DIY Recipe: Bulletproof Coffee with Cannabutter

Cannabis in Your Coffee

Most people think about using cannabutter in their baked goods, but one of the best ways to use it may just be within your morning coffee. Bulletproof coffee is made from a combination of grass-fed butter, coffee and brain octane oil, a specially extracted coconut oil that can be bought online or at many different health food stores.

The drink combines three blended ingredients to create a frothy coffee beverage reminiscent of a latte. It has become especially popular in recent years alongside the trend of paleo and whole food-focused diets. The creator of bulletproof coffee, Dave Asprey, first had the idea for the buttery concoction when he was in Tibet at 18,000 feet above sea level. He was given a drink made from tea and yak butter that made him feel rejuvenated and energized.


The self-proclaimed “biohacker” set out to create a drink inspired by that same yak butter tea that brought him energy and mental clarity. He formulated bulletproof coffee with clean coffee beans, grass-fed butter and brain octane oil. The butter gives healthy milk fats without denatured casein, which is present in milk and cream, while the brain octane oil provides benefits to brain function and supports ketosis. The coffee itself is helpful in boosting metabolism and powering your brain through the day. Many health food personalities and celebrities swear by it as a morning boost, without any afternoon crash because of the way the fat allows your body to process the caffeine.


Cannabis & Healthy Fats

Cannabis isn’t a novel addition to coffee or butter. Special cannabis clubs enjoyed coffee spiked with marijuana in Paris in the 1800s. The concoction that they drank, which was made of spices, sugar, butter, cannabis and coffee, came from middle eastern traditions that the men had witnessed and then adopted.

Adding cannabis to your morning coffee can provide you with an easy administration of your medication, and drinking your cannabis bulletproof cannabis coffee helps you better process cannabinoids due to the presence of healthy fats from both the butter and coconut oil. Here’s how to boost your morning with cannabis-infused bulletproof coffee.


  • 1–2 cups of coffee of your choice

  • 1–2 tbsp brain octane oil or coconut oil

  • 1–2 tbsp grass-fed cannabutter* (we recommend you make you cannabis butter from scratch; check out our HelloMD Cannabutter recipe. You can use high-quality grass-fed butter to get the full beneficial effects from bulletproof coffee)

  • Any other additions you would like – many people enjoy adding flavorings, like cinnamon or vanilla extract, a sweeter like stevia, or other boosters like collagen peptides

How To

Blend all of the ingredients together in a blender until the coffee appears frothy. Serve and enjoy.

*Make sure you pay attention to the strength of your cannabutter. You may find that a tablespoon or two of butter is too high a cannabis dose. It may be a good idea to make a less potent batch of cannabutter to enjoy with your bulletproof coffee.

If you’re new to cannabis and want to learn more, take a look at our Cannabis 101 post. HelloMD can help you get your medical marijuana recommendation; it’s 100% online, private and efficient.


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