Have you heard about the Bulletproof Coffee craze? How much do you know about this butter coffee? Here you will learn what is Bulletproof Coffee and some Bulletproof Coffee tips and tricks to spice it up a bit.
What is Bulletproof Coffee (Butter Coffee)?
Created by Dave Asprey, and posted in 2009, Bulletproof Coffee contains a blend of “upgraded” black coffee with grass-fed butter and Brain Octane oil. The claim is that this drink will boost cognitive performance, energy, and wight loss. The energy boost comes from the combined effects of caffeine and “good” fats. Read more about butter coffee benefits and the company here.
To get the most benefits from Bulletproof Coffee, it is recommended to try Bulletproof Intermittent Fasting. But be careful, not to jump the gun because you risk “disaster pants” as warned about on the website.
How Do You Make Bulletproof Coffee?
Ingredients for Bullet Proof Coffee
- Good coffee such as Upgraded Coffee by Bulletproof
- Oil such as Brain Octane™ XCT oil™, MCT oil, or coconut oil
- Grass fed butter such as Kerry Gold
Walmart even sells Kerry Gold at a good price!
Or, get the Bulletproof Upgraded Coffee Starter Kit- Brain Octane Edition here that comes with the Upgraded coffee and XCT oil.
Easy way to make butter coffee
Blend 1-2 cups of coffee with 1-2 tablespoons of Brain Octane™ or XCT oil™ (Or, coconut oil if you don’t have those) and 1-2 tablespoons of grass fed butter.
Proper, suggested way
First, brew 1-2 cups of upgraded coffee (use the best coffee in your area). Pre-heat the blender with boiling water. Then, dump the hot water from the blender and add the coffee, butter, and oil. Finally, blend thoroughly until there is a thick foam layer.
Helpful Products for Making Your Bulletproof Coffee
I love my Ninja blender. It works great and it’s easy to clean up.
Inexpensive hand blenders such as this Hamilton Beach hand blender would also work well and take up less room.
Bulletproof Coffee Tips and Tricks to Spice it Up
Save time and save money!
Buy your Bulletproof ingredients in bulk and blend them (without the coffee) ahead of time. Then, freeze for later. Check this out.
How to Make Frozen Bulletproof Coffee Cubes
- In your blender mix equal tablespoon amounts of grass fed butter and oil. When I first made these I started with 8 tablespoons of Kerry Gold butter and 8 tablespoons of coconut oil. Add optional spices and sweeteners. I added cinnamon to mine.
- Then, blend well.
- Next, fill ice cube trays with tablespoons of your mixture.
- Freeze for a few hours.
- Transfer to a labeled freezer bag.
- Next time you make your coffee, grab one (or two) of your homemade Frozen Bulletproof Coffee Cubes and mix everything in your blender.
How about some Bulletproof Coffee recipes to spice things up a bit?
Check out the Coffee Recipes Pinterest board.
Here are just a few of my favorites that I’d like to try.
Try this Iced Bulletproof Coffee recipe from Bulletproof.
Check out this recipe for Bulletproof Hot Chocolate from Start Low Carb.
Have you seen this Gut-healing Cinnamon Coconut Latte Coffee Recipe from The Real Food Dieticians? It only takes 5 minutes to make.
OMG! Gotta try this Bulletproof Tiramisu Treat from Fatmandoo!
And, for all the Pumpkin Spice lovers out there, there’s a coffee recipe for you too. Check out this Pumpkin Spice Bulletproof Coffee recipe from The Banting Blondes.
Ice Cream You Scream…We’ll all scream for this Bulletproof Coffee ice cream recipe from Grass Fed Geek.
What, What?!? There’s even an Egg Nog Bulletproof Coffee Recipe at Dirty Floor Diaries.
Bulletproof Coffee goes vegan. Yes, there’s even a vegan Bulletproof Coffee recipe at One Green Planet.
Not a coffee lover? That’s ok, you can still get great benefits with this recipe for Bulletproof Matcha Latte Tea from Healthy Delicious.
I never thought about putting chia seeds in my coffee, but Helpful Pursuit has a Keto Rocket Fuel Cafe Mocha Coffee with Chia Seeds recipe.
Coffee Jelly Almond Milk Tea can be made “Bulletproof” by adding your oil and butter. Get the recipe here.
Not for drinking, but still fun… learn how to make this Bulletproof Coffee Scrub with the Coconut Oil & Coffee Body Scrub Tutorial from Mad in Crafts.