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    Johnny Bird is offline Junior Member
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    Has anybody had experience with Bulletproof Coffee?

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    This was an interesting read, thank you.

    I have never tried this. But with an interest in tea I'm happy to confirm what Dave Asprey says about tea and yak butter in Tibet. Normally done with pu-erh tea brewed for quite a long time, and then some salted yak butter added to it. In fact quite a few online tea stores even sell yak butter!

    Reading this blog really got me interested in having a look at the nutritional values of yak butter, and maybe adding some buttered pu-erh to my morning routine. Thanks a bunch.


    :edit: Ok change of mine. As of tomorrow I'll start doing this "bulletproof coffee." Now I can't quite run a blender in the morning but I suspect that hot coffee will melt butter just fine.
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    Started today with 500ml strong black coffee, 80g of unsalted butter, 30g of coconut oil.

    Delicious stuff. Makes me sweat something crazy though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by forth View Post
    Started today with 500ml strong black coffee, 80g of unsalted butter, 30g of coconut oil.

    Delicious stuff. Makes me sweat something crazy though.
    Aimed and fired, ended up with:
    Organic Instant coffee (freeze dried and 100% arabica beans)
    200ml water
    1tbs cacao-powder (organic)
    + Cinnamon
    + unsalted butter

    Started "tingling" in my head (like really waking up). And got warm as hell.

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    Cool.
    I'm still unsure.
    I already eat the same way as his "Bulletproof Diet" - nothing really new there - but his free infographic is a pretty cool tool - it's about the best description I've seen of healthy eating without all this "eat like a caveman" baloney.
    (Unless you're eating carrion, you're not eating like a caveman.)
    I've been making it with cold brewed Trader Joe's (various types) coffee, 2T Kerrygold unsalted butter, and 2T of TJ's Coconut Oil. Not quite on par with the rigid Bulletproof standards - but I think I'm in the ballpark.

    It's no more coffee than I usually drink (and I drink mine black) - but there is a definite extra little buzz - makes me a little nervous.
    I also kind of feel like that creepy video of Paula Deen pretending to drink butter.

    The trouble I have with some of these guys, is that I don't identify with their desire to achieve such-and-such results "without all that pesky training." Many of them claim they train once every couple weeks - "...clenching my buttocks and singing the alphabet song once through, is all I need to maintain my 6 pack!"

    Man, I enjoy my training. I have rest days in my schedule... but I like lifting stuff and swinging clubs...

    I realize my comments are not necessarily quantifiably accurate - just some thoughts.

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    What do you think could substitute MCT oil?
    it is that I can't find coconot oil in store shelves either. :]
    Is it crucial to add this substance? I made it a couple of times, just butter and black coffee and I was really good and I definitely felt the effect.

    thanks for tips

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    I had seen threads on other forums about Bulletproof Coffee but since I don't drink coffee, I just ignored them. Then I saw Forth commenting so I read this thread. I may have to try this with some ripe pu erh. I have no access to yak butter though and would use Kerrygold or a similar version from Iceland.

    The link on the recipe page to MCT oil is not working, so what is it? Medium chain triglyceride perhaps?

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    Yep, MCT = medium chain triglyceride...
    It's present in coconut oil...

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    I'd like to point out that what I tried is mixing coffee, butter and coconut oil. I am in no way advocating the actual coffee beans sold on the site (Bulletproof Coffee). I think it is.. not exactly a scam product but close enough.


    @JeffC: Keep us posted on the pu-erh experiment. Sounds like a gnarly mix.

    Tibetan style goes like this; "The highest quality tea is made by boiling the tea leaves in water for half a day, achieving a dark brown color. It is then skimmed, and poured into a cylinder with fresh yak butter and salt which is then shaken. The result is a purplish liquid that is about the thickness of a stew." (from wikipedia)

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    @forth, I understand about the coffee itself. Since I already had coconut oil and tea, all I really needed was the grass fed butter. I think MCT is a brand of oil and I could not find it so at my store so just used coconut oil I already had. I also had some high qualify cocoa powder so tossed in a bit of that. Then I added a dash of a few spices I like such as cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, and nutmeg.

    I've only tried it twice but could see it is a quick, go to breakfast, especially because the ingredients are inexpensive and last a long time without spoilage. I did not get much from the tea itself though, perhaps if I had just added butter and coconut oil, the tea flavor would have been less masked by the other things. I think you could use a cheaper black tea but since I have lots of ripe pu erh on hand, I'll just keep using that.

    It is oddly rather satisfying, reminds me a bit of the all bone marrow breakfasts I have some time.

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