(If you came here while trying to visit my main blog, “Brad Rourke’s Blog,” welcome! I’ve recently set up this wellness blog and shifted over some existing content, updating the link references.)
(NOTE: This post has been updated 6/4/2013 to include ® after every mention of “Bulletproof,” because their lawyers asked me to and, while I think it is silly and makes it look stupid — like trying to trademark a recipe — I don’t want to spend my time fighting or get sued. They offered me a bag of coffee for my trouble but I declined.)
As many of my friends know, for some years now I have eliminated almost all grains from my life. Save for the occasional cheat, I do not eat wheat or any other grain. I try to avoid added sugar and anything processed. My diet consists of meat (especially grass fed beef and bacon), green vegetables (broccoli, kale, spinach), and nuts (almonds). For treats I eat dried fruit like raisins, cranberries, and dates — but I am trying to reduce those.
®result of this way of eating is that your body ceases running primarily on sugar (which the body derives from carbohydrates like wheat) and instead runs on fats. It is important, therefore, to get enough healthy fats.
One way to do this is to eat a lot of grass fed butter. (Cows that are grass fed create food that is good for you and has a healthy balance of things like Omega 3 fats, etc.). David Asprey, who founded the Bulletproof® Executive, has developed a great way to have a cup of morning coffee and get lots of the good stuff.
My trainer, Grant Hill, recently turned me on to Asprey’s “Bulletproof® Coffee.” I am now a convert. A cup of this will charge up your morning and power you into lunchtime easy. It sounds insane, but it is quite tasty (like a latte) and way easy to make.
I could not find a good tutorial (i.e., one with step by step photos for the simpleminded like me) on how to make Bulletproof® Coffee, so I thought I would post one here.
- 500 ml of GOOD coffee. Organic is best. Using good water when you brew the coffee helps — you can run some through a refrigerator water filter to purify it (or use another type of filter).
- up to 80g of grass fed butter, unsalted. Kerrygold, at Trader Joe’s, is good. [UPDATE: Not salted, not grain fed.]
- 1TB give or take of coconut oil (optional).
First, brew the coffee.
Pour the brewed coffee into a blender.
Then get your butter and coconut oil ready:
Toss it all into the blender with the coffee.
Now . . . blend for about 20 seconds:
It will look like this when at rest:
Let me know if you try it.
(Oh, the lawyers also asked me to say this: “Bulletproof® is a trademark/service mark of Better Baby LLC.”)