There’s a rule in Reboot: the only legit coffee is bulletproof coffee.
The truth is that it was two years after I first rebooted before I came across bulletproof coffee. And I have to say: once you go bulletproof you never go back.
To be clear, I’m not the creator of bulletproof coffee. That would be Dave Asprey. And we should all be thankful to him. But let’s get on with it…
What is bulletproof coffee?
Disclaimer: This sounds superbly awful. In fact, when I first heard about it I didn’t try it for at least 6 months because I didn’t trust the recipe. I figured it would be something one would have to drink as if they were on the final stage of Fear Factor. Rest assured, it’s delicious, like a super creamy latte.
- Single Estate, Columbian Amber Caveman Coffee (****ing delicious!)
- Unsalted Grass Fed Butter (Kerrygold)
- Pharmaceutical Grade MCT Oil
Make sure the butter you use is grass fed. Kerrygold is a brand most likely available in your area. The fat from grass fed cows is not the same as the fat from grain fed cows. Grass fed is far better in every capacity.
How to make it
- Place 2 to 6 tablespoons of grass fed butter in large cup or mug.
- Pour 1 to 3 tablespoons of pharmaceutical grade MCT oil over the butter.
- Brew 16 ounces of low-toxin coffee (I use a Chemex) and pour into the mug.
- Blend with an immersion blender. (I also highly recommend the Ninja with Single Serve — it makes 16 ounces perfectly).
What will it do for me?
The fat in the butter and the effects of the MCT oil (medium chain triglycerides extracted from coconut oil) will keep you full and energized for hours. And I call it my secret weapon because it will help you melt fat and build muscle. It’s also extremely good for you, providing necessary saturated fat and CLAs (Conjugated linoleic acids).
I prefer to have my bulletproof coffee for breakfast. It’s also great to use on an intermittent fasting protocol as it will fill you up and revamp your energy without pulling you out of ketosis.
Seriously, coffee is no longer coffee unless it’s bulletproof.
I now use an Aeropress instead of a Chemex and couldn’t be happier. The Aeropress is cheaper, easier, faster, and the taste is smoother. Seriously, get an Aeropress. The picture makes it look like a POS, but it’s solid, portable, and works extremely well and soooo simple to use and clean.
Some more science…
Greater rise in fat oxidation with medium-chain triglyceride consumption relative to long-chain triglyceride is associated with lower initial body weight and greater loss of subcutaneous adipose tissue.
“Dietary Medium-Chain Triacylglycerols Suppress Accumulation of Body Fat in a Double-Blind, Controlled Trial in Healthy Men and Women”. The American Society for Nutritional Sciences 131: 2853–2859.
Butter contains many nutrients that protect against heart disease including vitamins A, D, K2, and E, lecithin, iodine and selenium. A Medical Research Council survey showed that men eating butter ran half the risk of developing heart disease as those using margarine (Nutrition Week 3/22/91, 21:12)