You May Also Like

Lemon juice hack for salad dressing

The genius way to make your creamy salad dressing healthier (and make it last longer)

Wonder Woman Gal Gadot

5 times Gal Gadot really was Wonder Woman

Cook according to your schedule

If you’re going to adopt a single healthy habit, make it one of these

nike air society podcast

How these two mega-successful women channeled (literal) sweat into their career goals

Weelicious creator's morning routine

This healthy smoothie hack from the Weelicious creator will save you *so much* time in the morning

best ways to wake up early

6 easy ways to wake up earlier—with minimal misery

What you need to know before you butter-boost your coffee


Thumbnail for What you need to know before you butter-boost your coffee
Pin It
Photo: Bulletproof

If you’ve been inspired by the celeb chefs and health gurus who are brewing their coffee Bulletproof-style and want to give butter-spiked java a shot, there are a couple of things you need to know first. Here’s your cheat sheet to getting it right (and to hopefully more energy-filled mornings):

The recipe: You can get the official, original recipe created by Dave Asprey here, and lots of bloggers have posted variations, like Stupid Easy Paleo’s budget version, here. Like any recipe, you can make it your own, but the key ingredients it always includes are: high-quality coffee, Kerrygold (or ghee), and MCT or coconut oil.

The butter: Country Crock, highly processed and filled with preservatives, isn’t going to make you feel good. And organic butter won’t cut it either—those cows may have just been fed organic corn. Getting butter made from truly grass-fed, pasture-raised cows is super important because studies have shown it contains much higher levels of all of the fatty acids you’re eating it for (conjugated linoleic acid, in particular), plus important vitamins and minerals. Kerrygold, from Ireland, is a popular option that’s widely available in grocery stores.

The oil: The real Bulletproof Coffee is made with MCT oil, with is a more concentrated version of the same healthy fats that are present in coconut oil. Since MCT is more distilled, people report more intense energy levels compared to using coconut oil, but it’s also much more expensive and much harder to find. If you use coconut, use virgin, unrefined.

Blend, don’t stir: Break out your Nutribullet and blend everything together to a frothy latte-like consistency. No one likes oily liquid or floating butter pats. Ew.

Originally posted March 10, 2014. Updated March 29, 2017.

If you’re trying to stick to a Paleo diet, here are recipes that can be made in 10 minutes or less. And on a day when you have more time, you have to try making this (healthy!) pumpkin bread, courtesy of Lauren Conrad’s nutritionist.  

Loading More Posts...

You May Also Like

Irish women going #HomeToVote on abortion

Meet the women’s health heroes who are flying home for Ireland’s landmark vote

nike air society podcast

How these two mega-successful women channeled (literal) sweat into their career goals

stocksy-daniel-kim-photography-suitcase-with-packed-clothes-and-accessories

These genius packing hacks from flight attendants will make you feel like a travel pro

Is catching up on sleep a myth?

You can pay off “sleep debt” by snoozing longer on weekends, a study suggests

Those sunscreen pills you've seen are a total scam—and super dangerous, says the FDA

Warning: Sunscreen pills don’t work, the FDA says

Weelicious creator's morning routine

This healthy smoothie hack from the Weelicious creator will save you *so much* time in the morning