Breakfast: Bulletproof Coffee

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When I first heard about Bulletproof Coffee from my cousin, Adam, I thought ‘Oh great, now America is REALLY going to get fat,’ but I could not have been more wrong! According to Dave Asprey, founder and creator of Bulletproof Coffee, when you drink this concoction in the morning (which is made up of butter, MCT oil or Coconut Oil) the healthy fats naturally energize you, make you feel satiated and jump-start fat burning for the rest of the day.

What are the healthy fats in Grass-fed Butter? The healthy fats are fat soluble vitamins A,D,E,K,& K2 which your body can properly absorb.  This distinction is super important because grass-fed butter has something that regular butter does not have– lots of vitamins!

According to Dave’s website, http://www.bulletproofexec.com, you can also use MCT oil, which is a supplement composed of medium chain fatty acids which help stimulate your metabolism and sustain energy throughout the day. If you do not have MCT oil on hand or is too expensive for you to try out (me!), you can easily obtain the same benefits from virgin coconut oil.

Below is an excerpt from Dave’s website on how to make Bulletproof coffee:

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I use 1-2 Tablespoons of Kerrygold butter and 1-2 Tablespoons of Coconut Oil

Many of you have heard or even read about it before when it first came out, but have any of you all actually given it a try? As a girl on a budget, I modified Dave’s recipe, using coconut oil, to give it a shot and I loved the outcome!

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You can find all these ingredients at Kroger, Publix, Earth Fare, and Fresh Market! An immersion blender or standard blender will do, just blend for 20-30 seconds.

The frothy topping is just one staple of this wonderful drink which also makes it that much more delicious! As we get closer to colder weather and next week’s “Arctic Blast” I urge you guys to skip the Starbucks drive through in favor of experiencing a new form of coffee— Bulletproof!

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 Bon Appétit!

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