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Coconut Oil Coffee

 

Coconut Oil Coffee
Coconut Oil Coffee

 

The new thing I tried for March is coconut oil in my coffee, (if you are new to the site my new years resolution was to try something new each month).  I’m sure you all have heard of Bulletproof Coffee, if you haven’t HERE is the skinny on it.  I have heard and read about this some time ago, and never have gotten around to trying it.  I haven’t done the butter part of the recipe as I don’t have any salt free butter on hand.  But I can tell you, just with the coconut oil alone, it is DELICIOUS!  The trick is using really good organic coffee and a blender to make the magic happen.  It resembles a creamy foamy latte.

Why coconut oil in coffee you ask?  Well the premise is that instead of eating breakfast you drink your fat laden coffee and: one-you are not hungry, two-you are transforming your body into a fat burner ( medium chain fatty acid requires no conversion in the body it is just straight on energy), and three-it makes you super alert, energetic, and “bulletproof”.

I haven’t done it enough to see if the three things above are true for me, but it tastes so good, that I am planning on experimenting with it over the next month.  I love coconut oil, not only does it taste great, it has many health benefits.  Read more about it HERE.  I dare you to try it!

 

Coconut Oil Coffee (based on the Bulletproof Coffee Recipe)

1 Cup freshly brewed Espresso or French pressed or Pour over Organic Coffee (Go Organic-Coffee is one of the most heavily sprayed crops)

1 TBL Grass Fed Unsalted Butter (optional) (Grass fed butter has better fats in it)

1 TBL Coconut Oil

1 TBL Half and Half or Full Fat Cream (optional)

  1. Make your preferred method of freshly brewed coffee.
  2. Add the coconut oil and cream into a blender.
  3. Pour the coffee into the blender.
  4. Blend for 20-30 seconds at high speed.
  5. Pour your frothy goodness into your favorite mug and Enjoy the fat burning energy!

The Paleo Mocktail and February Clean up

Paleo Mocktail
Paleo Mocktail

The new thing for me this February is doing a 2 week reset (actually it is really five weeks, but you really eat strictly 2 weeks).  I signed up for Chris Kresser’s 14four program, and am now into to my second week of rebooting and resetting.  The program addresses the four big factors of life: Diet, Stress, Exercise and Sleep. I did a bit of indulging over the holidays,  as we can all tend to do, so I am taking this time to focus on my health inside and out.

Not that I booze it up every night, but I’ve been known to enjoy the cocktail hour every now and then.  Sometimes you just need to tweak reality a little, to fool your brain into thinking it is NOT getting deprived.  So in the evenings right about cocktail hour, my girls and I have been concocting the mocktail.  We drink them in fancy wineglasses, and I have to say I don’t miss the alcohol…… (dark chocolate is another story).

I really recommend a reset it feels really good! It is fun to try some new recipes and to focus on the other important areas of our lives we tend to dismiss .  I can’t speak well enough of Chris Kresser and his work, he is a functional medicine practitioner in California, and he is spot on in my book with his approach to wellness and healing.  Check him out HERE you’ll be glad you did!

Not that the mocktail really warrants a recipe, but here is our take on it!!

Mocktail

1 Tbl. Freshly squeezed Lemon or Lime Juice

1 TBL. Sour Cherry juice Concentrate

Sparkling Water

  1. Pour the Lemon or Lime and Cherry Concentrate into a fancy wineglass
  2. Add Sparkling Water and Stir
  3. Enjoy this refreshing Beverage
  4. Make any combo you’d like with fresh juices and some ginger or herbs as well!
  5. Serves 1