Blended coffee recipe – a take on “bulletproof” coffee

I discovered a new way to make bulletproof coffee and I want to share it with you all! I got the idea from Tosca Reno, who is the eat clean diet woman who FIRST changed my life for the better in 2011 after I read her books on eating clean.

The recipe is simple. Take a high quality coffee bean (I like dark roast, organic) and make as you normally do (I use a french press). Then pour it in a blender with the following ingredients:

  • 1/2 tbsp organic unrefined coconut oil
  • 1/2 tbsp organic coconut cream (just the cream of coconut from canned and preferably organic coconut milk)
  • 1/2 tbsp almond butter (pure almond butter with no added sugars or oils, preferably)

Blend for 15-20 seconds (cover the lid with a towel) and enjoy this amazing, filling breakfast! This can be breakfast replacement or enjoy it along with your actual breakfast! Just do count the fat servings in this as a dose of healthy fat for the day! Fat is GOOD for us, y’all! Enjoy! Feel free to tweak the serving sizes of these fats. I don’t really measure mine specifically, I just get a large spoon and scoop out a little of each and blend. It’s soooo good! And go follow Tosca Reno and her amazing motivation as well!

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Easy overnight oats with berries and pecans

If you have busy mornings, you can make this easy recipe the night before. It takes about 5 minutes total – to toss it all together in a container and you’ve got a delicious, filling, nutritious breakfast ready to eat! I love this breakfast for the mornings I have clients at 6 AM. I pack it and eat it after I finish training. Try this out and let me know what you think.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 cup raw oats
  • A few dashes of cinnamon
  • Handful of rinsed blueberries
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • canned, organic, full fat coconut milk (about 1 tbsp)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4-1/2 scoop Julian Bakery vanilla paleo protein
  • sprinkling of unsweetened shredded coconut
  • Raw pecans
  • Raw honey

METHOD:

Mix all ingredients well in a small jar or container. Drizzle with raw honey. Store in fridge overnight or make multiple servings and they will all keep in the fridge for a few days. Eat the following morning. Enjoy! You can mix this up, too, and add different fruits if you wish. Anything goes. I personally like to add the protein powder for extra protein! Between the protein powder, oats, chia seeds and nuts this meal is about 16 grams of protein!

 

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Perfect steel cut oatmeal

This is the best oatmeal – hands down. It takes about twenty minutes to make but every weekend I look forward to having the time to make it and relax and enjoy my coffee with this oatmeal. During the week I’m up early at the gym so I don’t have time to make this, but, it’s SO great to have it on weekends! Here’s exactly what I do:

ingredients (serves 2):

  • 1/2 cup organic steel cut oats
  • dash sea salt
  • 1 chopped banana
  • 1/2 tsp pure organic vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • About 1/2 – 1 tbsp grassfed butter (must be grassfed!)
  • 6 tbsp egg whites (Extra protein! I buy plain carton 100% egg whites)
  • chopped raw pecans, for topping
  • 1/2 tbsp pure organic maple syrup

method:

Take a medium sized stainless steel pot (I do not use nonstick anything) and put your oats, salt, banana, cinnamon, butter and 2 cups of water inside. Bring to a boil. Reduce to medium low and add your vanilla extract and egg whites and let simmer at this temperature about 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Now reduce temperature to low and add the maple syrup. Let cook an additional 5-8 minutes until all liquid is absorbed and the texture is creamy. Lastly, mix in the chia seeds. Spoon evenly into two bowls and top with raw pecans.

Enjoy!
**Side note and update: this oatmeal is great to make in bulk and reheat in the mornings when too busy to make a breakfast (most of you are busy)! I love to make this and store in jars and microwave on my busy AMs! Yum!

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“Bulletproof” coffee

You need to google bulletproof coffee, first of all, because I did not come up with this! I do a slight variation of the original bulletproof coffee as I use organic, unrefined coconut oil and then of course grassfed butter. I don’t always make this in the morning – I don’t drink this before I go workout – but I do make this on the weekend or for an actual breakfast if I am not in the mood to eat something right away. It’s loaded with HEALTHY FAT – so don’t be scared to try this because it’s coffee with butter. It is actually very nutritious – the health benefits of grassfed butter and coconut oil are immense! The butter has to be pure, grassfed butter because we do not want to consume any of the antibiotics or hormones that a conventional cow would have been fed. Organic or grassfed butter would not come from an unhealthy cow. And truly we are only as healthy as the meat/eggs/butter/FOOD we eat which is why I NEVER purchase factory farmed meat!

Anyway, back to this bulletproof coffee! Healthy fat in the morning is perfect for you because it will keep you full compared to a carbohydrate rich breakfast. If you eat nothing but pure carbs for breakfast, such as a piece of fruit, you are spiking your blood sugar and you will find yourself pretty darn starving after about 1.5 to 2 hours! Which is why if you drink coffee with all of this healthy fat – you won’t spike your blood sugar at all. These healthy fats are so good for your brain, digestive system, your skin, etc., and when you combine it with organic, high quality coffee beans, you have an antioxidant rich drink. So if you are the type who hates to eat breakfast – this is the absolute perfect breakfast for you! Try it out – I promise you will love it. It is also a great way to get yourself off of the sugar habit in your coffee because this is creamy and tastes like a bad-for-you Starbucks beverage – though this isn’t bad for you at all! It is very simple to make so here is what I do:

First, I buy organic coffee beans. Organic is imperative because coffee beans are highly sprayed with pesticides and we do not want to consume those pesticide residues. Organic beans also taste better than conventional coffee – trust me. I prefer darker roast beans and I also use a French press. I recommend you get one of those too, they’re very easy to use and cheap. Just get on amazon and look up “French press” and get one.

