Benefits of Bulletproof Coffee for Women

Mornings can be tough. If you’re anything like me you probably don’t function too well before you get that first cup of coffee down. After that, things ease up and my world becomes a better place.

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For me, the only thing better than a morning coffee… is a better cup of coffee. Since August of 2013, I’ve been drinking Bulletproof Coffee.

Bulletproof whaaaat?! LOL. Bulletproof coffee. No, it doesn’t give you superpowers but I’ve experienced a lot of positive benefits since drinking bulletproof coffee.

I’ve you’ve never heard of Bulletproof Coffee before, essentially it’s brewed high-quality coffee blended with grass-fed butter and MCT or Brain Octane Oil. MCT and Brain Octane are a concentrated form caprylic fatty acids. MCT is 9 times and Brain Octane is 18 times stronger than coconut oil, which also possesses these essential fatty acids.

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But first, let me tell you why I upgraded my coffee beans and bought the Bulletproof brand. Within a few hours of drinking my morning cup of coffee, I was experiencing energy crashes. At best, I felt the type of crash that led me craving a second cup of coffee and a morning fix of carbs (or sugars); at worst, I’d get jittery or get headaches. By 2 pm, I was ready for a nap and another cup of coffee or a sugar fix.

At first, I thought it was because I needed to get more sleep, but that wasn’t the case. Now that I have a bed I absolutely love, I can tell you it wasn’t the quality of my sleep. It was my coffee and the mycotoxins in it that were triggering headaches, jitters, and cravings. And unhealthy cravings for sugar or carbs are never a good thing, they are a sign that your body needs or lacks something.

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Adding Butter to the Coffee

The first crazy question is WHY BUTTER? Right. Butter does not make you fat, it’s unhealthy processed fats that our bodies don’t know what to do with that do, not a small dose of grass-fed butter rich in vitamin K. A morning muffin or bagel with butter + jelly probably has more butter than my cup of coffee, so it’s a matter of perspective. When blended, the butter gives the coffee the most delicious, creamy, rich texture and flavor you’ll ever try. Plus, it helps to keep me satiated for hours and it curves my cravings.

If you are wondering, why grass-fed butter? Here is why:

  • Grass-fed butter is higher than grain-fed butter in omega-3 fatty acids, CLA, beta-carotene, vitamin A, vitamin K, vitamin D, vitamin E, and antioxidants. You can actually see the difference in the butter: grass-fed butter is a sunny yellow color, while grain-fed/factory-farmed butter is almost white. The lack of color is a sign that the butter is coming from sick, nutrient-depleted cows.
  • Grass-fed butter is high in butyrate, a short-chain fatty acid. Studies show that butyrate can both prevent and decrease inflammation in humans. In rodents, studies have shown butyrate to protect against mental illness, improve body composition, increase metabolism, and improve gut health.

grass-fed butter is added to a blender to make Bulletproof Coffee

Adding Oil to the Coffee

Well, I’m not adding cheap cooking oil to my coffee. I’m adding Brain Octane Oil or MCT Oil, a concentrated form of the beneficial essential fats from coconut oil -although, plain melted coconut oil can provide some benefits. Let me explain what these medium-chain triglycerides do. In short, they boost the energy I need from coffee without a crash.

The caffeine naturally occurring in coffee helps transport the medium-chain-triglycerides through the blood/brain barrier by bypassing the liver entirely; and thus, feeding my brain powerful nutrients it needs.

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The Benefits I’ve Experienced Drinking Bulletproof Coffee

  • A boost of energy that lasts for hours
  • No post-caffeine drop crash
  • Ability to focus on productive work for hours
  • Curve in carb/sugar cravings (likely due to energy crashes)
  • No more caffeine cravings/headaches

The Results

I remember my first cup of Bulletproof coffee. I was a skeptic and told my husband that surely a cup of coffee could not do all that! Well, it did. That morning I told my husband I needed a “strong cup of coffee” to help me wake up since I was working on finishing my manuscript that morning for my second cookbook.

is bulletproof coffee worth drinking? YES! it's definitely a better cup of coffee and it is also great for women

Little did I know that drinking that first cup of Bulletproof coffee would change my mornings. I was able to focus for four hours straight and I felt like I had a lot of energy for the rest of the day. When 2 o’clock came around and I didn’t have the need for another cup of coffee or a nap, that’s when I told my husband that “I was hooked.”

