Super-Bulletproof Coffee Protein Shake
This coffee shake is actually the greatest thing I’ve ever created! I hate to be so dramatic but it is seriously delicious and it’s packed with a ton of nutrient rich foods!
Im sure youve heard of Bulletproof Coffee.. This recipe is kind of a fun twist off of that same concept. If you have not heard bulletproof coffee (it is an actual brand as well) but it’s also a coffee recipe where you blend together the following:
- 1. Organic Coffee
- 2. 1 TBS Grass Fed Butter
- 3. 1 TBS MCT Oil or you can use Bulletproof’s brand, Brain Octane Oil
This is seriously a great way to have your coffee. I would argue it’s one of the best ways! I personally tend to be slightly sensitive to coffee…as most people are. When you’ve relied on coffee, completely cut coffee out and then found balance between the two it’s easy to realise that coffee does have some long term effects. Often times too much coffee can be problematic.
Blame Society, Im serious!
We live in a fast paced society where being busy and stressed is the new norm. I came up with this recipe to still have that yummy coffee flavor but without all the added caffeine.
If you look coffee today vs coffee in the 70s it’s easy to see that there is a HUGE size difference and because of that there’s a also a big difference in the amount of caffeine we are consuming on a daily and weekly basis. A venti starbucks coffee has around 400mg of caffeine… what the fuck?! Thats a lot especially considering a traditional cup of coffee contains only 95 mg of caffeine. If you had one coffee a day 5 days a week back in the 70s you would consume 475 mg each week. If you used todays sizes you would consume 2,000+ mg each week. Like I said before we are an overall more stressed society today than we were 20 or 40 years ago and this added stress and caffeine is not necessarily helping or supporting good health.
Coffee Then & Now
Adrenal fatigue is a very real thing and it is extremely common in most Americans. My next blog post will be dedicated to adrenal fatigue; what it is, what it looks like, and how to properly support the adrenals in order to live a more balanced and healthy life!
This recipe is kinder to your adrenals AND it’s packed with superfoods that will not only give you a more sustained energy throughout the day but also help promote wellness in the body! This is a win-win if you ask me!
Good For You AND Tastes Good??
Not only is this coffee protein shake absolutely delicious but it’s also jam packed with nutrient dense foods. I personally like my coffee cold so for this specific recipe I skip the grass fed butter and instead I make a shake out of it and add as many superfoods as possible!! I’m pretty sure this is the greatest shake creation I’ve ever made! Mainly because it’s delicious but also because it’s something almost everyone will enjoy!
Although there is traditional caffeine (aka coffee) in this shake, its balanced well with foods that contain natural sources of energy. This means that this particular shake is kinder to your adrenals and also your parasympathetic nervous system.
Our bodies wake up (naturally) because of cortisol and they go to sleep because of melatonin. The cycle of these two hormones drastically affects our sleep and in turn our recovery and restoration. When we reach for caffeine right when we wake up we inhibit our bodies ability to naturally produce cortisol. These natural cortisol levels typically spike anywhere between 7am and 10 am. Therefore, I tend to recommend coffee and coffee based drinks between 10am and 12 noon. It seems to be the sweet spot for that extra caffeine boost. This way you’re not inhibiting your body from naturally producing cortisol and instead you’re piggybacking off of the natural cortisol your produces and using that to give you that extra boost you may need!
I love making recipes flexible. You should be able to add anything you’d like whether it’s for strictly enhancing flavor or for added health benefits!
For this recipe some fun alternatives would be…
Half an avocado
Almond milk instead of water
Handful of Spinach
Tag me in your coffee shake masterpieces!! And let me know in the comments below what you think of this recipe