“Bulletproof coffee is designed to be drunk on an empty stomach instead of breakfast and prior to working out as it helps to increase energy and endurance,” nutritionist Fiona Tuck told HuffPost Australia.
“This is due to the combination of caffeine and fats fuelling the body. It is very high in calories and fat which is why it is recommended that it replaces a meal and not drunk with a meal, which would lead to consumption of excess calories and potential weight gain.”
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It is important that you understand and perfect the basic Bulletproof recipe before moving onto to some of the variations.
BULLETPROOF COFFEE (BPC) RECIPE:
- Eight ounces of well-sourced organic coffee
- 1 Tsp. – 2 Tbls. of MCT or coconut oil
- 1 Tsp. – 2 Tbls. of grass-fed butter
- Blend for 30 seconds (this is to emulsify the oils for better absorption)
Note that the recipe calls for a rather varied amount of oil, and for good reason! As you start drinking Bulletproof coffee, you are going to want to work up your dose of the butter and oil slowly if you are not used to consuming healthy fats. Fail to and your digestive tract may rebel. I saw the repercussions referred to as “Disaster Pants”. So, in other words, don’t move too quickly or you will move too quickly. Consider yourself warned.
Also, consider not only the source of the coffee, but also the method of brewing. The originator of Bulletproof coffee, Dave Asprey, suggests a French press so that the oils in the coffee are preserved and not eliminated through a filter. Certainly, do not use instant coffee – too processed – or K-cups, because of the potential exposure to plastics.
There are some appealing variations on the traditional Bulletproof coffee recipe. You can add 1–2 Tbls. of coconut milk or you could opt to make your bulletproof beverage from a green tea, matcha, or chai tea source: you can even make a Bulletproof cocoa. You can also add collagen as an additional source of protein. Be careful not to add unnecessary sweeteners. Any sweetener, including maple syrup, sugar, or honey, will trigger an insulin response. The purpose of Bulletproof coffee is to promote “ketogenesis”, a metabolic state where you body elects to burn fat in the absence of carbohydrates. If absolutely necessary, you can add stevia as it will not interrupt the ketogenic state.
Finally, BPC is purposed as a meal replacement. This thing packs some calories, particularly if you use the higher oil content to encourage more of the brain and body benefits. Most enthusiasts recommend using Bulletproof coffee as breakfast substitute as the fat is most effectively utilized on a fasted system. Some will also use BPC as a pre-workout drink as it provides immediate energy and endurance.
Bulletproof coffee is an excellent option to kick off your day in a powerful and energized way. It is quick to make and your body is going to love you for it.