It’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year. But it is also one of the busiest and stressful for most people, including myself. And with the start of cold and flu season, it is a virtual trifecta for my body to stage a revolt. For years I have let the holidays get the best of me and by Christmas day, I am almost always sick and miserable.
This year, I have decided to not leave everything to the last minute, trying to reduce the stress and actually enjoy the holidays. I have also decided that although I am not even going to try and “diet” through the holiday season, I am going to try and be more mindful about what I am eating. It’s not a holiday season without treats and rich goodies, but all in moderation.
Anyone who knows me knows my day doesn’t start without a coffee in my hand. It’s always been double cream, double sugar. Yeah, not the healthiest way to start my day but I need my fuel. Could there actually be a healthier way to start my day and still have my coffee? It’s not the actual coffee that is all that bad for you, it’s all the fatty cream and sugar that make it unhealthy.
I had heard of the concept of buttered coffee before, but Bulletproof coffee takes to the next level. By using an upgraded coffee and blending it with grass-fed unsalted butter, and their Brain Octane Oil, Bulletproof is a low toxin, high performance coffee full of healthy fats to fuel you.
Don’t get me wrong; when I first heard about it, I was skeptical on several levels. Could I actually enjoy a coffee that didn’t have sugar in it? How could Bulletproof do more than just give me that of energy to get my day start that my daily coffee doesn’t already do?
From the start, they use a proprietary method in their coffee production to minimize the opportunity for mold toxins to occur. As we all know mold can contribute to a number of chronic health issues and that is the last thing I want to worry about. Their Brain Octane Oil which really differentiates Bulletproof from other coffees, helps burn fat, is a reliable energy source without the crash and is made from 100% coconut oil. A coffee that helps burn fat, sign me up!
It’s a little more work to make than hopping in the car and hitting the drive thru but for something healthier in my cup each morning I am willing to take the time.
After adding the Brain Octane and grass-fed ghee to the BulletProof brewed coffee you mix it all in a blender until frothy like a latte.
It was a bit of a different consistency then I had imagined, it was the oiliness from the ghee that made it different. Not in a bad way, just different and I was surprised that I didn’t feel the need to have sugar in it.
Almost immediately I noticed that it affected me differently than regular coffee. I didn’t feel that immediate burst of jittery energy; it was energy but not the jitteriness. I felt more alert and ready to conquer my day. Normally by noon, I am starving and but my hunger levels were definitely much more controlled. And come 2pm when I normally seem to hit the wall, I was still going strong.
This past week, when I have had a busier than usual schedule due to holiday commitments and activities, this new found energy level has been more than helpful. At the end of the day, I am not crawling into bed, I am able to enjoy my evenings and get things done.
So with only a few weeks left, I am hoping Bulletproof will continue the good it seems to be doing for me and I will be healthy and happy for the holidays. I am looking forward to continuing to use Bulletproof into the New Year and incorporating it into my New Year’s resolution of more exercise and eating better. With this energy, it should be a breeze. And you should check out the Bulletproof blog to help incorporate more healthy living ideas into your routine.
This post is sponsored and although I was compensated, all opinions, comments and photos are strictly my own.