I started drinking coffee sophomore year of college and it’s fair to say that I’ve been hooked ever since. I don’t know about you, but on some (and by some, I really mean most) days the thing I look forward to the most upon waking up to the sound of that dreadful alarm is a warm, delicious cup of Joe. And by no means am I ashamed of my slight but very real addiction to caffeine.
Besides, caffeine doesn’t just taste great, it also gives us the energy we need to stay motivated and alert throughout the day without feeling lethargic. Further research on this amazing compound also made me aware that it is a nootropic, meaning it contains brain-boosting benefits; caffeine has been shown to increase mental alertness, focus, concentration and even creativity in some cases. In addition, caffeine increases endorphin and dopamine release in the body, which allows us to experience heightened feelings of pleasure and improved mood.
But there comes a point where a regular cup of espresso just doesn’t cut it anymore. Particularly for those of us who have been drinking caffeine for years on end, we have built a tolerance and it would simply be impractical to keep increasing the dose. I mean, I’m sure that chugging three cups of coffee before work is a very, very bad idea.
So how can we fix this problem but still get to enjoy the amazing benefits our favorite brown bean? Simple – by learning how to supercharge and hype up our coffee.
A few years ago, a very smart man named Dave Asprey, who is a chairman of the Silicon Valley Health Institute board, coined the term “bulletproof coffee”. This is when you mix coffee with grass-fed butter and MCT oil (combo of palm and coconut oil). Sounds gross at first, I know, but one try and I promise you will be hooked.
Here’s the recipe:
- 1-2 cups of coffee (organic and black)
- 1 tablespoon of butter (grass-fed preferably)
- 1 teaspoon of MCT oil or coconut oil
Pour it all together in a blender and mix for 20-30 seconds. You will be left with a stunning, latte-like mixture that smells and tastes amazing. The reason why this mix works so well is because 1. Butter contains saturated fats, which benefit the body by providing energy and 2. Coconut oil increases our metabolism and helps to boost natural energy.
So there you have it, a simple recipe that will help you wake up feeling brighter and rejuvenated starting tomorrow morning (or hopefully today!).
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