Bulletproof COFFEE– Good Or Bad Idea?

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By now we have read a great many articles– some for this drink and some against. We have also done our own experiments and here is what we’ve found…

Bulletproof coffee can be a very healthy thing, but like all good things it can also be abused and turned into a not-so-good thing. When we first discovered this strange-to-us drink, it was being advertised as a diet for losing weight and we were also told it MUST be made with a certain kind of coffee and a certain kind of oil made from coconuts… so we decided to do our own experiment!

Into our kitchen I went- poured a cup of coffee (hubby doesn’t use the expensive kind that we were told it must be), put butter into it (ours has salt in it), added our regular coconut oil and some stevia, blended it well and guess what! It was very tasty and very filling- a good thing to include in your diet- you would quite possibly not need a diet pill- how awesome is that!

Yes, the more natural and not processed our foods are, the better they are for us and chemical-free is definitely the way to go for good health.

There are many ideas and suggestions out there, so I will put the ones I feel have the most merit here for your further information.

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Bulletproof coffee Video

We found a lot of companies are pushing MCT oil, but after reading up on it we’ve decided not to recommend it. MCT Oil is Manufactured – Coconut Oil is Natural. We refer you now to this really great article written by Brian Shilhavy, who actually lived in a coconut producing area of the Philippines for several years with his family, observing firsthand the differences between the diet and health of the younger generation and those of his wife’s parents’ generation still consuming a traditional diet. 

MCT Oil vs. Coconut Oil: The Truth Exposed

After experimenting with this, we discovered that just stirring your coffee with the butter and oil is not the best way to go– Coconut Oil Coffee should be Blended, Not Stirred… That’s the Secret to the most delicious success!

As I cruised through a great many articles, I’ve discovered so much about how the coconut is beneficial to our health- talked with a couple of my doctors and was told that the most natural and beneficial thing I can do for my thyroid (which is still very low and needs help), is eat a lot of natural saturated fats and one suggested avocados and coconut oil would help me the most! IT HAD NEVER OCCURRED TO ME THAT TO WORK WELL, OUR THYROID GLAND NEEDS GOOD SATURATED FATS!  I know medical doctors are not allowed to tell you about natural ‘cures’, but must only tell you to use drugs. I believe we need to change that! I already eat avocados sometimes and have coconut oil for cooking and this new bulletproof coffee– looks like I’ll increase both– look out thyroid, here it comes!

The Coconut & Thyroid Connection:

How to Get More Coconut Oil in Your Life–

From the Hearty Soul

So, now you know that eating more coconut oil is incredibly beneficial for your weight loss and heart health goals. But how are you going to go about eating more coconut oil? Eating chunks of it off of a spoon doesn’t seem like the most appealing way to go about it, so I searched the internet for some recipes using coconut oil and found a bunch of good ones from The Restless Palate. Enjoy! … Jeannie here- we checked these out and are thrilled to discover healthy CHOCOLATE is a part of these yummy recipes!

About The Coconut Mama–

Tiffany-150x150Hi! I’m Tiffany – aka Coconut Mama. I’m a real food mama of three coconut babies. I’m passionate about traditional and healing foods. As a true believer in the health benefits of coconut, I use coconut products in almost all my recipes. You can download my free Coconut Flour Recipes E-book here. Thanks for stopping by!

We love her site and have found that for the most part, we can recommend her! You can check out what she says about Coconut Oil Coffee here.

Delicious No-Bake Carrot Bites with Almonds and Coconut  [Paleo]

This is for all of the carrot cake lovers out there. These No-Bake Carrot Cake Bites can be prepped in just minutes and are the perfect little on-the-go snack or healthy dessert.

Why is it my favorite you ask? Well these No-Bake Carrot Cake bites are super moist, crunchy and sweet, how could you go wrong? These bites are completely raw, too, but don’t be fooled, they’re totally the real deal!  Jeannie here- try these with your bulletproof coffee! Breakfast or lunch never had it so good!

