What is it?
Bulletproof coffee is not a typical coffee drink. It is a recipe containing black coffee or espresso in combination with nutritious fats that help individuals sustain energy throughout their day. This drink was designed as a meal replacement for people who choose to fast. Many people who fast intermittently look to this powerful concoction to boost and sustain energy without needing to eat a meal that may contain protein or carbs, which would result in changing their blood sugar levels. Those who follow a ketogenic diet incorporate this drink into their high-fat, low carb diets in effort to maintain a state of ketosis, a metabolic state in which bodies burn fat instead of carbs for energy. Bulletproof coffee fans rave about the often overlooked health properties of coffee. Coffee is rich in antioxidants and may boost metabolism and help burn fat. Combining coffee with nutritious fats is the go-to way for coffee drinkers to maintain the energy they gain from a cup of coffee without the crash, and to neutralize the acid found in coffee.
We take bulletproof coffee a step further by adding our full-spectrum hemp oil drops, which contain two ingredients: MCT oil and hemp extract, made from the plants we grow at the Fender’s Blue Hemp farm. Adding our oil drops to this recipe is a great way to consume full-spectrum hemp oil and start your day with even more added benefits. We also like to add hemp seed* oil to our coffee because it is packed with Omega-3 and Omega-6, nutrients that can be harder to integrate in a vegan diet because they are most commonly derived from fish or other animal-derived foods. Read more about the health benefits of omega fatty acids here.
*Note: Hemp seed oil is different from our oil drop product and comes from hemp seeds, rather than hemp flowers.
What is MCT oil?
MCT stands for medium-chain triglycerides, which are fats that are found in foods, such as coconut oil. MCT oil is a refined version of the typical coconut oil, which becomes solid at room temperature. MCT oil is also referred to as fractionated coconut oil.
MCTs travel directly to the liver and can be instantly converted into energy or turned into a byproduct called ketones that are sent to your bloodstream. Ketones are a fuel source for muscles and other tissues. MCT oil also contains CLA, or conjugated linoleic acid, which is known to have anti-inflammatory properties. Advocates maintain that because MCTs can be more efficiently converted to energy, these fats are less likely to be stored as fat. However, more research is needed to classify MCT oils as a weight-loss aid. Click here for more information about MCT oil.
The traditional bulletproof coffee recipe is a blended drink containing coffee, MCT oil, and ghee or grass-fed butter. Avid consumers of bulletproof coffee enjoy adding butter to their bulletproof coffee because it serves as another form of fat for energy while offering a creamy texture when blended. As vegans, we don’t use animal-based ingredients, so we look to an alternative recipe that produces a creamy texture without animal fats. We don’t recommend adding vegan butter or margarine, rather substituting butter with traditional coconut oil that is solid at room temperature.
1.5 - 2 cups of warm black coffee. The coffee must be warm otherwise the ingredients will not integrate.
0.5 ml or more of Fender’s Blue Hemp Single Origin Oil Drops
1 tbsp of coconut oil
1 tsp of hemp seed oil
Any alternative milk choice, such as soy, cashew, hemp, oat, almond, etc.
Brew your coffee. Combine the hot coffee, FBH oil drops, coconut oil, and hemp seed oil in a blender, or use an immersion blender, and blend to combine for about 30 seconds. Pour and enjoy.