Brew up a Cup of Bulletproof Coffee

Brew up a cup of bulletproof coffee

Over the last 30 years, I’ve either been travelling to, or  living in, the great state of Minnesota. During that time, I’ve learned that it has a huge Scandanvian influence. In fact, my mother-in-law, Miggie, was 100% Swedish. One of the things she was notorious for was creating something out of nothing. She explained that growing up on a farm during The Depression had that effect on people. 


Miggie loved starting each day with caffeine—it could be an espresso, cappuccino, or just plain ole’ black coffee. What I remember about her though is that she added butter or coconut oil to her coffee to “spice it up”. It sounded like a strange addition for Miggie because, like me, she was a bit of a health nut and rarely added butter to anything! 


But there’s Miggie’s talent again. She was making bulletproof coffee before it became a trendy morning drink. Bulletproof coffee gives you the caffeine you would normally get from your morning cup of joe, plus “good fats” from the butter, ghee and coconut oil (in moderation) that help with brain function to keep up sharp throughout the day.


Brain function? Staying sharp? Sounds like a must do when starting off the day on your next girls weekend!


Ingredients for one cup | Multiply by degree of thirst and divide by number of girlfriends!


2 1/2 tablespoons ground Bulletproof Coffee

6-8 ounces of filtered water

1 teaspoon - 2 tablespoons Brain Octane® MCT oil

1-2 tablespoons grass-fed, unsalted ghee or butter

Crazy as it sounds and it may be early for some, but you could add some Bailey’s Irish Cream™ to this if you’re so inclined.




Step 1

It all starts with the beans. Brew 1 cup (8-12 ounces) of coffee using filtered water with 2 ½ heaping tablespoons of freshly ground Bulletproof Coffee beans.


Step 2

Add 1 teaspoon to 2 tablespoons of Brain Octane Oil. Start small with 1 teaspoon and work your way up to 1-2 tablespoons over several days.


Step 3

Add 1-2 tablespoons of grass-fed, unsalted butter or ghee. You read that right. It says butter. Don’t worry. This mixture also makes the creamiest, most delicious cup of coffee you’ve ever had. Oh, and make sure your butter is unsalted. Salty coffee is gross.


Step 4

Mix it all in a blender for 20-30 seconds until it looks like a foamy latte.

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