Bulletproof Coffee seems to be the hot topic in the health and fitness industry. It has been a staple in my diet for the last two years as I find It significantly reduces my cravings and leaves me feeling appropriately satiated for long periods of time—plus, it tastes absolutely amazing. This concoction consisting of grass-fed, unsalted butter, MCT Oil and quality coffee beans, is like jet fuel for your body. The minute you sip this stuff, the cognitive functioning of your brain will light up like a Christmas tree.
Now, I’m sure some of you have heard of Bulletproof Coffee, and immediately thought, “What!? butter...in coffee?” The fact is, the added grass-fed butter could be the difference between a jittery crash and a long productive day filled with ample amounts of sustainable energy. The good fat from the butter mixed with the caffeine has an amazing effect on the body—it feels like you are superhuman, honestly.
Now obviously the simplest way to learn how to make Bulletproof Coffee is to Google it; however, since I've got loads of spare time being a college student, I thought I’ll walk you through my method of making it. But first, there are a couple of things you will need:
- A kettle (since we are making coffee, this is a vital piece in the puzzle)
- A decent blender (I currently use a glass Breville blender—blending your Bulletproof Coffee is one of the most important steps in order to create that latte-like flavour and texture.)
- Grinder – no, not the app to find the nearest homosexual– but a decent coffee grinder that gets the job done (I use the Baratza Encore. It isn't necessarily that important that you grind your beans; however, I highly recommend it. Grinding your beans will ensure that you get a consistently fresh, wholesome flavour out your coffee.
- French Press or Pour Over (I use the Hario V60 Pour Over paired with the accurate V60 scale)
- 350-400ml of freshly boiled Government Juice (water).
- 25g of ground coffee beans (enough to make 350-400ml of coffee--I have exceedingly large quantities of coffee in the morning, adjust accordingly)
- 1 x tablespoon of MCT Oil (I use Brain Octane from Bulletproof which has high amounts of Caprylic Acid that helps kick me into ketosis more efficiently)
- 1 x tablespoon of grass-fed unsalted butter or ghee (I use Kerrygold Irish Butter)
- 1 x tablespoon of Collagen Protein Powder (this is an extra which you don't have to add – I use Bulletproofs Collagen Powder which is sourced from grass-fed, pasture raised cows).
Now that we have the tools to get the job done, let's dive into how you make this liquid gold:
5 Steps to making Bulletproof Coffee
Step 1: Taking the kettle off the boil, pour roughly 200ml of hot water into your blender to pre-heat it – this will ensure your delicious mourning dose of awesome doesn't get cold.
Step 2: Prepare 350-400ml of coffee using your preferred method and pour into pre-heated blender (please remove the water that is already in the blender to avoid looking like a knob).
Step 3: Add the MCT Oil or Bulletproof Brain Octane (if this is the first time using MCT Oil, start with a teaspoon to avoid excessive diarrhea – this shit is potent, literally).
Step 4: Add the grass-fed unsalted butter or ghee.
Step 5: Blend for roughly 20-30 seconds (or until a frothy layer appears called the creme) and Enjoy!
Voilà, you have successfully made your first Bulletproof Coffee. I believe it was Albert Einstien that once said: “Your life begins after your first sip of Bulletproof Coffee.” But seriously, I couldn’t imagine a day without it. I’ve managed to maintain my weight-loss for more than 3 years now—and Bulletproof Coffee just makes it so easy. My passion is sharing ideas with individuals who want change in their lives, and I hope this Blog helps you become the best version of yourself.