I don’t know if you have read it yet, but my most recent post was on whether or not we should drink coffee. While I personally do not think coffee is necessarily bad to drink, I do think it’s important to watch the quantity we consume. I try to stick to one small cup a day, give or take.
While I believe quantity is important, I also believe quality is equally important. My recipe for super coffee is so satisfying, each sip will leave you feeling on air with all its rich, creamy goodness. It is a variation on this viral recipe going around called Bulletproof Coffee.
What is Bulletproof Coffee?
Bulletproof coffee is spreading far and wide over the interweb. Created by Dave Asprey of The Bulletproof Executive, Bulletproof Coffee combines grass-fed butter and coffee to give you energy that lasts all morning. David explains the importance of using good quality grass-fed butter and getting coffee that is “clean” (meaning chemical and toxin free). To learn more about the original recipe and philosophy, click here.
Kick the “Creamer”
Have you ever looked on the back of the flavored creamers at the food store? I used to use these in my coffee every morning…but after I switched to real food, the horror of reading these labels shocked me to the core! I was a fan of the Coconut Creamers out there…but I wish I had used my super coffee recipe I have below instead of the fake, overly processed creamers on the shelf. This is what is in that creamer I used to use:
“WATER, SUGAR, PARTIALLY HYDROGENATED SOYBEAN AND/OR COTTONSEED OIL, AND LESS THAN 2% OF SODIUM CASEINATE (A MILK DERIVATIVE)**, MONO- AND DIGLYCERIDES, DIPOTASSIUM PHOSPHATE, COLOR ADDED, CELLULOSE GEL, NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS, CELLULOSE GUM, CARRAGEENAN, DISODIUM PHOSPHATE.” (source)
Go back to nature’s deliciously sweet and original creamer…cream! It’s delicious in your cup of joe; and use natural sweeteners like honey or maple syrup (trust me, you’ll love the taste it gives your coffee). Find out why it’s best to use natural sweeteners from Food Renegade.
Add the Superfoods
To make my super coffee, I jam-pack good quality coffee with lots of goodies that make it taste oh so delicious and more nutrient dense. I add in:
- homemade ghee (or buy it here), which contains high amounts of vitamin K2
- grass-fed gelatin, which is amazing for your joints and cartilage
- unrefined expeller-pressed coconut oil, a rich and slightly coconutty oil that will give you all the flavor your coffee will ever need (you can use refined coconut oil if you don’t like the coconut flavor). Coconut oil has been shown to increase metabolic activity, has lauric acid in it, and has antimicrobial properties
- I also add in heavy cream and a little bit of honey to sweeten it up
8 ounces organic, fair trade coffee, preferably decaf or half-caf (like this)
heavy cream to taste (raw, if possible)
1/2 teaspoon grass-fed gelatin (like this)
2 teaspoons of unrefined or refined coconut oil (where to buy coconut oil)
2 teaspoons of ghee (where to buy ghee or how to make ghee)
raw honey to sweeten (optional)
1. Brew your coffee as usual.
2. Add all ingredients and either blend or mix well.
3. Enjoy the satisfying deliciousness!
This post is a part of Simple Lives Thursday, Fat Tuesday, Sunday School, Simple Lives Thursday, Homestead Barn Hop, Tasteful Tuesday, Thank Your Body Thursday, Tasty Traditions, Whole Foods Wednesday, Sunday School, Make Your Own! Monday, Homestead Barn Hop, Melt in Your Mouth Monday, Meatless Mondays.