Bulletproof Coffee (or tea) – have you heard of it? It’s the creamiest, dreamiest cup of coffee ever!
It’s essentially a cup of coffee blended with grass-fed butter and MCT oil.
–>The grass-fed butter (or ghee) helps sustains energy for hour and balances hormones.
–>MCT oil is a purified form of coconut oil said to help suppress hunger, lose weight, think faster.
The idea is to kick fat-burning into overdrive using high fat and no carbs. It’s said to kill cravings and boost energy and cognitive function, giving you less brain fog and clearer thinking. One other benefit is that the fat helps to slow down the absorption of the caffeine so you don’t get the high/low swings. Many people on high fat diets, like the Ketogenic diet, will have a bulletproof latte in place of breakfast in the morning. I’ve done it and find it usually satiates me until lunch.
For Bulletproof UnCoffee: If you aren’t a coffee drinker, you simple sub in tea. One of my favorites to use is dandelion tea which also helps to cleanse the liver. It comes in tea bags or try my favorite Dandy Blend which is an instant powder.
- you absolutely do have to blend this otherwise you’ll have a hot oil slick just sitting across the top of the cup. Use a blender or one of these handy little mini frothers right in your cup.
- But, this stuff is powerful, only start with 1 tsp and build up (too much too son can act like a diuretic!)
Bulletproof Coffee and UnCoffee
1 cup (8-12) oz coffee, tea or dandy blend
1 tsp – 2 tbls of MCT oil
1-2 tbl ghee or unsalted grass-fed butter
–>Blend together (about 20 seconds) until foamy.
1 scoop collagen powder- great for hair, skin and nails
Cinnamon or cardamom: tasty addition
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