Inspired by yak-butter tea consumed in Tibet, Bulletproof Coffee is a concoction of butter, oil, and coffee designed to boost mental performance. It was developed by Dave Asprey (a.k.a. The Bulletproof Executive) in 2009. The recipe is as follows:
Brew one cup of coffee using the coffee beans. Add coffee, oil, and butter to a blender. Blend for 20-30 seconds. Enjoy.
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Now, you might be thinking, “is all that fat going to clog my arteries?” I had similar concerns, so my solution was only to drink the Bulletproof Coffee in mornings before I get a good cardio workout. I also make sure to avoid eating carbohydrates while all that fat is in my system because carbohydrates cause your body to store excess fat.
The results were awesome. I would drink some Bulletproof Coffee after my morning routine, go to the gym for an hour or two, and be focused and energetic when I get back. I also found that I would not be hungry until the middle of the afternoon. A big cup of Bulletproof Coffee could seemingly power me through a couple of hours of workout and several hours into the afternoon.
After my initial Bulletproof Coffee Beans®, Brain Octane™ oil, and grass-fed ghee ran out, I began making a “poor man’s version” of Bulletproof Coffee. I used two cups of regular coffee, organic coconut oil, and Kerrygold unsalted butter instead of the official ingredients. I didn’t notice any difference from switching from “official” to “unofficial” ingredients.
Whether this is just a Silicon Valley fad or not, only time will tell. I do enjoy drinking the coffee in the morning and getting the noticeable energy boost, though. I drank Bulletproof Coffee for about four months, but I’m currently taking a couple of months off to evaluate whether I should continue drinking it as a habit.