Bulletproof Coffee

A year ago, a friend told me about Bulletproof coffee, so I tried it. I had been to many countries where a dollop of butter was added to tea or coffee, so the concept of adding fat to my morning drink was not a foreign idea.

Before drinking bulletproof coffee, I was more in love with the idea of coffee than actually drinking it. The smell was comforting, I loved going to coffee shops to work and the social aspect of going out for a coffee with friends. What I didn’t like was the crash and jitters I experienced after drinking coffee. Bulletproof coffee seemed to be the answer. I noticed I could enjoy a glass of bulletproof coffee without stomach upset, a crash or jitters. I felt full all morning, I noticed my mind was clear and I was focused on the tasks before me.

There are 3 key ingredients in Bulletproof coffee which are coffee, butter and medium-chain triglycerides (MCT).

Choosing a quality coffee is important to reduce your exposure to mycotoxins, herbicides and pesticides in your morning brew. Mycotoxins are a fungus that adheres to coffee beans and can adversely impact our health. To learn more about this topic and how to choose a better coffee, check out this article.

Butter from grass-fed animals is used because the omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids are healthier then conventionally raised livestock. Never use margarine. Learn the differences between butter and margarine here.

Medium-chain triglycerides are fats that require less energy and enzymes to be digested when compared to long-chain triglycerides.

When I decide to have a cup of joe, this basic recipe is my starting point.

Bulletproof Coffee

8 ounces of brewed high quality organic coffee
1-2 Tbsp. butter from grass-fed animals (I like the Kerrygold brand)
1-2 Tbsp coconut oil

Combine the ingredients in a blender and let them meld together for about 30 seconds. Blend for a couple seconds to produce a frothy, delicious drink to enjoy.

*Some people add 1/2 tsp. of vanilla or Stevia to the mix to sweeten the coffee. I enjoy the natural frothy coconut flavor of the drink.

Dave Asprey is the founder and CEO of Bulletproof coffee. In this video, he explains the background and preparation of Bulletproof coffee.