Have you guys heard about this fad that's become popular known as "bulletproof coffee"? It was developed by tech entrepreneur Dave Asprey, who was inspired by the yak-butter tea he drank in Tibet. Basically, it's coffee, organic grass-fed butter, and oil (coconut or MCT) blended together until frothy. It's meant to replace breakfast. People claim it suppresses appetite and gives them energy and mental clarity that lasts all day. Oh, and it somehow burns fat and causes you to lose weight.
I tried bulletproof coffee yesterday. My mom, who has a pattern of throwing herself headlong into the latest diet craze, whatever it is, was extolling its virtues to me, so I let her make me a cup. To be honest... it was delicious. It was unbelievably smooth and creamy, and just... damn. I could see why people are nuts about it.
But is it really wise to consume it as a meal replacement every day? One serving of bulletproof coffee, made according to the recommended specifications, contains 440 calories, a whopping 51 grams of fat, and only one gram of protein. That can't be good, can it? And what about all the nutrients you're not getting, that you're missing out on by not eating a balanced breakfast? I suppose you could take a multivitamin, but you're still not getting enough protein or fiber, or any of the other myriad nutrients from real food. And what about cholesterol?
I don't know about this trend. I may have a bulletproof coffee once in a great while, because I thought it was delicious. But every day? That's a lot of fat. I think I'd rather eat an avocado.
Has anyone else heard of this? What are your thoughts?