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Bulletproof Superfood Coffee Creamer Recipe

July 24, 2017

If you caught my old coffee recipe, you know I’m relatively new to the coffee grind. But, y’all, I think I’ve made it to the big leagues. Big time.

Over the last 8 months, my morning cup evolved from those simple 4 ingredients to a wild concoction of bulletproof superfoods. And that meant grabbing all those powders and goods out of the cabinet and fridge, carefully spooning them all in, pulling out the blender and whirring it all up. So a simple cup of coffee turned into 9 minutes of utter chaos. Followed by a few more minutes of clean up. #firstworldproblems, I know, but at 4:37 am, those 9 minutes feel like 90.

But y’all, I’ve figured it out. I found a simple way to make this all easier and I swear my life is forever changed because of this discovery. One word: creamer.

Instead of painstakingly concocting a wild potion every morning, I simply do it once. This bottle contains 32 ounces of all the nutrient-dense, hormone-balacing, blood-sugar-leveling fat I was adding in, but now instead I just add the coffee.

So before we talk how, let’s talk why. Y’all know I’m purposeful in every food choice I make, and if you’re going to drink something every.single.morning you better be sure you know why.

Let’s start with the fats, because this is, after all, is a #fattyfrothycoffee recipe: Coconut milk has always been and will always be my favorite of all milks. It’s thick and creamy and loaded with nutrients. The main fat source comes from lauric acid which is known to improve blood pressure, lower cholesterol (yes, healthy saturated fats can do that), and fight pathogen infection and yeast overgrowthMCT oil is the bulletproof key. Made entirely of medium-chain triglycerides, the main component of that powerful lauric acid, it’s essentially refined coconut oil for more concentrated health benefits. It’s been proven to aid in digestion, energy metabolism, and brain function. And the third fat source, ghee, is essentially dairy-free butter. It’s been used for over 4000 years and has long been an important piece of ancient Ayurvedic medicine. It’s packed with vitamins like A, D, E and K2 and most importantly, it makes a cup of coffee flipping delicious. All these fats together offer some serious ketogenic strength. Y’all have heard me preach about the magic healing power of a high-fat diet a thousand times, but especially in the morning a healthy dose of fat can do wonders. By offering your body a slowww source of fuel when you first wake up, you establish a stable blood sugar pattern and promote fat burning within your system.

Maca is a superfood of superfoods that helps with maybe the most important function of our bodies- our hormone production. As both a cruciferous vegetable and adaptogenic herb, it helps promote healthy and balanced hormone production of estrogen and testosterone. It improves energy and fertility in both men and women and is especially helpful for women who struggle with any form of hormone imbalance (PMS symptoms, PCOS, menopause, infertility). I like adding this amazing powerhouse to my coffee because it’s a simple way to take it consistently every morning.

And y’all know my love for collagen peptides runs deep. As the basic component of protein, collagen is vital for tissue production so taking peptides helps promote healthy hair, skin, nails and most importantly gut (the last of which why it’s one of the 7 foods I eat every day). Cinnamon not only adds an unsweetened sweetness but it helps all the pretty little fat sources in balancing blood sugar levels and stabilizing insulin production (the ultimate culprit in fat storage!). The himalayan pink salt simply helps bring out the natural sweetness of the coconut while giving a healthy dose of 84 naturally occurring trace elements. I typically choose not to sweeten mine because I find it has plenty of flavor on its own, but if you are needing a little more sweetness, manuka honey is a great option- it’s a rich source of zinc, potassium, manganese, calcium, all the B vitamins, and a great range of amino acids. Plus its high level of enzymes helps create a natural antibacterial effect and strengthens immune system response. If you’re going to add sugar, that’s pretty much as good as it can get.

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Bulletproof Superfood Coffee Creamer

Prep Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cans full fat coconut milk
  • 8 scoops collagen peptides
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 2 tbsp madagascar vanilla ghee
  • 2 tbsp MCT oil
  • 2 tsp maca powder
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp himalayan sea salt

Optional

  • 1 tsp manuka honey
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Pour coconut milk in a small pot and warm over low heat on stovetop. Stir to mix fat and liquid.  

  2. Add collagen peptides and stir until dissolved. 

  3. Add ghee and MCT oil. Continue to stir. 

  4. Add maca, cinnamon, and salt. Stir. 

  5. If adding honey and/or vanilla extract, add now and continue to stir. 

  6. Pour all into a blender and blend 2 minutes. 

  7. Transport to storage bottle and shake. Allow it to cool on the counter while shaking periodically, then store in fridge. 

If I take 10 minutes to prepare the creamer on the weekends, all I have to do when I wake up during those weekday mornings: pop a kcup in the Keurig, grab the creamer from the fridge, pour a little (or let’s be honest, a lot) in, and use this MAGIC milk frother to froth it up. No crazy measuring spoons or superfood jars and especially no ear-curdling blender.

