A decade ago, 22,000 feet above sea level, with fresh air blowing in his face at a crisp 10 degrees, Dave Asprey felt flat, sick, and unable to enjoy the mountaintops of Tibet. At the peak, exhausted, he stumbled into a mud hut.
Little did he know, this would be the conduit to his next best business idea - bulletproof coffee.
A hospitable Tibetian woman emerged handing him the drink. He sipped, she smiled, and the next thing he felt was his eyes widen, energy surge and brain fog lift.
Ten years down the track, a trip home, some experimentation and a lot of research later, he brought bulletproof coffee to the western world.
Now with Jimmy Fallon making mentions of the coffee on the Today show, Silicon Valley executives publicly praising its effects, and Aspey’s podcast hitting over 7 million downloads, bulletproof coffee is brightening the days of millions of people worldwide.
What is bulletproof coffee?
Freshly roasted coffee (without the mycotoxins), grass-fed, organic butter (preferably ghee) and MCT oil. A combination, Aspey says, which can increase fat metabolism and IQ. The healthy fats increase ketosis, reduce food cravings and help balance blood sugar to sustain energy. And it works well with intermittent fasting! Simply replace your breakfast with a bulletproof coffee!
What about MCT oil? Why do you need it?
MCT oil is coconut oil with pure concentrations of medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) or medium-chained fatty acids. They are healthy fats, known to be largely missing from our western diets, so optimally taken daily! These fats are easier to digest than long-chain fatty acids and have a thermogenic effect on the liver, altering metabolism.
Additional benefits include antifungal and bacterial properties to nourish your good gut bugs! MCTs are also a potent anti-inflammatory and great for brain, immune and heart health.
What’s the original recipe for bulletproof coffee?
1. Ground and brew your coffee the way you prefer (e.g., with a coffee machine or french press).
2. Put ghee and MCT oil into a blender, and pour the hot coffee on top.
3. Blend together.
The butter adds a beautiful creaminess that tastes (some would say) better than a milk latte! A tip for those who enjoy spiced lattes, like chai, add a pinch of cinnamon to boost insulin sensitivity, weight loss and balance your hormones.