Supercharged Bulletproof Coffee Recipe

Ah, Bulletproof Coffee. If you haven’t heard of it yet, it’s about time. BP coffee is all the rage, and for good reason, but what exactly is it and why should you drink it?

Technically speaking, Bullet Proof is both a brand, founded by Dave Asprey, which sells everything from coffee to bio-hacking tools, as well as a specific coffee recipe. But to un-complicate it for you, the term “bulletproof coffee” is used loosely to describe basically any combination of coffee blended with fat. And it’s awesome. 

In this post I am going to drill down and simplify every ingredient that goes into my recipe to make it simple and easy to understand!

An overview of everything that goes into my supercharged bullet proof coffee.

Before I go any further I should add that I am not a nutritionist, I am certified in a total of 0 health courses, and I think everyone should just do what feels good for them. My accreditation in this topic is as strong only as the fact that I have read all of Dave Asprey’s books, seen him talk live and chuck bottles of Brain Octane Oil at a crowd of people at PaleoFX 2017 (it happened), and have drank the stuff for years now. That being said, for this post and all of my future health related posts, I am simply sharing what I have found through research, trial and error and lots of cups of coffee. 😊

I digress…

I started drinking bulletproof coffee about 2 years ago. My first recipe was simply any black coffee, almond milk, and coconut oil, and I will give you guys the most basic, super simple recipe that absolutely does the trick, below. BUT, I also wanted to share my extra, supercharged bulletproof latte recipe as well, to show you just how over the top you can get with your morning joe (LOL) and inspire you to get creative with it. My recipe changes all the time, but this is the one I go to most commonly.


How I feel after supercharged bulletproof coffee… #boujee

Okay, so why the butter in your coffee?

You can do a quick google search and get as science-y or bio-hacky as you like, but for me, bulletproof coffee makes me feel really good and keeps me full all morning. It slows the release of caffeine in your system so you don’t feel the anxious, jittery feeling and crash that can come with caffeine. Plus, its quick and easy with little to no clean up, I can drink it while I’m working or driving, and I get to pack in a bunch of extra nutrients that I wouldn’t normally get otherwise. While I could do a separate blog post on each of these ingredients below (nerd), I’ll give you the fly-over of each and explain why I include them in my coffee.

Benefits of each ingredient in a basic bulletproof coffee recipe:

Why Bulletproof Coffee: I use the Bullet Proof brand black coffee created by Dave Asprey. It is mold and toxin free and is the best source of coffee I have found. Yes, mold and toxins. In your coffee. Its common  and it can give me brain fog, so I go for the BP brand coffee when I can because I know the source and that it is clean. (For more information on this super sexy topic of mold and toxins, you can read here https://blog.bulletproof.com/why-mycotoxins-are-kryptonite/).

I use the K-cups because it is easy and I am a one cup kind of gal most days, but you can buy the coffee in any form.
 Why Brain Octane Oil: The name makes it sound intense, but put simply Brain Octane oil is found in small quantities in coconut oil, and helps enhance mental and physical energy. How? As soon as you consume it it is rapidly absorbed in the body as a source for fuel and helps increase the ketone levels in your body. More about ketones/ ketosis in another post….

Read more on Brain Octane oil here

Alternatively, you can use coconut oil. Its high in healthy fats, makes your coffee frothy, and does the trick too. Plus you probably have it already!

Why ghee: Ghee is just clarified butter that preserves the best parts of the butter, meaning it is high in vitamins and works for people with casein or lactose sensitives, like me! It’s also great for digestion and fighting inflammation.

That’s it! That’s all you need for the basic BP coffee recipe. Now on to the over the top stuff…

Benefits of each ingredient in my extra, supercharged bulletproof coffee recipe:

Why Collagen: Collagen turns you into a mermaid. Just kidding, but basically. It really does change your hair, skin and nails, and helps them grow and become glowier (not a word). It doesn’t grow you a fin but it helps you out with pretty much every other good quality I imagine a mermaid to have. I have been using it for about 6-9 months and I have noticed such a difference both inside and outside, as it also helps with digestion as well. Most of us are missing collagen in our modern diet, so I find it worthwhile to add it in. Plus it has zero taste and it is high in protein. I was not joking when I said it is the bomb!

I use this brand


Why Ashwaganda: Have you heard of apoptogenic herbs? I just started reading and trying them this year and I am hooked on phonics. More to come on that, but all you need to know for now is that Ashwaganda falls into this family and it helps manage stress and hormone levels in the body, which has endless benefits.