It’s brilliant, I know. My groggy pre-dawn mornings are now just as nutritious but soooo much easier.

And the best part about all of this: you know that mysterious hunky husband I always reference? The one who sweetly eats the salads I make him but would much rather chomp on a greasy burger? The one who makes me add that nasty, store-bought coffee creamer to the grocery list? Well he came to me the other morning and said “Babe, I have a confession to make.” I braced myself for something bad, and couldn’t help but laugh when I heard “I’ve been drinking your creamer in my coffee.” VICTORY, people! Victory! I didn’t even have to force him to slowly like it. His guar gum and sugar-filled creamer ran out one morning, he reached for mine, and he hasn’t looked back.

Links for all the power-punch ingredients (and life-saving frother and my favorite storage option):

 

This recipe perfectly fills one of these milk jars and it lasts me (and the hubs) quite a while.

I’m telling you guys, this stuff is good. And it will make you feel amazing. And it will keep you full for hours. And most important of all, it’s easy as almond-crusted apple pie. The perfect way to get all the fat-blasting, energy-producing power of a bulletproof coffee.

Even Gunner likes it! (Don’t worry, no puppies were caffeinated during the making of this blog post.)

And don’t forget to use #molliesbulletproofsuperfood and tag @mollie.mason when you make it. I LOVE getting to see you love it!

xoxo, Mollie Mason

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62 Comments

  • Reply Katherine Love July 25, 2017 at 6:06 pm

    I haven’t yet tried one of your recipes, Mollie, but I just want to compliment you on how organized and easy to follow your posts are! For example, I didn’t have a clue what ghee is, so the photo is helpful to know what I’m looking for on the shelves, and also link to it on Amazon in case I want to make it easy on myself. Well done 😊

    • Reply Mollie Mason July 25, 2017 at 11:41 pm

      Aw Katherine, you are so sweet to read along even if you aren’t trying the recipes! Thanks for your sweet words and for keeping up with my food adventures! Glad to know the format is helpful. xoxo

  • Reply Janet Greenberg July 30, 2017 at 1:03 pm

    Hi Mollie,

    How would it do without the Maca? I’m severely hypothyroid and I need to avoid uncooked cruciferous veggies.

    Thanks!
    Janet

    • Reply Mollie Mason July 30, 2017 at 4:20 pm

      Hi Janet! It will definitely do just fine without the maca. It won’t alter the consistency and you’ll still get the power of all the other superfoods. Let me know how you like it!

  • Reply Jen July 30, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    Wouldn’t mixing the peptides and maca ahead of time like this activate their amino acids and enzymes, thus rendering them much less beneficial or even useless by the time you consume them?

    • Reply Mollie Mason August 1, 2017 at 7:38 am

      Hi Jen! I haven’t had any issues with that. If you’re concerned, you can always add the maca and peptides to the coffee instead. The last batch I made I decided to leave the collagen out and just add a scoop in each morning. Either way seems to work the same for me, but it’s up to you! It would be no harm to omit them both from the creamer then add later.

  • Reply Shannon D July 31, 2017 at 4:47 pm

    How much is 8 scoops of the collagen? Mine didn’t come with a scoop.

    • Reply Mollie Mason August 1, 2017 at 7:44 am

      1 scoop is 8 grams, so 8 scoops would be 64 grams. I haven’t actually measured that in volume but a few tablespoons would be good.

  • Reply Jessica Wilkes August 5, 2017 at 4:14 pm

    Hi Mollie! I am new to the whole Keto thing and have been wanting to fully embrace BPC. Your recipe sounds amazing, except for the coconut milk. Is the coconut flavor super strong or would you mind suggesting an alternative to it?
    Thanks so much!

    • Reply Mollie Mason August 5, 2017 at 4:26 pm

      Hi Jessica, glad to hear you’re up for bulletproof coffee; it has definitely been a game changer since I introduced it! The coconut milk is not as coconut-y as you’d think. I’m also not a huge fan of the actual coconut flavor and I love coconut milk. It provides great consistency and creaminess and really great healthy fats for the recipe. I recommend giving it a try! If you don’t like it, you could always try almond milk or hemp milk, but they won’t provide as much of the fat power for true bulletproof. Let me know how it goes!

  • Reply Sharon August 5, 2017 at 5:49 pm

    I have been experimenting with a bullet proof creamer with no luck, so I will give this a try

    • Reply Mollie Mason August 6, 2017 at 8:18 am

      I hope you like it, Sharon! You’ll have to let me know what you think.

  • Reply Michelle Law August 7, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    Do you have any nutritional info on this per serving?
    Thanks

    • Reply Mollie Mason August 8, 2017 at 7:24 am

      Sorry Michelle, I do not have nutritional info on this recipe. I don’t count calories or track macros, so it’s not something I’ve done for myself. But it’s full of healthy ingredients that make me feel amazing!