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 1½ Cups Finely Grated Carrots
  • ½ Cup raw almonds
  • ½ Cup Raw Walnuts
  • 1½ Cups Medjool dates, pitted (like these)
  • 1 Tbsp Pure Maple Syrup (like this)
  • ¾ Cup Dried Coconut (I use this brand)
  • 1 tsp. Ceylon Cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. Ground Ginger
  • ⅛ tsp. Nutmeg
  • ⅛ tsp. Cardamom
  • A Pinch of Salt
  • Coconut Whip Cream Frosting (recipe here)

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Begin by grating your carrots on the smaller side of a box grater. Gently squeeze out the excess liquid from the grated carrots.
  2. Once the carrots have been squeezed dry, measure them until you have about 1½ cups.
  3. Next, grind the almonds and walnuts until they begin to turn into a flour, but not so much that they turn into nut butter.
  4. Add in coconut, spices, and salt and pulse for 10 seconds.
  5. Next, add the carrots, syrup and dates to the food processor, and mix until the dates become well chopped.
  6. Using a cupcake tin with plastic wrap or wax paper strips, place about 2-3 Tbsp of mixture in each cupcake hole and press down for even hardening.
  7. Place in freezer for 1 hour to harden.
  8. Cover with coconut whipped cream.

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Coconut Oil – The True Story

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Coconut Water Kefir

This drink is basically fermented coconut water. It is an unbelievably rich probiotic drink that also contains really high amounts of vitamins, minerals, and electrolytes.

Coconut water kefir is believed to be the most beneficial probiotic beverage because it has a much more potent effect on the digestive system than any dairy probiotic food such as yogurt.

Some folks buy it already made and some prefer to make their own. To make your own, you will find instructions here.

More on our thyroid–

All my life I was told we must have iodine for our thyroid and it was so important that it was being added to our salt. Now I’ve been getting more complete information. It seems very little is in our salt and we need to eat sea food and greens that contain iodine and iron. A good Naturopath should be able to take a blood test and guide you in eating and taking the supplements best for your body. My husband and I have both been told to limit our salt intake and the pink Himalayan salt is recommended, so that is what we’re using now.

FD 3 Coffee 9-Healthier-1Paleohacks has recommended 9 ways to make your coffee more healthy.  We especially like 7 of them and sometimes even add some of our whey protein powder, turning it into a bulletproof smoothie.  1. Avoid Artificial Sweeteners And Refined Sugar- use raw honey or stevia  2. Avoid Artificial Creamers- use real cream or even almond milk  3. Use Filtered Water and Organic Beans- some coffee beans have been heavily sprayed  4. Add a pinch of Ceylon Cinnamon to help control your blood sugar  5. Add Grass-fed Butter to Coffee- saturated fats are wonderful and filling.  6. Add Coconut Oil to Coffee- possibly the best saturated fat you could choose  7. Add Cacao to Coffee- especially nice for mocha lovers, and healthy too.

We’ve been hearing a lot about Intermittent Fasting lately, so I think this is a good time to refer you to the article I did on FASTING some years ago.

What Is Bulletproof Intermittent Fasting?

Basic Bulletproof Coffee Recipe

Bulletproof Coffee Fasting is like intermittent fasting, except you are consuming Bulletproof Coffee recipes in the morning.

What makes Bulletproof Fasting so much better?

  • Healthy fats from grass-fed butter and coconut oil provides a stable current of energy, sustaining you through the entire day.
  • Coconut oil increases ketosis, boosting your metabolic rate up to 12%.
  • Coconut oil leads to greater losses of fat tissue.
  • Coffee raises cell energy while inhibiting muscle-building for a brief period. This causes the muscles to ‘spring back,’ building more muscle as soon as you eat.
  • Bulletproof intermittent fasting extends your life, improves brain function and strengthens your immune system.

How To Make Perfect Bulletproof Coffee

Bulletproof coffee is popular for a reason. This high fat low carb coffee is rich, frothy and tastes awesome. Here’s a simple version of how to make basic Bulletproof coffee.

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp unsalted grass-fed butter (like Kerrygold)
  • 1-2 Tbsp of coconut oil
  • 2 cups hot freshly brewed organic coffee
  • add-in spices, flavors or sweetener like NuStevia (optional)

Instructions:

  • Brew coffee. This can be espresso, drip, french press, etc. and if you like you can preheat your blender with hot water while your coffee is brewing, then empty it when your coffee is ready.           
  • Add coffee, butter and coconut oil to blender, blend and froth.                       
  • Add any extras you desire: Cinnamon, vanilla, dark chocolate, sweetener (honey or stevia).                            
  • Blend until there is a thick layer of foam on top like a latte. Yes, you can also use a hand held blender – they’re inexpensive and work great.

Here are some tips we picked up along the way…

1. Not all coffee is equal. The wrong coffee (those containing mycotoxins) will zap your energy, leaving you lethargic and irritable. Choose organic coffee to avoid chemicals.

