Have you ever had bulletproof coffee? To be honest, when I first heard about it I thought – BLEH! That sounds absolutely awful! But then I tried it and my taste buds completely disagreed. Bulletproof coffee is actually delicious, filling and this yummy coconut version is my latest morning obsession. Today I’m sharing my recipe for creamy coconut bulletproof coffee — and it might just be your new favorite treat!
Coconut Bulletproof Coffee
I first learned about bulletproof coffee when a friend of mine said she swore by adding Kerrygold butter into her coffee. I had to ask her twice if she meant the bright yellow butter. Butter? In coffee? What is this bulletproof coffee madness?!
What is bulletproof coffee?
Turns out, bulletproof coffee is used by many as an energy boost and also contains premium MCT coconut oil, something that is naturally rich in Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT) which is efficiently utilized by the body for energy production and helps aid in calorie burning. I wanted to learn more and was incredibly intrigued.
How does bulletproof coffee work?
The combination of caffeine and saturated fat gives the body a lasting energy boost. I was blown away by how much I enjoyed the flavor – it tastes like a very fancy coffee drink you would pay $6+ for at a restaurant! I swap out butter for ghee (Carrington Farms is the best for this particular recipe!) and since summer means coconut (at least to me), I was eager to test out this yummy variation of my bulletproof coffee recipe! With just a few simple ingredients, you can test out this delicious cappuccino-like drink at home.
To note, for this specific recipe, I chose Lion Coffee Antioxidant, which is enriched with natural antioxidants using coffee cherries (the other flesh of the coffee fruit).
Here’s what you need for coconut bulletproof coffee…
1 cup of brewed Antioxidant Lion Coffee, Toasted Coconut flavor (look for the green bag in stores/online)
2 tsp. Carrington Farms Coconut Oil
1 tbsp. Carrington Farms Ghee
1/4 tsp. vanilla
For an extra power punch of coconut, add one drop coconut extract.
1. Put all ingredients in your Vitamix or blender.
2. Mix on high speed for 20 seconds until frothy.
3. Drink immediately and enjoy all the coconut goodness (and added energy!).
And that’s it! It can seem kind of intimidating at first and it will be weird to mix ingredients into your coffee like ghee and oil, but trust me when I tell you that this beverage is a real treat. Is it something I would have every morning? Probably not, but it’s definitely worth the effort for something new and positively delicious and you can bet that if you come to my house for breakfast or brunch this summer I’ll be serving up coconut bulletproof coffee 🙂 Coconut not your jam? Try out my Pumpkin Pie Bulletproof Coffee recipe!