In case you are wondering, I even travel with my coffee I love it so much.

I decided to write this post because I often receive a lot of questions about the type of coffee I drink. Or, what are some things that I do that help me be more productive. For me, being able to “get it all done” starts with getting a good night’s sleep and waking up to a better cup of coffee. The rest is being organized and managing my time well. As you can see, Bulletproof coffee is not just for men (even though most reviews are by men and for men). Bulletproof coffee is also great for women.

Classic Bulletproof Coffee

how to make bulletproof coffee with butter or ghee and benefits of bulletproof coffee for women
  • Author: Laura Fuentes
  • Yield: 1 cup

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Brew 1 cup (8 to 12 ounces) of coffee using filtered water with the French press, coffee brewer, or pour-over methods.
  2. Pour brewed coffee inside a blender. To the blender, add 1 tablespoon of Brain Octane or MCT Oil and 1 tablespoon grass-fed butter.
  3. Blend for 20 to 30 seconds until the coffee becomes frothy like a foamy latte. Pour into your favorite mug, and enjoy.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 226
  • Sugar: 0
  • Sodium: 7.5
  • Fat: 25
  • Carbohydrates: 0
  • Protein: 0.5

This post is not sponsored by Bulletproof Coffee. All opinions in this post are my own. The post might include affiliate links at no additional cost to you. 

Leave a Reply 30 comments

Ashlyn - November 3, 2015 Reply

Thank you for this wonderful post! I have been wanting to try this and this gave me the push to do it. Here’s to better mornings 🙂

    Laura Fuentes - November 3, 2015 Reply

    Enjoy!

Holly Farnell - November 11, 2015 Reply

Can you get butter like this from target?! Or where?? I’m ordering the bulletproof coffee that’s already ground up and the oil….so can I just use my regular coffee pot to make a pot of bulletproof coffee??

Holly Farnell - November 11, 2015 Reply

What do you flavor this with so that it taste good?

    Laura Fuentes - November 11, 2015 Reply

    I don’t flavor it, the butter gives it a delicious buttery taste that is amazing!

Shalee - November 20, 2015 Reply

I didn’t buy their coffee but I did buy the oil and it does make a difference. So surprised! I have been doing iced coffee lately so I don’t add the butter but I use whole milk.

Porsche - February 26, 2016 Reply

This is so yummy! Do I have to limit myself to one cup a day? I could easily drink 2 cups in the morning it’s so good.

    Laura Fuentes - February 27, 2016 Reply

    LOL I drink one like this, then another just black 🙂

Carmen Macias - March 3, 2016 Reply

Hi Laura! First of all, I looooove your recipes and snapchats, I really enjoy watching how you handle your kids, house and work at the same time 🙂

One question about the bullet coffe, can it be any other butter? Do you add sugar to it?

Regards from Panama City, Panama

    Laura Fuentes - March 3, 2016 Reply

    Hi Carmen! Thank you for watching my snaps!
    No sugar and you want to use organic/grass fed butter. The vitamin K is an essential nutrient (brain food) not found in commercial butter. You can also use organic ghee (clarified butter). I hope this helps! 🙂

Vittoria - September 1, 2016 Reply

I am loving BPC as well! I just ordered the brain octane and am waiting for it to arrive (have just been using plain MCT oil or coconut oil, in addition to grass fed butter). I’m wondering if you’ve noticed any effect on your menstrual cycles from having BPC? I am hoping to conceive in the next few months, so I’m not using BPC to lose weight (i.e. not using it to do intermittent fasting or whatever) – but I’m hoping the extra fats have a positive effect on my hormones/health – and am wondering if you’ve seen any difference?

