Bulletproofing It

IMG_4289We hear from our friends on the East Coast and Jimmy Fallon too, that Bulletproof Coffee has been making the rounds for a while (how did we miss this?) It’s time to brew, blend, butter and sip a cup.  

At a high level, here’s what we know: Bulletproof Coffee is a recipe formulated in 2009 by biohacker Dave Asprey with its genesis at the top of Mt Kailash in Tibet, where a revitalizing cup of yak butter tea provided a physical and mental boost and an initial spark.

By combining pure brewed coffee, unsalted butter and coconut oil in a blender, a creamy latte-like beverage is produced that by many accounts results in increased focus, improved brain and body energy, weight loss and muscle gain. Or as Jimmy Fallon said,  “you burn energy slower, longer and you don’t eat as much.”

The secret, at least partially, is in the quality of the ingredients.

First, the beans. Coffee that is cheap or high in toxins can adversely affect  brain function, mood and energy levels-clearly the opposite of what most of us would hope for. Look for local coffee that is low in toxins.

Unsalted grass-fed butter. Happy, grass-fed cows produce butter with improved nutritional properties and is a source of good cholesterol.  Basically, use better butter.

Coconut oil (or medium-chain triglyceride oil if you have that hiding in the cupboard) considered by some to be the healthiest oil on earth, naturally increases energy and metabolism.

When you blend it all together, the resulting drink, with its high calorie count, is intended as a meal replacement, not an add-on to breakfast.

So gather clean beans, better butter, coconut oil and your blender.  For simplicity we are using the Bulletproof Coffee kit-which includes the beans and MCT oil (the aforementioned medium-chain oil) and purchased butter from a local farm.

IMG_4295Let’s do this:

1. Brew coffee using Bulletproof Upgraded Coffee or other low-toxin beans

2. To a pre-heated blender, add 2 cups of coffee, 1-2 Tbs unsalted grass-fed butter, 1-2 Tbs coconut/MCT oil

3. Blend until frothy, like a latte, and enjoy

4. See how the next 6 hours go

We’ll report back how our day went after a morning dose of bulletproof-so stay tuned!  Have you tried Bulletproof Coffee? What did you think?

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