Last year bulletproof coffee got big and I've been hooked since. If you don't already know about the Bulletproof Diet, I truly recommend you take a peak as Dave Asprey's book available on the Evolution Organics website. Dave Asprey is the founder of the Bulletproof empire.
And if you don't know what bulletproof coffee is, simply put it's coffee mixed with brain octane or xct oil and grass fed (unsalted) butter. Yes, butter and believe me, the result is the creamiest cup of coffee you’ve ever had. Honest.
For my part, I bulletproof my coffee on my morning when I workout. I like to drink it before a session to keep me fueled and give me the energy I crave (from looking after a 2 years old and business).
My version of the bulletproof coffee :
- 300ml of freshly brewed hot coffee
- 1 scoop of plain collagen protein (Bulletproof or Planet Paleo)
- 1 tablespoon Bulletproof XCT Oil
- 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of mushroom potion (reishi, chaga or cordyceps being a favourite)
- 1 large tablespoon of either ghee or grass fed butter
Why? Here goes:
Bulletproof Coffee: Bulletproof Upgraded Ground Coffee are made from the absolute highest performance coffee beans found. The coffee is produced and lab tested to target the lowest toxin content vs. normal coffee so you get all the antioxidant benefit from coffee without the side effect... no jitters!
Collagen Protein: It can boost mental clarity, reduce inflammation, upgrade your skin, and it mixes easily with other foods and shakes thanks to its neutral taste. Planet Paleo is pure collagen that contains 100% highly absorbable collagen peptides, sourced from the hides, bones and connective tissue of pasture-raised cows.
Bulletproof XCT Oil: A stronger version of the the fatty acid MCT naturally found in coconut oil. Bulletproof XCT Oil provides energy quickly and will give you the energy boost your body craves.
Medicinal Mushrooms: The benefits of medicinal mushrooms are incredible numerous. I have been using them religiously since the beginning of the year and am slightly addicted to them now. Medicinal Mushrooms have been used for thousands of years to promote wellbeing, healthy ageing and boost your immune system.
Grass fed butter or Ghee (I vary): Turns out there is some powerful science behind the benefits of coffee, butter, and XCT/Brain Octane Oil. The fats from butter slows the absorption of caffeine, which gives you even energy for several hours. Perfect. And don't worry, your coffee wont taste buttery, more like a latte.
So there you are, this coffee honestly keeps me energised every morning, even after a full on workout. I don't feel hungry until lunch time (I still eat after my workout but more out of necessity). And the bonus of all this (apart from all the health benefits) is that it really tastes good.