Many folks are surprised by the way we start our mornings…with Bulletproof Coffee. Created by Dave Asprey on www.bulletproofexec.com, the coffee consists of 3 things: coffee, coconut oil, and grass-fed butter or ghee.
Huh? You put coconut oil and butter in your coffee?
Let me explain. Having never been a coffee drinker, I had no real desire to start drinking the stuff. When I’ve tried in the past I would usually just get an acidy stomach. However, I was trying to incorporate more coconut oil into my diet and stumbled upon Dave’s recipe. http://www.bulletproofexec.com/how-to-make-your-coffee-bulletproof-and-your-morning-too/ . Ok, intrigued. Figured I’d give it a try.
The rationale behind using coconut oil and butter is fairly straightforward (I doubt I need to explain the coffee rationale). Butter provides conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), which has been found in animal studies to be a natural cancer fighter; in 2 human studies those with the highest amounts of CLA in their blood had lower incidents of breast cancer and heart attacks. The coconut oil provides medium-chain triglycerides, which are absorbed without bile involvement (great for those with limited gallbladder function or who have had their gallbladders removed). The fat goes right to the liver to produce ketone bodies for quick energy. Heck, even Dr. Oz gives coconut oil a thumbs up!
Now a morning just isn’t the same without my bulletproof coffee! I can wake up hungry in the morning, have my cuppa and be good until lunchtime (or beyond). With my job as a pharmacist that can be important, as I never know when I’ll get a moment to eat. I know I’ve been sharing the recipe with a lot of you (and gotten a lot of converts) but here it is for those who have asked:
- 16 oz coffee (I use the Hot Havana Nights brand from our store, which is organic, fair trade, and locally roasted).
- 2 Tbsp Pure Indian Foods Ghee (or grass-fed butter)
- 2 Tbsp Pure Indian Foods Coconut Oil
Prepare coffee as usual…I use 3 tablespoonsful in a French Press for 4 minutes. Place coffee, ghee/butter and coconut oil in a Magic Bullet or blender and blend until frothy. Enjoy!
- Put a bit of dark chocolate in the blend
- Add a splash of vanilla extract to the blend
- Try a teaspoonful of good cocoa powder in the blend
Trust me…try it. You can thank me next time you’re in the store.