Claims made about bulletproof coffee on the website:
“The recipe for Bulletproof Coffee is carefully designed to help promote brain function, end hunger, turn off cravings, and boost energy levels…”
“The Bulletproof Coffee recipe is popular for a reason. Aside from tasting awesome, it makes you feel lean, focused, and energized. ”
I bet you’ve heard about bulletproof coffee… The first time I heard about it was in 2015 , but I was too busy drinking my Turkish coffee I didn’t bother to find out whether or not it was the right thing for me! After all, when you’re drinking some of the “best” coffee in the world you’re reluctant to try new “fads”. But the truth is I was just making assumptions, as do we all so often!
What is Bulletproof Coffee?
Dave Asprey (Founder of Bulletproof), indulged in some yak buttered tea on top of a mountain in, Tibet. After feeling the immediate surge of energy it sparked the inspiration behind his pursuit. He wanted to understand the science behind it (if there was any) and how he could perfect it.
So according to, Dave, you need to use his specific products. After much research, I came to the conclusion that this is NOT necessary. In order to get the bulletproof products you have to order it online and this can get pricey. I tried it first with MCT oil… The MCT oil has a ton of health benefits but unfortunately if you have a sensitive gut, you’d want to skip this. So I had to switch from MCT oil as per Dr Tom O’Bryans advice. He cautioned people with intestinal permeability (holes in the gut) should not be ingesting MCT oil and especially not on an empty stomach (Which is how you have this bad boy). So now I opt for good old fashioned, coconut oil.
To my suprise I was enjoying my coffee and even more shocking- It didn’t have ANY drawbacks. NO stomach pain, no crashing, no hunger pangs etc… I lived like this for 2 weeks on a strict intermittent fasting regime and a Paleo (low carb high fat) styled diet. I’d not felt that good in a LONG time.
Did I add butter? No. I had it a couple of times in my coffee but I generally stay away from butter and the formula still seemed to work for me. I’d advise anybody willing to try this recipe, to do it as close to the actual bulletproof recipe as possible.
BulletProof Coffee (Without bulletproof products)
2 1/2 tablespoons Organic Coffee
1-2 tablespoons unsalted grass-fed butter or grass fed ghee
1 teaspoon- 2 tablespoons MCT Oil or Coconut Oil
Brew 1 cup of coffee (your prefered method, I use a plunger)
Prepare blender first by adding some warm water to it while you make the coffee, before you throw your coffee inside make sure you throw this water out of your blender first.
Add coffee, butter and oil (go easy on the MCT oil, start LOW) to a blender and blend for about 20 seconds.
Want to spice it up within the limits of your ketogenic diet? These are your other options!:
- Cacao powder– The primary ingredient in chocolate, packed with polyphenols and you could literally create a bulletproof hot chocolate minus the coffee! How awesome does that sound?
- Tumeric- Used in treating inflamation, stomach ulcers, cancer etc… 1 teaspoon per cup is enough because just like the cacao powder, it is quite a pungent flavour!
- Ceylon Cinnamon– Dave emphasizes the importance of using ceylon cinnamon over other types of cinnamon to avoid ingesting a certain plant chemical that can be toxic. Read your labels!
- Vanilla– I dont know about you but I just like the idea of adding vanilla to anything! Vanilla is a great antioxidant and it just so happens to make EVERYTHING taste better!
- Collagen– Collagen is great for skin, hair, nails, joints, muscles etc… I haven’t tried it yet but I will start using it from next month!
- Sea salt
- Unsweetened coconut milk
- Heavy cream
- Yerba Mate
- Chaga Mushroom powder