2. Only use grass-fed butter like Kerrygold. Butter from grain-fed animals has a different fat composition. It doesn’t blend as well, doesn’t taste as good, and lacks fat soluble vitamins (which is one of the reasons this coffee is ‘bulletproof’). Don’t use low-fat or butter substitutes!

3. Butter alone does NOT make your coffee Bulletproof. The coconut oil in your Bulletproof coffee promotes high energy, fat loss and increases brain function. It also makes the coffee have a better feel in your mouth.

4. Don’t use Bulletproof coffee as a total meal replacement for a long period of time just because you’re losing a lot of unwanted weight. Bulletproof coffee is very filling, so this may be tempting, but you should eat a good chemical-free meal once a day- or at least 2-3 times a week, so your body won’t be missing out on important nutrients, protein and vitamins that it needs.

5. Blend, blend, blend… or it won’t taste the same. Stirring won’t emulsify your Bulletproof Coffee. To get that rich, creamy texture you MUST use a blender.

6. If you want to add a sweetener, use a good stevia like NuStevia. Use caution when adding organic syrups and raw honey. The extra carbs add up quickly because of the sugar content and can be a problem for some low carbers.

There are a number of wonderful and helpful recipes you may find to be an exciting addition to your busy life…

Bulletproof Coffee Drops

Bulletproof to go!! Easy drops make any hot beverage instantly Bulletproof. (Recipe from Stalkerville.)

Bulletproof Coffee Drops

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 stick grass-fed unsalted butter
  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon (if you use a lot of cinnamon, get Ceylon, not cassia)
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

Instructions:

  • Combine butter with the melted coconut oil, sea salt and cinnamon.
  • Whisk and pour into an ice-cube tray.
  • Freeze and remove and pop the drops into a glass container and cover. Store in the fridge until you are ready to use.
  • To make Bulletproof Coffee, place one of the cubes and 10 oz of hot coffee of your choice in a blender and blend until well combined and foamy. Drink and enjoy!

Bulletproof Coffee Gummies

Portable energy shots with the added benefit of grass-fed gelatin.

Bulletproof Coffee Gummies

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup hot fresh brewed organic coffee
  • 1 Tbsp grass-fed butter
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 Tbsp organic vanilla extract
  • 5 Tbsp grass-fed gelatin
  • sweeten to taste with stevia

Instructions:

  • Blend all in your blender until mixed well and frothy.
  • Pour into candy molds and put in the fridge until set (20 minutes to 2 hours).
  • Pop out of molds and store in a container. When you are ready, drop them into your coffee or eat them whole!

Bulletproof Coffee Packs

Bulletproof mocha coffee in bulk for travel and fast morning coffees. (Recipe found on Imgur.)

Bulletproof Coffee Packs to Go

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound grass-fed unsalted butter
  • 20 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup – 1 cup cacao (or cocoa), to taste
  • Ceylon cinnamon (optional)

Instructions:

  • Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl and whisk until smooth. No lumps!
  • Pour into 20 small cups to make the fat packs. Add lids and refrigerate.
  • Make your coffee. Place a fat pack to your empty cup or mug.
  • Add coffee until the cup is half full. Add sweetener.
  • Mix with a blender or frother. Add remaining coffee and enjoy.

NOW LET’S SHARE A VARIETY OF BULLETPROOF COFFEES- EVEN TEA AND HOT CHOCOLATE!

Bulletproof Hot Cocoa

Bulletproof Hot Cocoa

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup filtered water
  • 1/2 cup full-fat coconut milk
  • 2 Tbsp grass-fed unsalted butter
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 Tbsp raw cacao powder (or regular cocoa powder)
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • dash cinnamon

Instructions:

  • Bring the water and coconut milk to a boil a small saucepan.
  • Mix boiling liquid with all other ingredients in a small mixing bowl.
  • Blend with a blender or hand mixer until frothy.
  • Transfer the Bulletproof hot cacao to your favorite mug and drink up!

Bulletproof Green Tea

Bulletproof Green Tea

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 teabags organic green tea
  • 2 Tbsp grass-fed unsalted butter
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 Tbsp heavy cream
  • 3 cups ice cubes

Instructions:

  • Brew your favorite cup of tea using twice the number of teabags.
  • Add coconut oil and butter, blending well until frothy.
  • Chill the tea in the freezer for a few hours.
  • In a blender, add ice cubes and tea.
  • Blend for 3-5 minutes, until well incorporated.

