Does Bulletproof Coffee Work? This Mama Puts it to the Test!

Bulletproof Coffee - does it really work? How would it affect my mind and body?

There’s no question that I love my coffee! I’m meticulous about the coffee brewing process and the type of beans I use. I’ve special ordered a limited edition coffee bean from a craft coffee house in Portland. I watch coffee review videos on youtube. I think I’m on my way to becoming a coffee snob…

I was very excited to be test driving Bulletproof Coffee for a week, which is a cup of freshly brewed Upgraded Coffee blended with a grass-fed butter and Brain Octane oil. Adding healthy fats to your morning coffee is supposed to make you feel satiated until lunch, and help with focus, performance, and energy!

Delicious bulletproof coffee made with grass-fed ghee and brain octane oil

How to Make Bulletproof Coffee

  • Brew 1 cup (8-12 oz) of coffee with 2.5 heaping teaspoons of Bulletproof Upgraded Coffee Beans
  • Add 1-2 tablespoons of Braind Octane Oil to the hot coffee
  • Add 1-2 tablespoons of grass-fed, unsalted butter or grass-fed ghee
  • Mix it in a blender for 20-30 seconds until frothy

Bulletproof Coffee claims to improve cognitive performance, help you burn fat, and provide you with energy… this sounds AMAZING and something I could REALLY use! I put a Bulletproof Coffee Starter Kit to the test for five days to see how it affects me and my day! (Get your own starter kit here!)

The Instamix from Bulletproof Coffee is an easy on the go mix to add to your coffee - get the full effects of grass-fed ghee or butter and brain octane to your coffee

Day One

I opened my Starter Kit to find a bag of ground Upgraded Coffee, Brain Octane Oil, and InstaMix, a powdered source of grass-fed ghee and brain octane. I opened the bag of Upgraded Coffee and was pleasantly surprised by the enticing aroma of the coffee. Hints of berry and an underlying nuttiness mixed with the delicious smell of coffee was a nice way of waking up in the morning, I must say!

I brewed my coffee using a pour-over method this morning and added a single-use packet of the InstaMix, blending it together for a frothy-ish beverage. The coffee had a good, strong taste and the InstaMix provided an interesting mouth feel, not unpleasant, just different.

That morning, I definitely felt a good amount of energy straight through until lunchtime. Not having a second cup of coffee in the morning was definitely a weird feeling – I love my coffee, but I truly didn’t feel the need for another one that day!

Day Two

I used my French Press this morning to brew the Upgraded Coffee, and opted for the traditional method of Bulletproof Coffee by using grass-fed ghee and Brain Octane Oil in my coffee. In my starter kit, I received ground coffee, although whole bean coffee is available and what I usually prefer. With the ground coffee, I definitely preferred using the French Press method of brewing.

The coffee was delicious, although I was still getting used to the mouth feel from the ghee and brain octane oil. The Brain Octane Oil is a key component of Bulletproof Coffee, and it helps you burn fat, and provides fast energy with no crash. Again, I felt energy right through lunch and didn’t need a second cup of coffee – but was I more focused? Was I burning fat? Only time could tell…

Bulletproof Coffee is delicious - but does it actually work?

Day Three

I was getting the hang of making Bulletproof Coffee, although my daughter gave me a weird look when she spotted me adding ghee to my cup! I stirred my coffee today instead of blending it, and it tasted just as good. I could definitely feel my energy better each morning, and this morning I definitely felt more focussed.

With more energy and focus each day, I could definitely see adding in more walking or a yoga class in my day… and then I wondered if that’s what Bulletproof Coffee meant when they said it could help you burn fat!

Day Four

Running late today. Did not make coffee in the morning. FML.

I grabbed a packet of the InstaMix and brought it to work with me, and I added it to my Americano that day. I drank my coffee two hours later than usual, so I had to wait for my energy to kick in, but I definitely noticed my mental focus was off this morning – as if I was missing something.

I felt full and energetic until approximately 2 pm, but something felt off today… I did some research and was surprised to learn that some coffee contains mold toxins that contribute to coffee not doing its’ job properly. The Bulletproof Coffee is meticulously grown in Guatemala, hand-harvested, carefuly processed, handled and roasted to maintain maximum integrity and flavor. It then undergoes FURTHER quality and purity testing.

So there’s good coffee and bad coffee, and Bulletproof Upgraded Coffee is the good kind!

Bulletproof Coffee - adding butter to coffee never tasted so good!

Day Five

I made Bulletproof Coffee this morning, phew! Yesterday I really didn’t feel as energetic and focused as I had been feeling the rest of this week, and it was definitely off-putting. Today’s coffee was made with the brain octane oil and grass-fed ghee, and it was absolutely wonderful!

Today I felt energized and very mentally-focused. With Bulletproof Coffee I feel like I could take over the world – my to do list isn’t as daunting as it seems, I feel like I’m accomplishing things, and I don’t feel tired or exhausted in the middle of the day anymore. One cup of coffee each day is enough to make me feel invincible – it’s like my super power!

Day Six

I did Bulletproof Coffee for five days in a row, and wanted to take a day off from it to see what would happen. I made a regular coffee that morning and it was my ‘Ah!’ moment. Or more as in, ‘Ahhh!! I should’ve had some bulletproof coffee’.

I couldn’t believe that I felt hungry before lunch! You best believe that I NEEDED a second cup of coffee by 2pm, or I don’t think I would’ve made it through the day…

I definitely recommend trying Bulletproof Coffee if you’re looking for something to help provide energy and maintain focus! Learn more about Bulletproof Coffee on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and check out their official Bulletproof Coffee website.

Disclosure: I received complimentary product for review, however everything in this post is truthful and my own opinion. I am a huge fan of Bulletproof Coffee, and I love sharing this amazing company with you!

 

 

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