Source: The Blog
The hot trend in caffeination right now: Bulletproof Coffee.
It sounds like an awful idea. You put coconut oil and butter in your coffee, throw it all in a blender, and drink the oily, foamy results, and somehow this is supposed to be good for you!
Well believe it or not, it is. The natural fats contained in the oil and butter are tremendously beneficial for brain activity, so, when combined with caffeine, it gives you a heck of a jumpstart to your day.
Here’s the catch: If you drink three of these a day, you’re going to develop some serious cholesterol problems and probably gain a lot of weight. One a day is probably too much for anyone who’s not a fitness nut. But now and then, when you have a particularly challenging day ahead of you, like say, when you’re doing your taxes, when you’re working on a tight deadline, or when you’re just not feeling as alert as you’d like, it can make the roughest of days glide right by.
The trick is that you’ve got to put the most high-quality ingredients available into your coffee. If you’re cutting off a slice of salted Land’o’Lakes, you’re not going to get the benefits you’re after, and it’s going to taste like garbage. Here’s what you need:
- Unsalted, grass-fed butter
- MCT coconut oil
- Fresh-ground coffee beans
Use about a tablespoon of oil and butter per cup, more or less according to taste, put in your sweetener if you use it, and blend. Sip it while it’s still foamy.
The Bulletproof Executive brand sells all of these ingredients, but as long as you know how to shop, you can make your butter and oil coffee with supermarket ingredients. It’s not the best everyday coffee, but when you really need a kick in the brainstem, it’ll get you where you’re going.