Bulletproof Coffee is the brainchild of Dave Asprey. Dave Asprey spent a lot of his life overweight. He was a successful Silicon Valley multi-millionaire, yet he was battling brain fog, food cravings and frustration at being 300lbs. Dave decided to apply the same concept of hacking computers to hacking his biology. He lost weight and became physical and mental fit.
Bulletproof Coffee is essential coffee with butter in it. Even though I like trying new things, butter in coffee sounded weird. I tried that first sip with trepidation. Nevertheless, it tastes just fine and the benefits on my brain are incredible.
Here’s what I experienced:
- Mental sharpness
My brain feels crystal clear and mentally sharp. No brain fog or trying to kick my brain into gear.
- Mental energy and motivation
The first 2 of hours of the day, I usually write. With regular coffee, I had to use a lot of will power not to procrastinate and do something less taxing. But with Bulletproof Coffee, 2 hours of productive writing whizzes by.
- No jitters
As much as I love coffee, it would make me feel a bit jittery and sometimes anxious. I get zero jitters with Bulletproof Coffee.
I consider myself a pretty happy person. However, after a Bulletproof Coffee, I feel really happy. It’s not in a high or giddy way; just an inner happy glow.
I often use myself as a guinea pig because although I don’t have ADHD, I am severely dyslexic. Most things that work for me, also work for the ADHD brain. Clients with ADHD who have tried Bulletproof Coffee have experienced similar results.
Bulletproof Coffee is all about the quality of your ingredients. The official recipe calls for super high quality ingredients. Though attempting to get those specific ingredients was putting me off trying the coffee. What I did instead was a compromise. The ingredients I use are still good quality, just not Dave Asprey’s standard.
Here is the official Bulletproof Coffee recipe:
- 2 cups of black Upgraded™ Coffee
- 2 tbsp of grass-fed butter
- 2 tbsp (30 ml) of MCT oil
In the blender, mix all the ingredients so the oil emulsifies and looks like a latte.
And here is a video of Dave Aspery making the coffee.
Here is my modified version:
- Organic black coffee
- Organic butter
(100% grass fed butter is hard to find in Canada. However, if you live in the US or Europe, you can use Kerrygold Pure Irish Butter or Anchor Butter in Australia and Asia.)
- Organic coconut oil
Stir with a spoon; rather than the blender.
Using these ingredients, I got my awesome results. Also, I have had great feedback from ADHD folks who have tried this version of Bulletproof Coffee too.
So, are you going to try a Bulletproof Coffee?
Word of caution: Coffee doesn’t suit everyone with ADHD. As always, listen to your body.