My friend David started to do something strange to his coffee. He loads it up with a bunch of grass-fed butter and coconut oil, almond oil, and maybe some cinnamon and cayenne pepper, then blends it up until it’s all incorporated. He said it was amazing. I like my coffee strong and black. I feel things like CoffeeMate are sacrilegious. But, his morning quality of life increased so much that I said to myself, “Hey, I’ll try it.”
Depending on who you ask, this is either called fatty coffee or Bulletproof Coffee. Fatty because there is at least as much fat as most people get in a day and Bulletproof because that’s the way it makes you feel when your brain actually gets the good fats it needs.
You may have read previous articles on this site extolling the benefits of good fats, but if you haven’t here is a recap: Your body prefers fat. You absolutely need saturated fat and cholesterol. Your body also benefits from certain other fats, but it is incredibly important that you get much more saturated fat than popular medicine would have you believe. These fats do not cause heart disease. The major culprits in heart disease are actually sugar and other refined carbohydrates.
So, I’ve been enhancing my coffee three or four days a week for the last few weeks. On the days I have this coffee, I don’t want breakfast. I feel full from the two cups of coffee I drink right up until, even through, lunch time. I also feel energized and it’s hard not to be productive.
So, do you want to try this? If you do, here’s a recipe taken from the creator of Bulletproof Coffee:
Bulletproof Coffee Recipe
- Start with 4-500 ml (2 mugs) of black coffee brewed with my mold-free Upgraded Coffee beans. (Why this is important)
- Add 2 Tbs (or more, up to 80 grams, about 2/3 of a standard stick of butter) of Kerry Gold or other UNSALTED grass-fed butter
- Add 30 grams of Upgraded MCT oil for max energy, weight loss and brain function (this is 6 times stronger than coconut oil, your next best choice)
- Blend with a pre-heated hand blender, shake really hard in a flask, or (best) counter top blender until there is a creamy head of foam. (It doesn’t work well if you mix it with a spoon)
If you just want to try it out, coconut oil is cheaper than MCT oil, but I recommend you use organic, unrefined coconut oil. You should also make sure your coffee was roasted recently and didn’t lay around too long before it was roasted, local roasters are probably better than national ones at this – or get the coffee from the ingredient list above. And your butter needs to be from grass-fed cows. Grain-fed cows make different fats and sugars than grass-fed ones.
Try it out, add some of the other stuff that David adds, try something new altogether. Share your results in the comments section below.