If you haven’t heard of Bulletproof coffee yet, I’m sorry. Really, I’m sorry. Why you ask? Because you’re missing out! This stuff is delicious and makes you feel, well, bulletproof. Bulletproof coffee was made popular by biohacker and health nut Dave Asprey of the Bulletproofexecutive.com. I have been following his podcasts and blog for over a year now and just love all of the awesome health and fitness advice he offers. He created his Upgraded Bulletproof coffee because he wanted a coffee that was free of mycotoxins. This is a form of mold that is present in much of the store bought coffee we consume today. You aren’t required to use his brand of beans as long as you make sure that the ones you choose are organic, fair trade and mycotoxin free coffee. Here is where I get my beans.
The other two ingredients necessary for Bulletproof coffee are unsalted, Kerrygold Pure Irish Butter and MCT Oil. The fact that someone would put butter in their coffee may shock you, but it has been a tradition in many cultures for centuries because it is rich in healthy fats. MCT stands for Medium-chain triglycerides. This oil is very similar to coconut oil, but is 16 times more potent. The combination of the grass fed butter and oil will also leave you feeling full and satisfied, so it may help stave off hunger cravings. Once blended, these ingredients create an amazing tasting latte!
Want to know how to make this delicious coffee? Check out my step-by-step guide and video below!
Step One: Brew the Coffee. This is the first step in the process. You can choose to use a SterlingPro Coffee & Espresso Maker (aka a french press) like me, or you can opt for a pour over method. Bring about 3 cups (for 2 servings) of purified water to a boil. Next, grind up your beans and place into the french press or device of your choice. Once your water has cooled, take the water and slowly pour it over the grounds. Let this brew for 4 minutes.
Step Two: Add the Butter. While you’re waiting for the coffee to brew, you can add your butter into your blender. I use about a tablespoon and a half for one serving (one cup). Don’t be afraid to add more if you would like! Just make sure that the butter you use is always unsalted and grass fed. This is because grass fed butter is metabolised differently than regular butter or margarine.
Step Three: Add the MCT Oil. Next, you will want to add one to two tablespoons of MCT oil to your blender. Be careful not to add too much your first time as it is very “cleansing” to your system. You can always add more as your body becomes used to the oil.
Step Four: Blend It! Once you have your butter and oil in the blender, you will need to pour the brewed coffee on top in your blender. Lastly, you will want to make sure you blend all of the ingredients really well in order to create that frothy, latte taste. Be sure to BLEND the butter and oil into the coffee, NOT just stir it! This will not taste good! Blend well to ensure the best outcome.
Step Five: Enjoy! If you’re already a Bulletproof coffee fan like me, let me know by commenting below. If it’s your first time trying it out, tell me how you like it!