I pour filtered water in the French press, filling it almost to the top, and then I pour that in my stainless steel tea kettle and bring it to a boil. I then take about 5 tbsp of coffee and put that in the bottom of the French press and wait for my water to finish boiling. Then I pour the water on top of the grinds, lightly set the plunger on top of the water, and let steep for exactly 8 mins (7-9 minutes is the rule). Once my timer goes off, I plunge the water/coffee and it’s ready to blend.

I pour the coffee in my blender, add about 1/2 – 1 tbsp grassfed butter and 1/2 – 1 tbsp organic unrefined coconut oil and blend (use a towel over the top of the blender as sometimes it splatters). Blend for just about 8 seconds or so, doesn’t need too much! And pour into large mugs. You now have the creamiest, richest, most delicious coffee ever!

YUM!

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Ingredients:

  • French press
  • Organic, high quality coffee beans (ground)
  • Grassfed butter (1/2 to 1 tbsp)
  • Organic unrefined coconut oil (1/2 to 1 tbsp)
  • Blender

Method:

Make your coffee as you normally do, I prefer using French press. Trust me, once you go French press you never go back to regular coffee! Pour your coffee in the blender and add the coconut oil and grassfed butter. You don’t have to be exact here – just a little of each will do! Blend on low for a few seconds, pour and enjoy. You are welcome!

 

 

APPLE OATMEAL BAKE

This can be eaten cold or hot; with or without some raw organic yogurt OR my personal fav, APPLE SAUCE. Just make sure you buy unsweetened apple sauce and ingredients should be 100% organic apples.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups oats
  • 2 apples of choice (organic), chopped into small cubes
  • 1 cup goat milk (I like goat milk because it is easily digested; you can also sub coconut milk/water – just be sure the coconut milk is the canned, organic kind because that is the only clean one I have found)
  • 2 whole eggs + 3 tbsp egg whites
  • 1/4 cup raw, local honey (or 100% pure maple syrup)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt

METHOD:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix your dry ingredients in a large bowl. In a separate, smaller bowl, whisk your eggs and add in the rest of the liquid ingredients. Add the wet to try dry and mix well, adding the apples in last. Pour into a medium sized baking dish and bake for about 30 minutes. Keep an eye on it – if you use a smaller baking dish it may need to go a little longer as it will be thicker. A larger baking dish is more spread out so it will cook faster. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes before serving.

Serve with either additional apple sauce or raw organic yogurt. YUM. Serves 6. 

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Cocoa-Bacon-Oat Muffins : gluten free

The recipe for these popped up on my timehop today so I knew I had to make them and tell you all about it! These are so clean and healthful and have a salty sweet twist because of the bacon! Muffins don’t have to have flour, as you will find! These are awesome – you can also feel free to add some dark chocolate chips if you’d like!

ingredients:

  • 5-6 pieces nitrite free cooked bacon, chopped
  • 1.5 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup cocoa or cacao
  • 1/2 cup chopped raw nuts (I used cashews)
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped dates (remove pit)
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • dash of cinnamon & sea salt

Pre-heat oven to 350. Cook your bacon on the stove and chop it into pieces first! Then:

Mix dry ingredients together and wet ingredients separately. Be sure your egg and maple syrup are close to room temperature before mixing in your melted coconut oil (or the coconut oil will solidify). Then add your wet ingredients to your dry and blend well, spooning into 12 lined muffin tins. Bake for ~30 minutes and enjoy! Good as a snack or on the go breakfast!

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almond butter banana oatmeal

Y’all there is just something about oatmeal. I love it. I make it a few days a week and it’s so cleansing!! This is my favorite way to make hot oats. Adding the banana in the cooking process makes it sweet without adding any sweetener! Although I add maple syrup sometimes – just a little goes a long way! Oh and warning: this recipe may “clean” you out! Tons of fiber! Here’s my recipe:

serves 2

ingredients:

  • 1 c organic oats
  • 1 tbsp steel cut oats (for crunch)
  • 1 chopped banana
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 6 tbsp egg whites (extra protein; optional)
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • cinnamon
  • dash sea salt (brings out the sweetness)
  • dash of pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp of maple syrup (optional)

Put your oats in a pot and add 2 cups of water. Add the banana, sea salt, cinnamon and vanilla. Bring to a boil stirring occasionally. Reduce temperature to low and add the egg whites. Stir. After a few minutes add the remaining ingredients: almond butter, chia seeds. Turn off the stove and add 1 tbsp of maple syrup if desired. Spoon into two bowls and enjoy! Today I topped mine with organic cultured probiotic yogurt and it was divine! This will keep you full for hours! Enjoy your Sunday!

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