Bulletproof Coffee + CBD // The Joy Organics Way
Nothing surrounds us like a shield of armor during those cruel morning hours like our coffee. The world is slowly catching on to the fact that you can upgrade that coffee and make it bulletproof! Thankfully, you don’t need to wear a vest when you’re drinking it (although vests are in style in this season). Bulletproof coffee is a style of joe that’s a great way to get your brain percolating in the AM.
This frothy drink comes with a load of accolades. From shedding excess weight to easing the afternoon jitters to keeping you alert longer, let’s take a look at the benefits of bulletproof coffee. From there, we’ll tell you how adding an orange CBD tincture can take your A-game up another notch to that EXTRA level!
What is Bulletproof Coffee?
Bulletproof coffee gets its name from a diet that has the same name. The nuts and bolts — the bulletproof diet is eating foods that are nutrient dense in as raw or organic a form as possible. While we aren’t here to discuss the merits of this diet, one popular item has come out of the fad…bulletproof coffee.
Bulletproof coffee was formulated to help you lose weight. Therefore, the ingredients in bulletproof coffee were chosen to create a product that produces optimal energy levels. That way you can push through your workout routine. All the while, your body takes the nutrients from your bulletproof coffee to supplement the vitamins and minerals lost via lactic acid production.
However, there are more advantages to bulletproof coffee. Some of the best bulletproof coffee benefits include:
- Antioxidant intake
- Boost in brain function
- Decrease in cravings
- Increase in concentration
- Healthy source of fats
Not to mention, when you add some flavoring into the mix, it tastes pretty darn good. But, I digress. There are three main ingredients you need when you are making traditional bulletproof coffee.
These staples in the brew include:
To give your bulletproof coffee additional strength, you can add an orange CBD tincture to the mix. Not only will your drink taste like a specially crafted barista beverage, but it will have the added benefits of CBD. Let’s take a look a deeper look at each of these ingredients and why they give CBD bulletproof coffee such a great buzz (literally and figuratively).
What Makes Bulletproof Coffee Bulletproof?
To understand the benefits of bulletproof coffee, you should probably get to know the ingredients in the product. Let’s start with what we’re all here for. Coffee! Who would’ve thought a delicious little bean could jumpstart 64% of Americans? Well, a good reason why is because it works!
A little molecule we know as caffeine binds to receptors that are responsible for activities within the central nervous system. Since caffeine is there, that means adenosine bonds can’t take residence on these receptors. In Forrest Gump fashion, “Seat’s taken.”
Adenosine bonds decrease blood flow to the brain. As a result, we feel sluggish and tired. By kicking those adenosine bonds out of town and planting caffeine molecules onto the receptors, we remain alert.
Benefits of High-Fat Oils in Bulletproof Coffee
Since we have our coffee every day, making it bulletproof is a terrific way to ensure that we are getting essential nutrients we may be missing out on otherwise. On average, a person consumes 100 to 175 pounds of meat per year. With that, we get a ton of omega-6 fatty acids.
However, meat is also filling. Therefore, we tend to ignore plant-based foods like nuts and seeds. These are rich in omega-3 fatty acids.
For our body to work optimally, we need to keep our balance of omegas in check. By using a high-fat oil such as MCT oil or organic coconut oil, you are getting a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids.
Benefits of Grass-Fed Butter or Ghee in Bulletproof Coffee
Grass-fed butter or ghee are pivotal for bulletproof coffee because each gives your drink a frothy consistency that is absolutely delicious. However, there’s more to these fats than meets the eye.
Since they’re full of healthy triglycerides, the fats in ghee and grass-fed butter absorb the caffeine. As your stomach acids break down these fats, it allows for a slow-release of the natural stimulant. Therefore, the buzz lasts longer and there’s no crash!
Benefits of CBD in Bulletproof Coffee
By adding a CBD tincture into the mix, you get the benefits of CBD that compliment the advantages of bulletproof coffee. For one, studies report that CBD exhibits anti-inflammatory properties. Anyone who’s ever had a cup of coffee knows that it helps you stay…regular. Therefore, cannabinoids may help the process along.
As this happens, it allows the fats in your ghee or grass-fed butter to get to work. That’s because these food sources are rich with prebiotic-rich polyphenols. Polyphenols feed healthy bacteria strains in your gut such as Bacteroidetes. With the anti-inflammatory properties of cannabinoids helping guide out the bad bacteria, this leaves an open door for a healthy microbiome.
Adding a CBD tincture to your bulletproof regimen may also help with any of the afternoon comedowns that happen with coffee. When cannabinoids enter your bloodstream, they have a sedative-like effect on the endocannabinoid system. In result, it may ease the anxiety symptoms that comes with losing your caffeine buzz.
How to Make CBD Bulletproof Coffee
Making CBD bulletproof coffee isn’t only delicious, but it’s easy too. Just one thing to keep in mind: you don’t want to scorch your CBD tincture! After about 300 degrees Fahrenheit, cannabinoids start to die. So, wait until your coffee is a reasonable temperature before you add your orange CBD tincture to it.
Here’s how to make a CBD bulletproof coffee:
1. Get two shots of Starbucks espresso ready. (Make sure it only fills your cup about halfway. If you fill it too much, you’ll make a mess in the blending process.)
2. Separately add about 1 tablespoon of Irish butter, 2 milliliters of the Joy Organics Orange MCT CBD oil and a teaspoon of raw honey to a separate mug.
3. Combine all ingredients and mix with a handheld blender for about 30 seconds. Start blending lower in the cup and move the blender to the top of the liquid at the end for a frothy finish!
Here’s the traditional version — but you can always customize either recipe to your liking!
- Use distilled water to brew 1 cup of coffee with 2 ½ tablespoons of ground organic coffee beans.
- In a blender, put anywhere from 1 teaspoon to 2 tablespoons of high-fat oil.
- Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of ghee or grass-fed butter.
- Pour in coffee and blend.
- Drink up!
Advice When Making CBD Bulletproof Coffee
If you want to get the most out of your CBD bulletproof coffee experience, here are a few easy tips you must add to your routine. For one, try using a coffee press. Not only does the coffee taste better, but it also preserves more of the nutrients in the grinds.
When you use a paper filter, it may hoard some of the antioxidants. If you do use a filter, try opting for a hemp one. It’s more sustainable and may add some phytochemicals to your brew!
You may have noticed the words “organic” and “grass-fed.” This is on purpose. Just as all the ingredients in your CBD bulletproof coffee chemically react with one another, so do the nutrients used to produce the crop. If pesticides or GMOs are used in the growing process, they may alter the benefits of the coffee, oils, fats or CBD.
The same goes for the grass-fed butter. If the animals who produce the raw dairy used to make ghee or butter are fed inorganic feed or are treated inhumanely, it will negatively affect the product. Going through the work of making bulletproof coffee is all for naught if you are using inferior products.
Interested in making your own CBD bulletproof coffee? Visit our tincture page and select “Orange” under the “Flavors.”