Coffee in general works like jet fuel for me, so I’d recommend bulletproof coffee to any girl that really needs her caffeine boost in the morning. In case you haven’t heard, butter and MCT oil are the new cream and sugar when it comes to your morning cup of joe. The trendy “health” drink blends one cup of black coffee with 1 to 2 tablespoons of unsalted, grass-fed butter and 1 to 2 tablespoons of something called medium-chain triglyceride MCT oil, a type of easily digested fat.
Among Bulletproof coffee’s listed benefits: It triggers weight loss by way of ketosis, a metabolic state triggered by a lack of carbs that kicks fat-burning into overdrive; it kills pesky cravings; and it boosts cognitive function, mainlining a shining dose of mental clarity into your foggy morning skull.
Disclaimer: This sounds superbly awful. In fact, when I first saw my boyfriend drinking these a couple years ago, I didn’t try one for a long time because I didn’t trust the recipe. I figured it would be something you would have to drink on the final stage of Fear Factor (yes, I know I’m dramatic!). Rest assured, it’s delicious, like a super creamy latte.
1. Place 3-4 tablespoons of grass fed butter in large cup or mug.
2. Pour 2 tablespoons of MCT oil over the butter. Coconut oil is a great source of MCTs because it’s 62% MCT oil.
3. Brew 16 ounces of coffee (I use an Aeropress) and pour into the mug.
4. Blend with an immersion blender. (I highly recommend the Ninja with Single Serve — it makes 16 ounces perfectly).
Bulletproof coffee is an efficient and easy way for the biohacking crowd to slurp down fats and calories (460 of them!) without so much as sniffing a processed carbohydrate. Why eat a muffin that goes straight to your muffin top, the thinking goes, when you could drink down the metabolic equivalent of supercharged battery acid every morning? Just don’t blame me when you go full roadrunner…