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Bulletproof Coffee: The Fat Burning Secret

bulletproof-coffee-thumbnailI 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!

Bulletproof Coffee: The Fat Burning Secret

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1

Bulletproof Coffee: The Fat Burning Secret

Ingredients

6-8oz of black brewed organic coffee
1 Tbls of Kerry Gold or other UNSALTED grass-fed butter
2 Tbls of Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
1/8th tsp Vanilla Extract (Optional)
Pumpkin Pie Seasoning (Optional)

Instructions

  1. Start with 6-8oz of black coffee brewed from organic, mold-free beans (important)
  2. Add 1-2 Tbls of Kerry Gold or other UNSALTED grass-fed butter
  3. Add 1-2 Tbls of organic virgin coconut oil for max energy, weight loss and brain function- I use
  4. Blend with a pre-heated hand blender or Magic Bullet until there is a creamy head of foam
  5. Note: If your tummy isn't used to healthy fats, you may need to give it time to adjust. Reduce the fat rations to your liking and what your belly will tolerate and slowly increase.
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  1. Rick

    Could you pop popcorn with Coconut oil and butter it with the grass fed butter and achieve similar results?

  2. The Daily Percolator

    Thanks Zach, GREAT article you’ve got on traditional eating. You have to eat fat to lose fat, bottom line. Today, marks day 3 of strictly no gluten for me. I lost 3lbs in after the first 24hrs, and another 2.5 the next 24hrs. I ate butter, eggs, coconut oil, fantastic cheeses and wasn’t hungry a single minute of the day. I started my day and ended it with Bulletproof Coffee and by my third day I didn’t even struggle to say no to the piece of cake passed my way. I am satisfied, full of energy, and happy!

  3. Zach

    Great how to. Thanks for putting this together.

    I was skeptical about Bulletproof Coffee, so I asked the creator (Dave Asprey) himself what makes it different. If you’re curious, here it is:

    http://tech.co/how-to-get-lean-by-eating-butter-bacon-interview-with-dave-asprey-of-the-bulletproof-executive-2013-05

  4. The Daily Percolator

    I really believe its the combination of grass-fed butter and coconut oil together that do the trick. Grass-Fed butter adds “butyrate” to the drink which has anti-inflammatory properties, as well as increases energy expenditure, improves body composition, and helps with digestion. It also has high levels of vitamins and helps your body to absorb other vitamins. The idea behind Bulletproof Coffee and a diet that includes healthy fats is not to lose weight as quickly as possible, its to provide your body with the fuel it needs to be efficiently function, which is what burns the fat. Grass-Fed butter and coconut oil should be incorporated as often as possible into our diets, not just in our coffee!

  5. The Daily Percolator

    Hi Dorthy:

    The brand is not important, its the quality of your coffee. Unfortunately, the standard process for storing and processing coffee can be rather toxic as it breeds mold. If you are working towards a healthier you, cutting mold out of your coffee is a great step. At the least, find a good quality, organic coffee. Trader Joe’s is my favorite go-to shop!

  6. The Daily Percolator

    Hi Angela,

    I don’t find it necessary to melt the butter. Just add it to a cup of hot coffee and whip it up!

    Enjoy!

  7. Angela Z

    Do you add the butter melted?

  8. Dorothy Valdez

    Will you achieve the same results not using an upgraded coffee?

  9. Elsy

    Is it a must to add butter, or just coconut oil will do the energy, fat burning process ?

  10. The Daily Percolator

    Hi Dorthy:

    Bulletproof coffee is a great source of healthy fats as part of a regular diet that includes carbs, however fats are not low calorie! The amount you drink a depends on your specific dietary needs. If you are on a low-carb, high fat diet and not counting calories, you can drink as much as your tummy can handle. On a “keto” diet, I usually have one cup in the morning and one in the evening.

  11. Dorothy Valdez

    How often can you have a cup?

  12. Dorothy Valdez

    Thanks, for the info…

  13. The Daily Percolator

    Hi Dorthy, you absolutely want to blend this drink. If you do not, you will end up with an “oil-slick” on the top of your coffee. Personally, I couldn’t stomach that, but I have heard a few people say they don’t mind. I use a cheapy “immersion blender” and that works fantastic, however its not exactly portable!

    I understand that the “aerolatte” is a good portable alternative for this, but haven’t tried it yet! I do plan on buying one soon and giving it a whirl (lol); I hear that the knock off versions of it don’t cut it btw. If you find a good solution let me know!

  14. Dorothy Valdez

    Do you have to blend it?

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