The bulletproof executive provided the inspiration for this recipe. While I don’t regularly drink coffee, I love his bulletproof coffee recipe, usually substituting my favorite tea.
On the mornings I don’t feel like a smoothie, which is often the case in the winter, I heat up some tea and make an elixir. Think of an elixir as a mocha or latte, creamy and rich, with enough calories to keep you going until lunch.
I don’t have anything against coffee and have read several studies expounding its health benefits, it’s just not my thing. I prefer herb/medicinal teas or if I need a pick-me-up, something milder such as green tea, Yerba Mate, or Guayusa.
Once you have your liquid of choice you just need a good fat source or two to round out your elixirs. Coconut oil is ideal, and if you’ve spent anytime on my site you know how much I love this superfood. Coconut oil alone will suffice, but I like to add an additional fat such as butter or ghee. You might be thinking, “Whoa Ryan, that’s a lot of fat!”. I’m here to tell you healthy fat is where it’s at!
Fat has been vilified for way too long. Just look around, if low-fat diets are the key to losing weight then why is everyone over weight. Truth is, healthy fats are some of, if not the most important and healthful foods you can consume. Healthy fats such as coconut oil, palm oil, extra virgin olive oil, expeller expressed sesame and flax oil, avocado, and butter and animal fats from grass-fed, pastured, humanely raised animals.
These are the fats you can gorge on. Not only do they provide a plethora of nutrition and fat soluble vitamins, they keep you satiated and less likely to reach for a sugary snack. For more information on the importance of fat, see my article on Good Fats vs. Bad Fats
For the backstory on bulletproof coffee and more fat extolling, see How to Make Your Coffee Bulletproof…And Your Morning Too.
If you’re new to elixirs and want more info on these frothy delicacies, see my first elixir recipe, chocolate coconut elixir.
This recipe calls for 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and butter. You can work your way up to 2 tablespoons of each. Enjoy!
Bulletproof Elixir Recipe
- 1 cup of warm to hot coffee or tea
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon grass-fed butter or ghee
- 1 heaping tablespoon chia seeds or chia seed gel
- 1/2 tablespoon cacao powder
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla powder
- 1/2 tablespoon honey
- 1/2 tablespoon maca
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper if you like it hot
- 1 serving of your preferred chocolate or vanilla protein powder
Place all the ingredients into your high-speed blender followed by the coffee or tea and blend for around 30-45 seconds or until nice and frothy.
- Calories: 345
- Fat: 30g
- Protein: 3g
- Carbohydrates: 17g
- Fiber: 6g
- Sugar: 8g
- Calcium: 11% RDA
- Selenium: 12% RDA
- Iron: 8% RDA
I’d love to know if you’ve ever had bulletproof coffee or try this bulletproof elixir – please leave a comment below. Happy Blending!