A Bulletproof Recipe You May Actually Like
Why not keep the coffee ideas rolling? It may in fact be the kind and time of day for a cold brew coffee. And if that is the case, dear reader, hop on over to Katie’s post from last week. It’s a good one. But it may in fact be the kind and time of day where your body needs warmed and your appetite satiated. If that is the case, let’s talk about Bulletproof Coffee.
I first heard about Bulletproof Coffee when Jimmy Fallon was drinking it, which means I must have been pregnant . . . because I watched a LOT of Jimmy during pregnancy (and had a LOT of Jimmy dreams). I could give you an explanation, but why don’t we just let JF and Maya explain it to you here.
At some point, I decided to give it a whirl (black coffee, grass-fed butter, coconut oil, blended). This was most probably when I’d first gone back to work and all the feelings and none of the sleep were compiling. But you know what, I hated it.
It was weird, and unfulfilling, and made me sad–like I’d wasted time and coffee beans when I really couldn’t afford to lose an ounce of either.
But then a year and a half later, I started eating a low carb, no sugar, high fat regimen for energy and weight loss, and BPC was a suggested standard for keeping you full and vitalized; I started looking up and experimenting with other recipes and finally found the one I love.
Here’s a disclaimer though. I’m no scientist or dietitian (but if you are, chime in!), but from what I’ve gathered, high fat is great for no sugar/low carb. But if you’re eating a ton of breads and carby snacks and sweets on the daily, I’m not sure that this is the best choice. I’m guessing it would still be filling, but I do not know what it would do for energy or weight loss/management or health in general. Though I suppose you could try it and report back? Regardless, you’ve been warned that, when it comes to bulletproof in any other scenario but a low-carb one, I have no clue.
However, for my food choices, I can testify that a fatty coffee has been energizing and kept me full for many long mornings full of meetings that follow many long nights full of snotty noses. With no further ado, here’s the recipe (with steps) that I’ve made and grown to loved.
First, find your favorite coffee cup and clean your entire kitchen.
KIDDING! Just find your favorite coffee cup. Now, start a pot of coffee. We do 4 heaping spoonfuls of dark roast grounds per 4cups of water. Then, pull out your immersion or full blender, Heavy Cream (I use this because the fuller fat the dairy, the less sugar/carbs it has), MCT Coconut Oil (great as an anti-inflammatory), grassfed butter (clean butter is best), vanilla extract, salt, cinnamon, and liquid stevia.
The liquid stevia and MCT Oil can usually be found in the organic section of your local grocery store if it has one, or at the Kroger in Shreveport if you need to drive to get it.
Now, put 1T of Heavy Cream, 1T of Grassfed Butter, 1T MCT Oil, 1tsp Vanilla, a pinch of salt, a sprinkle of cinnamon, and 15drops of Liquid Stevia into your blender with a cup or two of black coffee (until the color is to your liking). Eliminate whichever ingredient sounds not so tasty to you–i.e. my friend Katie doesn’t care for sweet coffee, so she would nix the stevia.
Then blend, baby, blend and pour.
Now, enjoy a full stomach and a general feeling of euphoria.