In this summer season, it is common to remember all those times when we promised ourselves to exercise more, eat less sweets (impossible) and practice a series of healthy habits that would make girls with a body to make Miss Colombia envious (ops, it was the Philippines) and the boys with well-defined muscles – come with me, monster.
For cosmic or procrastination reasons, things don’t always go as planned and that’s why I’ve been hearing a lot lately about a recipe called bulletproof coffee, or “bulletproof coffee”. That’s what we’re going to talk about today! ?
Source: thefreshexchangeblog.com – Top photo: Al Seib – Los Angeles Times
Bulletproof coffee is basically a mixture of filtered coffee with coconut oil and butter. The recipe was “invented” by Dave Asprey, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur who says he has found ways to “hack his own body”. Yeah. With his technology based on a diet that promises to make anyone lose weight and reach the results he seeks with virtually no exercise (hi?), Dave developed products and recipes that made him lose 45 kg and increase his IQ by 20 points (hi ?! ). Among the products sold on its website are nutritional guides, training routines and a coffee “specially developed to be free of toxins” and to increase your body performance (which, honestly, has not convinced me at all).
Source: Al Seib – Los Angeles Times
I think that at this point everyone must be wondering: does this coffee really lose weight? Well, that’s where the issue gets complicated. The recipe is based on a diet rich in the consumption of healthy fats (more or less like the Paleo diet), widespread today and that can even bring good results. It turns out that there is still no scientific study to prove the benefits of coffee with butter and coconut oil. There are people saying that it is wonderful and it works, and people saying that this coffee only feels satiated, or not at all. There are those who say that turbocharged coffee is a caloric bomb and in the long run can raise cholesterol levels a lot, so take it easy!
I leave here the recipe bulletproof coffee for those who want to try it at home. Asprey himself challenged anyone who thinks it doesn’t work to try – I intend to try in the next few days! ?
- 1 cup of filtered coffee;
- 1 tablespoon of coconut oil;
- 1 to 2 tablespoons of butter without salt or ghee (clarified butter);
Preparation: With the butter at room temperature, beat everything in a blender or mixer for 20 to 30 seconds, until it is creamy.
Particularly, I think the bulletproof coffee harmless and interesting, especially for those who love cappuccinos and lattes. I don’t believe much in his promises if he is not associated with adequate food and regular training, but that is my opinion. If you made this drink or use the Dave Asprey method, comment down here telling your experiences!
A hug and good coffees!