Try this vegan bulletproof coffee recipe as a way to jazz up your boring morning coffee with healthy fats and delicious creamy taste!
Unless you've had your head stuck in the sand for the past couple years, then I'm sure you've heard of bulletproof coffee.
It's become a sensation both on the internet and on TV.
But what is it, exactly, and is it possible to create a vegan version of bulletproof coffee?
I'm glad you asked!
Yes, oh yes it is.
What Is Bulletproof Coffee?
Basically, bulletproof coffee is coffee blended with grass-fed butter and brain octane oil, which results in a really frothy, creamy, fatty cup of joe.
Traditional Butter Tea is made with yak butter, which isn't as easy to come by here in the states, so Dave created his own version of bulletproof coffee made with grass-fed butter and, additionally, added in brain octane oil.
To make bulletproof coffee, all you do is combine the coffee, butter and brain octane oil in a blender and blend until smooth and frothy.
Why Drink Bulletproof Coffee?
Bulletproof coffee is a high fat beverage which Dave Asprey claims provides many benefits including:
- Suppressed hunger;
- Longer lasting energy;
- Mental clarity;
I can see where he's coming from. Usually when I drink my coffee alongside a snack that contains some healthy fats, I don't feel like I get the usual caffeine spike and crash as I would just drinking a black cup of coffee on an empty stomach.
However, because I don't eat butter, I have yet to try traditional bulletproof coffee and I can't vouch for the validity of these claims. I feel like people either love or hate the idea of bulletproof coffee.
I'm that weird person that is stuck in the middle and who decided to make a vegan version of this bulletproof coffee concept 🙂
Is Vegan Bulletproof Coffee Healthy?
You all know I'm not a dietician or a nutritionist and, since I've never tried traditional bulletproof coffee containing grass-fed butter, I really don't have much to say scientifically and nutritionally in regards to this question.
As a vegan, I don't plan on drinking 2-4 tablespoons of butter and oil in my coffee anytime soon.
...I do love the idea of adding healthy fats to my coffee to help keep caffeine spikes at bay and to add rich, frothiness to my coffee.
I mean, doesn't that look amazing?
Instead of using butter and brain octane oil, however, I love to blend natural nut butters and a smidgen of coconut oil into my coffee.
Vegan Bulletproof Coffee Variations
The beauty of using a natural nut butter to create vegan bulletproof coffee is that it opens you up to some delicious variations.
I actually got this idea after Jem Organics sent me a sample pack of their unique and decadent nut butters to try out.
I was pretty excited to try them out and so far have loved every single flavor they sent me.
They taste so rich and decadent and, when drizzled on top of one of my Zucchini Carrot Oatmeal Breakfast Muffins, make me feel like I'm eating frosting.
Blending the nut butter and coconut oil into the coffee makes for such a frothy, rich drink and the cashews and almonds in the nut butter add the most beautiful nutty flavor.
With this in mind, I've been able to try these vegan version:
- Bulletproof Coffee with Coffee Cashew Almond Butter (my favorite)
- Bulletproof Coffee with Chocolate Hazelnut Butter
- Bulletproof Coffee with Cashew Cardamom Almond Butter
Whatever you decide, I would definitely suggest using less processed nut butters, though.
If you're trying to stay away from oil, I'm sure this recipe would work without the oil, but just ½ teaspoon of coconut oil makes this Vegan Bulletproof Coffee so rich and frothy.
I love thinking of this Vegan Bulletproof Coffee as an morning or afternoon snack, that you could easily pair with a tasty vegan blueberry coffee cake.
Have you ever tried traditional bulletproof coffee? What do you think about it? How does it make you feel?
If you don't drink bulletproof coffee, are you the kind of person who would rather have a cup of the perfect iced coffee?
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- 1 cup brewed coffee
- 1 tablespoon nut butter*
- ½ teaspoon coconut oil
- Place all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth and frothy.
- Pour into a mug and enjoy!
*I used Jem Organics
Nutrition InformationYield 1 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 175Total Fat 18gSaturated Fat 10gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 31mgSodium 119mgCarbohydrates 2gNet Carbohydrates 0gFiber 1gSugar 0gSugar Alcohols 0gProtein 2g
Nutrition information is a rough estimate provided by Nutrionix and should be used for informational purposes only.