Have you heard about bulletproof coffee? Maybe you’ve seen it listed on a coffeeshop menu, or perhaps your friends or family members were talking about it.
Bulletproof coffee is simply coffee that’s been blended at high speed with certain fats, usually butter and MCT oil, which comes from coconuts.
In recent years the bulletproof trend has captured a lot of interest because the addition of fats allows for a simple cup of coffee to keep you feeling full for hours.
Some people use it as a pre-workout beverage while others sip a cup for breakfast each morning. Or you could have it in the afternoon for a pick-me-up that eliminates the urge to snack on junk foods.
The drink was introduced in the United States by a guy named Dave Asprey, who suffered from a variety of medical ailments and went around the world seeking solutions.
While hiking in Tibet he learned of a drink that contained tea and butter, which then gave him the idea to try putting butter in his coffee instead.
Now he runs a health organization that sells coffee, supplements and a variety of products geared around improving how people feel and function.
Usually people think that bulletproof coffee is going to taste greasy and fatty, but when it’s blended properly it actually has a creamy texture and taste.
Some people add proteins like hulled hemp seeds or collagen powder to their recipe to provide some added nutritional punch to the mix.
If you’ve never tried it, you might like to the next time you come across it because you’re likely to be surprised at how delicious it is.
Whether or not it should be something you drink regularly depends upon your fitness goals. There’s enough butterfat in the drink to use up your entire day’s allotment, depending on your macros.
Some fitness experts give the trend a thumbs down, saying that bulletproof coffee is lacking nutrition compared to an actual meal.
Others say it’s just a trend that will be moving out of vogue soon enough. Yet there are those who have incorporated the drink into part of their lifestyle, finding that it improves their cognitive function and performance.
If you’re curious, more information about bulletproof coffee including benefits, reviews and directions on how exactly to make it is available online.
Barbara Wayman, APR