Today I made my first Bulletproof Coffee, which is kind of a big deal. If you’ve never heard of it, the recipe/idea behind it comes from the Bulletproof Exec site. I’ve been following that blog for awhile and have been intrigued by the idea of his unorthodox coffee recipe which is said to grant the drinker all kinds of ridiculous power. Basically, the recipe is:
- High quality, freshly-roasted coffee
- 1-6 tbsp of grass-fed butter
- 1-3 tbsp of 100% pure MCT oil
Butter and oil??? In coffee?!? Good god. It sounds disgusting. But the more research I did on MCT oil, the more I started getting into the idea. From what I’ve read, MCT oil is used as a pretty effective natural supplement to those with Alzheimer’s and dementia. The way it reacts in the brain is sort of incredible, just clearing out the fog and giving you a heightened sense of focus. Apparently, when you combine the power of MCT oil with high-quality coffee, the energy and focus you get in return is off the charts.
So, with a few minor alterations, I made it. Here’s what I used:
- 16 oz. freshly roasted French roast coffee
- 2 tbsp grass-fed butter
- 2 tbsp MCT oil
- 1 tbsp raw cacao powder
- 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
MCT oil has no taste or smell, so it was really just the butter thing that I had a hard time with. But apparently it’s a pretty important part of the recipe, for reasons that you can read about on Bulletproof website if you care to. I ended up adding almond milk and raw cacao because I thought they would help mask the buttery mouth-feel that I’m not really into. It actually tastes pretty good.
How do I feel? I don’t know. I’ve written this entire entry without stopping to check Twitter or my phone once. That’s something, I guess. If my life starts improving in unimaginable ways and this consumes me completely then I’m sure you’ll end up hearing more about it from me or see something about it in my obituary.