Thriving on Caffeine: Fatty Coffee/Tea

Hello, again peeps!

Today is the day!! Like with 99.99% of the other bloggers out there, I have my own take on Bulletproof Coffee that makes me feel like I could stop a bus with my hands. So in this post, I am going to first share the original Bulletproof Coffee recipe, then I will share my ever-evolving morning drink with you. Specifically, I will be giving you my personal spin on a Bulletproof drink that comes in 3 basic flavors: Coffee, Tea, and Broth. Yum!

First: The Original Bulletproof:

  • 2 ½ heaping tablespoons Ground Coffee Beans (per 8oz cup)
  • 1 teaspoon – 2 tablespoons MCT oil (start at 1 teaspoon and work your way up to 2 Tablespoons)
  • 1-2 Tablespoons grass-fed, unsalted butter or grass-fed ghee.

To be fair, Dave Asprey may have been the gent that took this drink and popularized it, however, Po Cha (or Butter tea) has been a Tibetan drink since the 600’s AD (or CE, if you prefer). Originally it is made from tea leaves, yak butter, water, and salt. It is the drink of choice in Tibet and Tibetan communities in India or Nepal[1]. Never thought a post about coffee would elicit a history digression did you? Warning: I may do that often.

The “Official” ThivingonFat Cup O’Energy!:

  • 8-12 oz Strong brewed coffee or tea of choice
  • 1 Tablespoon Salted Butter (grass-fed)
  • 1 Tablespoon Heavy Cream (or canned coconut milk)
  • 1 Tablespoon Coconut oil or MCT oil (start with 1 teaspoon, and slowly increase until you work your way up to 1 Tablespoon)
  • ½-1 Tablespoon Bone Broth Collagen Powder (normally Chocolate)
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice blend or
    • ¼ teaspoon Cinnamon
    • ¼ teaspoon Ginger
    • ¼ teaspoon Nutmeg
    • ¼ teaspoon Cloves

Now for the Next less caffeinated, yet equally satiating liquid beverage I sometimes rely on:

The Less- official ThivingonFat Cup O’Drank!

  • 8-12 oz Bone Broth (chicken or beef, I have not tried fish broth… but I guess it is an option for those braver than I)
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Salted Butter (grass-fed)
  • 1 Tablespoon Coconut oil or MCT oil (start with 1 teaspoon, and slowly increase until you work your way up to 1 Tablespoon)
  • ½-1 teaspoon Turmeric
  • ½-1 teaspoon Lemon Pepper
  • ½-1 teaspoon Sea Salt (if unsalted butter)
  • ½-1 teaspoon Cayenne

All of these drinks do best when mixed/blended. Depending upon time, I use anything from a metal shaker ball in my Contigo mug, a latte mixer, or my Vitamix (in order from least to most time invested.) I think the blender makes the smoothest cup, however, if I am running to work and I needed to make a cup of coffee 5 minutes ago, I don’t mess with the blender.

So, my drinks have a few more bells and whistles than a regular Bulletproof coffee, this is just what I throw into my coffee when it’s not coffee and heavy cream. Also, this is my new favorite coffee, it is a roast that Vinnie Tortorich makes, and it is crazy good. It packs a ton of flavor for a reasonable price. His coffee makes it easy it enjoy a coffee with just a bit of heavy cream or butter.





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