Who’d have known that bullet proof coffee is going to take the world by storm? Bulletproof coffee is among the most interesting cups of coffee you’re ever going to drink but the reward is more than just a smoother cup of joe. It’s a lovely drink that helps you keep your diet and your journey to a healthier lifestyle complete. Not sure what bulletproof coffee is? Let’s find out together.
Bulletproof Coffee: Coffee and Butter is a Magical Combination
Can your diet program support your busy and energy-draining day? If not, then I guess it’s time for you to turn bulletproof with the magical combination of coffee, butter, and oil. Yes, you can now become bulletproof!
Bulletproof coffee is a drink especially suited to individuals following a ketogenic diet, or the high-fat, low-carb diet. It is made from brewed coffee, grass-fed unsalted butter, and the medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) coconut oil. Among the ingredients, it is the MCT oil that provides the individual with a continuous supply of energy to support the person’s daily activities.
This “energy drink” is best suited to be drunk early in the morning. It is the time when you have not had any meal yet. It serves as a substitute for your breakfast (NOTE: do not drink together with a full meal). The high calorie and fat content of bulletproof coffee will give you a boost of energy and endurance for the entire day. The caffeine content, on the other hand, makes you sharper and more focused.
Bulletproof coffee: A recipe
Preparing this creamy, frothy bulletproof coffee is as easy as one, two, three. You’ll only need three ingredients, and additional flavorings only if you wish to.
- 1 cup of freshly brewed coffee
- 2 tbsp. of unsalted butter
- 1-2 tbsp. of MCT oil or coconut oil
- Brew a pot of coffee the same way as you normally do every day. Use the desired amount of coffee beans/powder to prepare a cup for each serving.
- Mix the brewed coffee, unsalted butter, and MCT oil in a blender.
- Blend until mixture is smooth and frothy.
- Serve immediately
You may also opt to add some flavorings to your coffee to give it a little more twist. Sample add-ons maybe cinnamon, almond milk, cacao butter, and many more. You may even create a flavor that would suit your unique taste.
Benefits of bulletproof coffee
So, why should we choose this bulletproof coffee over other types of coffee that we are more familiar with? Let me list the benefits associated with the drink:
- It enhances your mood for the day
- Increases your energy by breaking down the fats in the oil
- Suppresses hunger due to slow absorption of fats from the grass-fed butter
- This low-to-no carb drink promotes weight loss
- Improves digestion
- Caffeine content makes you alert and more focused
For your additional information, let us also take a look on the advantages of our ingredients over their more common cousins:
MCT Oil and Coconut Oil
Compared to the usual coconut oil, MCT oil is a more concentrated source of medium-chain triglycerides. Thus, you can use less MCT oil and get the same medium-chain triglyceride concentration that you needed. Always make sure to choose a good source and brand.
Grass-fed Butter and Regular Butter
Grass-fed butter (GFB) is made from grass-fed cream from grass-fed milk which is collected from a grass-fed cow. I bet you now have a hint that GFB is very nutrient-rich for they come from cows that graze directly from the ground. Actually, GFB has lots of healthy saturated fats and omega-3 fatty acids which our body cannot produce on its own. Physically, GFB has a richer yellow appearance compared to the regular butter in your grocery. However, with all of this said, you may have also expected that GFB is quite a bit more expensive than the regular butter.
As of the moment, scientific studies on the actual effectiveness of bulletproof coffee are still on its way. It is, perhaps safer that you make sure that you get enough nutrients from your other meals since you replace a full breakfast meal with your bulletproof coffee. Also, keep an eye on your calorie intake because drinking bulletproof coffee while also taking in lots of carbs would result in weight gain.