Bulletproof coffee has been a raved since Dave Asprey, an American entrepreneur and author, posted its recipe on social media in 2010. He invented this recipe after drank Tibetan yak butter tea while hiking in Tibet mountainside in the mid-2000-s.
This recipe contains 3 main ingredients, a cup of brewed hot coffee, grass-fed butter, and medium-chain triglyceride or well known as MCT oil, which is derived from 100% pure coconut oil. Dave Asprey even has invented a specific brand for this innovation and turn it into a multimillion dollars business. According to daveasprey.com, this combination gives you several impacts, like suppressed hunger which will keep you full until lunch, steady lasting energy, and also mental clarity. Paleo and low carb dieters couldn’t stop talking about it and consume it as a replacement for high carbs breakfast. Even though we don’t believe in diet, but this magic potion works so well to pump your energy up.
In the bulletproof coffee recipe, daveasprey.com has mentioned that people need to use high-quality Arabica beans. It has to be grown in high elevation sites, rainforest certified, and also tested for mycotoxins and mold. They also only use grass-fed butter or ghee because it’s higher in essential nutrients. It also contains omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, antioxidants and will stabilize your energy for hours. MCT Oil held the most important ingredients of all. It does not only raise fat burning but also boosts ketone production on the keto dieters. So basically all those three ingredients believe will increase and stabilize your energy and improve your productivity throughout the whole day. It also believes will help people achieve their weight loss target.
There are several steps that you can use to make bulletproof coffee.
- Brew a cup of coffee using fresh ground coffee, preferably using a French press. Don’t forget to use only high-quality Arabica coffee.
- Add a tablespoon of MCT oil.
- Add a tablespoon of grass-fed, unsalted butter.
- Mix it all together in a blender for 20 to 30 seconds.
That’s it! Your foamy and creamy bulletproof coffee is ready to drink. It will look like a foamy latte, with a creamy bomb sensation in your mouth.
But despite its famous sensation, there’s still mixed research about the benefits of bulletproof coffee.
Based on a Public Health Specialist Robin Poole’s article that has been published on bmj.com, drinking coffee is safe within a moderate amount of intake. Moderate consumption of coffee also helps to lower heart diseases by 19% compared with noncoffee drinkers. It also reduces the risk of several types of cancer, lowers the risk of type 2 diabetes, to Parkinson’s disease.
Even though Bulletproof coffee has claimed some great benefits, it is still meant to be an alternative for your breakfast, because you still need a balance of complex nutrients every day. Coffee, MCT oil, and grass-fed butter might give you an instant alternative boost, but your body still needs nutrients from carbohydrates, protein, fiber vitamins, and also minerals, which those ingredients do not have.
Saturated fat can be a part of a healthy diet, but you must consume it in a reasonable portion. Bulletproof coffee is also high in saturated fat. There are some concerns about a high intake of saturated fat that might cause heart disease, so consume it mindfully!
Once again you can choose bulletproof coffee as your breakfast choice, but don’t forget to always take it mindfully. Because too much of everything is bad, and since our body is a wonderland, we don’t want to harm our body, do we? Whatever you finally have for your breakfast, it’s so much better if you prepare it than skip it at all.