I had no idea of the health benefits when I started making my own version of bulletproof coffee. I just drink it because it tastes so good. So here is how I came to start drinking it. I love that I had two friends in the same week ask me the same question “so what is this Bulletproof coffee thing?” It meant two things to me. First, my friends see me as an expert when they hear about trends in food. Two, the way I am eating is becoming more mainstream. When they asked me I actually had never had bulletproof coffee anywhere. I had tried just grass fed butter in my coffee and loved it but had not been drinking coffee for so long while I was pregnant that I forgot about it. A few weeks ago I was visiting a friend of mine and her husband asked me if I wanted to try bulletproof coffee and I happily said “yes!” I already had my coffee from home so he blended in some coconut oil and ghee and it was delicious. It tasted like butterscotch to me and I thought to myself why does anyone want to have sugary flavored syrup in their coffee when they can have this? So I started making it myself at home.
The name bulletproof coffee was created by Dave Asprey who stumbled upon the idea on a trip to Tibet. He felt more energized on that trip than any other high altitude trip he had been on and credits the yak butter tea the sherpas drink. When he returned home, he created his own version with coffee. He sells a whole line of products including coffee and oil. It’s now available in local coffee shops nationwide and he plans to open Bulletproof stores. To read more, click here.
I personally feel more satisfied and energetic when I drink it but still only drink it because it tastes really good. Here are some of the health benefits of drinking bulletproof coffee from reading various websites:
Improves cognitive function
Keeps you feeling satisfied
Keeps your energy level balanced
Trains your body to burn fat for energy
Eliminates Snack Cravings
In the past I wrote about how we make our coffee every morning using a Chemex. Since that post we have started crushing a small piece of cinnamon stick and adding it to the bottom of the Chemex filter which you will see in the photos. This is how I make my Coffee Bulletproof- Combine the following using a blender or handheld milk frother. The blender does a better job mixing everything together but I prefer the handheld frother because it’s faster and less to clean. I just use the frother for a couple of minutes to mix it really well and it has almost the same emulsifying effect of using the blender.
This is the amount I currently use because it is very rich. However, it is recommended to work your way up to 1-2 Tablespoons of the Ghee and Coconut oil.
1/2 tsp Ghee
1/2 tsp Unscented Coconut Oil