Bulletproof Coffee with a Twist!
Last week a shared five of my favorite things! Among them were Four Sigmatic’s Mushroom coffee and Mayan Sweet Green Stevia powder, both of which I use in my version of Bulletproof coffee. In addition to sharing that recipe with you today, I thought I’d share some background and information on Bulletproof coffee as well, so that you can decide if this recipe is right for you.
Bulletproof or Keto coffee has gained a lot of popularity recently due to the Keto craze but the recipe is nothing new. Ethiopians have been adding butter, honey, and salt to their coffee for centuries with the intention of enhancing flavor and adding nutritional value. Dave Asprey made the practice of adding butter to coffee mainstream with his “Bulletproof Coffee”, alleging that his recipe not only suppresses hunger but provides more mental clarity throughout the day with less of the crash. Asprey’s recipe recommends his Bulletproof beans, grass fed butter, and high octane MCT oil to reap the most rewards. While there is no definitive proof that Bulletproof or Keto coffee is “good for you”, there are multiple accounts of people claiming a boost in energy and clarity without the jitters. I have to agree that adding fat to my morning cup-a-joe leaves me bright eyed and bushy tailed with less of the shakes. So when I learned about Four Sigmatic’s Mushroom coffee, I knew that it was a match made in heaven for Keto coffee. This coffee has half the caffeine as a regular cup of java but leaves you no less alert due to the enhancing affects of the mushrooms. Even better, these mushrooms are adaptogenic, meaning they support the adrenals and prevent that afternoon crash that so many of us experience around 3PM.
But is there a right way to drink Butter coffee? YES! For starters, Butter coffee is really a meal replacement. Adding a heap of fat to your morning coffee can be beneficial if you are on a Ketogenic diet since it elevates ketone levels to be used as energy. It may also be a good option for those that don’t like to eat breakfast. Sipping on fat suppresses hunger and fuels the body until lunchtime. However, if you are drinking this alongside your scrambled eggs and toast, chances are you’re taking in 500 calories or more! One cup of butter coffee traditionally has 300-500 calories (all from fat) alone.
How to make this glorious cup of morning love:
- 1 Cup Boiling Water
- 1 packet Four Sigmatic Mushroom Coffee
- 1-2 Tablespoons Unsalted Grass-fed Butter or Ghee
- 1/2 – 1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil or MCT Oil
- 1/4 Teaspoon Green Stevia Powder (optional)
- 1/8 Teaspoon Ceylon Cinnamon (optional)
Begin by boiling 1 cup of water. Pour the boiling water, contents of mushroom coffee packet, and the rest of the ingredients into your Nutribullet or blender and blend until smooth. Pour into your favorite mug and enjoy!
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I’m Amberly, a Clinical & Integrative Nutritionist. I help women who’ve had cancer go from just “surviving” to THRIVING by amping up their nutrition, reducing stress, and teaching them how to be in the present moment.
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