Do you feel relentlessly tired, hungry and irritable? Are finding yourself reaching for cup after cup of coffee just get yourself to lunchtime? If this sounds like you, trade in your regular cup of joe for a cup of bulletproof coffee. Read on to learn why this switch to your morning routine could be vital if you are aiming to stay in ketosis.
What Is Bulletproof Coffee?
Bulletproof coffee was formulated by Dave Asprey, an entrepreneur, businessman and author from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Asprey describes himself as a professional biohacker.
Dave took a trip to Tibet where he discovered the transformative powers of yak butter tea. When Dave returned home he wanted to recreate the tea’s power. He experimented with blending hot coffee with healthy saturated fats like grass-fed butter or ghee and MCT oil.
He quickly realized this morning latte increased his energy, stabilized his blood sugar, and improved his cognitive function and mental clarity. He started sharing his butter coffee creation with his Silicon Valley community and the rest was history. A cult-like following of bulletproof coffee drinkers were born and the trend has been climbing upwards ever since.
How Does Bulletproof Coffee Work?
When you drink bulletproof coffee you are combining the superpowers of the coffee bean with the superpowers of grass-fed butter and MCT oil for a a super-charged, high-fat, high-performance latte.
Coffee beans are packed with essential B vitamins, antioxidants and phytonutrients. There is plenty of evidence to suggest drinking coffee can suppress hunger, improve brain function and mood, provide energy and raise metabolism to burn more fat.
Our keto bulletproof coffee recipe has a short list of high quality ingredients ingredients including fresh, hot coffee, grass-fed butter and Perfect Keto MCT Powder.
What’s So Special About Grass-Fed Butter?
Grass-fed butter is produced from grass-fed cows. These cows are allowed to forage and graze for their own fresh food in wide open spaces. This results in a much higher quality butter because the cows are happy and healthy.
Grass-fed butter contains hundreds of fatty acids and nearly five times more CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) than butter from grain-fed cows. CLA is a naturally occurring fatty acid found in meat and dairy products. It is a known dietary supplement said to help people lose fat, maintain their weight, retain lean muscle mass and control Type 2 diabetes[*].
What Is MCT Oil?
MCT is not just a buzzword. MCT stands for medium-chain triglycerides and it’s one of the best, most bioavailable forms of energy. MCT oil is made from pure MCTs that are extracted from coconut (or palm) oil. MCTs are an ideal energy source and known for their quick absorption. It is not coconut oil, but a coconut oil byproduct.
A common misconception is that you can use coconut oil in place of MCT oil. However, coconut oil is just 55% MCTs, while MCT oil is made of pure MCTs. They are not interchangeable.
Perfect Keto founder @dranthonygustin often adds MCT oil to his coffee — like in this cold brew. Follow him for more keto drink ideas:
Not happy with what’s available? Take some action and make it happen. — I wasn’t thrilled with the quality of nutrition I could get on the go, so I made what I wanted a reality. Grass fed beef protein and lots of healthy fats easily mixed into my cold brew is now possible. — Don’t settle for the way things are if you’re not satisfied with them. You can do more than you think.
What Is Perfect Keto MCT Powder?
Perfect Keto MCT Powder is liquid MCT oil that is spray-dried and then micro-encapsulated with a powder carrier shell. This makes a convenient and portable powder. MCT powder is less messy and easier to transport than MCT oil and has the same health benefits.
What Are the Health Benefits of MCT Oil?
MCT oil increases weight loss. More and more studies are popping up showing that MCTs help you maintain satiety by leaving you feeling fuller longer[*]. They also boost your metabolism, leading to more fat loss and greater weight loss outcomes.
MCT oil also improves gut health and reduces inflammation. MCTs are natural antibiotics capable of fighting off harmful bacteria while preserving your gut’s good bacteria. This creates optimal pH balance for a healthy gut biome leading to a healthier overall gut environment and improved digestion.
MCT oil also sharpens your cognitive health. Studies show there is a strong connection between the brain and gut health[*]. Since your brain consists largely of fatty acids, you think more clearly when you provide your body with plenty of healthy fats for fuel.
Keto Bulletproof Coffee Recipe
Start your morning off with this perfect combination of caffeine and healthy fats. This low carb cup of magic is all you need, along with a balanced diet, to have your most productive day.
You may choose to use whatever coffee variety you prefer, but we recommend a single origin, light roast coffee. Light roast coffees are typically less bitter, brighter and better tasting while keeping the recipe unsweetened. They also contain the highest amount of caffeine.
There are many ways to brew a great tasting cup of coffee, including a standard automatic coffee maker, Aeropress, Chemex or French press.
Optional add ins:
- Chocolate Keto Collagen Powder
- Pink Himalayan salt
- Maca powder
- Peppermint oil
- Lavender oil
- Pure vanilla
- Add in two scoops Chocolate Keto Collagen Powder for a delicious, low carb mocha
- Add in a few drops of peppermint oil for a refreshing, stimulating, minty coffee
- Add in a few drops of lavender oil for a relaxing floral coffee
- Add maca powder in for a restorative, balancing cup
- Add a pinch of pink Himalayan salt for an electrolyte boost
Keto Bulletproof Coffee Recipe
This keto bulletproof coffee recipe has the perfect combination of caffeine and healthy fats to give you energy to power through a productive day.
- Prep Time: 2 minutes
- Total Time: 2 minutes
- Yield: 16 ounces
- Category: Breakfast
- Cuisine: American
- 2 cups freshly brewed hot coffee
- 2 tablespoons grass fed butter
- 1 scoop Perfect Keto MCT Powder
- 1 teaspoon ceylon cinnamon
- Combine all of the ingredients in a blender.
- Blend on low brining the speed up to high for 30 seconds or until frothy.
- Serve, sip. Enjoy!
Single origin, light roast coffee is my preference. I find it less bitter and therefore better unsweetened. I use a French press, which brews excellent, smooth coffee.
Optional add ins:
- Keto Collagen
- Pinch of Himalayan salt
- Maca powder
Use 2 scoops Chocolate Keto Collagen for a Mocha Coffee!
- Calories: 280
- Fat: 31g
- Carbohydrates: 2.8g
- Fiber: 2.2g
- Protein: 1g
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Cristina Curp is the creative mind behind The Castaway Kitchen, a blog dedicated to delicious foods and healing diets. Food is thy medicine and it should taste damn good.