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  • Bulletproof Coffee!

    I've been on the keto diet for about a week now and decided to introduce bulletproof coffee. I've been having it daily since Monday and I'm loving it! A few years ago, I used to drink sugar loaded coffee beverages from Starbucks and then learned to love black coffee. I was a little hesitant to try the BF coffee but decided it was worth the shot, especially if it was going to help me get into ketosis faster while shunting hunger.

    For the first few days, I used Salted Kerrygold butter and Coconut Oil because that's all I hand on hand. It was amazing. Just yesterday, I received my bottle of MCT and so this morning, I made my coffee using the MCT and UNSALTED butter. I've determined that I actually prefer the taste of the salted and coconut oil combination better. I may go back to using salted but will keep to the MCT because it's supposed to be a better.

    Anyone else prefer salted and coconut oil in their coffee?

    Just as a FYI, I started at 1 TBSP butter and 1 TBSP oil in 16 oz coffee but bumped it up to 2 TBSP butter and 1 TBSP oil.

  • #2
    I don't do it often, but I do like it. I add coconut oil and salted homemade Ghee, the ghee is very caramelly....Yum..
    Started Primal June 2012 at 148.5lbs, and 5' 1", reached goal weight in 5 months.
    Lowest weight 93lbs - too thin. Now stable at around 100lbs much better weight for me at my age.
    Primal, minus eggs, dairy and a myriad of other allergens.

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    • #3
      My daily coffee recipe:

      one heaping spoonful of coconut oil
      a few shakes of cinnamon
      a few shakes of pure dark cocoa powder
      a healthy splash of pure vanilla extract
      one egg
      12-16 oz coffee

      hit it with the stick blender for 6-8 ish seconds

      Absolutely love it!

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      • #4
        Salt is a matter of preference, and Dave Asprey does recommend consuming salt in the morning, he just thinks it tastes gross in coffee. If you like it then go for it. I make mine with unsalted butter, MCT oil, a little bit of cinnamon, and sometimes a little bit of coconut oil in addition to the butter and MCT when I want more coconut flavor. MCT is flavorless but produces very noticable increased mental performance when compared to coconut oil alone, at least for me. Try it with butter, MCT, AND coconut oil some time, you may get the best of both worlds that way. MCT oil (obviously) has a much higher concentration of MCTs than plain coconut oil.

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        • #5
          My body-builder coffee:

          3 egg yolks
          dash vanilla
          coffee
          blender

          Cook the whites with some meat for breakfast
          Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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          • #6
            I have 4 different recipes for Bulletproof coffee on my site. Two recipes for people with digestive problems, and two other recipes to help with SIBO. Bulletproof® Coffee | FixYourGut.com
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            • #7
              Yum! Refined, nutrition-free fat!

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              • #8
                Anyone tried this in a thermos coffee mug? Does it separate after awhile? I usually drink my morning coffee from 7:30 to about 10:30 from my insulated cup and want to bring some BPC, but I don't want it to separate after awhile in my cup.

                Also - many people recommend a pinch of salt in their coffee to smooth the taste..
                Never, never, never quit! -- Winston Churchill

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                • #9
                  I use butter, coconut oil, and MCT oil alone or in various combinations. But I don't use it as a meal replacement, so even my "splurge" cuppa has just under 100 calories - that's usually my last cup of two or three in the late afternoon when I'm starting to feel hungry, but don't want to eat yet.

                  I've used salted butter a couple of times, but I prefer the unsalted.

                  ETA: ColoradoSteve, I don't use a thermos, but I often nurse a cup of coffee until it's almost cold. MCT stays liquid, coconut oil gets a little filmy on top, and butter starts to go to solid if the coffee gets cool enough. I think a light shaking of your thermos might work.
                  Last edited by JoanieL; 11-19-2013, 12:26 PM.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Markbt View Post
                    Salt is a matter of preference, and Dave Asprey does recommend consuming salt in the morning
                    he doesn't recommend it in coffee. He and his cult-followers love starting their day off with a glass of salt water -> Mastering the Mid-day Recharge (In 15 Minutes)
                    My two favorite Bulletproof tips for starting the day with high energy are:
                    1.Mix a half teaspoon of a high quality pink Himalayan salt in a large glass of water first thing in the morning and drink the whole thing. As we’ll explain in our Bulletproof Executive book, this helps your adrenals get started. For me, and dozens of other people Dave has coached, it’s like flipping on a light switch. This will not contribute to high blood pressure, and it will reduce adrenal stress.
                    2.After your glass of salt water, start the day with Bulletproof Coffee. Clean coffee plus healthy fats like grass-fed butter and MCT equals pure power that lasts for hours.
                    -Ryan Mercer my blog and Genco Peptides my small biz

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                    • #11
                      When I drank it I would add a tablespoon of organic cocoa powder and some stevia to it.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Markbt View Post
                        Salt is a matter of preference, and Dave Asprey does recommend consuming salt in the morning, he just thinks it tastes gross in coffee.
                        It's more than just the taste; the nutritional profiles of salted vs. Unsalted kerrygold are different - I'd have to look it up (it was explained really well in the comments of Asprey's original bulletproof coffee article), but I wanna say it's something like the lipid profile, and it has something to do with the way salted butter is processed....


                        Originally posted by ColoradoSteve View Post
                        Anyone tried this in a thermos coffee mug? Does it separate after awhile?
                        Yes and yes... But you can always shake up the thermos and/or give it a whirl with an aerolatte-type thing. I've done a lot of bulletproof (and bulletproofish/bulletproofesque) coffee on the go and on the road.

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                        • #13
                          FWIW I had a lot of digestive issues ('Code Browns' as they are known in the running community) with MCT. Those went away when I replaced MCT with coconut oil. Now its 1 tbs of ghee and 1 tbs of coconut oil. I have noticed a boost in my ability to get through a SL 5x5 workout since moving to this recipe.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by ryanmercer View Post
                            he doesn't recommend it in coffee. He and his cult-followers love starting their day off with a glass of salt water -> Mastering the Mid-day Recharge (In 15 Minutes)
                            Salted water is just another method of consuming the salt. My point was that even though Dave thinks that salted coffee tastes gross, if you like it then go ahead and drink it that way, you may even derive some benefits from the added salt. If you don't like salted coffee but want to consume salt there are obviously other methods. Salted water is one, you could always just eat a pinch of salt and wash it down with water also.

                            I don't know too much about the benefits of consuming salt in the morning like this (maybe it is something to look into), I was just saying that if you like the taste of it then go for it, it might even be good for you.

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                            • #15
                              Also, the salt recommended by the bulletproof exec is specifically pink Himalayan, which is almost certainly not what's in your butter. (Dave & Lana go into great detail about salt in their better baby book, but I think he has some info on his website as well)

                              If you like the taste of salt in your coffee, add it, but between the better nutritional profile of unsalted grassfed butter (still looking for that source, but I'm pretty sure it's the CLA?) & a desire to use a kind of salt that's actually beneficial, I'd add them separately...

                              Kind of like how chefs usually use unsalted butter and add precisely the type and amount of salt they want

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