Have you ever heard of bulletproof coffee? It’s black coffee mixed with grass-fed butter and medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) oil. It is a great way to start your day, whether you want a quick “first breakfast” or a pre-workout energy boost.
Why Bulletproof Coffee?
The main idea behind bulletproof coffee is that you start your day with good fats and eliminate the need for sugar in your coffee. Its creator, Dave Asprey, says that bulletproof coffee will “supercharge your brain function and create effortless fat loss with no cravings.” The MCT oil in bulletproof coffee goes to your liver, where it can raise your metabolism burned for for fuel instead of being stored as fat.
Ever heard of people going on Keto diets? They do so to put their bodies into a state of ketosis, when their bodies burn fats for energy instead of glucose (carbs). However, this diet is very difficult to stick to as can only consume very little carbs.
Bulletproof coffee allows your body to achieve the brain-boosting effects of ketosis without sacrificing carbs.
What is MCT Oil?
MCT oil is simply medium-chain triglycerides, as opposed to long chain triglycerides such as pure coconut oil. MCT is extracted from coconut oil, allowing for better absorption by the liver.
The main advantage of consuming an MCT oil like Brain Octane is that it is rapidly absorbed and changed into ketone bodies “providing instant energy to the brain without breaking down glucose from sugars or carbohydrates.” Many people report increased mental clarity and focus from making bulletproof coffee.
Bulletproof Coffee Only Better
Since I love using collagen in my morning coffee, I thought I’d make bulletproof coffee better by adding collagen peptides for some protein. I love Vital Proteins collagen peptides. They have no flavor but are packed with protein for your hair, skin and joints. They even make them in individual packs for on-the-go!
The end result is a frothy coffee similar to a latte, that is filling and satisfying. I can’t wait to start seeing the benefits of bulletproof coffee, particularly the increase to the metabolism and burning of belly fat.
Will you give bulletproof coffee a try?
- Brew 1 cup (8-12 ounces) of coffee.
- Add the 2 scoops of Vital Proteins collagen peptides.
- Add 1 teaspoon to 2 tablespoons of Brain Octane Oil.
- Add the grass-fed, unsalted butter (or grass-fed ghee).
- Mix it all in a blender for 20-30 seconds until it looks like a foamy latte.