We started making “fatty coffee” with just coconut oil several months ago. However, when we decided when we would start trying to conceive another child, we changed to Bulletproof coffee with grass-fed butter, brain octane oil, and coconut oil blended. Full disclosure though, we sometimes use bulletproof coffee beans and sometimes we do not.
This past weekend, we were invited by a co-worker of Brendon’s to come to Chicago. For fun, I googled “Bulletproof Coffee Chicago”, and I was able to find two places that made it, Ugly Mug and Beatrix. We decided to go to Beatrix because it was by the French Market that we were planning on going to. They do not use the official Bulletproof beans, but the coffee was delicious. The coffee tasted more buttery than we typically make it since we just eyeball the ingredients and typically eat breakfast along with it anyway. So, we make the amounts we put in the coffee smaller than recommended. My breakfast is almost always eggs with avocado, which provides protein as well. Dave Asprey talks about how women need protein in the morning along with the fats for hormonal health or if you have any leptin resistance, and I do notice I need a certain amount of protein first thing to feel energized and full.
If I had a disappointment about our Beatrix experience, it would be the size and cost of the coffee. I honestly didn’t know what to expect as far as cost, but I think the $8.95 price tag was shocking just because that is more expensive than other coffees. I did want it to be bigger because my impression is that Dave Asprey serves bigger coffees. However, overall, it was a fun experience.
Since starting to drink Bulletproof coffee at home, Brendon and I have both noticed that our hunger levels have reset, which is something that Dave talks about. He says that the intermittent fasting helps to reset leptin and ghrelin levels, which get really out of whack with the Standard American Diet of highly processed foods and big portions and when people have excessive weight on them. I used to have issues with my blood sugar, be hangry many times, need to snack every two hours, and be a slave to thinking about food. I can finally go 5 hours without feeling a huge dip in blood sugar or a need to eat. I slowly get hungry now and can choose when to eat as opposed to suddenly feel a need to eat right then and not be able to focus. The consumption of these healthy fats get transferred through my milk to Noah and have helped my hormones get back into balance.