I hear it in the news, I read it in the blogs, but until I tried it myself I just couldn’t buy into the “butter is better” anthem that has rung across the nation recently, not after decades of hearing that butter is bad. In my mission to eat a cleaner diet and let’s be honest fit a smaller dress size, I have resisted the “Grass-Fed Butter” bandwagon. I struggle with accepting that I should eat loads of butter in my quest for a slimmer waistline.
Today, I’m talking about filling up your tank with Bulletproof Coffee. In a nut shell, its high-octane coffee whipped with butter and topped with a good healthy dose of coconut oil. David Asprey‘s story starts somewhere with a near-death experience in Tibet at 18,000 feet, saved by a cup of yak butter tea. Yah, I know… but stay with me on this one. From there, he developed the recipe for Bulletproof Coffee: a brilliant combination of three extremely healthy, extremely energizing, and extremely filling ingredients whipped into a cup of coffee that will get you through any morning without needing to reach for those jelly filled donuts.
Bulletproof Coffee: The Recipe
First off you must get good coffee, I mean GOOD. Not… “mmm Starbucks” good, but rather “mmm this doesn’t contain mold and toxins” good. I’d love to try Upgraded Coffee, it sounds amazing but I opt for the best organic coffee I can find that does not require I take out a loan to afford! Next, you need some good UNSALTED Grass-Fed Butter, pick up some Kerry Gold Unsalted at your nearest grocery story chain or if you prefer order some Organic Ghee online. Your best option- buy from a local farmer. Last, you need a healthy dose of the coconut oil I wrote about recently. Trader Joes is your one-stop-shop if you happen to have one nearby.
Next, blend it all together with a hand-held blender and ta-da you’ve got yourself a hardy breakfast that will rev your engine! It’s creamy, it tastes naughty, and keeps you full all morning. All of this AND it burns fat… what’s not to love?
For a little added kick (and metabolism boost) I add cinnamon or pumpkin pie seasoning and a bit of vanilla extract to my twist on the original Bulletproof Coffee recipe. It’s full of creamy flavor with NO sugar needed!!! Get your engine revvin’ today!