Bulletproof Coffee: best, worst-sounding thing in my life

coffee-beansIn a quest to drop weight, or rather body fat, I adopted several different cycles of diet changes.  These changes have included eating incredibly bland foods.  Foods that my wife loved to point out as boring, while she enjoyed many different flavors.  However, since switching to a ketogenic diet I have gone back to eating regular food.  Courtesy of recipes found on Ruled.me, I get to eat things that don’t seem to be healthy on any diet.  Foods like Bacon-wrapped, cheese-stuffed hotdogs, and other delightful sounding dishes.  Previous to this diet, though, I was not a coffee drinker.  In fact, I was frequently buying coffee for my wife and wondering how anyone can enjoy it.  Then I met the bulletproof coffee recipe.

Now, first off, don’t get this mixed up with Bulletproof Coffee, the brand.  This is different.  On a keto diet, your macronutrients heavily favor fat at the expense of carbs.  My typical daily intake is approximately 80% fat, 17% protein, and 3% carbs.

For the recipe, you only need a couple of ingredients:

  • 8oz. coffee (of your choice)
  • 2tbsp coconut oil
  • 2tbsp butter
  • 1tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 1tsp vanilla extract (optional)

For kitchen tools, you need something to brew the coffee whether it be from beans, grinds or k-cups, and an immersion blender.

The coconut oil and butter will melt in the hot coffee, but without a blender, immersion or otherwise, the oil will not mix too well.  While it does not sound too great, the butter and oil seem to mix with the cream leaving a smooth, still-liquid drink.

So after doing this for a little while I decided to experiment and added a scoop of vanilla protein powder to the mixture.  It created a drink that tasted like a vanilla latte.

I drink this stuff nearly every morning, and I love it.  I won’t be so bold as to claim that it is the best thing ever, but give it a shot and see what you think.

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