Bulletproof Style Latte Recipe

Coffee that promotes weight loss and increased energy? Could it be true?

Bulletproof® coffee is a brand founded by Dave Asprey.  Based on long standing Tibetan traditions, he advocates packing coffee with healthy fats to promote weight loss and energy.  His recipe has really taken off.  It has gained many followers and complementary personalized versions.

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You can find the original Bulletproof Coffee recipe here and read more about it.  It is basically hot coffee blended with grass-fed butter and MCT oil.  He also sells the components to make the coffee.

I have recently made my own version of the coffee.  Since I use the coffee as a morning meal replacement / pre-workout drink, I prefer to add chocolate protein powder to it.  Not only does adding the chocolate protein powder make it similar to a coffee house latte,  the added protein helps to keep my hunger meanies at bay.   I also (for now) replace the MCT oil with coconut oil just because it is widely and cheaply available.

MCT oil is medium-chain triglyceride oil.  MCT oil is purified from coconut and palm kernel oils.  It can be quite expensive, so for now I am using coconut oil instead of pure MCT to make a version of Bulletproof®-style coffee.  It is a good way to test out the recipe without investing too much into it to see if an investment in bulletproof coffee may be for you.

I have been drinking this before my morning exercise.  So far (3 times) I have noticed increased energy and a faster pace to my exercise. I have found the bullet proof latte version to be the perfect pre-workout drink.  It is just enough to get you going.  Many report that a bullet proof coffee helps with weight loss.  It is reported not to disrupt the night-time fasting cycle in the body, but that it gives you lots of energy to start your day while you continue to burn.  I am going to continue on with it and will report back with results.

Bulletproof Latte Recipe

Ingredients:

2 cups of hot coffee
2 tablespoons of grass fed butter
1 tablespoon of coconut oil
1 scoop of protein powder (I used About Time Chocolate Powder)
1 pinch of cinnamon

Directions: 

Add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend until everything is combined and frothy.
This tastes DELICIOUS and not oily at all; just velvety and smooth!
The recipe as written here contains 423 calories, 24 grams of protein and 1 g. of carbohydrates.
You can also try it in its original form without the protein powder for 323 calories and 1 g. of carbohydrates.

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Low Carb Green Smoothie Recipe

This is the best low carb green smoothie recipe.  Ok, well… in my world anyways.  I have tried so many different combos, but this by far is my favorite.  It does all the right things for me and I feel like a superhero when I drink it!

 

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This low carb green smoothie recipe makes 1 large meal sized serving and comes out to 195 calories and less than 3 g. of net carbs.

If you or your loved ones are not following a strict low carb lifestyle, you can add in a small banana and it will come out to about 285 calories and 23 g. net carbs.

Ingredients:
1 cup unsweetened almond milk  [30 cal., less that 1 g. carb]
2 small handfuls organic spinach (this is about 3/4 c. packed)
1 tablespoon chia seeds [60 cal., 0 net carbs]
1 tablespoon all natural no sugar added almond or peanut butter [105 cal., 2 g. net carb]
dash of cinnamon
5 ice cubes

Directions:
Add all of the ingredients to a blender except the ice and blend very well until smooth.  Add ice cubes and blend until desired.

Not familiar with chia seeds?  HERE is some more info on them.

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Low Carb Crock Pot Sausages and Marinara Sauce

These low carb crock pot sausages and marinara sauce is a super quick meal.  You can get dinner all done and cooking in just a few minutes.  No precooking or pre-browning is required for the sausages!  Pair this with a nice salad and you have a quick low carb meal.

 

sausages

Ingredients:
6-8 Italian Sausages of your choice (I used the Publix brand – 2 carbs per link)

1 Jar of Marinara Sauce (I used La Famiglia Del Grosso Sunday Marinana – 3 net carbs for 1/4 cup)

Directions:
Mix all of the ingredients and cook on low 6 hours.

If you prefer your sausages grilled – after cooking you could throw them on a grill pan or BBQ for a few minutes to crisp them up.

Carbs per Serving: Approx. 5 net carbs for one sausage link + 1/4 cup of sauce.

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