By now, I'm sure you've heard about bulletproof coffee in one form or another. I've talked about it, that one hipster in your office has talked about it, your favorite celebrity has mentioned it offhandedly, and that coffee shop down the street has started selling it for outrageous prices. Everybody is buzzing about bulletproof. The three main ingredients -- grass-fed butter, MCT oil, and coffee -- are proven fatbusters and brain boosters, so going bulletproof just seems like the right thing to do, right? But what if you can't have dairy?
Well, there are a couple options: one, you can sub ghee for the grass-fed butter. (For those who don't know, ghee is clarified butter -- basically butter with the dairy removed.) Or, you can try this delicious version, inspired by Leanne from Healthful Pursuit, that combines cacao butter and vanilla protein powder to make a morning drink that's better than anything Starbucks -- or that trendy cafe down the street -- sells. Prepare to be amazed! Whether you can have dairy or not, this drink is truly delicious.
- 8 oz. brewed coffee (hot)
- 1 tablespoon MCT oil or liquid coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon cacao butter
- 1 scoop low carb vanilla protein powder
- 1 tablespoon hemp hearts (optional)
- Blender or Immersion Blender
- Blend all ingredients together for 30 secs - 1 minute until well combined.
I drink this regularly, especially in the winter months or when I want a little something sweet to start my day. With all the benefits of bulletproof + the added creaminess from the hemp hearts, it's a win all around. Also, for those who can't tolerate the acidity of coffee, I HIGHLY recommend Stok Cold Brew coffee -- it's a lifesaver. Just say no to bubble guts! :)