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Sep 25, 2013 03:40 PM

Bulletproof Coffee

Has anyone tried this? The hardcore believers say that it involves nontoxic beans, a good amount (6 tbs!)of a grassfed butter like Kerrygold, and MCT or a whomping amount of coconut oil.

Claim is it aids satiety, fat burning, and mental acuity til early-midafternoon if imbibed in lieu of breakfast.

I'm not sure I want to skip breakfast, though I do know folks who swear by the benefits of a tablespoon of coconut oil in their morning coffee.

Any anecdotal evidence?

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  1. I've heard it's disgusting. And I am way to passionate about my coffee to fuck it up that way.

    You first. ;-)

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    1. re: mcf

      HA!!! Thanks for the early morning belly laugh, mcf!

      Bulletproof coffee is a Crossfit/Paleo thang but some folks who are into Intermittent Fasting (IF) also drink it before a hardcore workout.

      Never tried it, myself. I'm good with my cup of tea and eggs in the morning.

      1. re: lynnlato

        You are right. it is a crossfit/IF/Paleo thang....

        I have alot of friends that use it, swear by it and like it. I don't, but I am sensitive to caffeine. I DO use coconut oil in my ( half caff) coffee or tea on the morning several days per week on IF days. I like it, gives good energy, satiety, and clarity.

    2. If you need an energy drink with more history try Tibetan butter tea - tea, roasted barley flour (tsampa) and yak butter (preferably rancid to give more flavor).

      1. I've tried it. I have my coffee black so I can tell you it has a smooth flavor and doesn't give me jitters the way other coffee can.

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          1. The nontoxic beans that the guy who coined that phrase is so coincidentally selling to you . . . he knows they are nontoxic because he is supposedly more sensitive to the flavor of mold than the rest of us (yeah he said that, not about coffee beans but about chocolate.)

            I love coffee. My morning latte is a ritual for me, without which I really don't have a day. So I wouldn't do that to my coffee.

            Also, I would rather have some protein AND fat for breakfast. For me, that's a recipe for stable blood sugar and an alert mind.