  • Reply Yeo August 7, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    Option. For keto shouldn’t be honey.

    • Reply Mollie Mason August 8, 2017 at 7:26 am

      Yes, as listed, the honey is optional. I don’t ever add it in because I find it plenty sweet on its own, and without the honey, it’s fully keto.

  • Reply Leanne August 7, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    Do you have the nutritional breakdown or serving size? I’m not sure how much to put in my coffee…….

    • Reply Mollie Mason August 8, 2017 at 7:27 am

      Sorry Leanne, I have not calculated the nutritional value because I don’t count calories or track macros. I just add an amount depending on how much coffee I’m drinking and the next time I’ll be eating. If I’m otherwise fasting through lunch, I’ll add more but before a workout just a little does great.

  • Reply Kim August 8, 2017 at 7:32 am

    Can you use regular collegan?

    • Reply Mollie Mason August 8, 2017 at 8:56 am

      Hi Kim! What do you mean by regular collagen?

  • Reply Amy August 13, 2017 at 10:33 am

    What is the advantage of coconut milk over using heavy cream and coconut oil?

    • Reply Mollie Mason August 13, 2017 at 4:40 pm

      Amy, I always choose coconut milk over heavy cream because it’s a more natural and dairy free alternative. Dairy causes inflammation, and I find the coconut milk offers not only great consistency and creaminess but a natural sweetness and flavor. Dairy milk is personally not in my diet, but I’m sure the creamer could be altered to include that if that’s what you’d prefer.

  • Reply Tanya August 14, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    Made the creamer and it definitely had a funky flavor to it after a couple of days. But we remade it, leaving out the maca and collagen, adding them to the coffee before drinking and it came out great. FYI

    • Reply Mollie Mason August 15, 2017 at 12:00 pm

      Oh Tanya I’m sorry to hear it got weird. I use mine for up to 10 days and that doesn’t happen to it so that’s strange. But glad you’ve enjoyed it!

  • Reply Sarah August 15, 2017 at 10:23 am

    This recipe is amazing! It’s really yummy and makes me feel great all morning. Thanks, Mollie, for sharing. I’ll never go back to my old creamer!

    • Reply Mollie Mason August 15, 2017 at 12:02 pm

      Thanks so much for your feedback, Sarah! I’m so thrilled to hear you like it!

  • Reply Jack August 15, 2017 at 11:16 am

    dang this stuff is good. good job.

  • Reply Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner August 16, 2017 at 7:16 am

    I have been wanting to try bullet proof coffee but honestly I am a little afraid of such a high calorie? drink. Your version looks delicious. Nice to meet you fro the HLBB group

    • Reply Mollie Mason August 16, 2017 at 7:39 am

      I can definitely understand that fear, Deborah! It is most definitely an energy and nutrient dense choice. I like it because it fuels me well for the day and keeps me full (therefore less likely to oversnack on unhealthy foods). Plus its effect on stabilizing blood sugar actually helps “reverse” some of the calorie consumption. Food is much more than calories so I’ve learned to make my choices outside of just that number.

  • Reply GiGi Eats August 16, 2017 at 8:00 am

    Instead of GHEE I would do coconut butter and SLURP THIS BABY DOWN like my life depended on it! It sounds amazing!!!

    • Reply Mollie Mason August 16, 2017 at 9:07 am

      Haha yes it’s definitely slurp worthy!!

  • Reply Mikki August 16, 2017 at 8:12 am

    I have been adding coconut oil in my coffee for year, but I love the additions you have in your concoction.
    This sounds delicious!!

  • Reply Rachel August 16, 2017 at 8:35 am

    This looks delicious. If I didn’t drink my coffee black, I would absolutely make this and add it in!

  • Reply Abbey Sharp August 16, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    Love the flavour combo in this creamer! Thanks for the recipe 🙂

  • Reply Chrissy @ Snacking in Sneakers August 17, 2017 at 5:46 am

    Oh wow! I’m not a bulletproof coffee fan but I know a few people that would love this recipe to make ahead of time for their coffee!

  • Reply Tara @ A Daily Dose of Fit August 17, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    Yum! I’ve had bulletproof coffee a few times. It’s decent. Bet this takes it up a notch…

    • Reply Mollie Mason August 18, 2017 at 5:51 am

      Oh yes it definitely does take it to a new level! The flavors are so good and it’s just so convenient and easy!

  • Reply Tammy August 18, 2017 at 10:32 pm

    Thank you Mollie! I LOVE reading all these wonderful health things you’re sharing! I’ve tried so many and love them and can’t wait to give this one a try! THANKS!!

