What is bulletproof coffee?
Bulletproof coffee is a drink consisting of brewed coffee, grass-fed unsalted butter and medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) coconut oil.
Bulletproof coffee is mostly popular with people following a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet or a keto diet.
Why do people drink bulletproof coffee?
Generally, it is meant to be consumed in the morning on an empty stomach. It helps to curb hunger and provide calories without any carbohydrates. Each of the three ingredients has shown health benefits when consumed on their own. These benefits include:
-Great source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids
-Vitamin A, Vitamin E, and Vitamin D
-Decreased food cravings
What in the world is MCT oil?
Commonly extracted from coconut oil, medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil contains medium-length chains of fats called triglycerides. Due to their shorter length, MCTs are easily digested and many health benefits are linked to the way your body processes these fats. MCT oil has been shown to increase the release of two hormones that promote the feeling of fullness in the body: peptide YY and leptin. It can also be used by the body without being broken down first, which means immediate fuel for your muscles and brain. MCT oil has also been shown to support weight and fat loss. This may, in turn, help reduce your risk of heart disease.
Butter in my coffee though?
My first thought was yuck, but if you think about it, it’s really not much different than putting cream in your coffee. The secret is putting it in a blender and blending it together for a few seconds. This makes a nice foamy froth at the top of the coffee. Generally, I also put a little liquid Stevia in as well for sweetening, but this is of course optional.
Disclaimer- I do not use as much butter and MCT oil in my coffee as the original recipe calls for, but I find that this recipe works well for me. Feel free to experiment.