11.2.2016 | 15:47
As Diane noted in the last article, we’ve recently tried our own version of BULLETPROOF™ beverages.
We’d both thought the idea of it was worth a try, and having recently purchased Dave Asprey’s The Bulletproof Diet, the time seemed right.
Challenge: Diane can’t drink coffee, including decaf. I used to be able to tolerate decaf, but it’s been a while. So, what to do?
Option: BULLETPROOF™ green tea. We just happened to have some matcha green tea on hand.
Plus the addition of vanilla whey protein powder . Plant protein powders will work just as well – it’s the vanilla flavor that’s important.
So we tried it. And loved it!
We started with every other day, but quickly realized we wanted to do this “bulletproof” thing every morning.
New challenge: What to do with the chocolate whey protein we already had?
Option: Why not try the chocolate with yerba maté, since we’ve enjoyed many cups of Guayaki’s Maté Chocolatte.
Then a third option presented itself: Runa’s Clean Energy guayusa tea. The cinnamon lemongrass variety is excellent with the vanilla protein.
Then came the latest variety – Maté Factor’s Dark Roast yerba mate with the chocolate protein.
So many options, so little time….
Here’s the basic recipe with the variations we’ve managed so far. Enjoy!
“Bulletproof-Style” Tea Beverages
Basic Matcha Tea:
16-20 oz. hot water
1 tsp matcha tea powder
1 tsp to 1 Tbsp BULLETPROOF™ Brain Octane oil
1 Tbsp grass-fed butter or ghee (we use the latter)
1 serving of vanilla protein (we’re using Dr. Josh Axe’s Healing whey)
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
Instead of matcha tea powder, steep 1 tea bag of plain yerba mate for 5-7 minutes, and then combine as above, using chocolate protein powder.
Steep 1 tea bag of cinnamon-lemongrass guayusa for 5-7 minutes, and then combine as above, with the vanilla protein.
Dark Roast Mocha
Steep 1 tea bag of dark roast yerba mate for 5-7 minutes, and then combine above, using the chocolate protein.
Have fun with this – there’s no telling what our next “experiment” will be. Feel free to post yours in the comments.