As usual, I’m impressed with his work.
I’ve met Dave in person, been interviewed on his podcast, and video-conferenced with him in the past. He’s a really nice guy. Humble and kind are the words that come to mind when I think of him. And when I read his books, especially the latest, I think of him as courageous (and of course, interesting).
Inspired by my weird? cravings for MCT oil and his new book, I wanted some Bulletproof Coffee.
Back up: You all know I’m learning Italian for a few reasons: 1) bad-ass speaking more than one language 2) I’m living in Italy, so Italian was the smart choice, and 3) longevity. Learning a foreign language is really good for your brain.
I decided to try MCT oil and see if it helped my learning the language. I hadn’t had MCT in a couple of years I’d estimate?
In the late spring, I ordered C8 MCT oil from Amazon in the UK, and I started whisking butter and MCT into my coffee for a traditional Bulletproof Coffee Recipe as Dave Asprey created.
For whatever reason, maybe it was traveling during the summer and I couldn’t bring my big glass bottle of C8 MCT oil, but I found myself going back to just shots of espresso.
Then, I set it aside to oil-pull for oral health.
Not using it for coffee, I started to make my through the bottle this fall by oil-pulling. But, I decided I wanted to add extra-virgin olive oil to it so I could reap those benefits with my oil-pulling as well.
Then, because I like mint, I added mint essential oil drops. It made for a great oil-pulling solution.
Fast-forward to last month.
Before reading Super Human, I found myself craving MCT oils and keto-style coffee. In my research, I found this powder (on Amazon in the UK) to mix into coffee that included collagen protein powder, grass-fed butter powder (how do they do that lol?), MCT oil powder, and whey protein powder, plus a few trace ingredients of other things.
I wanted it. I ordered it.
I started making coffee with it and found myself only craving this coffee a couple of times in the morning. I didn’t want my usual scrambled eggs or greek yogurt or anything else. I did enjoy swallowing raw egg yolks though and continued to do that on the side.
Later, after listening to Dave’s latest book, I found myself wanting to amp up the MCT and cyclical-keto lifestyle.
I wanted to keep using the powder (2 scoops), but was eager to have more MCT. I didn’t have any on hand… or did I?
Oh, yeah, in my bathroom I had a mixture of MCT, Olive Oil, and Peppermint essential oil. Should I? After all, I’ve made butter coffee with olive oil before (here). How bad can it be with mint?
What the fuck, let’s do it. If it sucks, I’ll slam it down.
After all, nothing can be as sucky as green powder drinks. If I used to be able to drink those, I would be able to handle this.
I took the protein powder mentioned above. I added 1 raw egg yolk. I added a little scoop of raw butter. I added a tiny bit of raw chocolate powder.
I added the MCT – Olive oil – Peppermint mixture.
What do you know? It was great! I had to chuckle out loud. Mint coffee? Yeah. Actually it just tasted like mint hot chocolate even though there wasn’t much chocolate in it.
So there you go, don’t be afraid to experiment with weird things. You might like the result.
Am I learning Italian faster?
Too soon to tell, but I am loving the addition of this to my diet for now. I drink a few a day (mostly decaf after the first one). I’m inspired by Dave’s book to do some more experimenting with anti-aging and brain-boosting. I’ll keep you posted as I get back to biohacking in an effort to feel and look like I’m 27 years old and join Dave in living until I’m at least 180.
“Go big or go home” is my M.O.
Coming up: I have a new anti-aging skin hack I’ll be blogging about. See my instagram account for a sneak-peak. It’s not from Dave’s new book, rather an email I received from the company I buy this product from that I’ll talk more about later.