Bulletproof coffee is EVERYWHERE! Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably seen magazines talking about it and bloggers showing their blended Bulletproof concoctions on Snapchat. And now there is even a Bulletproof Coffee shop in Santa Monica.
I had no idea what the hell Bulletproof Coffee was. I thought it was a fancy ground coffee brand sold at Whole Foods. After I had seen it on Instagram and Snapchat for the 128495486869 time, I looked it up to see what this business was all about.
What I found was that Dave Asprey invented a certain concoction of coffee, butter from grassfed cows, and MCT (or coconut oil) and it is now branded as Bulletproof. The idea is that not only does the coffee give you energy from the caffeine, but it also provides a surge of brain power (from the MCT/coconut oil), and keeps you satisfied (from the butter). As a side note, I have experienced a huge amount of success on a high fat/low carb lifestyle, so this idea was right up my alley!
I had already been preparing my coffee very closely to the Bulletproof method – minus the oil. After doing some additional research, I found that MCT and coconut oils are both hugely beneficial for brain energy and mental clarity. While Bulletproof uses MCT oil AKA “Brain Octane”, I am happy using coconut oil.
Onto my recipe for a VEGAN cup of ‘Bulletproof’ coffee:
– One cup of coffee brewed however you like (I use a Tassimo machine with espresso T-discs)
– 2 tablespoons coconut cream (to replace butter if you’re vegan or lactose intolerant)
– 1 tablespoon unrefined, organic coconut oil
You can blend everything together in any blender. My method is to put the coconut oil and coconut cream in my coffee cup, and then brew the coffee over the cream and oil. It ends up blending together perfectly this way. And takes literally one minute from start to finish.
The verdict: This coffee is amazing. I had been a black coffee drinker for YEARS until recently, and I don’t intend to go back. Not only does it taste delicious, but it is very filling and I have noticed a spike in my energy level throughout the day.
On that note, happy Friday! Talk soon, Lynn