If you follow me at all on social media, or if you read my blog, you will have heard me talk about my Bulletproof Coffee quite a bit lately. And yes, it’s MY Bulletproof Coffee…back off…get your own! If you don’t follow me on social or read my blog (*gasp*), get with the program, I’m pretty funny and sometimes I have some good stuff to say. Most times. Okay…always. Start following!
I’ve been going through some big changes lately. Finding my heart, finding my center, getting some sleep and working really hard (that last one isn’t a change, that’s pretty dang consistent). With change usually comes growth and growth usually requires quite a bit of energy. Don’t even get me started that this has all been happening as I’ve been trying to create some Christmas magic for my kiddos! Phew!
However, I’ve been consistently drinking my Bulletproof Coffee in all its upgraded coffee bean glory (did you know a lot of coffee beans we make our brew from have mold? MOLD! EW!), with Brain Octane (hello MCT oils) and Grass-Fed Ghee. And, because I love it so much, I have a few social posts with me and my beloved coffee cuddling together in my office. Awwwww. With all the cuddling and canoodling, I’ve had quite a few questions about my coffee.
Does it really work?
What the heck is that?
Explain yourself! You don’t endorse products!
I thought I could write this post to explain Bulletproof Coffee to you, why I love it, what it is, when to drink it and how to make it. So, let’s begin.
Me, silly goose. I’m talking about my experience with Bulletproof, no one else’s. I’m a big fan of research and finding products that are scientifically sound. While I still feel there needs to be more research on the benefits of MCT oil on energy and mental focus, for me, it works like a hot damn.
What & Why? (These two just go together, you’ll see)
Today I’m writing about the three products that I use (almost) daily. Upgraded Bulletproof Coffee, Bulletproof’s Grass-Fed Ghee and of course, the product I am MOST fond of, Brain Octane Oil. There are numerous other products you can try, CLICK HERE to find more products if these 3 aren’t what you’re looking for.
Upgraded coffee beans: Think non-moldy coffee beans. And, if you think your coffee doesn’t have mold, think again. Research studies have shown that 52 – 91.7% of green coffee beans were moldy and 50% of brewed coffee contained mold. Bulletproof has mold standards. Meaning, they have a process and actual mold standards where they don’t let the moldy suckers through to their beans and then to your body. Just say NO to mold.
Grass-Fed Ghee: This is Bulletproof’s option for grass-fed fat. You can also find grass-fed butter at your local health food store (some grocery stores carry it) and use that. Unfortunately, it’s not available in Canada just yet, so for all my Canucks, just use grass-fed unsalted butter.
Brain Octane Oil: This is the secret ingredient, I swear. Brain octane oil contains 16x the healthy fats of coconut oil and can be converted to ATP (the cellular fuel your body and brain actually use) in three steps (FYI…sugar has 25 steps). It also bypasses your liver (which is probably on overdrive, thank you, Santa), so it’s readily available for your big brain and strong muscles to easily use! What does that mean? It means the effects of the Brain Octane Oil can be felt almost immediately.
I’m not kidding. Immediately. I love this stuff!
There is more and more research coming out on the benefits of MCT oil of mental focus and physical prowess (I’ve always wanted to use that word in a blog) and for me, it works. In particular, my mental focus is much clearer and I have energy to spare on my Bulletproof days.
Wherever you want, my friend. Drink it at home, in your car, at work, in the shower, while you chase your kids (wait no, don’t drink and run). Take it to go, drink is slow, drink it fast. Just drink it wherever you are.
I drink my Bulletproof Coffee at 10am every morning. Now, I’m a bit of a schedule goober and I live by my calendar. So, it’s 10am for me. Aso, I drink my Bulletproof coffee after I workout. I tried to drink it before, but for me, my workouts suffered. I think too much blood was diverted to digest the fat.
I do recommend you drink it before 1pm.
Here’s how I brew my perfect cup of Bulletproof Coffee:
- 2.5 Tbsp (or 2.5 Tbsp) of ground Bulletproof coffee go into my french press (yup, I’m that fancy now). Pour 1.5 cups of hot water (I let my kettle boil then let it sit for 2 minutes) into the french press. Let stand for 4 minutes.
- Add 1 Tbsp Brain Octane Oil to your blender.
- Add 1 Tbsp Grass-Fed Ghee (or grass-fed butter) to your blender.
- Add 1 tsp cinnamon (optional…I likes my cinnamon!)
- Add the brewed coffee to your blender.
- Blend until frothy. I usually blend it for at least 1 minute otherwise, I found it wasn’t creamy enough.
7 simple steps to mental focus and energy all day. It’s so worth it.
Alright, party people. It’s time for you to go enjoy your coffee. There are some great sales on now AND many, many other products. There’s hot chocolate, tea and these little ampules called “Unfair Advantage”, which give you mitochondrial boosts (read more here, I need to read more on this one!). So much to choose from. Time to SHOP!
Questions? Just ask! Again, this is my personal experience with these products. But for me, it’s a game-changer. Life is mega-crazy at all times and I love that I found something that helps me focus. While some days are still a grind (life is like that), it’s nice to have a little help…from my OWN body…working WITH me. Woop! Go me! Go body! YAY!