What makes this bulletproof coffee stand out? I call it complete for a specific reason. This recipe includes healthy fats AND protein! In addition, it also contains these wonderful things called adaptogens. This concoction is especially perfect for your morning routine. It DOES NOT have loads of sugar, stabilizers, or additives. If you are following a low carbohydrate or ketogenic diet this is keto approved.
Many coffee drinks are sugary (and delicious), but not exactly healthy for you. With increased amounts of sugar comes increased blood glucose and the eventual crash when it lowers again. These blood sugar changes can drastically affect your energy levels, mood, and ability to burn fat efficiently. The key to stabilizing blood sugars is nutrient timing. This is also the key to becoming an efficient fat burner. For most, carbohydrates and sugar are best utilized when ingested around and after physical activity. When you are active you are burning energy, so naturally your blood sugar is decreasing. Your body will absorb and burn carbohydrates better post workout than any other time during the day.
When you wake up in the morning you have a fasted blood sugar. Typically, your body is burning fat at its best during this time. If you consume a breakfast that is loaded in carbohydrates and sugar you immediately take yourself out of this fat burning zone.
Consuming healthy fats and proteins in the morning gives your body a complete and balanced meal. In this case, a complete and balanced drink. Your body will use the healthy fats as a fuel source instead of sugar as a fuel source. The healthy fats come from the coconut oil and grassfed butter. The protein comes from the collagen. If you want to read more about the benefits of collagen read our blog post here. The adaptogens in this recipe are known for their stress reducing properties. In order for an herb to be considered an “adaptogen” it must relieve both physical and mental stress. They greatly improve your body’s ability to adapt to stress, hence the name. They improve strength, mood, stamina, energy, and mental clarity. We can dive more into adaptogens in another blogpost! 🙂