WHAT IS IT?
The practice of putting Ghee (clarified butter) and MCT Oil (a thermogenic) in a blender with your coffee and whipping it into a frothy magic treat.
WHAT’S THE POINT?
The gentleman who started this trend got the idea from watching mountain people who herd goats (or some such mountain people pursuit) throw yack butter in their coffee and happily go about their hill climbing business all day with sustained energy. Something about the fat mixing with the caffeine makes the combination provide a more sustained energy without a crash.
DOES IT TASTE WEIRD? DOES IT REALLY WORK?
Maybe and yes. I thought the idea was crazy but I was intrigued. I tried it and loved it, I have been drinking it for about a year now I would guess. I love the taste and the way it helps with sustained energy. At the end of last summer I went to NYC and thought I would just drink regular coffee for the five day trip; that lasted about a day and a half. I could feel the coffee processing faster and less efficiently in my body, so I bought supplies and finished the trip on bulletproof coffee.
IS THERE A DOWN SIDE?
I did some research and realized that I use significantly less supplies than are suggested on some sites in the making of bulletproof coffee. I throw about 3 cups of coffee, ¾ to 1 tablespoon of ghee, and 1 tablespoon of MCT oil into the blender. Some recipes suggest up to 2 tablespoons of Ghee, I think this is excessive. I have been for a blood test within the last three months and my cholesterol is perfect. I also eat a mainly Paleo style diet. This kind of a diet gets your body to process fat for energy so that may have something to do with my success. I did read that some people are experiencing elevated cholesterol with bulletproof coffee; I also read that adding high fat (the larger portion of Ghee and MCT oil recommended) to a high carb diet could be the problem. This makes sense to me. But please remember I am no doctor, this is just an aggregate of what I have read on different sites.