12 Unexpected Ways to Take Bulletproof Coffee to the Next Level
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Bulletproof coffee is a bit of a buzzy drink these days. It's made up of coffee blended with grass-fed butter and MCT coconut oil, and the intricate balance between good fat and safe levels of caffeine keeps you from experiencing an energy crash. Bulletproof even claims that this drink "stomps on hunger and cravings, banishes brain fog, and helps you lose weight, build muscle, and increase focus and performance." If you need an extra shot of espresso to get going, now's the time to acquaint yourself with the beverage that's going to help fuel you into the new year. Here are 12 ways to enjoy the benefits of Bulletproof right in your own home.
The Original Bulletproof Coffee: If you've never tried Bulletproof coffee and are curious about the original recipe, here it is. Simple and straight-from-the-source, this recipe is a good place to start before you try out any modifications. Or maybe you just want to go back to basics, in which case the tried-and-true original will always serve you well. (via Bulletproof)
Better Than Bulletproof Coffee: Whether or not it’s *actually* better than the original is a matter of taste — so you'll have to try this recipe out for yourself to see how it stacks up. TBH, this spiced, chocolate-infused, almond-milk-filled Bulletproof coffee diverges a bit from the true formulation. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t delicious! (via Naked Cuisine)
Iced Bulletproof Matcha Latte: Shake things up by making your matcha green tea Bulletproof. Matcha is loaded with vitamins and antioxidants; plus because it’s ground up tea leaves, it contains a lot more caffeine than brewed tea. (via Grass Fed Salsa)
Bulletproof Chai: Since chai is typically made with whole milk, switching it over to the Bulletproof method seems like a natural progression. You'll get the same creamy froth with all the benefits of the butter and the coconut oil. So for chai lovers who are in the mood for a Bulletproof cup, it looks like you’re in luck. (via Seasonal & Savory)
Bulletproof Coffee Protein Latte: This adaptation of Bulletproof coffee provides an added protein boost. If you're vegan, you'll appreciate that it only uses coconut oil and almond milk. The result? A dreamy, creamy cup of coffee that's sure to help you power through your day. (via Plays Well With Butter)
Mint Mojito Iced Bulletproof Coffee: Philz Coffee, based in San Francisco, popularized its Mint Mojito iced coffee, and now you can Bulletproof it! Instantly refresh yourself no matter what the day throws your way. (via Bulletproof)
Thick and Creamy Bulletproof Hot Chocolate: Contrary to popular belief, you don't need dairy to thicken your hot cocoa — try chia seeds instead. Of course, there is a dollop of grass-fed butter involved because it’s Bulletproof, after all. A handful of almonds, a sweetening agent, and some cacao round out the list of ingredients you need to make a decadent glass of hot chocolate, Bulletproof-style. (via Gnom-Gnom)
Turmeric Golden Milk Bulletproof Latte: Golden milk, made from anti-inflammatory turmeric, provides a caffeine-free version of Bulletproof. (via Nyssa's Kitchen)
Bulletproof Chaga Coffee: Boost your already-improved coffee with the addition of chaga mushrooms, a superfood brimming with antioxidants. Go ahead and try a spoonful — it's super good. (via Hearts & Beets)
Spiked Bulletproof Coffee: There's no reason you can’t booze up your coffee on the weekend. You get the good-for-you benefits along with the fun. (via Creative Culinary)
Pumpkin Spice Bulletproof Coffee: Okay, PSL lovers, this one's for you. After all, there are only so many $5 lattes you can buy! This recipe ups the ante by adding several tablespoons of pumpkin butter for an indulgent, pumpkin-y sip. (via Evolving Table)
Bulletproof Vietnamese Coffee Popsicles: When it's too hot to function but you still need your Bulletproof fix, look no further than these coffee popsicles. Made in the style of Vietnamese coffee, these treats are dairy-free, sugar-free, and can even be made caffeine-free. (via Keto Diet Blog)
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