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  • #31
    I read the article and bought some MCT oil just for this purpose. But in reading more about it I probably could have just substituted coconut oil instead of MCT.

    Going to try this with Ghee, since I don't have any grass-fed butter.

    It is ok to sweeten with a bit of honey... or try my best to get used to it un-sweetened?

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    • #32
      Okay, so I just made this after reading about it for the first time last night in this thread and I'm drinking it now. I actually debated making it for about 20 minutes this morning because I didn't want to ruin my morning coffee or waste 1/2 a stick of my organic grass-fed butter. In the spirit of trying something new I decided to go for it.

      Awesome!... and I'm really shocked to be saying that. If I had to place a bet beforehand I'd have put my money on hating it and dumping it down the drain. I was really worried that it'd just be oily coffee with an overwhelming butter taste. It's not! It's creamy (not oily) and somehow I actually don't really taste the butter. It's just super creamy coffee that goes down smooth.

      Here's what I did for reference:
      - roughly 4 cups of hot coffee
      - exactly 1/2 stick of butter (grass-fed)
      - roughly 1/4 cup of half & half (grass-fed)

      I put these ingredients in a blender and blended on the lowest setting for about 15-20 seconds. Now I'm drinking it.

      Thanks for the thread guys, now I've got a new quick and easy breakfast idea when there's nothing else in the house!

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      • #33
        I quit sugar in my coffee 'cold turkey' a couple of weeks ago, and between stumbling upon this and finding an epic espresso bean, I'm hooked. I was using 2TB+ of raw sugar!

        Coffee I use: Dark Roast - Double Dark from Joebella Coffee Roasters

        We've got a $40 Mr. Coffee espresso machine. I pull just over 3 shots. Then I steam up 1/4-1/2 cup of heavy cream, add a large pat of Kerrygold butter, stir well. My imitation aero-latte will be here today
        (MCT/coconut oil goes straight through me lol)

        If you're not used to caffeine, tread lightly! This stuff goes straight to your head! If I make one in the afternoon it will keep me up until almost midnight

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        • #34
          I used a stick blender and was surprised at how nicely the butter and MCT oil emulsified into a delightful froth. I used
          - 2 cups coffee
          - 2 tbsp. pastured butter
          - 2 tbsp. MCT oil

          Nom! And no quick trip to the toilet.

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          • #35
            I tried this for the first time this morning. I used coconut oil and Kerrygold butter. So rich and delicious! I'm hooked!
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            • #36
              Yep.. got some un-salted Kerrygold for this purpose only (found out theres a place right down the road that sells it).

              2 tbs of Kgold, a bit of MCT, and a tiny bit of honey (although I'll probably try to quit that entirely). Who knew that butter would blend into coffee so well? The richness and creamyness of Kerrygold probably helps, too.

              Drinking some now-- really delicious. Going to see how far it can get me past lunch, just for kicks.

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              • #37
                I'm from Sweden and for some reason no organic butter that's unsalted exist here. So of course I made my own
                It's quite simple, actually. Here's how to do it, in case somebody is in the same situation as me.
                Whip cream until it starts to "water", then put it in a sieve and let run of for a while. Then you need to "clean" it. I did it by putting a pot full of cold water in my sink under the faucet., let a slow stream of cold water run into the pot. Now submerge the butter in the cold water and go to work kneading and squeezing it. When the water no longer is cloudy, your butter is done!
                I did this with 600ml of cream, and the resulting butter weighed aprox. 250g.
                It took maybe 15 minutes in all, most of it was spent whipping the cream.

                /Johan

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                • #38
                  I just don't understand why drinking a 400+ calorie, 100% fat cup of coffee in the morning is any different
                  than just EATING your 400 calories of something more nutritious.

                  I'm totally not bashing it at ALL, and it sounds freaking tasty as hell, I just don't understand.

                  And how in the world could you set yourself up for being a "fat burner" all day, when your body is so
                  busy burning off your 500 calories of butter and coconut oil? Does it really get done with that and say "okay
                  fat cells! we've been burning this lovely dietary fat from our stomach for 6 hours, now it's time to move
                  to the fat on our ass!" Me thinks not.

                  I know that the dude on the link lost lotsa weight having this concoction for breakfast every day, but maybe
                  in the long run, it was just because it resulted in lower calories for the day.

                  Now if he was eating upwards of 5K cals a day AND drinking this stuff, then shit, I'm all over it.

                  All right, don't flog me - I'm just curious and asking the question that maybe other's are wondering too!

                  Julie

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                  • #39
                    I made this with virgin coconut oil. Yes, it CAN be made that way, and especially good for those avoiding dairy. It tasted really really good, though definitely less 'rich'.
                    Making adventure out of this thing called life

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by InSearchOfAbs View Post
                      I just don't understand why drinking a 400+ calorie, 100% fat cup of coffee in the morning is any different
                      than just EATING your 400 calories of something more nutritious.

                      I'm totally not bashing it at ALL, and it sounds freaking tasty as hell, I just don't understand.

                      And how in the world could you set yourself up for being a "fat burner" all day, when your body is so
                      busy burning off your 500 calories of butter and coconut oil? Does it really get done with that and say "okay
                      fat cells! we've been burning this lovely dietary fat from our stomach for 6 hours, now it's time to move
                      to the fat on our ass!" Me thinks not.

                      I know that the dude on the link lost lotsa weight having this concoction for breakfast every day, but maybe
                      in the long run, it was just because it resulted in lower calories for the day.

