Iced Bulletproof Coffee

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Iced Bulletproof Coffee
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Iced bulletproof coffee anyone? 

If you aren’t familiar with bulletproof coffee, don’t worry. I will get into what bulletproof coffee is, but first let me explain the why.

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, TMP IS NOT A HEALTH FOOD BLOG. However (and this is a big however) Holly and I are both passionate about healthy food and food trends and work hard to incorporate them into our families’ diets when we think they’re worth it. Bulletproof coffee is one such trend, but unlike a lot of trends that are merely fads, we anticipate this keto-friendly fuel is here to stick around. We love making bulletproof coffee a part of our daily routines, so when OXO asked us to try out their cold brew maker, we knew exactly what we’d be making.

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Is bulletproof coffee good for you?

There is actually a lot of controversy surrounding this subject. Some say its lack of calories fail to make the beverage a suitable meal replacement, while others swear by it’s weight-loss powers as it can help send you into ketosis (fat burning mode). As for Holly and I, as two working moms we just appreciate something that is quick, triggers energy, and feeds our brains with healthy fats all at the same time.

That being said, here are some key nutritional benefits to bulletproof coffee:

  • Allows you to feel full without overeating
  • Gives you energy and increases cognitive function
  • Is a delicious alternative to breakfast if you aren’t a big morning eater
  • Gives you mental clarity, especially if you are doing intermittent fasting
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What is in bulletproof coffee?

Below are the key ingredients used for our bulletproof coffee recipe. We’ve kept with the traditional elements, but for the sake of making everything more delicious, we’ve also added a few special ingredients that are keto-friendly.

  • Quality Freshly Ground Coffee Beans

The key to good coffee is more than just good beans, it’s in the grind. Grinding your own beans guarantees your coffee is not contaminated, it preserves the quality of the oil and it saves all that aroma that comes from freshly ground beans for your own home. For these reasons we love Oxo’s Conical Burr Grinder!

We love cold brew because it can be made ahead in large batches. Plus, who doesn’t like a cold drink on a warm day?

  • Grass fed butter

Grass fed butter is key to maximizing nutrients in this beverage. The healthier the cows, the healthier the butter they produce.

  • MCT oil or coconut oil

While coconut oil is a fine substitute in a pinch, MCT (medium-chain triglyceride) oil (can be found at most grocery stores or online) is flavorless and far more powerful in sending your body into that ketosis fat burning mode.

  • Canned coconut milk (TMP add on)

Canned coconut milk is not key to bulletproof coffee, but it is keto friendly and makes for an extra creamy, filling drink.

  • Cinnamon powder and vanilla extract (TMP add on, because...yum!)
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Is bulletproof coffee keto friendly?

Also known as keto coffee or buttered coffee, yes bulletproof coffee is keto friendly. If you aren’t familiar with the keto diet, I highly recommend researching it! It is used for way more than just weight loss and is known to give you added energy. (Plus, you can still have dairy,  so that’s a win for us!)

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So, How do you make bulletproof coffee?

We think our recipe for iced bulletproof coffee is the best and our method varies from most you will see out there.

Using OXO’s Cold Brew Coffee Maker and OXO’s Conical Burr Grinder we are able to make large batches of rich, strong, flavorful cold brew to keep on hand. OXO’s cold brew maker sits on your countertop and can be used to make your coffee the night before, and give you up to a week's worth of coffee with one brewing. Using this delicious brew as our base, we blend in grass fed butter, MCT oil, coconut milk, slices of young coconut, unsweetened vanilla and/or cinnamon, and ice and blend in a high powered blender. The results are a frothy blended drink done in minutes, that jump starts your day and keeps you going for several hours to come.

Still not sold? Even if you aren’t into fad diets, or keto for that matter, the delicious flavor of this iced bulletproof coffee is enough to win over even the greatest skeptic. Not only does it taste great, but it is loaded with nutrition in the form of B vitamins, potassium, and magnesium.

So, while you’re out enjoying the last warm weather that summer has to offer (and heck, even into the colder months, as well) you should try this tasty treat of a drink. A glass of this bulletproof cold brew coffee might just become your morning routine’s new best friend.

This sponsored post is written by TMP on behalf of OXO The opinions and text are all ours. Thank you for supporting the brands we love.

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Iced BulletProof Coffee Recipe

Serves 2

Ingredients

1 cup Cold Brew Coffee made in Oxo's Cold Brew Coffee Maker
2 cups ice
1 tbsp MCT oil
1 can coconut milk
2 tbsp grass fed butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
pinch sea salt

Method

Add the coffee concentrate, ice, oil, coconut milk, butter, vanilla, cinnamon and salt to a blender. Blend on high until fully combined. Serve immediately.