This week it has been rainy and cold here in Sintra, and I needed some extra boost to move me through the day. So I made a couple of really delicious Bulletproof coffees.
Bullet proof coffee is traditionally made with the best quality coffee you can get your hands on and grass fed butter. I don´t use nor recommend dairy products in general, so I use a good virgin coconut oil instead.
Adding fat to hot drinks is a longstanding tradition in many parts of the world. Mixing spices into coffee is also quite common. I love to add cinnamon and cardamom, it really brings out the flavor of your coffee. To make this brew even more interesting,
I add medicinal mushrooms like Reishi and Chaga! These mushrooms help you to boost the immune system and increase mental clarity.
Bullet proof coffee is easy to prepare and you can convert it to energy quickly, speeding up your metabolism and giving you a cognitive boost.
Bullet proof coffee is also said to keep hunger at bay, enhance mental clarity and stimulate the body’s fat-burning potential.
Sounds pretty good for a cup of coffee, don't you think? I know I prefer to drink my coffee in this way, knowing that it is giving me some nutrition and making me less hyper from the caffeine. I am sensitive to caffeine so I like to use a decaffeinated coffee or a mix of the both. The brand on the picture is a good choice for this.
To make it you will need to get:
Then you brew 1 cup of coffee using filtered water, just off the boil, with 2 1/2 heaping tablespoons organic high quality coffee. Using a French Press is easiest. If you grind your coffee from beans...even better! The idea here is to use a coffee that is free of chemicals and that has a high level of antioxidants intact.