2.7.15

A Coffee Introduction That Will Change Your Morning Forever

Coffee, Coconut Oil, and Diabetes

Welcome to the weekend. A few years back I heard about coconut oil’s unique ability to enhance the effectiveness and duration of caffeine on the Ben Greenfield Fitness Podcast. Initially, I started by using it before cycling races with my coffee or tea. I felt a difference. I didn’t have to eat as much during races. Then I ran across the Bulletproof Coffee concept from Dave Asprey. He claimed an elevated focus and insane increase in brain function. It works. In my experience, I feel a more balanced, focused, and sustainable energy with this recipe.

This is my slightly different take from the original Bulletproof Coffee. I added protein and ditched the butter. Enjoy.

Ingredients:

– 8-12 oz of coffee, or however much coffee the morning demands
– 1-2 tablespoons of Veva Labs Coconut Oil
– 1 scoop of Orgain Chocolate Protein Powder (Optional)

Instructions:

Pour the coffee in the blender. Scoop in the coconut oil and protein powder. Blend on high. Pour the steaming concoction into your to-go mug and seize the day!

I cannot explain how amazing this tastes. My explanation will not do it justice. Give it a shot yourself.

Disclaimer: I usually save this for big test days. I do not do this everyday. I also like this after a morning workout.

Coffee can have effects on blood sugar. My blood sugar tends to rise even as I drink it black. Seems to boost my dawn phenomenon. For a more complete guide to coffee’s effects on blood sugar, check out Mike Hoskin’s recent post from DiabetesMine.com.

Please keep in mind that I am not espousing the health benefits of this compilation but merely presenting this as something that works for me. For a more detailed rundown on the science behind this Bulletproof spinoff of mine, check out Dave Asprey’s Bulletproof website.

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