Bulletproof coffee is designed to be a breakfast replacement. By starting your day with this keto coffee instead of breakfast, is beneficial in many ways. Here are the main Bulletproof coffee benefits worth mentioning.
Lasting Energy- MCT oil is short for medium-chain triglycerides oil. It's a naturally occurring fatty acid. Unlike other oils, MCT oil bypasses processing by the liver.
It then goes straight into the bloodstream to be converted into ketones for fuel. This leads to quicker, sustainable energy that lasts. By having it in the morning, you'll ensure you have the lasting energy for the day.
Combination of grass-fed butter and caffeine brings another benefit. Saturated fat in butter slows down your body's caffeine absorption. This prevents any caffeine related crash, mood spike, or jitter.
Mental Clarity- Combination of caffeine and fats are well formulated for reaching ketosis. By reaching ketosis, drinkers often report better mental clarity, alertness, and focus.
Feeling Satisfied- One benefit many are after is satisfaction. You can credit MCT oil for this attribute. Intake of fatty acids suppresses a hunger hormone called ghrelin. It not only suppresses hunger but also brings fullness and satisfaction.
Here’s the Bulletproof Coffee Recipe:
1 cup coffee with 2 ½ tablespoons of freshly ground low-acid coffee
1-2 tablespoons of MCT oil. The original Bulletproof coffee calls for Brain Octane Oil. But the closest accessible MCT oil is coconut oil. Choose organic.
2 tablespoons grass-fed butter. You can also use grass-fed ghee as an alternative. Whichever one you pick, to avoid making your coffee salty, use unsalted variety.
1. Brew your coffee. Get 2 ½ tablespoons of ground coffee beans. Make 1 cup coffee by using filtered, purified water. French press is the preferred way as it preserves natural coffee oil, but it's not an absolute must.
2. Add MCT Oil. Use organic coconut oil if you don't have Brain Octane oil. Add it to the coffee 1 tablespoon at a time.
3. Add butter or ghee. Add 1-2 tablespoons of butter or grass-fed ghee to the coffee.
4. Blend. Add all to the blender and blend until it's foamy. It may take anywhere from 15-30 seconds.
Drink it while it's hot before butter starts to form.
For more information and fun reads on the AYURVEDIC perspective of COFFEE & BULLETPROOF- check out these great articles that show different perspectives. You do your own research to decide whether Bulletproof coffee is right for YOUR body.
Ayurveda and Bulletproof coffee surprisingly, see eye to eye in many ways.