How To Make Bulletproof Coffee
Disclaimer: my recipe is not super original, but it’s so good! After many of you asked for my process on Instagram, I wanted to share it here for you.
I decided to use a French press for the coffee after researching what method provides the best flavor. I drink decaf coffee, so I’m drinking it because I truly enjoy the taste and not so much the caffeine. Coffee makes me feel high, and not like “high on life” high…actually high. I have jitters and feel all out of whack. So I stopped drinking caffeine over a year ago and never looked back!
I don’t drink it every day. My breakfasts usually depend on what time Lacey wakes up and how much time I have before her next feed. My favorite mornings are the ones when I wake up before her and am able to make my bulletproof and sit down to either catch up on emails or read a magazine. It’s kind of like the calm before the storm ;)
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Blender (I use a Vitamix but any will do)
- French press
- Coffee bean grinder
- Coffee grinds storage container
- Water heater
- MCT oil
- Ghee or grass-fed butter (make sure to get unsalted)
- Vital Proteins Collagen
- Coffee beans (see below for brands)
I’ve used two different types of organic coffee beans and love them both. Their caffeinated versions are great as well—I make this same recipe for my parents when they visit. My favorites are Equal Exchange and No Fun Jo.
I use ghee instead of grass-fed butter because Lacey has an issue with dairy and lactose. I’ve tested formulas just in case for her and of course the only one that works (out of HIPP, Holle, Baby’s Only, and Earth’s Best) is Baby’s Only lactose-free. Go figure!
One thing to note—make sure you grind your beans coarse, otherwise the fragments will get stuck in the French press.
Here’s how to make bulletproof coffee (my way):
Place 8-12 ounces of water into your water heater and boil. You can always just boil water on the stove, but I find this to be a lot easier.
While the water is boiling, place two to three tablespoons of coffee grinds into the French press. Two if you want eight ounces of coffee, and three if you want 12.
Pour hot water into the French press and stir. Cover with the top and let it steep for four minutes.
While that’s going on, bring your other goodies to the blender.
Once the four minutes are up, slowly and gently press down on the French press. Pour coffee into the blender.
- 1 teaspoon of MCT oil
- 1 teaspoon of ghee or grass-fed butter
- 1 scoop Vital Proteins Collagen
- Sprinkle of cinnamon
And blend for one minute. The result should come out steamy, frothy, and delicious! I promise—once you drink this, it’s the only way you’ll ever want to drink your coffee.
What do you think, loves—have you ever tried bulletproof? Are you willing to give it a shot? By the way, having fats first thing in the morning does wonders for your metabolism and will keep you full until breakfast, especially if you can’t squeeze it in immediately after waking up!