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How To Make BulletProof Coffee

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by Mandy King

Are you wondering how to make bulletproof coffee? Goodness Me recently sent me some of the key ingredients to make it, so I wanted to share a little bit about why bulletproof coffee is so trendy these days, how to make it and what to watch out for.

What Is BulletProof Coffee?

Bulletproof coffee is a drink that uses coffee particularly low in mycotoxins, a naturally occurring fungus found on most coffee beans. You brew your normal cup of joe, and then add in 1-2 TBSP of organic, grass fed butter or ghee and 1-2 TBSP of MCT oil (medium chain triglyceride). The idea is that you have it as your breakfast, and it boosts your energy, improves your brain power and keeps you full until lunch.

Picture of Ghee & MCT oil bottle on a counter beside a french press and coffee cup

Why Use It?

One of the reasons it’s touted as so effective is because typical breakfast foods are very high in starch that quickly digests into sugar in your body. The result? A mid morning energy crash, and maybe even a mid afternoon crash too.

When you have a bulletproof coffee, it’s actually making your breakfast entirely fat. This doesn’t spike your blood sugar at all, and results in much steadier energy. Furthermore, the saturated fat in the butter, ghee and MCT oil results in a slower release of the caffeine in your system, meaning more steady energy. You can read more on the Bulletproof blog here.

Just remember, bulletproof coffee isn’t for everyone. Read about the pros and cons of bulletproof coffee here: Is Bulletproof Coffee Good For You?

How To Make It 

Prep Time:

Cook Time:

Total Time: 5 minutes

Serves: 1



  1. Blend all ingredients in a blender and enjoy!

For more information on ghee check out our Why you Should Cook with Healthy Fats blog.

Have questions? Just visit our Great Questions Answered page to learn more or to submit a question.

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Author: Mandy King

Mandy King is a Holistic Nutritionist and the founder of HEAL, a company that provides corporate wellness, 1:1 nutrition coaching and weekly meal planning. Mandy leads workshops for some of Canada's top companies, including Google, Facebook and PwC, regularly appears on CTV Morning Live, has contributed to The Globe and Mail and helps her clients to heal their digestion through healthy, delicious food.


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