On some mornings during my week I love to drink my delicious bulletproof coffee (BPC) directly after my THRIVE Smoothie for even more of a brain ON start to my day! I use healthy fat MCT oil that stands for medium chain triglycerides that are derived from coconut and is converted into energy faster than any other fat source. MCT oil also contains a mono-glyceride, lauricidin (also found in human breast milk) that helps to kill candida and yeast overgrowth and assist with your gut microbiota/ intestinal flora! Aside from its brain-ON benefits (and weight loss too) MCT oil slows caffeine into the bloodstream without it hitting the adrenals hard, which is why I can’t have my coffee another way. I do 1Tbsp fat in my BPC and 1Tbsp Fat in my smoothie. I also love making mine (optional) with Maca powder, a fantastic adaptogen which helps balance hormones and stress responses in the body and I find is very grounding and goes very well with coffee. You can omit the stevia sweetener, but I prefer to use a few drops of the liquid Vanilla Stevia (Sweatleaf Brand).
For my coffee component, I opt for a fresh shot of organic (ethically sourced, if you can) espresso and for the milk, I make my own plant mylk ahead of time (it’s so easy and I use in my THRIVE SMOOTHIE too) unsweetened activated almond milk, which you can find my recipe HERE. I drink my BPC right after my THRIVE Smoothie because I like to group my foods/ liquids together to then allow my body at least 3 hours in-between meals to bring my blood sugar back down again. I drink my BPC over ice in the Summer and in the Autumn/ Winter, I like to warm it up on the stove, throw it into my Blender Bottle (with the little metal ball inside), shake it up, pour it into my fav mug and sip!Print
- 1½ Cups Unsweetened Almond Mylk
- Shot Espresso
- 1 Tbsp MCT Oil
- 5 drops Vanilla Liquid Stevia (Sweetleaf brand)
- Optional: 1 heaped tsp Maca Powder
- Place all ingredients either combined and warmed up on the stove, (or cold) into a bottle (lid on) and shake it UP!
- Pour BPC into a mug, or drink from your bottle.
- Happy BPC vibes! x
Storage: You can make this the night before if you have to leave for work the next day, warm it up, or if you prefer it cold simply shake and go!