Whenever the choice comes down to two options, whether it’s Keurig or Tassimo, VHS or Beta, or even HD-DVD or Blu-ray, I always seem to make the wrong choice. This was the case when it came to my coffee, as I chose a Tassimo over the Keurig. While Tassimo does have some good options if you like lattes and things of that nature, the Keurig does have one thing going for it that the Tassimo doesn’t: Bulletproof Coffee!
Now don’t get too excited just yet, as Bulletproof Coffee isn’t available in the little K-cups we Keurig owners have come to know and love. To make Bulletproof Coffee in your Keurig coffee maker, you need to buy a reusable K-cup. So you’re not only helping the environment by eliminating empty K-cup after empty K-cup from clogging up our landfills, you’re getting arguably some of the best coffee on the market, made in the most popular and easiest to use coffee maker.
I’m sure I’ve mentioned it before somewhere on this blog as I’ve written about Bulletproof Upgraded Coffee a number of times, but this will be the first time I’ve dedicated a blog post to it. At any rate, reusable K-cups can be found virtually anywhere that K-cups are found, but if you haven’t been able to locate one yourself, Amazon has one available along with Bulletproof Coffee and all of its accoutrements, such as Bulletproof MCT Oil.
Before purchasing though, make sure to check the model of your Keurig, as some reusable K-Cups like the Ekobrew Reusable K-Cup is not compatible with the following models: Keurig B30, B130, B150, B155, B3000, the Vue Brewer, or Mr. Coffee KG-5. If the Keurig machine you have isn’t one of those listed, you’re in luck! It will now be that much easier to make your Bulletproof Coffee each morning.
Did you know that caffeine is the most widely used drug on earth? It’s not that hard to believe when you consider how many coffee shops there are and how many people rely on them to help start their day. I’ll admit that for a long time I too would grab a coffee on my way to work, but I’ve managed to kick that habit and have felt a lot better because of it. Sure, it could be because I’ve substituted coffee from Starbucks and similar chains with Bulletproof Coffee, but also because I’ve found other ways to get energy during the day.
Caffeine addiction is real and so are its withdrawal symptoms. During the time when I first quit drinking coffee, I would experience serious headaches and cravings for that morning cup of Joe. I quit smoking cigarettes many years ago, but found quitting coffee to be much harder. I admittedly would break down and buy a coffee occasionally and always got a serious case of the jitters that made me severely uncomfortable for a long while.
Now that I’m free from traditional coffee (I don’t lump Bulletproof Upgraded Coffee in with the rest) I have found other ways to gain energy throughout the day rather than relying on coffee after coffee. One of the best ways is to eat a good breakfast. If your stomach is full with cereal, fruit, and juice, you’ll be less likely to crave coffee and you’ll have energy to keep you awake. Make sure you snack on healthy foods throughout the day and eat a good lunch to keep your energy levels up. Avoid sugary treats as they can boost your energy temporarily, but you’ll come crashing down later.
Another reason I was relying on coffee so much is because I wasn’t sleeping enough. I’m sure that most other people out there find that they don’t have enough time to do everything that they need to do. But spreading yourself so thin at the cost of sleep is never a good idea. Shut down the computer and the television at a decent hour and get a solid seven or eight hours of sleep. You’ll feel better in the morning and will be less likely to crave coffee.
Finally, I found that working out improved my overall energy levels. It seems like a catch 22 doesn’t it? Exercising makes me feel alive and energized, but at the beginning I would often feel too tired to exercise. After a week or two of forcing myself to workout, I found that my energy levels increased and I wasn’t as groggy during the day.
As I said, I no longer drink traditional coffee, but I do indulge in Bulletproof Coffee as it’s delicious and doesn’t give me the side effects that I used to get. That being said, there was a period of time when I didn’t drink coffee at all, and the above tips helped me to kick the habit. Hopefully they can help you too lose a bad habit and pick up a few good ones along the way.
I got an email from Onnit the other day saying that the T+ testosterone booster supplement is now back in stock. Some people found it to be a little too sweet for their tastes, and it sounds like Onnit has listened to them. A new recipe is used and it now has an improved taste. I can’t comment on this as I haven’t tried the new and improved T+ but when I get my hands on some, I’ll post a review. If you haven’t yet tried it out, or if your current supply is running low, you can head over to the Onnit website and order some up.
