Coffee has a bit of a bad reputation in the health world. In moderation, like most things, it’s just fine. But in excess or when consumed for the purpose of providing artificial energy, it can actually have the opposite affect. This is because caffeine can further tap your adrenals when they’re already running on low. While it may provide you with an instant jolt, over time, it can cause more exhaustion.
The first part of the solution is to eat a diet rich in energy-boosting foods and probiotics to naturally replenish your body. (You knew I was going to say that, didn’t you?) The second solution is Bulletproof Coffee! That’s right, you can have your coffee, you just need to give it an upgrade.
Bulletproof Coffee was created by Dave Asprey in 2009 after he had a cup of yak-butter tea in Tibet. It made him feel like “a million bucks” so he went on a mission to learn why. He discovered that high-quality fat has a positive affect on brain function and cognition. Combined with coffee, it can provide a mental and physical boost without depleting your body or causing a post-caffeine crash.
As someone who loves coffee, but likes to keep her diet clean, I was hooked! Though I prefer to make my Bulletproofs vegan by adding coconut milk instead of grass-fed butter. I also infuse it with MCT oil (medium-chain fatty acids extracted from coconut oil) and collagen (a fibre-shaped protein that contributes to cohesion, elasticity and regeneration of skin, bones, tendons, ligaments and muscles). This is about as upgraded as coffee can get.
Enjoy the recipe and let me know if you experience an increase in energy, clarity and focus. I know I do!
Vegan Bulletproof Coffee
- 1-2 cups of regular or decaffeinated coffee (organic or high-quality is best)
- 2 Tbsp. coconut milk
- 1 -2 Tbsp. Bulletproof or TruMarine Collagen
- ½-1 Tbsp. Bulletproof Brain Octane (MCT) Oil
- ½ tsp. cinnamon
Nespresso or coffee maker
Vitamix or high-speed blender
Directions (Make enough coffee to yield 1-2 cups)
Place the coffee into a blender and add the remaining ingredients.
Blend until it's nice and frothy!