What is Bullet Proof Coffee and how to make it at home.
Bulletproof coffee is the brainchild of Dave Asprey, an American entrepreneur and bio hacker who founded the Bulletproof supplement brand in 2013.
In 2004, while trekking through the Himalayas, he was introduced to tea blended with yak butter. Asprey said the drink left him feeling incredibly energized and rejuvenated, so upon his return to United States, he set about creating his now-trademarked drink.
When you're first making butter coffee, start out with just a teaspoon of MCT oil and butter, and gradually work your way up. Consuming too much MCT oil may have some unpleasant side effects, like an upset stomach, so building up a tolerance is recommended to experience the full benefits.
When assembling the drink, make sure to blend all ingredients well in a blender until it resembles a frothy latte, otherwise you’ll have an oil slick on the surface of your drink that won’t be appetizing or pleasing to the eye.
Feel free to add additional low-carb flavorings and sweeteners such as stevia, cinnamon or vanilla extract.
Butter coffee, as the name would suggest, is not recommended for those on a low-fat eating plan. However, proponents of the drink, which is often consumed in lieu of breakfast, say it keeps them feeling full and energized until lunchtime.
- Add 8-12 oz of hot coffee, 1-2 tea spoons of butter and 1-2 teaspoons of MCT or Coconut oil in a blender. Make sure the lid is on the device tightly so no hot liquid escapes.
- Blend on high for about 30 seconds, until drink resembles a frothy latte.
- Pour into a mug and drink.
Things to keep in mind...
When consumed alongside a healthy diet, Bulletproof coffee may help you lose weight and increase your energy levels.
If you find that this morning drink improves your well-being and quality of life, it may be worth the decreased nutrient load.
Just to be on the safe side, if you drink Bulletproof coffee regularly, you should have your blood markers measured to make sure you’re not increasing your risk of heart disease and other conditions