So there’s Arabica and Robusta, mochas and lattes, and bulletproof coffee. Oh for goodness sakes – how many choices do we have? And, how are we to decide?
Apparently this bulletproof gem was birthed in 2009, yet it’s gaining in popularity currently. The concept? Adding butter and coconut oil to your coffee helps raise your IQ and assists in weight loss. Right – butter. And oil.
Admittedly, I don’t grasp the science behind butter and oil trimming the waistline, but it’s all the rage. Eat fat. Lose fat. What am I missing here?
Even as a big girl, I understand there are healthy fats and unhealthy fats. This combination of fats can make you heavyset when you enjoy them all as frequently as I have over the years.
Take one cup of freshly-brewed coffee (supposedly now there’s healthy and unhealthy coffee, as well). Add one tablespoon of unsalted butter and one tablespoon of coconut oil and blend (blend it, in a blender) for about twenty seconds until it’s nice and frothy. Then, bottoms up with this bulletproof coffee!
Heath nuts are drinking this cup of, well, fat, as a delicious way to become more energetic, focused, productive, and thin. Acting like breakfast being the most important meal of the day is a new concept; cereal is being replaced by this caffeinated cup of fat.
So, this guy named Dave Asprey is all about being “Bulletproof.” Mind, body, and coffee.
And, while I’d like to be bulletproof, I’m not quite sure about this method. That said, I may be in the minority on this one.
So, I tried this for breakfast today. I pulled a couple shots of espresso (Starbucks, of course). I tossed in about half a tablespoon of butter and half a tablespoon of coconut oil and blended it up until it looked and smelled delicious!
Then, I took a sip. It was okay. But, I don’t see what the rage is all about. I took a couple perfectly good shots of espresso and, well, ruined them with fat. So, now instead of coffee beans, I’m drinking a hot cup of fat.
For a big girl who’s supposed to be on a diet, a cup of fat (which was previously good coffee) seems like a waste. If I wanted to eat fat for breakfast, I would have opted for bacon and eggs – probably topped with cheese.
Admittedly, since my college days, I haven’t been a huge fan of flavored coffee. So, fatty coconut coffee may not be the way to go for me. I will not bypass my hazelnut coffee, mind you, but I can do without the coconut nuance.
Studies do show that coconut oil offers tremendous health benefits, so I’m sure it’s worth some effort in figuring out how to cook with it. Maybe next time I keep my coffee the way I like it and fry my bacon in coconut oil.
So, if you’re looking for the health benefits of coconut oil and are seeking ways to incorporate it into your diet, you may choose to bite the bullet and blend up some bulletproof coffee.