I read about Bulletproof coffee on the Bulletproof Exec website some time ago. Some of my health-subscribing friends swear by the recipe and the article was circulating hard and fast between us coffee addicts. The idea is to feed your body with the right kind of fat so it ACTUALLY BURNS fat all day.
I decided to try it because research has found that it has a massive impact on cognitive function…. AND IT IS TRUE. I tried this recipe myself and found that I was more alert, could function better and was certainly less hungry in the morning. The best testimonial of how it was affecting me was to stop the additional high performing foods (the coconut oil and/or butter) and see what simply drinking coffee would do for me.
It was clear: simply drinking coffee just was not good enough any more.
According to the Bulletproof Exec website, this high energy, good fat recipe is part of the routine of many world athletes and recording artists before they go on stage.
In the recipe on the Bulletproof Exec, you have to use
– low toxin, highest performance grade coffee
– unsalted, grass-fed butter
– organic coconut oil
Unsalted, grass-fed butter seemed like a difficult thing to find here in Singapore,
add to that the fact I am completely lazy about having to blend all of those ingredients together, I thus only add a tablespoon of coconut oil into my morning coffee.
Modified Bulletproof Coffee Recipe
1 shot of Nespresso coffee (Lungo 110ml)
1 tablespoon of organic coconut oil
Optional: half a teaspoon of Manuka honey
And that’s it. Put everything into your coffee cup or tumbler and make sure you stir/shake the entire emulsion.
It must be noted that before I read about this Bulletproof coffee recipe, I usually drink my coffee with milk and no sugar. Now, I only have my coffee black with coconut oil… and from home.
Rationale behind adding coconut oil
Feeding your body the right kind of fat can actually help it lose weight. And coconut oil does just that. After years of being demonised for having high levels of saturated fats, research has now clarified that the medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) in coconut oil can actually increase energy expenditure compared to the same amount of calories from longer chain fats. Having medium-chain triglycerides means that this oil is easily digested by the body.
I did some digging online and read that the human body converts lauric acid into monolaurin which research has supported as an effective way to deal with viruses and bacteria. Coconut oil does not just help you lose weight, it boosts your immunity. No wonder it has been hailed as the superfood of the 21st century.
If you are trying out this recipe for the first time and need a little sweetness in your coffee, I recommend using organic honey. I used organic Manuka Honey. In comparison to refined and processed sugars, honey is obviously a better alternative because it is natural. You just have to be sure that you buy one from a certified organic grocer.