More and more people have tried Bulletproof Coffee (BPC), and more and more of you are seeing the benefits (memory, fat loss, insulin sensitivity, performance), not to mention it tastes great! For those of you new to BPC, we have provided a little guide to get you on the road to awesomeness!
Recipe (from Bulletproof Executive)
- Start with a cup of of black coffee brewed with mold-free beans (important).
- Add 1-2 Tbs of UNSALTED grass-fed butter
- Add 30 grams of Medium Chain Tryglcyeride Oil (MCT Oil) for max energy, weight loss and brain function (optional).
- Blend with a pre-heated hand blender, Magic Bullet, or (best) counter top blender until there is a creamy head of foam. (It doesn’t work well if you mix it with a spoon).
Now, I am sure many of you will be shocked at the butter content, “What about all that saturated fat?!” but (good) fats are not the enemy! Take a look at just a couple of these articles if you need some more info on the benefit of fat, “The Butter Manifesto” and the “Big FAT blog post‘ from Robb Wolf, also take a look at this info-graphic. Be sure to to get unsalted butter (salted butter tastes nasty in coffee!), and grass-fed is always a massive bonus in terms of nutrients. Waitrose sells a variety of these (1, 2), as does Borough Market.
Apart from the butter, there are some very important points to making the most beneficial BPC, not all coffee is created equal. To keep it simple, badly processed, stored and handled coffee has high levels of myotoxins, these are usually the ‘blends’ of beans you can buy at your chain coffee shop (think Starbucks, Costa etc), and these myotoxins can cause havoc with your body and make you weak!
What we are looking for in our coffee is single origin (not a blend!), wet processed coffee, South American coffees have a good reputation. Here are some tips on how to find the best coffee in your area.
The best place we have found to buy great quality coffee is Monmouth, we particulary favour the Blue Batak and Fazenda Camocim. You can go along and try all their coffees and choose the one you like best.
Here is a video on how to make your BPC….
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