By Michelle Lauer, Certified Nutritional Practitioner
We’ve all been there. After a rocky night sleep full of tossing and turning, we wake up and go straight for the fresh cup of caffeine to get us through the morning. Whether you’re getting the kids ready for school or getting your head in the game for that early morning meeting, some of us need a little help from coffee in the AM. Fast forward a few hours later and a couple of cups in, you can barely contain those pre-lunch jitters. Then comes the wave of drowsiness and inability to focus; the dreaded caffeine crash. Sound familiar?
What if we told you there was a way to enjoy your morning brew, potentially bypass those jitters, help increase your energy AND boost your healthy fat intake? Bulletproof Coffee to the rescue! This creamy, high-performance drink combines high quality, mycotoxin-free coffee beans with super-concentrated MCT oil and omega-3-rich grass-fed butter for a delicious morning cup of joe. Having gained an impressive following over the past few years, the creamy beverage has helped everyone from sleep-deprived mommas to overworked CEOS.
It all starts with high quality beans. Mold and pesticides lurking in conventional coffee beans have actually been associated with the jitters and brain fog that can come with coffee consumption. BulletProof beans have been processed and rigorously tested for purity to avoid those very feelings. An added bonus? Coffee also contains beneficial B vitamins and antioxidants that can help reduce free radical damage that can ultimately lead to inflammation.
The Bulletproof secret?! We are so glad you asked. Healthy fats of course! Combining these high quality beans with healthy fats actually helps to slow the absorption of caffeine, giving you that sustainable energy without the crash. These fats help optimize our health by balancing our blood sugar and hormones as well as fueling our brains so we can play at our best. The medium chain triglycerides found in the Bulletproof XCT Oil is an incredible source of energy for our busy brains. The grass-fed butter is rich in anti-inflammatory omega 3 fatty acids and fat soluble vitamins that are vital for optimal health.
We know at first glance it can seem a little crazy. Blending fat into your coffee? You’ll just have to trust us on this one.
The Official Recipe
2 ½ heaping tablespoons ground Bulletproof Coffee Beans
1 teaspoon - 2 tablespoons XCT Oil
1-2 Tablespoons grass-fed, unsalted butter or grass-fed ghee (omit if vegan)
- Brew your coffee. Brew 1 cup of coffee using filtered water with 2 ½ heaping tablespoons of freshly ground Bulletproof Beans. Use a french press for ease of use and to preserve beneficial coffee oils that can be filtered out by paper filters.
- Add your healthy fats. Add 1 teaspoon to 2 tablespoons of Brain Octane Oil and 1-2 tablespoons grass-fed butter to your brew.
- Blend. Mix it all in a blender for 20-30 seconds until it looks like creamy latte. There will be a good amount of foam on the top.
- Enjoy your java without the jitters!