There are many variations of Bulletproof Coffee (BPC). I like the classic recipe, as outlined in the Bulletproof blog, with added collagen. My husband likes to add a bit more to his BPC in order to increase the caloric value. He has trouble keeping weight on and wants to make sure to not lose weight while keeping a keto lifestyle (we all feel bad for him, right?).
Here are the his and hers (but in reverse) of our coffee:
Classic BPC (plus collagen)
- 8-12oz coffee (we like the actual Bulletproof brand coffee)
- 1 tablespoon Brain Octane Oil
- 1 tablespoon grass fed butter
- 2 scoops collagen (Vital Proteins is my favorite)
- Blend together for one minute (we started with a Ninja, “upgraded” to a Vitamix, then found we liked the Ninja much better)
- 8-12oz coffee
- 2 tablespoons cacao butter
- 2 tablespoons Brain Octane Oil
- 2 tablespoons grass fed butter
- Sea Salt
- Blend together for one minute
If you find that you get an upset stomach when first drinking Bulletproof, try using less Brain Octane. Start with one teaspoon and work your way up to a full tablespoon over time. It’s a lot of fat for a body that isn’t used to it!
The drink doesn’t need to be made with coffee, it can be made with tea or any hot beverage. In fact, Dave Asprey developed this recipe after trying “yak butter tea” during a mountain trek in Tibet back in 2004.
On The Go
I fly a good bit for work and had to figure out how to make my BPC portable in order to have the right fuel for my jam packed work travel days. Luckily, the Bulletproof Brain Octane Oil,collagen are available in single serve packets. Two of four ingredients accounted for right there!
I bought ghee to travel with since it does not need to be refrigerated but TSA TOOK IT (!!!) during my last trip of the year. I tried arguing that it’s not a liquid or a gel but they weren’t having it. They tossed it. Ugh.
It’s very hard to find real butter at airports, FYI. If you really look at the “butter” you’re given in airport restaurants, it’s usually a spread with random ingredients. Gross.
So here’s what I do — I have a S’well traveler (or 3) that I am obsessed with. I load it up with 1 tablespoon of butter at home and go. I’ve gone through airport security with it several times without issue. Once I get past security, I get coffee at Starbucks and add my single serve collagen and Brain Octane. Then I give it a vigorous shake. It does not taste nearly as good as when it’s blended together but it gets the job done. If only I could find a portable blender?
Once I get to my destination and get a break, I go find butter for my hotel fridge. If I don’t have time to go myself (which is often) I use my Instacart account to have it (and other snacks) delivered. Instacart is the greatest thing to ever happen, especially for working/traveling moms.
In the morn, I make my concoction and ask the hotel restaurant to blend it. They say no 90% of the time (but it’s worth the ask!) so I give it a shake and get on my merry way.
If anyone has any BPC recipes I should try, or ideas for my BPC on the go, let me know!