Onnit has also created some bundle packs for those of you who like saving money. The Muscle Builder pack includes T+ and the Hemp Force protein powder at nearly $15 off. The 30 Days to Six Pack bundle has Bullet Proof Upgraded coffee, Bulletproof MCT Oil, two jars of Shroom Tech Sport, and T+ at a savings of nearly $30. There’s also a new non-T+ bundle called Powerful Pantry, which saves you $10 and includes a box of Tanka bars, a bottle of stevia sweetener, a jar of pink Himalayan salt, and a jar each of the new Walnut Almond Cashew butter and the Macadamia Cacao Cherry butter.
I was recently asked what the difference between regular coffee and Bulletproof Upgraded Coffee was, so I decided to write a blog post to compare the two. The largest difference is how the beans are grown and how the beans are processed. The utmost care and attention to detail is given during every step to ensure the lowest level of molds and bacteria are present compared to conventional coffee beans that are rife with toxins that can negatively impact your health.
The beans used in Bulletproof Upgraded Coffee are grown and harvested on a high altitude family farm in Guatemala. No chemicals, herbicides, or pesticides are used on the beans while they grow. When ready, the berries are picked at peak ripeness by skilled laborers who are experienced coffee harvesters.
Typically beans are left in the sun to wither and dry or they’re pressed and fermented to remove the outside of the bean. Beans used in Bulletproof Coffee on the other hand are processed immediately after picking in a way that ensures no fermentation will take place. This process is more expensive but ensures a product that is free of mycotoxins. The beans are then sent to the United States where they are roasted in small batches by the country’s top roaster.
But how does the taste compare? Well, it does taste different if you follow the Bulletproof Coffee recipe, since you’re substituting cream and sugar for grass-fed butter and MCT oil or coconut oil. It won’t be like any coffee you’ve had before, and may take some getting used to. That being said, I find it to be delicious, creamy, and I prefer Bulletproof Coffee to a regular ol’ cup of Joe. Also, I still get the caffeine “boost” I’d get from drinking a regular cup of coffee, but without the “crash” and jitters afterwards that I would get from coffee made with sub-par beans.
In short, if you’re curious, I highly recommend giving Bulletproof Upgraded Coffee a try, which can be found at the Onnit website in 12 oz. bags, a two-pack, a bundle with Onnit Coconut Oil, and a bundle with Bulletproof MCT oil. There’s also a reusable K cup if you have a Keurig machine. If you don’t care for the taste with grass-fed butter and MCT/coconut oil, you can also make it black. After all, they are some of the best coffee beans you can buy.
I’m starting to sound like a broken record starting blog posts this way, but it was on The Joe Rogan Experience that I first heard about the health benefits of coconut oil from Joe Rogan. A while later, Onnit introduced its own organic coconut oil so I decided to research things a little further. I knew that it could be used as a substitute for MCT oil in Bulletproof Upgraded Coffee, but beyond that I wasn’t sure how I could integrate coconut oil into my diet.
Coconut oil is actually a very versatile product, and the name is somewhat misleading. When I think of a food oil, I think of a liquid like peanut, vegetable, sunflower, or corn oil. Coconut oil is a little different. At room temperature, it’s actually a solid with the appearance of lard or shortening. When heated, it turns into a liquid. This makes it easy to integrate it into your diet in many ways.
So why would you want to add coconut oil to your diet? It’s packed with MCTs, or medium chain triglycerides. The body burns these special fats very efficiently, making it a much better source of energy compared to sugar, startch, or even protein. A 2009 study found that women who added about two tablespoons of coconut oil to their diet for three months didn’t gain any weight during that time and had reduced abdominal fat.
Coconut oil can also help reduce cholesterol, build up our resistance to viruses and bacteria by boosting our immune system, and it stimulates the body’s metabolism, which can help with weight loss when combined with a balanced diet and exercise. Fortunately there are so many ways to add coconut oil to our diets that adding two-to-four tablespoons per day is easy!