Salam Ramadan Kareem to all of us. It is already towards the end of fasting month and it’s important that you consume enough liquid. There are many ways to get liquid in during the fasting month be it through herbal teas – my personal favourites are flavoured teabags specifically strawberry or peppermint – Bulletproof Coffee or iced coffee, bone broth, smoothies and, of course, good old plain water. Bulletproof Coffee, in particular, is a great option, not just during fasting month but any day of the year. It suppresses hunger, gives you a boost of energy and keeps you alert.
I’m sure those of you who have researched about the Ketogenic diet will at some point have read about Bulletproof Coffee (BPC). It’s credited to Dave Asprey, the founder of the Bulletproof Diet which he used to lose one hundred and fifty pounds before making it popular to others.
Bulletproof Coffee Keeps You Going for Longer
Starting your day with our local typical breakfasts such as nasi lemak and roti canai is very carb heavy. While they are certainly tasty and keep you going in the morning, you will often feel sleepy and slow down mentally a few hours later. Instead, look into the Bulletproof Coffee. It suppresses hunger, keeps your mind alert and your body full of energy for longer periods of time. Don’t drink coffee? no problem, you can change coffee to tea or cocoa in this recipe.
Bulletproof coffee combines coffee, unsalted grass-fed butter, as well as Brain Octane Oil or XCT or MCT Oil. These oils carry many health benefits including the fact that they are full of caprylic acid, which is anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antiviral.
Grass-fed butter, on the other hand, is a healthy fat which will energise you for hours, balance your hormones and keep your mind working at tip top levels. Good quality, grass-fed butter also contains antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, beta-carotene, fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K and CLA (a fatty acid which can help you lose weight).
Blend all three ingredients in blender and combined until smooth, with a consistency similar to a latte.
A Bulletproof, Nutrition-filled Jamu Coffee
Being Asian, I’m familiar with ‘jamu’ or free ranged eggs mixed with pure honey elixir that my late father used to drink every morning for health and energy. I look at Bulletproof Coffee the same way, an energiser drink that is nutritious and delicious.
However, in this modern urban society, I feel that we need to modernise our version of jamu. Thus, asianketo Jamu coffee (BPC) was born! I love the silky foamy taste of an egg yolk in this Bulletproof Coffee. It has a slightly thicker consistency than using butter or heavy cream.
“Asianketo Bulletproof Jamu Coffee is a game changer”
Jamu Coffee (Asian Version of Bulletproof Coffee)
(Macros for total serving of 2 cups : 1g net carbs, 13g total carbs, 0g fibre, 18g fat, 2g protein, 172 kcal)
- Choose your preferred coffee – about 2 shots of brewed coffee or 2 tablespoons of instant powder.
- 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla essence
- 1 tablespoon of MCT oil
- 1 tablespoon of Lakanto sweetener
- 2 cups of hot water
- 1 pasteurised egg yolk
Pour the coffee, vanilla essence, MCT oil, Lakanto sweetener and hot water into a blender. Add the egg yolk in last before blitzing everything into creamy foamy deliciousness. Pour into a glass or mug and enjoy.
Based on my personal experience, Jamu coffee gives me energy, keeps my mind clear and my body feeling full for longer periods of time. There are many health benefits but you need to give it a try yourself to see if it is right for you.
Give Jamu coffee a shot and let me know what you think!