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I have this really fun friend. She's fun because she is very adventurous when it comes to food, and I like food, and I like adventure...kinda.
Anyway, my fun friend has lived in China and learned different ways to eat and prepare foods from there, and then she and her husband like to try new ways of eating healthy. I like to talk to her about her fun food adventures and I love it when she tells me about something new and interesting and asks if I want to partake with her. Ummm...yes I do!
One of the most recent things that she has challenged me in trying with her is Bulletproof Coffee.
Okay, I had heard about this and thought, Nah I'm good.
Butter in your coffee??
I had heard that Bulletproof Coffee involved putting butter in your coffee. Well I had tried that, kinda, and I didn't like it. Actually, I had tried making my own coffee creamer and the recipe called for butter in the creamer. Needless to say, when you add this to your coffee, you get a film of oily/buttery type stuff on the top of your coffee and to me it was gross.
I actually started drinking my coffee black after that. But, I digress.
Back to my point, Bulletproof Coffee.
Here's the Gist
Okay, so I looked into it a little bit and it seems as if it's just really good coffee + really good (read really expensive) butter + coconut oil + a good szshuzh in the blender and voila, Bulletproof coffee.
Of course, the original origins of the name and the science behind it are a little more in depth than that (Google it and you can find more information), but the basic gist is that.
So I tried it! Why not, right? The worst that could happen is I waste a cup of coffee and a tablespoon of butter and coconut oil. I'm not going to be upset about that.
So, I gather my ingredients together, throw them in my Magic Bullet, szshuzh it for a few seconds and am presented with this beverage that looks like a latte, and smells like a latte...but then I taste it, and nope, it's not a latte!
This is not your Average Latte
It's a very rich form of coffee. And when I say rich, I mean rich. It's a lot of fat, but it's drinkable! I added a little cinnamon and some stevia to it to maybe help it not be so rich tasting and that helped a little, but it was still a little rich.
My fun friend offered to bring me some of her MCT Coconut Oil coined "Brain Octane," (this is a medium-chain-triglyceride coconut oil which is supposed to metabolize differently in your body than regular coconut oil)
Sure, why not? I'll try anything at this point, and she swears it will make me more alert and super focused, so I am totally game.
I tried it with the new coconut oil, and I added the cinnamon and this time, agave syrup, and BAM!
This is the latte I was looking for!
It is so good! Like Starbucks Cinnamon Dolce Latte good! I can totally get used to this!
Now, I'm not an expert by any stretch of the means. If you want to find out more information about Bulletproof Coffee, I highly suggest looking on the website or Googling it.
If you want to know what I made and love, you can find it below!
Maria's Coffee Concoction
- 12 oz of coffee (more or less depending on how you drink it)
- 1Tablespoon of butter (grass fed and unsalted if possible)
- 1 Tablespoon of coconut oil (You may want to ease into this one) -OR- 1 teaspoon of MCT Coconut oil (I have used a little bit more, but again, ease into it as it may upset your stomach)
- 1 or 2 dashes of cinnamon
- a little squirt of agave to your taste
- Blend in your favorite blender (I used a Magic Bullet) until frothy.