    Laura Fuentes - September 1, 2016 Reply

    I have noticed that my cycle is extremely regular now, in the last 3y than it ever has been. Women should eat a higher fat diet in order to keep hormones balanced. I still do some intermittent fasting, about 12h vs. 15, just because I naturally stop eating around 8am. I’m glad you enjoy it!

      Nancy - November 12, 2018 Reply

      Can I drink it regular without the butter and oil? I like it with swerve and cream is that ok ?

        Laura Fuentes - November 18, 2018 Reply

        Nancy, you can drink your coffee any way you like. Without butter and MCT oil it’s not bulletproof coffee -but enjoy!

Kathy - January 23, 2017 Reply

How much grass butter do you take a day. Thanks

    Laura Fuentes - January 23, 2017 Reply

    I use a tablespoon in my coffee. That’s about it.

Priscilla Haydon - February 21, 2017 Reply

Hi Laura, just heard about Bulletproof coffee on a flight home from chicago. we were landing so not much could be said. I’v been looking to gain mor information about what is different in the coffee bean roasting or prep that makes it preferable ? I stay away from all animal fat and use the plant based cold pressed coconut oil. Won’ that be helpful as well?
Pris

    Laura Fuentes - February 24, 2017 Reply

    Hi Priscilla,
    While I personally buy Bulletproof’s coffee beans, any single origin should be fine. Most coffee blends have a lot of mycotoxins and mold from transport -something to consider when thinking about the quality of beans one uses for this. I guess you can use MCT oil and black coffee with a little coconut milk as a creamer if that’s what you prefer. For more specific information, I suggest you read more on Bulletproof’s website. enjoy!

Erika - June 28, 2017 Reply

Great post! The only thing I would like to say is cravings are CURBED, not curved. 🙂

    Laura Fuentes - June 28, 2017 Reply

    LOL you are so right! haahaa

Geneva Loera - October 19, 2017 Reply

Hey I’ve been drinking this with Kerry gold’s salted butter and organic coconut oil. After reading, I know I need to change that to unsalted and change my coffee. Are there any organic store brand coffee you’d recommend? Also, I’ve ordered the MCT oils.

    Laura Fuentes - October 20, 2017 Reply

    Hi Geneva, while I use unsalted butter nearly awlays, I also use the salted kerrygold in a pinch. I have been purchasing Bulletproof’s Coffee and Brain Octaine MCT oil for more than 3 years and it is very much the best. Since I only need a cup of Bulletproof coffee in the morning, it is worth it for me to spend extra and drink the very best, does that make sense? Otherwise, I recommend single origin coffee (not blends).

Chantelle - October 24, 2017 Reply

Hi L please help can i give my almost 10yr old bulletproof coffee? As she is about 20kg over weight? Also what shoyld we have for lunch or supper? Only veggies eggs or whar? I am desperate but dont know it all. Also do we ad milk like normal when making the coffee or black? And is Jacobs good enough? So sorry for all the ?

    Laura Fuentes - October 24, 2017 Reply

    Hi, I can imagine how difficult and challenging it can be to try to help your 10yr old eat healthier. I suggest you speak with a dietitian or physician to create a plan for food.

      Chantelle - October 24, 2017 Reply

      Thanks can i use Jacobs coffee for myself?

        Laura Fuentes - October 25, 2017 Reply

        Absolutely. Enjoy, you’ll love it. PS: next week I”ll be sharing a heatlhy sugar-free hot chocolate your 10-year-old will love.

Shaon Adnan - November 4, 2017 Reply

Thank you.

Snooks - November 6, 2017 Reply

Is is ok to use espresso and then froth the coffee and butter and oil together?

    Laura Fuentes - November 6, 2017 Reply

    yes, except espresso tends to be a “short” coffee so you’ll have a bulletproof espresso 🙂

Laura Scanlon - October 8, 2018 Reply

love this blog, I also added Bulletproof coffee into my diet 3-4 mornings a week. It’s my favourite way to start the day.

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