Gingerbread Spiced Bulletproof Coffee

Gingerbread Spiced Bulletproof Coffee

Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp gingerbread spice per 2 Tbsp of coffee grounds
  • 1 Tbsp of grass-fed butter
  • 1 Tbsp of coconut oil

Instructions:

  • Sprinkle the gingerbread spice mix into the coffee grounds. Brew the coffee using your preferred method.
  • Pour hot coffee into a blender. Add grass-fed butter and coconut oil, plus any extras like sweetener if preferred.
  • Blend for 30-60 seconds until frothy and creamy.
  • Sprinkle with extra gingerbread spice, or use Chai tea instead of coffee.

Pumpkin Spice Bulletproof Latte

Pumpkin Spice Bulletproof Latte

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp grass-fed unsalted butter
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 cup strong, brewed coffee, cooled
  • 1/3 cup organic pumpkin puree
  • pinch of salt
  • cinnamon, to taste
  • nutmeg, to taste
  • whipped coconut cream (optional)

Instructions:

  • For the unsweetened coconut milk, scoop the solids off of the top of the can before measuring out a cup of the remaining liquid. Whip the solids for a topping, if desired.
  • In a blender, combine the coconut milk with the coffee, pumpkin puree, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Blend until smooth. Taste and adjust the seasonings, as needed.
  • Fill two tall glasses about 2/3 of the way with ice cubes. Pour half of the mixture into each glass. Garnish with whipped coconut cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Serve immediately.

HOW ABOUT SOME SWEET DESERTS!

Bulletproof Cocoa Mousse

Bulletproof Cocoa Mousse

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 Tbsp grass-fed unsalted butter
  • 1 cup brewed organic coffee
  • 1-2 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 3 Tbsp unflavored gelatin
  • 1 packet stevia

Instructions:

  • Add all ingredients to a blender.
  • Blend until frothy.
  • Pour into a bowl and set in the fridge for 3 to 4 hours.
  • Serve with whipped cream or as is.

Bulletproof Ice Cream

Bulletproof Ice Cream

Ingredients:

  • 4 whole eggs plus 4 yolks (pastured of course)
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla
  • 10 drops apple cider vinegar or lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 Tbsp grass-fed unsalted butter
  • 1 cup brewed organic coffee
  • 1 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 packet stevia
  • 1/2 cup water or ice

Instructions:

  • Blend everything but the water/ice in blender.
  • Add water or ice and blend some more. Ideally, you want a yogurt-like consistency for a creamy ice cream. Add more water for a firmer, icy texture.
  • Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and turn it on.
  • This will make perfect consistency ice cream.

Bulletproof Coffee Strawberry Cream Pops

Bulletproof Coffee Butter Cream Pops

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 Tbsp grass-fed unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup fresh strawberries
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 cup brewed cooled coffee
  • 1 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 packet stevia

Instructions:

  • Blend fresh strawberries in the food processor until smooth. Add brewed, cooled coffee and cocoa powder. Set aside.
  • Prepare a pot of hot water for a double boiler.
  • Place the egg white and sweetener in to a metal bowl in the double boiler.
  • Beat the egg white mixture until the mass is stiff, glossy and silky.
  • Remove from double boiler and place egg whites into a new bowl. Add small pieces of room-temperature butter, making sure the last piece added is fully integrated into the mix before adding more.
  • You will finish with a creamy, yellowish butter cream.
  • Add the strawberry-coffee-cocoa mixture and whisk (or use an electric mixer) until well combined.
  • Pour into popsicle molds. Place in the freezer for an hour until set.

Bulletproof Pumpkin Frappuccino

This recipe makes 2 small or 1 large frappuccino

Bulletproof Pumpkin Frappuccino

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups cold coffee
  • 1 1/4 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 4 packets stevia
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • heavy cream (optional)

Instructions:

  • Brew the coffee, pour into a large mug and refrigerate overnight. Your coffee must be very cold.
  • In a small bowl whisk the milk, pumpkin, sweetener, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg until well combined. Pour into ice-cube trays and freeze.

Bulletproof Pumpkin Frappuccino How To

  • Once coffee pumpkin ice cubes are frozen, add to a blender or food processor. Blend on high until smooth and icy. Add more cream to reach your desired texture.
  • Top with whipped cream, if desired and serve immediately.

TO YOUR GOOD HEALTH!

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About talknshare

My study of how to achieve and keep good health began when I was 18 and has been my lifelong passion. I have learned much over the years and when my T.O.P.S. group dissolved, I created Talk 'N Share. Life happened and I have not done anything with it until now. Since the beginning of this year I have learned many important things and wish to share with others, who like myself, may find it nearly impossible to lose those last few pounds and maintain the loss already achieved.
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