Yes, I had to try the whole ‘coffee with butter and coconut oil’ thing. Don’t judge, please. It’s not like I did it because I believe drinking a cup of coffee with a couple tablespoons of fat will help me melt off body fat and add to my muscle mass all day, all while existing in a state of focused alertness.
I just thought it sounded disgusting and couldn’t imagine that it would be a tasty thing at all. I was wrong. It’s quite delicious. Not buttery, but rich and round and beautifully creamy and smooth. I’m not calling this Bulletproof® Coffee, because I did not make mine with upgraded coffee beans, unsalted grass-fed butter, (though I did use unsalted butter), or Brain Octane (which is an eighteen-times-stronger-than-coconut-oil, coconut oil).
Since I did not follow the recipe, I’m not going to question the claims of Dave Asprey, the Silicon Valley entrepreneur behind Bulletproof® Coffee, but if you’re interested in some debunking, Gizmodo poked some holes like crazy.
I didn’t do the nutritional analysis because, come on. It’s not like I’m going to add this to my morning routine. But it is all fat and no carbs, so I guess blood glucose-wise, it’s not the worst thing. Which means I can drink it all day, right?
Basically, you brew some strong coffee – about 10 or 12 ounces. Put that coffee in a blender (I used a Magic Bullet), and then put in a tablespoon of butter and a tablespoon of coconut oil. Blend away until it’s all incorporated in the coffee and smooth and frothy. I added a little Stevia because I like sweet coffee. Pour into a cup. If it seems weird to be drinking – in one cup of coffee – two tablespoons of fat, look up the nutrition information of your go-to choice from your favorite coffee shop, and you may find it’s not so different.
Hope you’re enjoying a cuppa whatever you like best on this Sunday and doing only things you want to do –