If you’re like me, you’re not really a coffee drinker, but every now and then adulting gets the best of you and you need to reach for a cup. A girlfriend of mine introduced me to Bulletproof coffee, and it was just what I was looking for: energizing, clean, responsibly sourced, and sans all the chemicals and sugar that is in most coffees. Did you know coffee is one of the crops with the most pesticides?!
My boyfriend is a big coffee drinker and in an attempt to get him on the healthier habits bandwagon, I decided to learn how to make my own perfect cup of clean coffee. After several attempts, I believe I finally got it right. I love to drink this before an early morning workout. I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I do. As with all things, adjust to your liking. Happy drinking!
3 cups of water and 2 tablespoons of organic, responsibly sourced coffee into a coffee maker (or a pot if you don’t have a coffee maker/french press). I like this brand, but use your fave.
Brew the coffee, then let sit for 5-7 minutes. If you don’t have a coffee maker/french press, heat the coffee and water on the stove until right before it boils. Switch to a cool eye, and let cool off for 5-7 minutes.
Pour coffee into a blender (or your Nutribullet if you’re like me). Strain it first if you are using the stove top method.
Add 1 and a half tablespoons of organic cacao (not cocoa) powder. You can find this brand at your local grocery store, but any organic brand should do.
2 tablespoons of organic MCT Oil. Look up the benefits of MCT oil. *Note: for those of us with oily skin, MCT oil is a form of coconut oil. Coconut oil consumption can cause you to breakout/cause your skin to produce more oil. Feel free to skip this step, or reduce it significantly (maybe to .5-1 tbsp?). I learned the hard way so you wouldn’t have to. You’re welcome :)
1 and a half tablespoons of Kerrygold brand unsalted butter, or your preferred organic butter from grassfed cows. For those of you who are dairy-free, ghee is fine to use.
Stir all of the above in the still warm coffee until butter is mostly melted
Blend for 30 seconds. Pour and drink
Now go kick today’s butt!