Vegan bulletproof coffee is the dairy-free version of the trending drink that involves adding quality fat to your coffee (coconut butter or oil in this version). Bulletproof coffee triggers high energy, endurance and increased cognition.
Vegan Bulletproof Coffee (tocos)
Make your vegan bulletproof coffee even healthier by adding tocos powder!
This foamy, creamy, deliciously powerful recipe has been trending recently as a non-vegan drink. This popular drink is made with dairy butter, MCT oil (extracted from coconut oil), and coffee.
Proponents say butterproof coffee increases energy, focuses the mind, satiates from breakfast until lunch, and supports weight loss.
How to Make Vegan Bulletproof Coffee
So, I decided to make a vegan version. I subbing the dairy and MCT oil for coconut butter. After all, coconut butter is full of heart-healthy fat. And it has the added bonus of being healthier as a plant-based ingredient, as well as cruelty-free!
Also I recently discovered tocos, a rice bran soluble powder, that is also trending among health-conscious eaters. This awesome powder can be used as a coffee creamer to provide a major boost in bio-available vitamin E. This provides excellent support for skin and muscle care.
Some people even use tocos powder directly ON the skin. It is said to have a serious impact on clearing issues, glowing color and overall healthy skin. But ingesting it as a coffee creamer is so easy! Let’s do this..
And since tocos works best eaten with a healthy fat, this arrangement – coconut butter and tocos – fits the requirement perfectly.
And oh my, this coffee treatment is delicious!
Creamy, filling, and tasting so deep and rich, like an exotic coffee latte.
All About Bulletproof Coffee
The history of “bulletproof coffee”, or “butter coffee” as it is also known, springs from a 2,500-year-old Tibetan black tea, brewed with salt and yak butter.
Fans are happy to note how alert they feel, how it keeps them from being hungry until lunch, and is thus super at weight loss efforts.
Nutritional experts note the effect is that the added fat slows the intake of the coffee’s caffeine. This allows one to feel full longer as well as more alert and energized.
Critics, however, say that the ingestion of saturated fats from dairy butter might spike unhealthy cholesterol levels.
Well, with the vegan version using coconut butter, only healthy fats are in this drink. No negative cholesterol impact!
And coconut butter, made of pureed raw coconut meat, has it’s own additional benefits. Just 1 tbsp provides 2 grams of fiber, as well as potassium, magnesium and iron.
Coconut butter is also rich in lauric acid, an immunity booster that fights off bacteria, viruses and fungi. Laurie acid also boosts metabolism.
Add in a tablespoon of MCT oil for an additional boost. I didn’t have it on hand so I omitted it in this coffee.
However, adding it in along with the coconut butter will increase your energy levels even further.
Whether you add in MCT oil or not, vegan bulletproof coffee has all the positive effects of the trendy dairy-based bulletproof coffee but without the negative impact. What do you think?
If you make my awesome vegan bulletproof coffee, come over to Instagram and tag me with it so I can see and tell me if it changed your day for the better!
Vegan Bulletproof Coffee (butter coffee + tocos)
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Brew your coffee.
- Stir in 1 tbsp coconut butter. It will be solid, but if the coffee is hot enough, it will melt as you stir. Do NOT microwave coconut butter or it will burn. If you must melt it, put the entire jar in a pot of just-boiled water.
- Stir in the tocos and add-ins.
- Foam some extra milk as an added touch (I used a hand-held foamer and hemp milk), and dust with cinnamon. Enjoy!
Dee Dine is founder of Green Smoothie Gourmet, a plant based recipe blog, and author of the recent cookbook, Crazy Healthy with 4 Ingredients . On this blog you’ll find incredibly easy recipes with hidden veggies for anyone wanting to eat healthier, regardless of diet. Dee has graduate degrees in biology, immunology and journalism. More about Dee Dine here.