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3 BULLETPROOF COFFEE RECIPES THAT WILL KNOCK YOUR SOCKS OFF
When I first heard about Bulletproof coffee by Dave Asprey, I thought it sounded GROSS!
Why on earth would I put BUTTER in my COFFEE?? I was reminded of the time I first moved to Los Angeles and drove by a Fatburger stand on La Cienega Blvd.
I thought then what a disgusting name for a burger joint and vowed to never eat there… until one day I did… and realized I had wasted 5 years living in LA not enjoying the deliciousness that is Fatburger!
As people continued to rave about starting their mornings off with their standard and deviations of Bulletproof coffee recipes, within my communities and all over social media – I decided to give it a whirl!
Especially since a blender makes it all perfectly frothy…
What did I find? It was creamy AND delicious!!
Plus I powered through my busy mornings with a little fire in my step (not to be confused with my rear – or “disaster pants” – luckily I never experienced that. As a side note, start with a teaspoon of coconut oil if you’re not used to it) AND I wasn’t hungry until around 1pm!
P.S. That is pretty much unheard of for me – even after drinking a large 32 oz green smoothie for breakfast, I’m usually pretty hungry by 10:30.
So I was hooked!
Since then I’ve tried and created several recipes for myself and my communities and my recipe testers have confirmed their deliciousness.
There’s even vegan bulletproof recipes (i.e. no grass fed butter)
I did a bunch of research on Bulletproof coffee and the science behind it.
I even tried out some of the Bulletproof products.
Even if you don’t fully believe in what they say about it, bottom line is Bulletproof coffee is a healthier verison of many coffee shop coffee drinks – it doesn’t have fake sugar, chemical laden creamers, etc.
I LOVED these during colder months, however when it’s hot out I crave my healthy smoothie recipes!
Now I usually have one once a week, depending on the weather, my mood, and what ingredients I have on hand.
I highly recommend trying one of these Bulletproof Coffee recipes and seeing for yourself if it’s something that works for you!
I don’t judge. I just blend and drink. 🙂
NOTE: Several of our community members who tested these recipes do NOT drink coffee/caffeine and SWEAR by Crio Bru.
Crio Bru is an all-natural coffee alternative made from the finest fair trade cocoa beans, roasted and ground and brewed just like coffee.
But unlike coffee, it’s 99% caffeine free, high in antioxidants and theobromine for a focused, Honest Energy™ boost that will keep you feeling great all day, without jitters or sleeplessness.
Another recommendation I have for a caffeine free version is to try the Bulletproof Decaf Coffee.
For all the below recipes, I’ve also been adding a scoop of collagen powder at the end, once it’s blended and frothy, and pulsing to combine.
Collagen is good for joints, hair and nails, etc and what I really like about it, is it’s pretty much a flavorless protein powder!
P.P.S. These drinks are mostly fat.
They are meant to give your brain and body healthy fat fuel – they replace a meal and are around 500 calories for 2 cups.
~EASY VEGAN BULLETPROOF COFFEE RECIPE~
If you love coffee get ready for a healthier version of a cup here.
It’s missing all the fake sugars and creamers of your retail cup of joe! Instead of using grass fed butter, this bulletproof coffee uses coconut oil as creamer.
It tastes great without being super sweet or too acidic.
2 cups brewed coffee OR Crio Bru
1/4 cup your favorite milk substitute (we like homemade milk substitutes)
3 tablespoons high quality organic coconut oil OR 1.5 tablespoons organic coconut oil + 1.5 tablespoons MCT oil
1 tablespoon coconut sugar OR maple syrup (vegan)
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon of vanilla (or use vanilla milk substitute)
1/2 teaspoon raw cacao
1) Place all ingredients into the blender in the order listed and secure lid.
2) Blend on HIGH for about 30 seconds.
~SPICY COCONUT BULLETPROOF COFFEE RECIPE~
I tried a version of this at one of my local coffee shops and recreated it at home.
I love the little kick at the end, especially on a cold morning when I need to get up early and need a warm boost instead of a pre-workout smoothie!
I sometimes also make this with grass-fed butter and either coconut oil or mct oil.
2 cups brewed coffee OR Bulletproof Decaf OR Crio Bru
1 Tablespoon full fat coconut milk (from a can – omit if using butter)
1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil OR MCT Oil OR BrainOctane
1 Tablespoon Grass-Fed Butter or Ghee (optional – omit for vegan)
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 drops stevia.
1) Place all ingredients listed above into the blender in the order listed and secure lid.
2) Blend on HIGH for about 30 seconds.
3) Add 1/8-1/4 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/8-1/4 teaspoon cayenne and Pulse to combine.
Start with less on the spices and add to taste.
~ORIGINAL BULLETPROOF COFFEE RECIPE~
The cure for early morning grogginess an fogginess AND that late afternoon slump!
1-2 cups (~250-500ml) of hot coffee brewed with low-toxin beans (like Bulletproof Upgraded Coffee) using a metal filter (like french press or gold filter drip).
At least 1-2 tablespoons unsalted grass-fed butter or ghee.
1-2 tablespoons of Brain Octane™ or XCT oil™ (these are 18x and 6x stronger than coconut oil, with no flavor.
They are NOT generic MCT oil, which is about 1.6x stronger than coconut oil)
There’s some more steps involved in Dave’s original Bulletproof Coffee recipe, but basically – Blend until there is a thick layer of foam on top like a latte.
And you know I LOVE that they say “The stronger the blender, the better.” 🙂 If you need a powerful blender, see my most recommended power blenders!
IF YOU TRY ANY OF THESE, PLEASE LET US KNOW IN THE COMMENTS! HAPPY BLENDING!
BLENDER BABES RECIPE TESTER NOTES
“I couldn’t believe how much the coffee lightened up once the coconut oil was added.
It smelled so good between the oil and the cinnamon. I don’t even like coffee that much and it had me drooling.
The final product was really smooth- it tasted like it had commercial creamer in it, but much healthier.”
“I added some Espresso Vodka, oh my goodness…. best idea ever! 😀 happy dance (Note: HAHA!! I love my recipe testers – they’re so ingenious!) Saved some for my BFF to taste, she is Coffee Lover (plus Vodka Lover) And SHE LOVED IT even more when both are mixed and the fact that it is healthier verison compared to Coffee Shops that use High Sugar Syrup!”