Food Tales: Bulletproof Coffee

I drink coffee. 

Now, that's a fact. It's just my thing. I need caffeine in the morning just to kickstart my system. Some of you who religiously read page five must have read before that I'm also a huge supporter of drinking lemon water in the morning. It's supposed to substitute the caffeine rush needed in the morning (read more here). Don't worry, drinking lemon water in the morning is still part of my daily routine. 

So, where does coffee comes in? After that of course. 

But I don't drink normal coffee. What I have is a concoction that I discovered whilst living in London. You see, I'm not someone who can eat anything in the morning -- my stomach's just not ready for it. I'm more of a brunch kind of guy. But because I wake up so early every morning (630am on the dot), I am usually left feeling ravenous by 10am. And, trust me, I'm not very pleasant when I am hangry (hungry + angry). So, I needed something that not only could give me the energy I needed, but something that can keep me full till about lunchtime. And this is where the Bulletproof Coffee comes in. 

Now, to all you reading and thinking what in the world is this "Bulletproof Coffee", I have to start by saying that it is not a type of coffee. It is a recipe. Basically, it is coffee that has butter in it. 
"BUTTER IN COFFEE?!" I can already hear some of you exclaiming this. Trust me, it's not that weird. Think of it like going to Ya Kun and ordering toast with your coffee. When you dip the toast into your coffee, you are adding butter into the drink. Agree? 

Ok, so the thing that I love about Bulletproof Coffee is the fact that it provides your body with healthy fats in the morning. This thus improves your energy level, mood, productivity and your overall health. 

It is also a great way to get calories and kickstart your metabolism in the morning, especially if you are someone who doesn’t normally have breakfast (like me!). 

Now, I know I said to add butter into your coffee but this is not just any ordinary butter you find in your fridge. The best type of butter to add to your coffee so that it can give your body what it needs in the morning is one that is made from milk produced by grass-fed cows. Or, if you prefer, organic butter. This is to make sure that there are no chemicals or preservatives added into the butter. I mean, you want it to be as natural as possible. 

How to make it?

What you need:

  • Organic Coffee powder (you can choose your own intensity level)
  • Grass-fed or Organic Butter
  • Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Organic Coconut Oil
  • Organic milk (Or Organic oat cream or oat milk, if you don't want to use dairy)
  • A blender (yes, a blender. I'll explain later)
  • Coffee press (or French press)

The steps:

In your coffee press: add the amount of coffee powder you need and gently stir. This is something I cannot decide for you. I usually put in two table spoons of coffee powder because, you know, I'm crazy.

Add hot water and let the mix stand for about 2 to 3 minutes. When the time is up, press the plunger down slowly, exerting steady pressure. Pour it into the blender.

In the blender: Add two tablespoons each of the coconut oil and butter to the coffee. Then, add the milk or cream (the amount is according to how creamy you like your coffee). 

Close the lid and blend! Do it for about 30secs at medium speed and then stop. I prefer blending the concoction for 30secs as it makes the coffee frothier. So when you're drinking the coffee, it feels full (coffee drinkers, you know what I mean). 

Once done, pour it into your mug and add a sweetener if you must. I suggest adding sugar substitutes such as Xylotol or Yacon syrup. But brown sugar is fine too. 

And there you go. It's done!