Supercharged Bulletproof Coffee Recipe

Ah, Bulletproof Coffee. If you haven’t heard of it yet, it’s about time. BP coffee is all the rage, and for good reason, but what exactly is it and why should you drink it?

Technically speaking, Bullet Proof is both a brand, founded by Dave Asprey, which sells everything from coffee to bio-hacking tools, as well as a specific coffee recipe. But to un-complicate it for you, the term “bulletproof coffee” is used loosely to describe basically any combination of coffee blended with fat. And it’s awesome. 

In this post I am going to drill down and simplify every ingredient that goes into my recipe to make it simple and easy to understand!

An overview of everything that goes into my supercharged bullet proof coffee.

Before I go any further I should add that I am not a nutritionist, I am certified in a total of 0 health courses, and I think everyone should just do what feels good for them. My accreditation in this topic is as strong only as the fact that I have read all of Dave Asprey’s books, seen him talk live and chuck bottles of Brain Octane Oil at a crowd of people at PaleoFX 2017 (it happened), and have drank the stuff for years now. That being said, for this post and all of my future health related posts, I am simply sharing what I have found through research, trial and error and lots of cups of coffee. 😊

I digress…

I started drinking bulletproof coffee about 2 years ago. My first recipe was simply any black coffee, almond milk, and coconut oil, and I will give you guys the most basic, super simple recipe that absolutely does the trick, below. BUT, I also wanted to share my extra, supercharged bulletproof latte recipe as well, to show you just how over the top you can get with your morning joe (LOL) and inspire you to get creative with it. My recipe changes all the time, but this is the one I go to most commonly.


How I feel after supercharged bulletproof coffee… #boujee

Okay, so why the butter in your coffee?

You can do a quick google search and get as science-y or bio-hacky as you like, but for me, bulletproof coffee makes me feel really good and keeps me full all morning. It slows the release of caffeine in your system so you don’t feel the anxious, jittery feeling and crash that can come with caffeine. Plus, its quick and easy with little to no clean up, I can drink it while I’m working or driving, and I get to pack in a bunch of extra nutrients that I wouldn’t normally get otherwise. While I could do a separate blog post on each of these ingredients below (nerd), I’ll give you the fly-over of each and explain why I include them in my coffee.

Benefits of each ingredient in a basic bulletproof coffee recipe:

Why Bulletproof Coffee: I use the Bullet Proof brand black coffee created by Dave Asprey. It is mold and toxin free and is the best source of coffee I have found. Yes, mold and toxins. In your coffee. Its common  and it can give me brain fog, so I go for the BP brand coffee when I can because I know the source and that it is clean. (For more information on this super sexy topic of mold and toxins, you can read here https://blog.bulletproof.com/why-mycotoxins-are-kryptonite/).

I use the K-cups because it is easy and I am a one cup kind of gal most days, but you can buy the coffee in any form.
 Why Brain Octane Oil: The name makes it sound intense, but put simply Brain Octane oil is found in small quantities in coconut oil, and helps enhance mental and physical energy. How? As soon as you consume it it is rapidly absorbed in the body as a source for fuel and helps increase the ketone levels in your body. More about ketones/ ketosis in another post….

Read more on Brain Octane oil here

Alternatively, you can use coconut oil. Its high in healthy fats, makes your coffee frothy, and does the trick too. Plus you probably have it already!

Why ghee: Ghee is just clarified butter that preserves the best parts of the butter, meaning it is high in vitamins and works for people with casein or lactose sensitives, like me! It’s also great for digestion and fighting inflammation.

That’s it! That’s all you need for the basic BP coffee recipe. Now on to the over the top stuff…

Benefits of each ingredient in my extra, supercharged bulletproof coffee recipe:

Why Collagen: Collagen turns you into a mermaid. Just kidding, but basically. It really does change your hair, skin and nails, and helps them grow and become glowier (not a word). It doesn’t grow you a fin but it helps you out with pretty much every other good quality I imagine a mermaid to have. I have been using it for about 6-9 months and I have noticed such a difference both inside and outside, as it also helps with digestion as well. Most of us are missing collagen in our modern diet, so I find it worthwhile to add it in. Plus it has zero taste and it is high in protein. I was not joking when I said it is the bomb!

I use this brand


Why Ashwaganda: Have you heard of apoptogenic herbs? I just started reading and trying them this year and I am hooked on phonics. More to come on that, but all you need to know for now is that Ashwaganda falls into this family and it helps manage stress and hormone levels in the body, which has endless benefits.

