There is a new trend in coffee. Its called Bulletproof. The first thing that comes to mind is butter coffee. Its a bit more complex that putting a pat of any old butter in your coffee. The trend states that using grass fed, unsalted butter, as a way to lose weight and boost your energy.
Dave Asprey (Creator of Bulletproof) says that their coffee is low toxin in combination with MCT oil contains healthy fats that helps keep your body maintain without crashing. The idea on the MCT oil is that its digested faster than other fats, while boosting energy, and satisfying (some) food cravings. Asprey states it turns off the inflammation of the brain.
By using grass fed, unsalted butter, (I used Ghee) Bulletproof is said to have less toxins that causes inflammatory behavior in the body. This also has to do with low toxin coffee beans, which many times, is filled with fungal toxins.
Tibetans have made yak butter tea which resembles the same reasoning and practices. The fat in the tea/coffee slows down the digestion and the absorption of the caffeine into the body. This helps reduce the caffeine crash mid morning.
Everyone is an individual so definitely do your research and figure out whats best for your body. Nutritionally this could add 100 calories per teaspoon of butter that you add. I believe Grass Fed Ghee is slightly less.
Brew 1 cup (8-12 ounces) of Bulletproof coffee using filtered water
2 ½ heaping tablespoons of freshly ground Bulletproof Coffee Beans.
Use a French Press for ease of use and to preserve beneficial coffee oils that paper filters keep out.
Add 1 teaspoon to 2 tablespoons of Brain Octane Oil. Start with 1 teaspoon per cup and work your way up to 1-2.
Add 1-2 tablespoons of grass-fed, unsalted butter or grass-fed ghee. Salty coffee is gross.
Mix it all in a blender for 20-30 seconds until it looks like a foamy latte.
Here is the label for the MCT oil. In making this, I found about 3/4 of a teaspoon was perfect. Going higher was slightly too oily for me with the butter and MCT oil.
In addition to the coffee and MCT oil, Bullet proof also sent a box of their collagen bars. If you have food restrictions, allergies, or are Paleo, you know the struggle of having food ready on hand for those times when you cannot find anything to eat. These were a great addition.
While these bars are delicious, they are not a moist bar. They are drier than i thought and paired GREAT with the BulletProof coffee or black tea.
Coffee is usually too acidic for me. I did have a much smaller reaction to BulletProof, than i normally do with other coffees.