Thursday, November 21, 2013

Bulletproof Coffee

So I recieved a nice little package, from Upgraded Self/Bulletproof Coffee company, that had their whole coffee beans and their MCT oil. I was uber excited because I already drank bulletproof coffee but I hadn't tested out their brand of ingredients. I used whatever coffee, a 90% MCT oil/10% coconut oil, and of course Kerrygold Grassfed butter.
I use this as my pre-crossfit because it boosts me and gives me lots of energy! All natural, no powders or weird chemical stuff like other pre-workouts.
Opening a fresh bag of coffee is like heaven because I seriously stick my nose right in the bag and get a big wiff. I breath in that absorbing aroma and let out a long ahhhhhh. 
Their bag even tells you how to make a bulletproof coffee:

I grab my grinder, pour a little in...
And grind until fine.
I actually read somewhere that the finer the better...for some reason I don't know.
I like using my coffee pot instead of a French press because it keep my coffee hot which I need my coffee hot hot hot to drink it. 
Waiting for coffee to brew in the morning seems like forever. As the pit is almost done, I usually pull out the pot before it's actually finished cause I simply can't wait any longer! 
I pour the coffee into my blender.
Tip: put hot water into your blender while the coffee is making so your blender is cold and cool down your hot coffee when you pour it in. Pour the water out right before yor about to add the coffee.
I add in steamed unsweetened almond or coconut milk to simply make it creamier. I also add in some stevia flavoring but this totally optional as a true bulletproof is just the butter and MCT. I have all different flavors of stevia drops : chocolate, vanilla, peppermint, toffee, hazelnut, coconut etc. You can add in coconut sugar it even cream.
Add 1-2tbsp of Kerrygold unsalted butter. I say 1 to 2 because if just starting to drink this, your body won't be used using the good fat for energy so starting with a smaller dose is best. The butter is what makes this uber creamy and gives it the foam on top. (The almond milk also whips up nicely to add to the foam.)
Add 1-2tbsp of MCT oil. Again, ease your body into it. 
MCT is what is the natural energizer of this amazing drink. 
I'll let you read what the benefits are above. 
Once you have added everything in...
Turn that baby on...I turn it on high to really whip it together. The longer you let it blend the bigger head or foam you'll get. 
I like a lot if foam so I let it gooooo
That is a small head of foam so I let stop to see and if I want more, I'll buzz it again.
Remember my earlier 'tip' about the hot water? Well I put hit water into my coffee cup as well.
Mmm the finished product. I have to have my coffee uber hot so sometimes I even stick it in the microwave for a bit. So I drink my coffee semi fast...
And in about 5 mins, it's gone!
 Bulletproof Coffee:
-1 to 2 tbsp of MCT oil or coconut oil 
-1 to 2 tbsp grassfed unsalted butter
1. Blend all ingredients together.
2. Enjoy!

That is the original recipe. But I create many different bulletproof creations such as:::

Pumpkin Spice:
Add pumpkin spice to coffee grounds and brew. Add 1 tbsp pumpkin purée, pumpkin spice, stevia to blender with everything else. 

Brew normal. Add 1 tbsp of unsweetened cocoa powder and chocolate stevia with everything else.

Cinnamon Dolce:
Brew with a few shakes of cinnamon in the grounds. Add more cinnamon to blender along vanilla stevia and everything else.

Peppermint mocha:
Add 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder, peppermint stevia and everything else to blender. 

Apple Spice:
Brew with cinnamon added to grounds. Add cinnamon (or apple spice), 1 tbsp apple sauce (or apple cider) , 2tbsp 100% maple syrup. 

Add a scoop of your favorite protein powder with wry thing else. 

These are just some of the ones I've created so I hope you try them out!

I want to say thank you to Upgraded Self company for sending me awesome products because I fully enjoyed them! Every time I make a bulletproof, I'll think of your generosity. 
Go check out their website Upgraded Self for these products but also others like their pure vanilla or cocoa!

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