bulletproof coffee protein latte. a dreamy, creamy latte that is beyond delicious, chock-full of satisfying protein & healthy fats, & completely easy to make at home with no fancy equipment required. oh, & it only requires 4 simple ingredients that you probably already have on hand. do i have your attention yet?
i first heard of bulletproof coffee a few years back. a former co-worker, who was super into nutrition & even jumped on the paleo bandwagon before it blew up into the lifestyle craze it is today, was explaining to me that she gave her metabolism a boost every morning by blending clarified butter into her coffee.
yes. a jump start to metabolism using butter. say whaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?
so i’m totally guilty of quickly writing off the idea of bulletproof coffee as a fad diet craze (or witchcraft). until recently i had completely forgotten about it, but then i saw a post on instagram that (thankfully) jogged my memory. i happened to be working from home that morning & thought “what the hell…let’s give this potion a try.” i brewed a fresh pot of coffee, swapped out the butter for coconut oil, & took the liberty to add some almond milk & my favorite protein powder.
omg omg omg omg omg.
the second i tasted this delicious concoction i wanted to kick myself for not being more open-minded all those years back.
bulletproof coffee is life.
while i absolutely do not claim to be a nutritionist (nor do i even really know if i fully believe in the touted nutritional benefits &/or result in a metabolic boost), i do have ten years’ experience as a full on coffee addict & i can tell you this: this is the creamiest, dreamiest cup of coffee i have ever made for myself at home.
yep. the creamiest, dreamiest cup of homemade coffee. ever.
the coconut oil emulsifies into the hot coffee, giving it the most lovely & luxurious mouth-feel.
you can use as little or as much as you like, but the addition of milk makes this latte even creamier. for me, a ratio of 1/3 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk per 1 cup black coffee is perfect. if you like really concentrated coffee you can certainly omit the milk altogether.
the addition of protein powder is just the icing on the cake. it gives the latte great flavor & gives your body enough fuel to get you through those mid-morning hanger-inducing tummy grumbles.
& while we’re on the topic, huge shout-out to my hands down favorite protein powder (of all time), aloha.
aloha products are wonderful. their proteins are plant-based, completely natural, & do not have the issue that many protein powders do of being sickeningly sweet. plus, their vanilla bean flavor has actual visible vanilla beans in it. it just does not get better than that.
so, it goes without saying that this skeptic has been converted – i am totally hooked & 100% aboard the bulletproof coffee train. i’ve had it every day (yep, every single one) since the morning i first gave it a shot about a month ago & i don’t think i’ll ever look back.
bulletproof coffee. just do it.
- 1.5 cups hot brewed coffee
- 0.5 cups milk (nut milk & other non-dairy milks are great too!)
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 1 scoop of protein powder (totally optional, totally encouraged)
- add brewed coffee, milk, coconut oil, and protein powder to a blender.
- blend for about 30 seconds, until all coconut oil is melted & coffee is frothy.
- enjoy (& repeat frequently.)
- 1. remember that you're blending hot liquid & you'll need to leave some room in your blender to allow for the heat to expand a bit. if you're using a large blender, like a vitamix, this shouldn't be much of an issue (unless you're making a huge batch of bulletproof coffee, and if that's the case hat's off to you!), but if you're using a individual serving sized blender, like a nutri-bullet you'll just want to leave a little room in the cup.
- 2. feel free to use any dairy or non-dairy milk! i use unsweetened vanilla almond milk, & in my opinion, it's perfection.
- 3. you can absolutely turn this into iced latte (& for the record you should - it’s super yummy), but you’ll want to start with hot coffee. if you start with room temperature or cold coffee, neither the protein powder nor the coconut oil emulsify into the coffee properly.