As many of you know I have been eating a low-carb diet for the last few months.  A great way to kick-start fat loss and boost your energy while on a low-carb diet is to actually increase your fat intake.  While talking with some friends on this subject, one recommended I look into bulletproof coffee.  Below you will find the bulletproof coffee recipe.

What is Bulletproof Coffee?

Bulletproof coffee is coffee that is loaded with healthy-fat that your body uses for energy in place of carbs.  Most people use the bulletproof coffee as a breakfast meal-replacement.  Also, many people on a keto-style diet will do intermittent fasting to speed up their weight loss or to break through plateaus.  Intermittent fasting is a 14-16 hour period that you don’t eat.  Some have dinner, and will not eat anything until lunch time the next day.  Others will have breakfast and not eat again until dinnertime.  Bulletproof coffee can be useful in intermittent fasting in that you can have it for breakfast, and while you fast until dinner you have the nutrients and energy you need.

What are the main components of Bulletproof Coffee?

Coconut Oil or MCT Oil – The right kind of fat you want to consume is Medium-Chain Triglycerides (MCT), and coconut oil is 65-80% MCT.  You can buy pure MCT oil, but most people prefer the taste of coconut oil and coconut oil has proven to be just as effective.  Coconut oil is widely available at most grocery stores.

Grass Fed Butter – Cows that have a diet of fresh grass produce butter that has improved nutritional properties and consistency.  The fresh grass in the cow’s diet proportionally increases the amount of fat content, and also increases Vitamin K2 and Omega 3 Fatty Acids.

Mixer or Blender – Good luck trying to mix this together with a fork or spoon! It will no doubt end up in a very unappealing, lumpy mess. As we know, oil and water just don’t mix well.  However, using a high power mixer like a Bullet, Ninja, or traditional blender will break down the fat enough to make the two liquids mix quite well.  The final product is similar to a latte.

What are the benefits of Bulletproof Coffee?

Fat Loss. It may sound counterintuitive, but study after study shows that the consumption of Medium-Chain Triglycerides (MCT) leads to greater losses of fat tissue.  MCTs are not stored as fat in your body like Long-Chain Triglycerides are.

More Energy. Studies have shown that your body has the ability to rapidly break down MCTs which leads to an increase in energy expenditure. Primarily, MCTs are converted into ketones (our best friends), and are absorbed differently in the body compared to regular oils, and give us more overall energy.

What About Heart Health? The myth that saturated fat increases the chance of Coronary Heart Disease has been debunked over and over. Recent studies show that saturated fats can actually have a positive effect on your overall heart health.

Bulletproof Coffee Recipe:

Ingredients:
2 Cups Coffee
2 Tbsp. Grass Fed Unsalted Butter (some prefer salted – try both ways)
2 Tbsp. Organic Coconut Oil (or MCT oil)
1 Tbsp. Heavy Cream (Optional)
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract (Optional)

Directions: 
1.  Brew at least two cups of your favorite coffee.  
2.  Add the grass fed butter and the organic coconut oil.  If you desire a more decadent coffee, add the heavy whipping cream and vanilla extract now.
3.  Blend all of your ingredients together in your mixer or blender for 30-45 seconds or until fully mixed.
4.  Enjoy… yes it’s just that easy.

Here is what I use:
Coffee: Starbucks Via Pike Place packets
Coconut Oil: Nature’s Way organic coconut oil
MCT Oil (can be used in place of coconut oil): Sports Research premium 100% MCT Oil
Grass-Fed Butter: Kerrygold pure grass-fed unsalted butter
Blender: Nutri Ninja IQ Blender

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Nutritional info:

Basic BPC Recipe BPC w/ Cream & Vanilla
Calories: 447 Calories: 509
Fat: 52 Fat: 57
Carbs: 0 Carbs: 2
Fiber: 0 Fiber: 0
Net Carbs: 0 Net Carbs: 2
Protein: 0 Protein: 0

 

~ Jay Cunningham
Jogger’s Journey