    • Reply Mollie Mason August 19, 2017 at 7:38 am

      Oh Tammy I’m so thrilled you’ve been enjoying them! Definitely more to come. Let me know how you like this one!

  • Reply May August 23, 2017 at 8:17 am

    Finally got around to trying this and you’re right. It’s lifechanging! Never buying creamer again. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    • Reply Mollie Mason August 23, 2017 at 8:19 am

      I’m so thrilled you like it, May! Welcome to the “no store bought creamer ever again” team 🙂

  • Reply Jessica Sharp August 25, 2017 at 9:16 am

    Oh wow this is the most lifechanging, delicious, time saving recipe I’ve ever tried. Youre a genius. Yum!

  • Reply HIlary August 31, 2017 at 6:06 am

    Hi, Mollie!

    I made this last evening to use in my coffee this morning, and all the fats had hardened on top! I warmed it to melt them all again and I have a (nearly) homogenous mixture again. What did I do wrong? Is it supposed to do this? Thanks for your help!

    Hilary

    • Reply Mollie Mason August 31, 2017 at 10:22 am

      Great question, Hilary! Don’t worry, the separation and hardening is actually totally normal. If your coconut milk is free of guar gum and homogenizing agents (which it should be!) it will separate and the fat will naturally turn solid at cold temperatures. Just run the bottle under a little hot water when you go to use it and it will melt right down then just shake it a little and it will mix right back up.
      I’ve been talking all about this on my Instagram stories if you want to tune in there for extra tips 🙂

      • Reply HIlary August 31, 2017 at 12:13 pm

        Ah OK! Yeah, I made my own coconut milk, so definitely free of homogenizing agents. I just found your blog…let me find you on insta now 🙂 Thanks! The creamer is delicious, in spite of some separation.

        • Reply Mollie Mason September 1, 2017 at 8:55 am

          Props to you for making your own coconut milk! I’m so thrilled to hear you like it! It’s my favorite too 🙂

  • Reply Katie September 5, 2017 at 7:48 am

    Holy moly this is Ahhhhmazing. Never going back to my old Coffee-Mate creamer.

    • Reply Mollie Mason September 5, 2017 at 9:24 am

      Oh Katie I’m so glad you like it! It’s a favorite, for sure.

  • Reply Madison Henry September 6, 2017 at 9:00 am

    Mollie you are a genius! This is so darn good! I especially love the touch of cinnamon

    • Reply Mollie Mason September 6, 2017 at 9:28 am

      So glad you like it, Madison! The cinnamon is my favorite part too 🙂

  • Reply Mary Wolf September 17, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    This sounds great and I am going to make it this week! One thing, though. Ghee is NOT “basically dairy-free butter.” It IS butter–clarified butter. That means that the milk solids have been removed, which gives it a higher smoke point when cooking (as the milk solids are what burn when butter gets “browned” or burned). Ghee is lactose-free because the milk solids contain the sugars (inc. lactase) and proteins (inc. casein) that are problems for lactose-intolerant/dairy-sensitive people. But you can’t say that ghee is dairy-free, because that makes it sound like it’s vegan, which it’s not. It is dairy—pure dairy fat.

  • Reply Mike September 25, 2017 at 10:50 am

    I live a keto life and this is now my go to for early morning coffee!

    • Reply Mollie Mason September 25, 2017 at 3:20 pm

      It’s pretty great, isn’t it? Glad it supports your keto diet well!

  • Reply Hillary Jackson September 27, 2017 at 11:06 am

    mollie, this was even better than I imagined it would be. i can’t stop making it!

    • Reply Mollie Mason September 27, 2017 at 1:16 pm

      I’m so glad you like it, Hillary!

  • Reply Sarah October 2, 2017 at 11:54 am

    Mollie, this recipe has legitimately changed my LIFE! I used to slave over blending bulletproof coffee every morning. Now it’s so easy!

    • Reply Mollie Mason October 2, 2017 at 12:36 pm

      I’m so glad you like it, Sarah! That’s my favorite thing about it too- it makes my early mornings just a little bit easier!

  • Reply Mandy Harrison October 4, 2017 at 7:17 am

    I’ve been wanting to try bulletproof coffee for a while now but was intimidated by it. But I made this recipe this weekend and have LOVED it. It’s easy and honestly so yummy. Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply Mollie Mason October 4, 2017 at 7:36 am

      Mandy, I’m so glad to hear that! I know bulletproof coffee can seem overwhelming but I’m so glad this recipe helps you get the benefits without the stress. Keep me posted on how you like it!

  • Reply Sarah October 14, 2017 at 9:55 am

    I’ve seen you talking about this on Instagram for a while now and finally just tried it and I’m so mad it took me so long. SOOOO GOOD.

    • Reply Mollie Mason October 15, 2017 at 5:16 pm

      So glad it’s made bulletproof so easy for you, Sarah!

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