The recipe for Bulletproof coffee is pretty simple;
- 60 grams of fresh roasted coffee, ground for plunger and mixed with 500mls of hot water in a french press
- 10 grams of MCT oil (available at Woolworths) - its a coconut oil derivative.
- 30 grams of unsalted butter
- mix it all together in a blender
There are a number of claims that have been made about bulletproof coffee, with my approach being 'everything in moderation' is a good mantra when it comes to new products and ideas like this.
Bulletproof coffee borrows ideas from the ketogenic diet or a low carbohydrate diet that can assist a person with diabetes to reduce the risk of heart attack, loose or control weight, lower blood sugar levels and reduce hunger. You should balance these ideas with the increase in saturated fats that comes from both the butter and MCT oil. It's important to be aware that two tablespoons of butter (40 grams) contains 14 grams of saturated fats - the recommended limit of saturated fats is 14 grams. The recipe above contains 30 grams of butter, or 10.5 grams of saturated fats.
The core idea behind Bulletproof coffee is to replace your breakfast with this coffee. While the recipe may satisfy your hunger, it does not deliver the nutrients you may need. A balanced diet contains protein, fruits, vegetables and carbohydrates, so don't forget those when planning your diet if that is important to you.