Yeah, basically it’s “butter in your coffee” but why?
So, the idea behind the bulletproof coffee is that by consuming it, it puts you into state called ketosis where your body uses fat as the main energy source, versus carbohydrates in the normal case.
The goal is to encourage fat loss benefit, however it’s a bit controversial in that one doesn’t typically enter the keto-state until 48 hours sans carbs has elapsed. So, while bulletproof coffee is a start, you need to be committed to the whole ketosis thing.
Beyond that, there are still other benefits to bulletproof coffee. By enjoying butter-in-your-coffee and FORGOING traditional breakfast—carbs, grains, or a gluten-filled pastry—which would be converted into simple sugar and gives you a short energy boost, the bulletproof coffee provides you with a continuing energy level throughout the morning, carrying you over til lunchtime.
The main issue thing to be conscious of is calorie count: One cup of Bulletproof coffee has about 440 calories in it, which by itself is a lot. Add to that a hearty breakfast of bacon and eggs and you’re looking at a cool 1000 calories only in the morning. Bulletproof coffee is intended to be consumed in lieu of breakfast, not alongside it. The fat and caffeine will help you to stay focused in the morning.
There are other benefits to bulletproof coffee:
• Suppressed hunger. MCT oil balances your hunger hormones, keeping you full til lunch.
• Steady lasting energy. The saturated fat in grass-fed butter slows the absorption of caffeine, which gives you even energy for several hours instead of a caffeine spike and crash. No jitters, either.
• Mental clarity. The MCT oil rapidly converts to ketones—a type of molecule that your brain uses more efficiently than carbs or sugar. Pair ketones with the slowly releasing caffeine and you can literally feel your brain turning on.
You’re super energized, you’re not hungry (and distracted by hunger), and you’re super productive. Or, so the theory goes. To each his own.
- 1 tbsp MCT oil (Medium-chain triglycerides), usually derived from Coconut Oil
→ you can use just coconut oil, from the grocery store. Your results will simply be ‘less than’ had you used straight-up MCT oil
- 2 tbsp grass-fed butter
→ don’t use margarine, don’t use cheap butter. Buy quality; we like Kerrygold.
- 12 oz fresh brewed coffee
→ again, use what coffee you prefer, but since there isn’t much here, we recommend a quality bean.
Brew coffee as you prefer: drip, french press, aeropress.
Put coffee, oil, and butter into your blender or bullet. Blend 30 seconds.
Consume hot and black.
In spite of the proposed benefits, some people just aren’t down with black coffee. We get that. Try these flavor options:
•Cinnamon It naturally complementscoffee and butter to give your coffee a nice flavor while not adding any artificial sweetness.
•Cocoa Powder Some people swear by this, but it’s not for everyone. Give it a go, see how you like it.
•Stevia Drops If you’re looking for sweetness without actual sugar, this is probably your best bet. Look for a liquid sweetener that easily blends with your bulletproof coffee.
•Sugar Free Syrups These are right there with stevia drops. Instead of just sweetness though, these add different flavors to your bulletproof coffee. Caramel pairs nicely with the buttery taste of the coffee.
What do you think of Bulletproof Coffee?
Have you tried it? Is your curiously piqued? We want to know. Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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