Posts tagged bulletproof coffee
The Basics of Bulletproof Coffee

I wrote about bulletproof before, a couple years ago, but I figured it's time for an update. A lot of people are confused by what they see online because bulletproof tends to be heavily branded or specialized—there is, of course, the actual Bulletproof brand that was founded by Dave Asprey, who really kicked this whole bulletproof trend off, and there are other people who tell you their version of "butter coffee," which generally starts with some organic coffee that costs an arm and a leg or is ridiculously difficult to prepare. 

We don't do that over here. Your bulletproof drink can be as simple or as complicated as you want to make it. I have a few bulletproof recipes on the site already, each very different, that gives you a glimpse of the ways bulletproof drinks can take on a new life. I encourage you to try some! Or, even, experiment with your own favorite bulletproof blend.

Today, I'll give you the bulletproof basics—the ingredients you need to make a bulletproof drink, and optional add-ins to help it fit what you need. Because aren't options the fun part of life? Let's get into it.

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White Chocolate Rocket Fuel Latte (Non-Dairy Bulletproof Coffee)

By now, I'm sure you've heard about bulletproof coffee in one form or another. I've talked about it, that one hipster in your office has talked about it, your favorite celebrity has mentioned it offhandedly, and that coffee shop down the street has started selling it for outrageous prices. Everybody is buzzing about bulletproof. The three main ingredients -- grass-fed butter, MCT oil, and coffee -- are proven fatbusters and brain boosters, so going bulletproof just seems like the right thing to do, right? But what if you can't have dairy?

Well, there are a couple options: one, you can sub ghee for the grass-fed butter. (For those who don't know, ghee is clarified butter -- basically butter with the dairy removed.) Or, you can try this delicious version, inspired by Leanne from Healthful Pursuit, that combines cacao butter and vanilla protein powder to make a morning drink that's better than anything Starbucks -- or that trendy cafe down the street -- sells. Prepare to be amazed! Whether you can have dairy or not, this drink is truly delicious.

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The Buzz about Bulletproof Coffee

By now, you've probably heard about bulletproof coffee. It's popping up everywhere, with devotees singing its praises from movie sets to boardrooms. But, if you hear "bulletproof" and nothing comes to mind besides vests and windows at sketchy Chinese food spots, allow me to introduce you to the latest craze.

What is Bulletproof Coffee?

Bulletproof coffee, developed by biohacker Dave Asprey, is basically a cup of coffee blended with grass-fed butter and coconut or medium chain triglyceride (MCT) oil, traditionally drank in the morning, often as a meal replacement. I know what you're thinking: "Butter in coffee? Gross." That's generally the first reaction, with the second being, "that cannot possibly be healthy." However, you may be wrong on both points. Here's why.

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