Have you ever thought of replacing the milk and sugar you put in your coffee with butter and oil? This is not the latest item on the Starbucks menu, but instead a recipe created by David Asprey, the founder and CEO of Bulletproof and author of The Bulletproof Diet. Asprey has changed the way people look at popular diets by advocating a diet where half of your daily calories come from healthy fats. He claims that his diet helps people lose a pound every day and gives them more energy. One of the staples of the diet is the Bulletproof Coffee.
The recipe for Bulletproof Coffee is simpler than it sounds. The ingredients consist of upgraded coffee, grass-fed butter, and brain octane oil. The upgraded coffee that Asprey discusses is from a coffee estate in Guatemala. “It contains high-quality Arabica beans, which are less likely to grow mold, and it’s produced using a special method, unique to Bulletproof, that minimizes mycotoxin contamination,” he explains.
Asprey is an advocate for grass-fed butter not only for its “sunny yellow color,” but because “grass-fed butter is higher than grain-fed butter in omega-3 fatty acids, CLA, beta-carotene, vitamin A, vitamin K, vitamin D, vitamin E, and antioxidants.” None of these nutrients are found in grain-fed butter.
The final ingredient for the Bulletproof Coffee is Brain Octane Oil, which was developed by Asprey himself. This oil is different from other superfood oils, such as coconut oil, because it contains molecules that the body converts into energy. This allows your metabolism to speed up while giving your brain a boost.
The drink clocks in at about 400 calories, which may be more than your average breakfast, but Asprey is more concerned with increasing the quality of food than reducing its quantity. Although many people have jumped on the Bulletproof Diet train, some nutritionists are skeptical about the value of the coffee. There is no science to support many of Asprey’s claims, but the diet, which is similar to the paleo diet, emphasizes a high intake of vegetables, which is similar to most healthy eating regimes.
If you try Bulletproof Coffee, you may become one of many, including celebrities, who advocate for this high-fat and energy-boosting diet.