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Healthy Habit #2 – Bulletproof Coffee

Bulletproof coffee is all the rage and everyone seems to have their own version of it.

After drinking my lemon/salt water, I prep my coffee, to fuel my workout before I head out to the gym.

Since coffee is a high pesticide crop, always get organic, please! I have found Peet’s organic coffee at Costco. In the past, I have also brewed Bulletproof Coffee, which is great because it is certified to also not contain any molds. But, I need to share the pot with 2 of my boys, so I have settled for Peet’s for now.

Coffee is a wonderful source of polyphenols, which are micronutrients with many health benefits, also found in red wine and chocolate. It has been said that cold brew does not release the polyphenols into the coffee as they need heat to extract from the beans.

The next ingredient is Brain Octane. Essentially this is the best form of MCT (Medium Chain Triglyderide) Oil found in coconut oil. When you look at coconut oil, you can break it down to C6, C8, C10, and C12. C8 provides the most ketones and this is what you find in Brain Octane. Many other MCT’s contain a combination.

Because I want to remain in a fasted state, I only use 1 teaspoon.

Now there is debate whether you can still be fasted if you just consume fat because your insulin does not elevate. There are also experts that say you need to keep your calories under 50. So combining both these thoughts, this works for me. One teaspoon of MCT oil contains about 45 calories, so I am in the clear.

Cinnamon is another ingredient in my morning brew. Not only does it add a wonderful flavor, but it is a prebiotic. This improves insulin sensitivity and support your gut microbiome. While many people take probiotics to add in good bacteria, prebiotics nourish the existing bacteria.

To sweeten the cup, I add liquid stevia. This is the most natural sweetener I can find on the market, without a bunch of added junk.

Whip all this in your favorite blender, I use an old fashioned glass Oster, and enjoy. If you are like me, you will drink several cups and enjoy throughout the entire morning!

How do you enjoy your morning coffee?? Please comment below and share your favorite tips!

XX Tracee

 

BTW, when you click on a link and purchase a product, I may receive a bit of coffee money, which you can probably tell I love, and it helps support my work. If you would rather me not enjoy my favorite brew, feel free to go directly to the website and purchase your goodies. 

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