Bulletproof coffee, what is it and why are so many people on low carb diets drinking it daily? Does it help to lose weight? What’s the best way to make yours?
First off bodies not practicing a low carb way of eating burns sugars and carbs for energy. When you deprive your body of those it will then burn fat, whether fat from your meals, in this case drinks, or stored fat.
Bulletproof coffee gives you some of those good fats in a concise, delicious drink. It also (and this is important when dieting) will fill you up for HOURS! Have a cup with breakfast and you will not have any desire to snack until lunch! Is your downfall that you like to snack at night? Make yourself a decaf bulletproof coffee and sip on that! You will be amazed at how full it will make you feel!
While some will tell you that you have to use a specific coffee that is not necessarily true. You can use whatever brand of coffee you like. But that said, we all know that some brands taste better than others. Some brands process their coffee in better ways than other, less expensive kinds.
Some people prefer MCT oil in their bulletproof coffee along with the butter and as opposed to adding plain coconut oil. MCT = medium chain triglycerides. Another term for “triglycerides” is fatty acids. MCTs are easily converted to ketones, supporting energy needs of the body and brain. Those Bulletproof coffee drinkers feel that they are getting a more concentrated source of these by adding MCT to their coffee.
I personally use coconut oil in my bulletproof coffee and prefer refined coconut oil in mine so that I do not taste it at all… if you use unrefined coconut oil it will smell and taste of coconut. Not an unpleasant experience if you want to taste coconut but I prefer to taste my food and drink, not my oil in my dishes. Some will insist you have to use unrefined to get the most benefit BUT I look at it this way, my refined is better than not using it at all…right??? No one is claiming it will make you lose weight but it does fill you up and tastes yummier to me with refined coconut oil.
I highly recommend the use of a small bullet-type blender to make your coffee. I tried it originally without owning one and absolutely the taste and texture, abhorring the oil that would stay floating on top of the cup. I also tried a stick blender with the same results. Now I just keep my little single serving blender handy on my countertop and I love making and drinking this delicious “diet aid!” Kohls has a nice little one that they put on sale all the time… at the time I write this it’s half price!
Here’s a very easy recipe that you can tweak however you would like to make a delicious bulletproof coffee:
- One cup coffee (tea or SF hot chocolate) of your choice
- 2 Tbsp butter
- 1 Large dollop coconut oil or MCT oil
- 1 Splash heavy whipping cream OR Sugar-Free coffee creamer
- Sugar-Free coffee syrup of your choice (Optional)
- Low-Carb sweetener of your choice (Optional)
- Brew your coffee.
- Put butter, oil, heavy whipping cream in a small blender.
- Add sweetener and syrup if desired.
- Pour brewed coffee into blender.
- Blend for 1 to 2 minutes until well blended and frothy.
- Serve immediately.
I buy my sugar-free syrups in the coffee aisle at Walmart. Those flavors I cannot find I order from Netrition.com. I order all my low carb and sugar free items that I cannot buy locally (and even some I can) from them! They have the lowest prices I have found and their super low flat rate shipping keeps the prices low!
My favorite bulletproof coffee is any Keurig K-cup of coffee I happen to have in the house paired with my Land O Lakes salted butter, some refined coconut oil ( I don’t measure, just grab a soup spoon out of the drawer and plop it into the blender) a splash of heavy whipping cream (high fat and VERY low carb) along with a little salted caramel or butterscotch sugar free syrup. It is a to-die-for latte-like coffee that is every bit as good as one I would buy from Starbucks!
I absolutely LOVE that my guests will ask me to make a bulletproof coffee for them! ~*me*
When I can afford a more “expensive” coffee I order some of the real Bulletproof coffee or make a run downtown to Rostov’s for their fresh roasted beans. If you find yourself in the Richmond, VA area be sure to stop! Their coffee is tres magnifique! But I have to admit it’s much easier to sit at my computer and order online than to venture all the way into the city just for coffee.
Give us YOUR favorite bulletproof coffee recipe in your comment below! Because no matter what coffee or how you are getting your fatty acids it’s still all about TASTE! I am always looking for new ideas!
“My blood type is coffee!” ~Anonymous
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