I use this brand Ashwaganda

Why Cinnamon: Cinnamon is like that kid you kind of knew from school when you were little that you run into when you’re and adult and you start talking to them and realize how cool they are and wonder why you were never best friends.  Following? Okay, what I’m trying to say is that cinnamon is a common spice that is overlooked for its health benefits. Cinnamon not only makes recipes sweet without adding sugar, but it also helps stabilize blood sugar, is anti-inflammatory, and has a long list of other health benefits. Read more here if you want to get more acquainted.

Why Almond Milk: In my opinion, almond milk doesn’t have a ton of health benefits. It’s just a great substitute for dairy as I am intolerant, and it makes the coffee into more of a latte by creating foam. It adds a vanilla-y taste as well which is nice. I use Califia farms unsweetened vanilla or whatever other flavor I have in my fridge.

For basic bulletproof coffee, ingredients and directions:

Basic Bulletproof Coffee Ingredients:

1 cup of black coffee

1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon of Brain Octane Oil or coconut oil (start with 1 teaspoon and work your way up to ease your digestion into it. Just trust me on this one.)

1 teaspoon of ghee

Basic Bulletproof Coffee Directions:

Brew coffee and pour into blender cup

Add Brain Octane Oil (or coconut oil)

Add ghee

Blend for 30 seconds.

You should see a foamy/frothy top form. Yep it’s that simple. Pour into a mug or thermos and enjoy!

Supercharged Bulletproof Coffee ingredients and directions:

Ingredients:

All ingredients listed in the basic recipe above, plus:

1 scoop of Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides

1 teaspoon of ashwaganda

½ teaspoon of cinnamon

1 splash of almond milk

Supercharged Bulletproof Coffee Directions:

Heat almond milk however you prefer (microwave, stove top) and pour into blender cup

Brew coffee and pour into blender cup

Add Brain Octane Oil (or coconut oil), ghee, cinnamon, collagen, and ashwaganda

Blend for 30 seconds. You should see a foamy/frothy top form. Pour into a mug or thermos and enjoy!

Lately, I have been pouring mine into a thermos and drinking it throughout the morning. It is so full of good stuff, it’s basically my breakfast and really keeps me full until lunch or a mid-morning snack.


I hope you like this recipe and have fun trying different combinations and seeing what you like! Please comment below with any questions as well as recipe combos you come up with. If you do make the recipe, tag me on Instagram or Facebook with your pictures!

Enjoy xo Sauce

Quick And Healthy Cookie Dough


Quick AND healthy cookie dough? Twist my arm!

This recipe is gluten, dairy, and soy free, lower sugar and carb, and higher protein and fat. Is the main ingredient air? No. Magic? Maybe.


If you are like me you would rather save the whole baking part of baking cookies and just go straight for the dough. I’ve tried a lot of different gluten free and dairy free cookie dough recipes, but they all turned out too chalky, dry, or flavorless. After tweaking the recipe and trying different combinations, this is the best recipe I’ve come up with to date!

This healthier option for cookie dough can be eaten alone, mixed in with other desserts like ice cream sundaes, or used in whatever other way your imagination takes you! This recipe doubles well if you are preparing it for a party…or for yourself.

Enjoy and share your photos with me on social media! xo

Cookie dough recipe:

Total Time: 15 minutes  Yield: about 15 cookie-sized servings 

Ingredients:

2 cups blanched almond flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 pinch of sea salt
1/4 cup coconut oil (solid but soft)
1 Tablespoon of honey
2 Tablespoons ghee
4 Tablespoon almond butter
2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Dark chocolate chips to your hearts content (I did about half of a bag of an Enjoy Life regular size dark chocolate chips)
stevia to taste, if additional sweetener is needed
Almond milk to consistency you prefer (I use Califia Farms unsweetened vanilla)

Directions:

Simply mix the dry ingredients together in medium sized bowl. Then, combine the wet ingredients in smaller bowl. Pour the wet ingredients in with the dry and mix well, adding almond milk until ideal consistency is reach.



Roll into cookie dough-sized balls, put in mini mason jars as shown, or get creative serving however you like. Stick the dough in the fridge, wait for it to cool and harden a bit. Devour 😋

Comment below and tag me on Instagram if you try this recipe and PLEASE let me know of of any recipes you would like a healthy alternative for!

 

 

 

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