There’s a funny thing I discovered recently that’s really changed my mornings — Bulletproof Coffee . When I first read about it, I was a bit repulsed because it was such a counter-intuitive idea. The thought of coffee surrounding itself in grass-fed butter and luscious coconut oil made my stomach squeal. However, as I read more, I was thoroughly intrigued.
From the articles I’ve read, some of the benefits for putting grass-fed butter and MCT or coconut oil in your coffee includes:
- An immediate surge of energy in the morning that lasts throughout the day without a sudden crash
- Hunger supressant
- Butyrate — shown to decrease inflammation in the gut and decrease your chance of having colon cancer
- Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) — studies shown CLA has a positive effect on weight management. CLA has the ability to decrease total body fat and promote lean mass
- Beta-carotene — antioxidant
After gathering the information to make sure this isn’t some elaborate prank by ultimate fat trolls to turn their unsuspecting enemies-for-no-reason into fat enemies-for-no-reason, I tried bulletproof coffee. I didn’t have the special mycotoxin free beans that’s suggested by Dave Asprey so I used a local fair trade organic blend, 1 Tbps of coconut oil, and 1.5 Tbps of Kerrygold grass-fed butter. Wow! This drink is god damn delicious! It’s kind of like a latte, if you punched the latte in the face with pure fat. It tasted very good, but it was also very rich. I think I overdid it with the butter for my first glass because I felt a bit sick shortly after drinking it on an empty stomach. I toughed it out for 20 minutes and reaped the benefits that were to come.
Four hours after my first glass, it was lunchtime, yet I didn’t feel the need to eat. I used to eat 2 eggs every morning, sometimes with a soy milk, kale, banana shake, and by 10:30am or 11:00am, I’d be hungry again. With the bulletproof coffee, I was good right up until lunchtime (I still wasn’t hungry when I had lunch). It was amazing. On top of not having hunger nag at me, I had an abundance of energy all the way through my work day.
Placebo effect? Maybe, but who cares, this coffee is delicious. Even if turns out to have zero effects on my body, I’d still love to drink it everyday on the taste alone. I’d recommend trying this to see how you like it. I will update in a few weeks and see how this new routine plays out.