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Recipe: How to Make Bulletproof Coffee

Bulletproof Coffee

Have you heard of this? Bulletproof coffee is becoming increasingly more prevalent–as it should. Without diving-head-first into the boat loads of science behind these ingredients and the synergy that exists between them, I’ll give you the…

Semi-basic run down for why bulletproof coffee can take your coffee routine to the next level & a few tips on making your own:

  • Improves your mental clarity
  • Slows the assimilation of caffeine and fats in your body, making them more filling & giving you sustained energy versus just a quick boost.
  • Coupling the coffee with fats like grass fed butter, MCT oil (you can also use palm oil or coconut oil) improves the satiating effect of the drink and the natural caffeine content of the coffee bean helps make the fatty acids more readily available for absorption and energy use in the body.
  • Laird describes this robust drink as one that will give you “a whole new focus.”
  • The presence of omega-3 fatty acids in the butter and oils help reduce inflammation in the body by decreasing triglyceride levels.
  • Make sure to choose a coffee blend that is organic (preferably a dark or espresso roast, as those often contain less acid.
  • You can make this completely vegan and dairy free just by using the MCT oil, coconut oil and/or palm oil.

My interest in bulletproof coffee has existed for a while now–initially prompted by this video by one of my main professional-athlete-inspirers (surfing legend, fitness & nutrition guru), Laird Hamilton.

 

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My Recipe for Bulletproof Coffee:

(created with inspiration from many!)

No exact measuring here! Everything is approximate.

Instructions here are minimal:

  • Simply combine all ingredients (sans coffee) in your coffee cup.
  • Brew your coffee as usual, separately.
  • When finished, pour the hot coffee into your cup to combine all of the ingredients.
  • The heat from the coffee will liquify the oils and help everything to combine.
  • Stir & ENJOY!

I’ve loaded up that list with the links to all of the products that I used.

Also, it’s just worth mentioning that I drink this is the morning in place of a breakfast. Lately, I’ve been practicing intermittent fasting (only liquids until 11amish, then eating from about 11am-7pm) paired with a ketogenic approach to eating. I’m not counting macros right now, but I mindfully to good sources of fat for energy and then an adequate (filling) amount of protein.

Have you ever made your own bulletproof coffee? I’d love to hear about it. Happy Brewing!

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Perfect Supplements Plant Based Protein Review

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Perfect Supplements

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

About Perfect Supplements Protein:

“Raw and USDA Certified Organic Brown Rice, Hemp, and Mushroom Protein

Perfect Plant Protein is an ideal blend of hemp, mushroom, and brown rice protein enhanced with enzymes and probiotics. Vegetarian protein powders are easily digestible and perfect for building and maintaining lean muscle mass. This vegetarian protein powder contains an immune system enhancing blend of super food mushrooms including Reishi, King Trumpet, Lion’s Mane, Cordyceps, Turkey Tail, Shiitake and Maitake. Perfect Plant Protein is USDA Certified Organic, gluten-free, non-GMO, and contains zero artificial ingredients. All ingredients are grown and processed in USA and Canada. Perfect Plant Protein also available in a simply natural flavor that is made with no added flavor or sweetener.

The Health Benefits of Perfect Plant Protein

Vegetarian protein powders offer a variety of health benefits. Protein powders containing super foods such as hemp and mushroom tend to be even more beneficial. Often times, plant based protein powders are easier to digest and contain more bio-available nutrients than whey or soy based protein. Due to their health benefits and nutrient profiles, vegetarian protein powders are perfect for building and maintaining lean muscle and increasing overall health. Perfect Plant Protein is the ideal blend of mushroom, hemp, and brown rice protein.

  • Build and Strengthen Lean Muscle
  • Boost Energy
  • Boost the Immune System
  • Boost Metabolism
  • Improve Digestion
  • Improve Respiratory Strength
  • Maintain Healthy Cholesterol
  • Maintain Healthy Blood Sugar
  • Maintain Cardiovascular Health
  • Maintain Healthy Eyesight and Hearing
  • Slow the Process of Aging
  • Strengthen Skin, Hair, and Nails

Perfect Nutrients

Mushrooms are an important source vegetarian protein and fiber. Most mushrooms are low calorie, low carbohydrate, and fat free. Mushrooms provide vitamin D as well as many of the B vitamins. Mushrooms are also an important source of mineral such as copper, selenium, potassium, phosphorus, zinc, and magnesium.

Hemp is the only known source of edestin, a plant protein that is nearly identical to the protein found in human blood. Edestin aids in DNA repair at a cellular level. Hemp is considered a complete protein meaning that it contains all essential and non-essential amino acids. Hemp also contains an ideal 3:1 ratio of omega 6 to omega 3. Hemp is also one of few vegan sources of the fatty acid GLA. This super food protein is also rich with vitamins B, D, and E.

Brown rice is perfect for everyone because it is vegan, hypo-allergenic, and gluten-free. Brown rice is also considered a complete protein meaning it contains all essential and non essential amino acids. This vegetarian protein source is an important source of minerals such as iron, magnesium, manganese, and selenium. Brown rice is also rich with vitamins B1, B3, and B6.

A Perfect Container for a Perfect Protein

  • BPA Free HDPE Container (780g)
  • Includes 1 Serving Scoop (26g)
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My Thoughts:

I’ve been lucky enough to try a vast range of protein powders in recent years. Normally it goes something like this:

-if it’s a vegan protein, it normally has brown rice protein as the foundation

-if it’s a non-vegan, it normally has whey as the main component

While I welcome and use both plant-based and whey proteins in my diet, I’ve found this “Perfect Plant Protein” to be one of the highest quality and most unique of them all. This blend is comprised of hemp protein and mushroom protein (in addition to brown rice protein). There aren’t many protein blends that utilize the powers contained in mushrooms, so I was intrigued by this trio even before trying it.

Taste-wise, this powder is a little bit chalky (actually, not in a bad way). It’s just very dense, with a slight vanilla flavor. For those that love a thick smoothie, this powder is perfect. If you like your smoothie to be more liquid-y, I’d recommend adding more than the recommended amount of milk (almond or coconut milk). You can also crack an egg into your smoothie to improve the texture of the concoction (I’m not here to debate eating raw eggs, just simply stating that I consume an organic, raw egg almost every day. A raw egg’s nutritional value far surpasses a cooked egg).

As it’s evident, I’m someone who believes strongly in the healing powers of plants, but am not a “vegan.” I just want to focus on the caliber of the food I’m eating. I aim for minimally processed, organic, raw food as much as I can–and this protein fits in that regime.

I also love that the labeling mentions “enzymes and probiotics for optimal digestive health.” I am aware that many foods naturally contain levels of probiotics and enzymes that contribute to a healthy gut. I’m not sure if these benefits are especially true for mushrooms, but it doesn’t seem like many protein brands state that on their label. It certainly peaks my interest knowing that my body is receiving more than just a hefty dose of protein.

I see this protein as a fantastic option for anyone–regardless of dietary restrictions. It’s very satisfying & filling, tasteful and comprised of excellent ingredients. It boasts a certified organic label (if you seek that) and is just one amongst a wide range of organic products that Perfect Supplements makes. I encourage you to give this protein a try.