How to Make the Perfect Bulletproof Coffee
Are you looking for a quick breakfast that'll give you ALL the energy? If you haven't already, you need to give bulletproof coffee a try.
The thought of blending your morning coffee with butter and oil might seem a bit weird, but it isn't. Fans of Dave Asprey's morning brew report everything from fat loss, abundant energy and increased brain power.
Want to see if it lives up to the hype? Here's our favourite recipe.
For the perfect bulletproof coffee, you'll need:
- One cup of high-quality coffee,
- One tablespoon of grass fed butter,
- One tablespoon of MCT oil,
- Half a teaspoon of organic cocoa powder,
- Half a teaspoon of stevia (optional).
You should start off with one tablespoon of butter and MCT oil, but increase to two if you need something more calorie-dense.
To make the bulletproof coffee, just chuck all the ingredients in a blender. Blend, and serve.
If you're on the road, replace the blender with a Promixx mixer. It does the same thing. A perfect solution when you're struggling to get your hands on a healthy breakfast!
Is It Good for You?
The bulletproof coffee has been subject to plenty of debate in recent years.
Advocates claim the following benefits:
- Reduced hunger and cravings, promiting weightloss.
- The medium-chain triglycerides found in MCT oil reduce brain fog, and positively impact hormonal and metabolic systems.
- It promotes ketosis. If you respond well to a low carb diet, this is a great fat loss tool.
For more benefits, as well as the original science, check out The Bulletproof Executive.
On the flip side, there are many people who disagree. Critics of the bulletproof coffee claim these points outweigh any benefits:
- It's not a balanced meal, containing far too much fat and not enough carbs or protein.
- It doesn't contain many micronutrients either, so you could be missing out on some important vitamins and minerals.
- Whilst saturated fat is perfectly healthy in normal doses, some people claim that eating huge amounts may have a detrimental affect. For example, it could dramatically increase cholesterol.
What Do We Think?
When it comes to nutrition, we always recommend experimenting to discover what works well for you. Whilst we don't recommend replacing breakfast with a bulletproof coffee every day, there are certainly some benefits that can't be ignored.
Let us know what you think in the comments!