Want to feel bullet proof for the day? Try a Bullet Proof coffee!
Two ingredients – coffee and coconut oil in your blender create a creamy frothy “cappuccino” with health benefits.
Asking my clients to take away the sugar or milk/cream from their coffee can make them a little grumpy in the morning. However, when they have made bullet proof coffee, they are amazed at the creamy, slightly sweet taste, and they say they don’t even miss their regular coffee. (by the way, I have no issue with a little milk or cream in coffee, as long as my clients are digesting dairy with no problem)
Why do you feel bullet proof after? The combination of the caffeine and the healthy fat keeps you feeling full and alert. Your brain is half fat, so providing it with fuel for the day will keep it functioning. Coconut oil has been shown to reduce appetite and assist with weight loss, thus making it an ideal morning treat.
What exactly is coconut oil?
Coconut oil is a medium-chain fatty acid. Most fats take much more effort from the body to be digested (26 steps), whereas coconut oil is digested much easier (3 steps). Because it is a medium-chain fatty acid, coconut oil is processed by the liver, so it is converted into energy rather than stored as fat.
In the 80s saturated fat got a bad rap. But now, scientists agree that healthy types of saturated fat is not only good for us, but essential for numerous bodily functions. Did you know that more than half your brain is made up of saturated fat? Coconut oil is described as one of the healthiest saturated fats on the earth. Studies have shown that coconut oil
• Has the ability to increase HDL (good cholesterol)
• Reduce inflammation in people with arthritis
• Anti-bacterial, anti viral properties
• Provides a health source of energy
Other ways to use coconut oil
• Great for sauteeing as it tolerates a high heat
• Replace unhealthy oils in baking
• Soothe skin irritations and dry skin
• To grease baking pans
• Melt and rub on scalp to decrease dandruff
• Hhhmmm – great natural lubricant in the “bedroom”
How to Make Bullet Proof coffee
1. Brew coffee
2. Combine coffee and 1tsp-1tbsp organic virgin coconut oil in your blender
3. Careful – it’s hot – don’t forget to lock the lid!
Important – the type of coconut oil to reap health benefits is unrefined, organic.