                      Now if he was eating upwards of 5K cals a day AND drinking this stuff, then shit, I'm all over it.

                      All right, don't flog me - I'm just curious and asking the question that maybe other's are wondering too!

                      Julie
                      1 tablespoon of my grass fed raw butter has 90 calories. Put that in a cup of tea and I feel like I have had a meal. It allows me to skip a meal easily or to "hold out" when the slow cooker still has a few more hours to go until dinner. So satiety allows lower calorie intake overall.

                      The "fat burning" stuff has to do with getting our carbs down low enough to trigger ketosis. So if someone has a bulletproof tea or coffee instead of a carb heavy meal, it is helping lower overall carb consumption.

                      I do agree that one can't live by bulletproof drinks alone. We still need to get our protein, etc. from real food. The drinks just help lower the quantity of calories and shift the balance of the quality of calories (i.e. GCBC) away from carbs and toward fat.

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by InSearchOfAbs View Post
                        I just don't understand why drinking a 400+ calorie, 100% fat cup of coffee in the morning is any different
                        than just EATING your 400 calories of something more nutritious.

                        I'm totally not bashing it at ALL, and it sounds freaking tasty as hell, I just don't understand.

                        And how in the world could you set yourself up for being a "fat burner" all day, when your body is so
                        busy burning off your 500 calories of butter and coconut oil? Does it really get done with that and say "okay
                        fat cells! we've been burning this lovely dietary fat from our stomach for 6 hours, now
                        it's time to move
                        to the fat on our ass!" Me thinks not.

                        I know that the dude on the link lost lotsa weight having this concoction for breakfast every day, but maybe
                        in the long run, it was just because it resulted in lower calories for the day.

                        Now if he was eating upwards of 5K cals a day AND drinking this stuff, then shit, I'm all over it.

                        All right, don't flog me - I'm just curious and asking the question that maybe other's are wondering too!

                        Julie
                        I have no scientific explanation but experience has taught me that in my body, high fat consumption = losing weight. I suspect its more than just ketosis, theres still so much science doesnt know about the body. I just experiment and go with what works rather than trying to get it sorted out in my head. There doesnt have to be a scientific explanation for something to work.

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                        • #42
                          One nice thing about the bulletproof coffee is that it relieves the pressure I've felt to keep cream in the house. Knowing I can use butter means that if I run out of cream, it's no big deal. Cream sometimes goes bad but butter seems to last forever. I only use 2Tbsp of butter when I make it so it's not a 400 calorie drink. Maybe a little more calories than using cream, though. Somehow the calories seem to take care of themselves on a high fat low carb plan.
                          Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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                          • #43
                            Okie dokie, thanks for the opinions.

                            I was really hoping for someone to say: "like oh my god, after I started implementing this, the fat on
                            my body just started coming off in sheets".

                            No takers? Come ON! Indulge me!

                            I started intermittent fasting a little under a month ago, daily from 7pm until 3pm the next day - I've been telling myself
                            that my body is using my own fat during that 20hr fasting time, so bellying up to some bullet proof coffee, even if it wasn't
                            the 400 calorie variety, would halt that. But it still sounds delicious.

                            I personally am past the point of low carb, vlc and ZC - I've done all three with great success from 1996 to 2009, and now
                            have added carbs back in because all of the above just wasn't doing it for me anymore. I guess I'm past the weight that
                            vlc and high fat will do anything, cuz it doesn't.

                            All right, I'm rambling on and on, as usual.

                            Y'all carry on with your bad selves and keep us updated if the bullet proof coffee does any miraculous things for you!

                            I'm definitely going to give it a try Christmas morning..... that day I'm going to eat everything in site, ALL DAY, so BPC is
                            first on my list!

                            Julie

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                            • #44
                              Gosh, I hadn't tried using bulletproof coffee to melt the fat off in sheets. Maybe I'll see if it does that. I'm always suspicious of that kind of thinking anyway, you know, being an older woman and all. Nothing ever melts the fat away on me. Maybe it works for guys and that's why that bulletproof guy says all that stuff, but you know, his website is a total self-promotion site, he's totally selling his coaching and whatever else to guys who want to dominate as high-performance careerists or whatever. You have to take that kind of guy's words with a huge pink block of Himalayan sea salt.
                              Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by InSearchOfAbs View Post
                                Okie dokie, thanks for the opinions.

                                I was really hoping for someone to say: "like oh my god, after I started implementing this, the fat on
                                my body just started coming off in sheets".

                                No takers? Come ON! Indulge me!

                                I started intermittent fasting a little under a month ago, daily from 7pm until 3pm the next day - I've been telling myself
                                that my body is using my own fat during that 20hr fasting time, so bellying up to some bullet proof coffee, even if it wasn't
                                the 400 calorie variety, would halt that. But it still sounds delicious.

                                I personally am past the point of low carb, vlc and ZC - I've done all three with great success from 1996 to 2009, and now
                                have added carbs back in because all of the above just wasn't doing it for me anymore. I guess I'm past the weight that
                                vlc and high fat will do anything, cuz it doesn't.

                                All right, I'm rambling on and on, as usual.

                                Y'all carry on with your bad selves and keep us updated if the bullet proof coffee does any miraculous things for you!

                                I'm definitely going to give it a try Christmas morning..... that day I'm going to eat everything in site, ALL DAY, so BPC is
                                first on my list!

                                Julie
                                I didn't see him claim that it was a fat loss miracle. Burning fat for fuel isn't just for fat loss, it also provides clean energy and a mental boost, which is probably what he's after.
                                Ye shall know them by their fruits.

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