How do I make my Magic Bullet Coffee?
It is very simple and takes less than one minute to make. Just add one teaspoon of MCT oil, and one teaspoon of coconut butter to your freshly brewed ground coffee and blend.
This page has a detailed description on how to make your Magic Bullet Coffee, including recipe and a video demonstration.
Why add MCT oil to my coffee?
Coffee, a powerful stimulant known to provide you with enhanced cognitive function, focus and concentration. While building your endurance in performing mentally demanding tasks, coffee can provide a 'boost' for the cognitive and physical energy you need.
The addition of a quality source of energy, such as Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs), synergises the effects of coffee in your system. Both coffee and MCTs act as stimulants, and together provide a sustained energy boost. They work in combination to enhance your cognitive abilities and let you finish your tasks without the feelings of fatigue and stress. The combination prevents you from feeling mentally drained. In addition, MCTs counteract the “acid-feeling” in the stomach that coffee may bring, as it promotes a healthy digestive system.
The combination of MCT oil with coffee may be a great idea especially if you are looking for an energy boost that would kick in immediately and have lasting effects. It is definitely recommended if you feel the need to fuel up your day!
What are the benefits of MCT oil?
Some of the key benefits of adding MCT oil to your diet include:
MCTs are easily digested and absorbed. Therefore, they provide nourishment to the body and are a quick source of energy necessary in promoting healing.
MCTs trigger weight loss by way of ketosis, a metabolic state achieved by a lack of carbs and an increase in healthy fats that kick your bodies fat-burning metabolic state into overdrive. MCTs eliminate pesky food cravings and boost cognitive function, mainlining a shining dose of mental clarity into your foggy morning brain.
Because of their unique digestive function, MCTs are being regarded as a substitute for fat sources for individuals who cannot tolerate other types of fats. They are also used as medicine.
In the digestive system, MCTs are broken down into individual fatty acids called MCFAs, which are then funnelled directly to the liver and converted to energy. The metabolism of MCTs makes them unique when compared to other types of fats, as they bypass the liver more easily. This process allows for a direct boost of energy and increase in metabolism. This increase in energy provides a stimulating effect to the whole body.
What is the difference between Bulletproof and Magic Bullet Coffee?
The original Bulletproof recipe uses grass fed dairy butter, the Magic Bullet recipe uses coconut butter making it a vegan and dairy free option.
To learn more about the comparison visit Coconut Butter vs Grass Fed Butter
Can I cook with MCT oil?
I would advise not. The reason being is that unlike virgin coconut oil (which is an ideal cooking oil) MCT oil has had the lauric acid saturated fat content removed. The saturated fats are the part of the oil that makes it stable, and that maintains its stability when exposed to high temperatures.
When an unsaturated oil is heated it will breakdown and oxidise, which is definitely not something you would want to consume. It will introduce free radicals, trans fats, stress and toxicity within the body and a whole host of other side effects.
MCTs are definitely more stable that the chemical compounds say in polyunsaturated oils such as flax or hemp seed oil, I would liken them more to an olive or avocado oil which are monounsaturated. These oils remain non resistant to high temperatures, but are still ok to be stored outside of the fridge, prefferably in dark glass. They are sensitive but not super sensitive.
It is best to use MCT oil raw. Add it to your coffee, smoothies, raw food recipes, salad dressings or just swallow it down the hatch neat.
If you are looking for an ideal cooking oil that tastes good, wont overpower your natural food flavours, and wont breakdown and oxidise our virgin coconut oil is definitely the go!
What is the difference between Coconut Magic virgin coconut oil and MCT oil?
The main difference between our virgin coconut oil (VCO) and MCT oil is that the VCO contains predominantly Lauric (C:12), Capric (C:10) and Caprylic (C;8) acid. The MCT oil contains only Capric (C:10) and Caprylic (C:8) acid, it has had the Lauric acid removed.
Lauric Acid (C:12) is also an MCT, and a highly prized ingredient in VCO. It composes the saturated content which makes the oil highly stable and therefore ideal for cooking. It also converts to monolaurin in the body which offers powerful immune boosting properties plus many other health benefits.
So why remove the prized Lauric Acid ingredient?
MCT oil is a unique concentrate of only Capric C:10 and Capryllic C:8 acid, derived from coconut oil these two MCTs hold specific benefits in their own right.
C:8 and C:10 are prized for their infusion of keytones in the body which play a vital role in providing brain and body fuel. Whereas Lauric acid (C:12) is processed by the body in a different way.
VCO is a whole food with enormous benefits. MCT oil is a supplement designed for its specific C:8 and C:10 energy boosting qualities. MCT oil has no taste and no aroma, and it does not have a high heating smoke point like our VCO does, therefore we do not recommend you use MCT oil for cooking, but rather take it as a body fuel supplement.
The well known blend of MCT oil and coffee (Magic Bullet) synergises as a stimulant in the body to offer a healthier slow release energy boost, rather than a quick boost followed by a crash. The oil also helps to reduce the acidic effects caused by caffeine in the digestion.
All MCTs are super healthy fats/oils and will offer their own unique and powerful health benefits. It is a good idea to include a combination of healthy oils in a way that will suit your own personal health requirements.