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3 Bulletproof Coffee Recipes to Curb that 3PM Crash

The 3PM crash life is real! How many people do you know who start to slump in the late afternoon and reach for another coffee, a carb-heavy snack, or just sit and suffer while trying to stay away. 

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Well, fear not! We have some fool-proof ways to boost your energy, feel full, and reduce your chances of crashing later on in the evening. 

As long as you're not caffeine sensitive, coffee is a great addition to any healthy eating routine (within reason: aka stick to 2-3 cups max per day), and has actually been seen to have weight loss benefits.

Bulletproof Coffee Recipes to Curb that 3PM Crash

If you're caffeine-sensitive, these bulletproof coffee recipes might be best saved for the morning, and go great alongside a bowl of oatmeal or your protein shake!

Pro tip: always avoid having coffee on an empty stomach! While intermittent fasting ideology may promote this idea as it can "keep you full", there is risk to your esophagus and gut lining. That's why bulletproof coffees have become so popular! By adding a healthy fat like MCT oil, ghee or grass-fed butter, it keeps your stomach better coated. 

If you're new to the world of bulletproof, try out this Collagen Coffee recipe to get you started using MCT oil and Collagen Powder. 

1. Pumpkin Spiced Bulletproof Coffee

Bulletproof coffee has become a hit, especially with the rise of the ketogenic diet. We know that healthy fats are key to keeping us satiated and keeping our brains a little sharper. So when you're craving that fall comfort, reach for this drink rather than heading to your local coffee shop. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup black coffee
  • 1 tsp. MCT Oil 
  • 1 tsp. collagen powder
  • 1 tsp. pumpkin purée
  • 1/4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice (or ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, ground ginger, ground allspice) 
  • 1 tsp. maple syrup (optional)

Directions: 

  • Brew coffee based on instructions (we love using a french press as it keeps all of the beneficial oils!) 
  • Place all ingredients in a blender 
  • Enjoy! 

Bulletproof Coffee Recipes to Curb that 3PM Crash

2. Adaptogenic Bulletproof Coffee

If you're not sure what adaptogens are, check out the details overview here

TL;DR (too long, didn't read)? Adaptogens aren't just for wellness junkies or homeopathic practitioners. Athletes, CEO's, teachers, personal trainers, etc. Many are very accessible today and come in many forms–like mushrooms and root herbs, and can be to promote anything from stress, to focus, to proper sleep. 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup of a mushroom coffee blend like Four Sigmatic
  • 1 tsp. MCT Oil 
  • 1 tsp. Ghee 

Directions: 

  • Brew coffee as directed on package
  • Blend, and enjoy!

Bulletproof Coffee Recipes to Curb that 3PM Crash

3. Iced Protein Bulletproof Coffee

This is the ultimate post-morning workout smoothie to add to your routine. When you need to refuel with a hit of protein, but also need that caffeine boost, reach for an iced protein bulletproof coffee!

Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup refrigerated coffee
  • 4 ice cubes
  • 1 scoop of your favourite protein powder
  • 1 tsp. MCT Oil 
  • Optional: add cinnamon or almond butter!

Directions: 

  • Blend all ingredients 
  • Enjoy!

Coffee is also a great pre-workout!
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