I use this brand Ashwaganda

Why Cinnamon: Cinnamon is like that kid you kind of knew from school when you were little that you run into when you’re and adult and you start talking to them and realize how cool they are and wonder why you were never best friends.  Following? Okay, what I’m trying to say is that cinnamon is a common spice that is overlooked for its health benefits. Cinnamon not only makes recipes sweet without adding sugar, but it also helps stabilize blood sugar, is anti-inflammatory, and has a long list of other health benefits. Read more here if you want to get more acquainted.

Why Almond Milk: In my opinion, almond milk doesn’t have a ton of health benefits. It’s just a great substitute for dairy as I am intolerant, and it makes the coffee into more of a latte by creating foam. It adds a vanilla-y taste as well which is nice. I use Califia farms unsweetened vanilla or whatever other flavor I have in my fridge.

For basic bulletproof coffee, ingredients and directions:

Basic Bulletproof Coffee Ingredients:

1 cup of black coffee

1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon of Brain Octane Oil or coconut oil (start with 1 teaspoon and work your way up to ease your digestion into it. Just trust me on this one.)

1 teaspoon of ghee

Basic Bulletproof Coffee Directions:

Brew coffee and pour into blender cup

Add Brain Octane Oil (or coconut oil)

Add ghee

Blend for 30 seconds.

You should see a foamy/frothy top form. Yep it’s that simple. Pour into a mug or thermos and enjoy!

Supercharged Bulletproof Coffee ingredients and directions:

Ingredients:

All ingredients listed in the basic recipe above, plus:

1 scoop of Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides

1 teaspoon of ashwaganda

½ teaspoon of cinnamon

1 splash of almond milk

Supercharged Bulletproof Coffee Directions:

Heat almond milk however you prefer (microwave, stove top) and pour into blender cup

Brew coffee and pour into blender cup

Add Brain Octane Oil (or coconut oil), ghee, cinnamon, collagen, and ashwaganda

Blend for 30 seconds. You should see a foamy/frothy top form. Pour into a mug or thermos and enjoy!

Lately, I have been pouring mine into a thermos and drinking it throughout the morning. It is so full of good stuff, it’s basically my breakfast and really keeps me full until lunch or a mid-morning snack.


I hope you like this recipe and have fun trying different combinations and seeing what you like! Please comment below with any questions as well as recipe combos you come up with. If you do make the recipe, tag me on Instagram or Facebook with your pictures!

Enjoy xo Sauce

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8 Replies to “Supercharged Bulletproof Coffee Recipe”

  1. Pinned this recipe on Pinterest to share with the world!

    Great post! You’re good at this!

    I love that you discuss each ingredient, it’s purpose and your experience with that product.
    Finding the right sweetener substitute for my morning coffee is a struggle for most. Traditionally sugar and cream is all that is available.

    Coconut oil is something I can’t wait to try and collagen is something that I certainly will mix into my daily routine- Everything you discussed is essentially preventative care and provides nutritional value to your everyday!

    Do you typically order your products online or are these item available at a whole foods market?

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    1. YAY! I haven’t even thought of Pinterest yet- what a great idea!
      If you want to try any of the the ingredient I posted let me know I’ll get you some samples 🙂
      I order a lot of this on Amazon, and some of the items you can get at Whole Foods!

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  2. Hey, Sarah! I love your blog, and cannot wait to try the bulletproof coffee recipe!

    I just have one question – I’ve read and heard about the coconut oil craze, with people claiming it’s the healthy alternative for oil. But I’ve also read it’s not great for your cholesterol and might not be the greatest on heart health and that olive oils are better for you. Does it depend on the portion? Looking for your thoughts and I appreciate any insight!

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  3. Great question Katie! I know that the USA Today article that came out a couple days ago is causing a lot of confusion on coconut oil.

    The short and sweet of my thoughts on this topic is that I believe that coconut oil IS a great source of healthy fat and I think almost anyone can benefit from coconut oil. I use it or Brain Octane oil, which is similar, every day. Also, I do not think it is okay that they are suggesting people consume vegetable oils instead, as they can be extremely inflammatory.

    Those are my thoughts but I would recommend you read this blog post by this registered dietitian on the topic. She did a really good job addressing the concerns about coconut oil, and I agree with all of her points. https://www.dietitiancassie.com/coconut-oil-bad-heart-re-usa-today-coconut-oil-article/

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