Bulletproof Coffee

I really am not sure why this particular drink is called “bulletproof coffee” but it sounds kinda cool at least… Been hearing about this drink and seeing it popping up on my Pinterest, and thought I would give it a try.  There is a good chance I will never drink my coffee any other way.  For starters, it is seriously delicious.  It is creamy and rich tasting, and gets this amazing foam layer on the top, which never happens when I just pour milk into my coffee.  Second, because of the coconut oil, it is full of healthy fat.  I know, I know.  Some of you still don’t think fat is good.  The right kind of fat is.  I promise.  Read more about it here…. Coconut oil improves heart health, supports your immune system, promotes weight loss, boosts thyroid production, protects the liver from toxins, and is incredibly filling.  I know it also seems weird to put butter in your coffee, but again…. the right kind of butter is good!  We use organic butter, from grass-fed cows.  It is an anti-cancer agent, muscle-builder, high in antioxidants, and an immunity-booster.  Because I truly believe in the amazing things coconut oil can do for your health, I try to incorporate a few tablespoons of it each day into the diet of my family.  Whether I fry veggies or meat in it, use it in baked goods, mix it into kids eggs, put it in a smoothie, or put it in my coffee I am always grabbing it and using it in something.  I love starting my day knowing I am getting a good amount of this amazing, beneficial fat in my system.  Without further ado, go make some bulletproof!  Oh, and PS.  Most Paleo circles will approve the use of a high-quality butter, even though technically it is dairy.

bulletproof coffee, with coconut oil and butter

INGREDIENTS: 
  • 1 cup coffee
  • 1-3 tablespoons organic, unrefined coconut oil (I use 3, feel free to start with less and work your way up…)
  • 1 teaspoon unsalted Kerrygold butter
  • Optional:  Some pure vanilla extract or honey would be super yummy if you are looking for something a little sweeter.  I don’t add anything as it is rich and creamy as is, but you can experiment!  
METHOD:
1.  Combine all ingredients in food processor with metal blade attachment (blender would probably work, too).
2.  Turn it on and let it go for about 20 seconds, or until butter and coconut oil thicken and coffee becomes light brown in color.
3.  Pour it back into mug.  Drink.  So good.  And so energizing.

 

*Use organic ingredients whenever possible.

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10 thoughts on “Bulletproof Coffee

  1. It’s an actual brand of coffee that my dad and I bought online and tried last year. The coffee itself isn’t my favorite. The makers recommend using butter and MCT oil, which is essentially the same medium chain fatty acid as found in Coconut oil. Now I prefer to make it like you, with coconut oil (which I always have in the pantry) and butter. Tastes better. I’m not drinking much coffee right now, but when I did I was full all afternoon and didn’t get hungry until the start of 3rd watch. And had great energy!
    P.S. I wish you guys could see all the Instagram/FB pics of your recipes since I shared the link on my Paleo FB group. Keep up the great work!

    • thanks so much for leaving a comment! i would love to see all the pics! it makes us both so happy to know that people are enjoying the recipes. i wonder if we could hashtag photos on instagram to make them visible…. hmmmm.
      thanks jen! – evan

  2. It’s an actual brand of coffee that my dad and I bought online and tried last year. The coffee itself isn’t my favorite. The makers recommend using butter and MCT oil, which is essentially the same medium chain fatty acid as found in Coconut oil. Now I prefer to make it like you, with coconut oil and butter. Tastes better too. I’m not drinking much coffee right now, but when I did I was full all afternoon and didn’t get hungry until the start of 3rd watch. And had great energy!
    P.S. Wish you ladies could see all the IG/FB pics of your recipes since I shared your website with my Paleo FB group. Keep up the great work!

  3. good heart-healthy fats (monounsaturated and polyunsaturated) is an uncontroversial topic and endorsed by any and all US food organizations imaginable. people may have to do their own research and overcome the “low fat diet” stigma, which have been crammed down our throats over the last several decades. keep it up ladies. you guys rock.

  4. do you think you would get the same effect if you blended coffee with coconut milk? not the sugar loaded coconut milk in the can, but the good all natural pure coconut milk. i think you would still get the same essentials of coconut oil and creaminess of the butter with just two ingredients. i may just have to try it! keep the good stuff coming ladies =)

  5. My goodness, we are on the same wave lenghts for sure. I started my day with lemon water about the same time as you guys and now my coffee too. I was just telling Kelsey how I was drinking my coffee and she told me you guys had it on your site!

  6. So when I saw this go up I thought you ladies were just getting out of control!!! 🙂 but of course I was intrigued and then it was all over the nutrition websites everywhere I go. I finally had some this am! It was delicious and honestly made me feel great all day! I went to a party and didn’t want ANY chips or sweets, I Am usually a sucker for that stuff. Thanks for sharing, it’s gonna be my new thing!!! 🙂

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