Then I found out that 2 miles away from my house was an actual Bulletproof Coffee, coffee shop. I didn't even know that was a thing! So I went to check it out on Friday! It's in an old Starbucks right on Main Street in Santa Monica. It is beautiful! Great outdoor area and nice seating areas inside to work or hang out.
I wasn't quite sure what to order, but settled on the Mocha. It is the bulletproof coffee recipe with some sugar-free mocha mixed in. Even though I am typically a Venti kind of girl, I got a small just to be cautious. Then I made a bold move and ordered a small bone broth too. I read an article about how Kobe Bryant drinks bone broth and had seen it mentioned on Keto blogs and forums, so I figured why not?!
The Mocha was good! I drank it slowly, but it was super satisfying. Then once I finished I started slowly but surely sipping the bone broth. That was a little more intimidating. It smells like a beef broth, but looks oilier. There were also "things" floating in it. Herbs I guess? Not sure exactly. It helped that it was in a coffee cup so I didn't really look at it. The oily texture took some getting used to, but I did it. I sipped the whole thing over a course of about 2 hours. I had a meeting so I brought it along and instantly my coworkers were like "what is that?!?!" even through the cup haha. But I stayed strong and finished it.
Once I did I think it took about 30 minutes for me to start feeling SUPER HIGH! Between the bulletproof and the bone broth I was FULL of energy! I felt like I could do anything! By this time it was about 2pm. I finished the bulletproof at 10:30 I would say, then drank the bone broth between noon and 1:30pm. I had eaten 2 small pieces of turkey at lunch around 1pm, but I wasn't hungry. Just thought it would be bad manners to pass on the food they bought for our lunch meeting. I was floating on air. It was incredible! I want to feel like that every day!
So the next day (yesterday) I went back! Ordered the same thing, a small Mocha and a small bone broth. I brought my daughter along, who has been Keto for a few weeks, and she ordered a small non-coffee latte and a Power Breakfast. The non-coffee latter still has the grass-fed butter and Brain Octane Oil in it and I had them add the mocha flavoring in there. She liked it! The Power Breakfast looked DELICIOUS! Great presentation! Then an employee asked if we wanted to try their Bulletproof ice cream. Ice cream for breakfast?! Of course she wanted to try it! So we each got a sample of their special chocolate ice cream and it was yummy! Super fatty tasting in the best way possible. So I let her get a small cup of that after her breakfast. I blame this on guilt because she has really impressed me that she has been able to stick with this Keto thing- she was WAY more carb addicted than me, so it is a huge accomplishment for her!
About an hour after she finished eating she was giddy! She was super full but kept doing this happy tummy dance which was the cutest thing ever! There is a video on my Instagram page that I took to capture the cuteness:) I sipped my bone broth slowly once again. We went to a movie at 4pm and that was the first time I ate anything (a few pieces of Moon Cheese and Epic bacon jerky bites). I just wasn't hungry. That night I had salmon poke for dinner. I was totally satisfied, so crazy!
Now it's Sunday, of course I went back. Today I got a medium Mocha and a small bone broth. I still haven't drank the bone broth, I'm going to drink it tomorrow at work. But even without the bone broth I wasn't very hungry. So the coffee alone is extremely filling. I used to do low carb sugar-free lattes at Starbucks with heavy whipping cream and they never filled me like Bulletproof.
So now I am hooked and my daughter is hooked on the ice cream:) I can guarantee I will be spending A LOT of time at Bulletproof Coffee and they are opening one in the Arts District too, which means there will be one by my house AND by my work. Goodbye money, hello fatty goodness!
Here is their menu! I do wish you could click on each item and see exactly what is in each one and the nutritional breakdown. Maybe I will suggest that to them, but I feel pretty confident I am about to become their best customer.