I am the biggest Mark Sisson fan, but to be honest when I read this yesterday, I thought he'd finally lost his mind. Nothing about the idea appealed to me.
...But, being the biggest Mark Sisson fan, I decided to at least try it once... I mean, he's led me down A LOT of other paths that I thought were pretty crazy, and those are now just part of my new 'normal'... so why not this, right?
Oh. my. GOODness!
The full recipe is here... I think Mark's commentary is important/helpful:
I tried the whole egg version (with hot coffee), and added some vanilla, and halved the sugar (I'm not a sweets person). I have never been a fan of 'specialty' coffee, and I tried 'bulletproof' coffee and didn't care for it, but THIS is lovely! I thought I was drinking a caramel latte, or something! And it was straight up nutrition.
This will definitley be my go-to when I don't have time to sit down for breakfast!
EDITED TO ADD:
Years on into this Paleo journey, I love the concept of Bulletproof (Primal Egg) Coffee, and I drink some version of it every day!
...However, I remain more influenced by Mark Sisson in this matter, than I am by Dave Asprey. My way of making it has evolved and NOW:
-- I use coconut oil rather than MCT oil... many people don't tolerate MCT oil very well, and there is a fair bit of research that would suggest it's not a great metabolic choice. There are no user issues with CO, and I happen to believe food in its whole state is best.
-- I use butter (I like the taste)... and butter was chosen over cream because it is predominantly fat, has none of the dairy issues attached that cream does for some people, and is more nutrient dense than cream (higher in natural MCTs)... though some people do use cream instead. Also, cream isn't considered Paleo. Weirdly enough, I find the energy boost with butter is greater than that made with cream. "?"
-- I add egg yolks, or even sometimes whole eggs (a la Mark Sisson), in part because I have recently discovered I can't tolerate dairy (spikes my blood glucose), and I no longer drink coffee with cream. The egg yolks make it really rich and creamy, and I have a low-calorie, LCHF meal-in-a-cup that keeps me satiated for hours. I have also found it to be extremely room-temperature stable (it won't separate out). Every egg yolk has the ability to emulsify up to 1 tbsp. fat perfectly.
-- I use a variety of hot liquid: broth, coffee, tea (Vhal, your Gingerbread tea would be wonderful in this!) and water with cocoa powder... and they are ALL delicious!
So, my personal recipe: 1 tbsp. CO, 1 tbsp. butter, 2 egg yolks (occasionally whole eggs), a few shakes of salt, and 1.75 cups of hot beverage. If I'm using coffee or cocoa powder I add a shake or two of cinnamon and a splash of vanilla. If I'm using broth I add Chipotle pepper, garlic powder and poultry seasoning, and instead of butter I use either Schmaltz or pork belly lard. DELICIOUS!
I know someone is going to ask about the raw eggs: if you first blend the yolks in with the melted fat, and then slowly drizzle in the hot beverage as you continue to blend, the hot liquid cooks the eggs much as it would in a custard. I've had no issues at all.
...and for anyone who hasn't tried the Bulletproof brand of coffee beans, you may want to consider doing so. I thought it was all just hype, and I refused to pay the exorbitant shipping cost to Canada for already over-pried coffee. However when my local health-food store started carrying it, I bought a package. My experience suggests there may be something to it:
-- regular coffees gave me heartburn (had to quit drinking coffee for two years), Bulletproof brand does not. -- regular coffees gave me stomach aches, Bulletproof brand does not. -- regular coffees still give me hot flashes, Bulletproof brand does not. -- regular coffees spike my Blood glucose, Bulletproof brand does not.
Just food for thought.
Edited by: _RAMONA at: 11/14/2016 (10:42)
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I thought it would be disgusting but it's actually not ;) But I like eggs anyway pretty much lol! I wasn't a fan of the butter...but the oil doesn't bother me and it's a good way to get me closer to my target macro nutrients!
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I haven't tried it. To be quite honest, it looks really unappetizing to me. lol I have tried oil in my coffee. I like it better without. *no offence. I freeze my coffee into ice cubes, then blend it with some unsweetened chocolate almond milk and a pinch of stevia. I leave the eggs and oil to enjoy WITH my coffee. lol
I'm sure the eggs in your coffee are good for you though. Enjoy!
The actual "recipe" is for hot coffee, I just don't drink mine that way :)
The Egg YOLK recipe has: 1 1/2 cup (350 ml) coffee 3 pastured egg yolks 1 tsp sugar 1/4 tsp of salt
The WHOLE Egg recipe is: 1 cup (240 ml) coffee 2 pastured eggs 1 tsp sugar Pinch of salt
I forgot to do the salt lol, and I use Xylitol in place of sugar (we don;t even have regular sugar in the house lol), but you could easily use maple syrup or molasses or what-not too. You just froth the eggs with a spoon (well, you could use a stick blender and such but that's too much hassle for me in the AM lol) and dump into the coffee :) I added the MCT oil based on some of the comments and the idea of teh Bulletproof coffee too, and I like this WAY better than the butter/MCT/coffee!
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