The Coffee You Need To Try (My Version of Bulletproof Coffee)

Last weekend my best friend Emily was visiting me and got me into bulletproof coffee. I decided to show it on Instastory (because I do everything else), and I got so many DMs and emails! It almost makes me feel like I should switch my focus from fashion/decor/beauty to diet/wellness! Anyway, I thought I would put together a post explaining what ingredients I use and the purpose of each.

Before Emily visited I had always wanted to try it but never purchased all of the ingredients. She actually brought some with her to ensure she could make it in LA (that's dedication). And what can I say, I'm hooked. My only suggestion is to drink it as early as possible before a workout, because you really need to digest it.

Here's a brief description of the purpose of each ingredient:

Coffee: I've posted a blog about the pros and cons of coffee, you can read it here. Coffee has a lot of antioxidants and nutrients. It can help improve your energy (duh), burn fat and can lower your risk of diabetes among other diseases. I don't know about you but I set my coffee machine on automatic timer the night before and when I wake up the smell literally makes me so happy. I generally make Starbucks breakfast blend. Emily uses Nespresso, in case you were wondering.

Collagen Peptides: I've also done a post on collagen, you can read it here. It's great for your digestive system, a good source of protein,  prevents aging, strengthens hair and nails, and more. I use the marine collagen because I don't eat meat. Vital Proteins makes an amazing one. And if you're afraid to try it, I promise it doesn't have a taste.

Ghee Butter: Ghee Butter helps sustain your energy for longer periods of time. It is high in nutrients and is good for your brain and digestion. If you are like me and refused to try bulletproof coffee because the thought of adding butter to your coffee totally disgusted you, I am here to tell you it's actually good. And, again if you are like me and lactose intolerant, ghee butter doesn't have lactose! I got the one that Emily suggested which is vanilla flavor. It adds the perfect sweetness to the coffee and makes it super frothy.

MCT Oil: MCT oil is fatty acids that are easier to digest, they are a good source of energy, support hormones and are good for your gut (I need all of the above). I would definitely recommend starting with a very little amount and building your way up- this stuff is powerful.

Cinnamon: Okay so I'm actually not using the right cinnamon. You are supposed to use Ceylon Cinnamon (but I have a fresh new jar so I refuse to just buy another one just yet). Ceylon Cinnamon helps regulate blood sugar and helps guard against IBS. It also adds a nice flavor to your coffee. Pro tip: add some cinnamon powder to your coffee in the coffee machine (I learned this from Ray and now I'm hooked!).

Pearl Powder: I love incorporating pearl powder into my daily routine and this is the perfect place to add it. Pearl powder helps stimulate collagen, even skin tone, whiten the white part of your eyes, and strengthen hair and nails. FYI, this isn't part of the typical bulletproof coffee but is my own variation.

I use a magic bullet to mix it all together. If you don't own one yet, I highly suggest purchasing one. They are amazing to make bulletproof coffee, smoothies, and salad dressings.


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