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By GMB Nutritionist Melissa Fine.

If you do it right…yes!

Here’s how we like our bulletproof coffee at GMB – and a look at the nutritional benefits of the ingredients used in this brew.

Smooth, not oily##

We’ll have our bulletproof sans the butter, please. The original buttery bulletproof coffee was consumed in minus 10-degree weather – providing high calorie, slow-burning fuel for climbing Mount Kailash in Tibet.

If like us, your exercise routine is more along the lines of a barre class and a beach walk, a good knob of butter stirred through your coffee is probably unnecessary. That’s why we like High Performance Coffee by Beforeyouspeak; this is bulletproof coffee, but without the butter – so we can get an energy hit that doesn’t double as a meal replacement.

Homemade##

With Beforeyouspeak’s High Performance Coffee, you can easily make your own bulletproof coffee at home or in the office…so there’s no need to spend 5 + bucks on a bulletproof brew from a fancy café.

How to make it...##

With Herbs and Superfoods###

We reckon that bulletproof coffee shouldn’t just be consumed for the purpose of a caffeine-jolt…we like to consume it for good health. That’s why we like bulletproof blends with added goodness, like Beforeyouspeak’s, where you’ll find ingredients like:

Siberian Ginseng:###

‘The King of herbs’, this has been added to provide longer lasting energy, opposed to a short-term caffeine buzz. Siberian ginseng also has a long-term history of use as an adaptogenic herb (i.e., one which may help to stabilise physiological processes in the body), traditionally used to help regulate the stress hormone, cortisol.

Turmeric:###

‘Curcumin’, the active compound in turmeric has anti-inflammatory potential. This super herb also serves as a digestive aid, warming and soothing the gut…so if regular coffee upsets your stomach, it might be worth giving this blend a try.

Black Pepper:###

Beforeyouspeak’s bulletproof coffee contains BioPerine®, clinically proven to significantly increase nutrients, so that you can get more out of the foods you put into your body.

Green Coffee Bean:###

Insatiable appetite? Studies like this one[^1] have found that green coffee bean can be beneficial for stabilising blood sugar – which in turn can aid appetite control, and in turn, less excess belly fat!

…What’s the deal with MCTs?###

MCTs – or Medium Chain Triglycerides – are one of the key ingredients in bulletproof coffee. Put simply, MCTs are a form of saturated fats, and while most fats are slow to absorb, MCTs are absorbed fast; research suggests that MCTs might increase energy expenditure[^2] and in turn, improve general performance, helping individuals to achieve their weight loss goals – although more evidence is needed.

How to Make Bulletproof Coffee###

For a morning wake-me-up or pre-workout, simply add 1 sachet of Beforeyouspeak’s High Performance Coffee to 1 cup of just-boiled water. Stir and drink black, or with a dash of your favourite milk. The blend contains plant-based stevia, so there’s no need to add sugar…easy!

References:

  1. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29307310
  2. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25636220