When I found myself having three different conversations about the Bulletproof Diet this past week I knew I needed to write to you all about my take.
A major part of the diet is Bulletproof Coffee, a blend of Bulletproof author-approved special coffee plus coconut oil and pastured butter, all blended together into a creamy drink that tastes like a latte made with totally unhealthy non-dairy creamer. Seriously, it is so good!
But I can offer you a great recipe that gives you the saturated fat benefits of Bulletproof Coffee with an extra bit of collagen protein and without the jitters and shakes. Make it with coffee and my additions (make sure to add the cardamom that mitigates the caffeine effects of coffee, according to Ayurvedic theory and corroborated by my Ayurvedic doc), or make it like this for a healthy alternative that tastes delicious:
Dandy Bulletproof, serves 1
1 Tablespoon high quality Gelatin Powder (I use this one.)
You can work your way up to higher amounts of coconut oil and butter as time goes on, up to 2 tablespoons each. But be careful– coconut oil can have a laxative effect if you’re not used to it in high doses like this. So start slow. And enjoy it with some protein and veg for breakfast, not instead of breakfast.
Kirsten Quint Fairbanks is health coach and holistic living expert who loves offering real-world wellness coaching for people who want to beat the blues and build self-esteem using nutrition and holistic lifestyle methods. Her popular online seasonal Craving-control Real Food Reboot is for anyone who wants a happier brain and a body that feels and looks its best. She also offers holistic skincare and coaching for anyone who is tired of the beauty hype and is ready to have vibrant health and glowing skin from the inside out. Kirsten lives happily, works gratefully, home-schools secularly, dances inexpertly, paints badly, cooks traditionally, and nurses on demand in the San Francisco Bay Area. Read more about her here.