My oldest brother, Sean, taught me many things growing up…
Like how to scarf down dinner and nose dive for the last slice of lasagna before its gone. How to weasel out of a headlock, and how to fight for the remote even if it meant breaking out the shrieks of death. Competitive much?
But on a more serious note, he has shown me how to be more fearless and an adventure seeker. Our short time together in Amsterdam was thrilling and exciting. He never pauses for a second and I love it.
So when he is home, which is rare these days as he’s lived in St Louis, Turkey, Spain, and countless other locations over the past few years, I know he’ll always be down for a thrilling adventure or willing to try out whatever new theory or idea I throw at him.
Take last night for example. I was lost deep in the woods of blogworld, you know when you come up for a breath of fresh air and its been oh three hours… and I stumbled upon this interesting website a guy put together all about his “Bulletproof” life. He eats this pretty radical diet, although not far off from the ever growing popular Paleo diet, and has these theories about how to basically be an unstoppable human being.
I was really digging it; nodding my head, mmhmm-ing out loud in agreement. Sean turned to me and finally asked me what I was possibly so engulfed in.
I summed up the entirety of the website and told him that tomorrow morning we were trying out this Bulletproof Coffee idea. He was obviously for it, as he usually is with all the crazy ideas I throw at him left and right.
Bulletproof coffee: basically high quality coffee, whipped in a blender with grass fed unsalted butter, and a MCT (medium chain triglyceride) oil- like a unrefined coconut oil. People claim it sustains them for hours and hours and they have boundless energy.
Butter? Coffee? Twist my arm.
Before you unsubscribe from my ludicrous blog, think about this: What is butter made from? Cream. What do most average people put in their morning cup of joe? Cream. Therefore this crazy idea isn’t too crazy afterall right? Go with it.
So the next morning, after another Crossfit session (love!), I brewed up some shade grown organic coffee for us.
I added about 3 heaping Tbsp of high quality unsalted butter. And whipped away for 30 seconds.
We don’t have any unrefined coconut oil on hand (only refined which I use on my body and scalp), so we stuck with just the butter.
The result was an incredibly rich, frothy, hot cup of coffee that smelled of toasted buttered bagels and tasted even better. It kept us both sated until much later in the afternoon, and Sean even knocked out a sprinting interval workout that I told him to try.
Then we made standing desks because I love seeing how many weird things I can get him to try in a day with me.
Now excuse me while I go inhale a pork chop and dive for the last sweet potato.
Have I gone crazy, would you ever give this a try? What’s your morning beverage of choice?