Good morning, it’s Dot from dot2trot.com,
I woke up this morning, experimented and made
me a chocolate fat shake and it came out and
it was very tasty.
My husband decided to take a little taste
and promptly ran off with it.
So, that means this morning I have to make
something else and I’m going to make me a
bulletproof coffee, essentially.
What’s known as a bulletproof coffee.
A little bit different.
My ingredients are … usually a bulletproof
coffee is extra-virgin coconut oil and butter
and you mix it with coffee.
I’m going to use MCT Oil instead, and I’ll
get into a little bit what that is.
And a little bit of cream with the butter,
mixed into my coffee.
Essentially, the idea with coconut oil — using
that in a coffee, or using that in salad dressings
or to cook with is that coconut oil is wonderful.
Not only does it fill you up as a fat, it’s
a healthy fat so it fills you up, it helps
suppress the appetite.
But more importantly, it has a little thing
called “MCTs” or it is, to get this correct:”Medium-chain
Which are the MCTs.
And what they do, essentially, is they boost
your fat-burning ability.
So, instead of running off of glycogen ( which
is why we’re always told to eat a lot of carbs,
because we “need the glycogen” for our muscles
and to burn that for energy), our body also
is able to burn … has a second fuel source,
which is “ketones.”
And what MCT does … it goes to the liver
and the liver then starts producing ketones,
which our body uses for energy.
And your brain can use to function off of.
It helps burn more … turn more fat cells
in your body into ketones, essentially, getting
you into a state called “ketosis.”
So, not going a whole lot into the science,
I’ll include some links below if you wanna
learn a little bit more about coconut oil,
MCT oils, and ketosis, you can knock yourself
But, what I’m gonna do right now is … I’m
going to mix these.
Now, a word of caution about using MCT oils,
and I should say MCT oils are extracted from
coconut, so, these come straight from it.
So it’s much more concentrated than using
straight old-fashioned coconut oil instead.
The serving size is a tablespoon.
You don’t want to use more than one or two
tablespoons a day.
However, when you’re first trying MCT oil,
you do NOT want to use a tablespoon in any
The reason why is your body has to adapt to
it slowly, because it’s so concentrated.
I made the mistake of deciding, “Oh, MCT Oil!
I’ll try it for the first time.”
I made myself and my husband coffees with
It tasted great, but about an hour later both
of us experienced really bad cramping.
And, I won’t go into, sort of, what else we
… other symptoms we had.
But basically your body has to adapt to it,
so you start off slowly.
So, you try out, you basically build up, so
you try a teaspoon every day for a week.
And then after that, you can build up to two
teaspoons, and then you can work yourself
up to a tablespoon serving.
You just want to save yourself a lot of headache.
It’s not the food or, you know, the coffee
But it is … your body just has to adapt
to it because it’s in such a high dose and
you don’t want to do that.
So, let’s go on over to my coffee pot and
I’ll start making this quick dish.
All right, we’re going to start making me
some bulletproof coffee, essentially, so,
I got my butter so I’m gonna go ahead and
add it into a container.
And you do need to mix them so that the fat,
which is the butter, and the MCT oil mixes
well with the coffee.
I’m adding a little bit of cream to mine,
that’s usually not traditional, but the nice
thing about this is I’m not making an actual
bulletproof coffee, but I am making a bullet
coffee essentially, so, Ido add myself–I
just use a little bit, I don’t use a full
serving size of cream, which is a tablespoon.
I use about 1 or 2 teaspoons.
Next, what I’m going to do is add in my MCT
Now, as I stressed, you have to build up to
I’ve done that.
I’ve been using it for a while, so I’m going
to add a tablespoon of MCT oil … So I’ll
go ahead and drop that in there … Put that
in there to wash … Let’s put the lid on,
because I am prone to knock bottles over that
Now what I’m going to do is I’m going to go
ahead and add my coffee.
I’m making a big coffee.
It’s a long day of cooking.
And then I’m going to use my immersion blender.
You can use a regular blender but as always
be careful because it is hot and you don’t
want it … the lid tends to pop off and explode
With the immersion blender, just go ahead
and start blending.
So, now what I’m gonna do … is go ahead
and pour my coffee.
It’s a little foamy.
It is a bulletproof coffee.
Nice and hot.
Smells delicious — it … to me it always
smells and tastes a little bit like maple
for some reason.
I don’t know why but, that’s just the way
my nose and my tastebuds work I guess.
That’s good coffee.
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I’m just someone who likes to eat healthy.
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