I’m sure you’ve heard about it. Bulletproof coffee aka butter in your coffee.
So, what’s the deal? Why is this high fat morning beverage considered a healthy living body hack?
What is bulletproof coffee?
Bulletproof coffee was originated by Dave Asprey, body hacking expert and originator of the Bulletproof lifestyle.
I’ve been a avid Bulletproof coffee drinker, on and off, for the past 5 years. It helps me keep sustained energy, more so than I would with normal coffee. This sustained energy also helps me make bigger gains when it comes to exercise.
If you’ve you’ve never heard of Bulletproof Coffee before, it’s high quality coffee, blended with grass-fed butter (I like Kerry Gold) and MCTor Brain Octane Oil. MCT and Brain Octane are a concentrated form caprylic fatty acids. MCT is 9 times and Brain Octane is 18 times stronger than coconut oil. Although, coconut oil also contain these essential fatty acids and can be used in Bulletproof coffee.
The saturated fat and cholesterol in the grass-fed butter can support your hormones. They also provide a slow burn of steady energy. The Brain Octane’s medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) metabolize into fuel for your brain and promote thermogenesis, increasing your metabolism.
Basically, learning to include the right kind of healthy fats into your diet is beyond important when it comes to finding your healthy happy. Which is why I suggest you learn more about bulletproof coffee and decide if it can work for you!!
How I make Bulletproof coffee work for me:
At least 3 mornings a week I start my day with Bulletproof coffee. It includes a tablespoon of butter and some coconut oil or MCT oil for healthy fats and extra benefits. I also add a scoop of collagen powder, which has amazing benefits.
These days I have been experimenting with new varieties of super anti-oxidant coffees. Lately I’ve been into a mushroom coffee for the extra superfood benefits. I promise it doesn’t taste like mushrooms!they are all delicious. All you need now is a blender - throw in all your ingredients and pulse for a couple seconds. You’ll notice you’ve now created a frothy latte!!
One word of warning: If you aren’t used to consuming coconut oil, start slowly as coconut oil and MCT oil can cause short-term stomach upset. Start slow and allow your digestive system to get used to this high fat way of starting your day. Coconut oil and MCT oil have immune boosting, metabolism boosting, and yeast-fighting properties - they are awesome!! Just don’t jump in too fast!
Also, Bulletproof coffee can add up to about 441 calories, 80% of that is from saturated fat. When deciding to try Bulletproof coffee make sure the rest of your diet corresponds. Feel free to reach out with questions!
Bulletproof Coffee Recipe:
Make your own brain-boosting coffee drink to jumpstart your day!
Print this recipe!
Tabata is my favorite workout to share with clients - A) Because it’s a workout that can be done with limited equipment B) Because each Tabata set is only 4 minutes long, making it easy to fit in, even with the most hectic of schedules!
Here is the Tabata low down:
Each Tabata set lasts only four minutes, but it's likely to be one of the longest four minutes you've ever endured. At least if you are doing it right! Keep in mind the purpose of Tabata is to create a high intensity workout - ultimate goal during each working set is to go anaerobic, which means breathless. (aka - You shouldn’t be able to talk!!)
The structure of the program is as follows:
Try downloading a Tabata app like this one: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.simplevision.workout.tabata&hl=en
This makes it a lot easier to remember what round you are on!Then be ready to push yourself as hard as you can for 20 seconds and rest for 10 seconds. This is one set. You'll complete eight sets of each exercise.
For this at home tabata set - all you will need is:
Remember, when you are on for those 20 seconds, you should be working as hard as you can! Own your workout and modify where you need to!!
For another tabata workout - check this out!
Feel free to contact me with any you may have about ways to own your healthy happy life!!