You are probably already familiar with Bulletproof Coffee, as it continues to pop up on menus at funky cafes and health food stores around town. Essentially, bulletproof is a “pepped up” coffee with the addition of brain octane oil (or XCT/MCT oil) and unsalted grass-fed butter (or ghee) in your morning cup of joe. The benefits of doing so are wide spread and varies between each individual - including weight loss, huge energy boosts, an increase in focus and brain function and acting as an appetite suppressant, as well as it being a great way to fill up on healthy fats in the AM.
Don’t get me wrong, in the warmer months there’s nothing I like more than sucking down a green smoothie for breakfast. During summer, I find that I don’t wake up with a huge appetite, but I really do enjoy the taste and convenience of throwing a bunch of fresh fruit and veg in a blender before I walk out the door. Plus, I find it’s the best way to sneakily sprinkle in all those superfoods that don’t taste so great on their own!
These days there are a lot of ingredients out there that fall under the category of ‘superfood’, which makes it easy to question whether these foods are actually as super as their label makes them out to be. I totally get it! I get a lot of people asking me what my favourite superfood ingredient to include in my recipes is, and my answer is always the same: Maca.