Make Your Coffee Bulletproof
If you are a coffee fiend and just cannot start your day without it, make your coffee bulletproof to protect your adrenals, provide long lasting energy for your brain and nourish your gut at the same time.
You see, straight caffeine provides us a quick jolt of energy which can send our adrenals into overdrive. If you’re prone to the jitters or feel a little anxious after a cup of coffee….. that’s a sure fire sign you’r adrenals are stressed out.
When you add fat to a coffee, you instantly delay the release of the caffeine resulting in a long slow drawn out energy boost rather than a quick fix that gives you the shakes. Think of it as a buffer.
Our favourite fat to add to our bulletproof coffee is Ghee (make sure it is Grass fed and Organic) as it nourishes our digestive fires and is very cooling to the body. It’s also rich in Vitamin A which is crucial for healthy skin, eye and brain development. Coconut oil is obviously an excellent choice as well thanks to it’s antibacterial properties.
Add to that a scoop of gelatine powder for protein (we like Sarah Wilsons because we know it isn’t contributing to deforestation) and gut healing powers and you have a high energy fuel source rich in amino acids to repair muscle, a variety of minerals and nutrients and fat to power up your brain and support a healthy metabolism.
To make a Bulletproof Coffee………..
- Take your shot of espresso, percolated or plunger coffee and throw it in a blender with 1/2 cup of hot water.
- Add a good tablespoon of Ghee/ Coconut Oil or Grass fed Butter and a scoop of Gelatin Powder (totally optional).
- If you like it sweet, add 5 drops of Stevia to it, pinch of vanilla powder or a drop of cinnamon doTerra essential oil.
Blend on high for 20 seconds and you should have a super creamy, luscious coffee.
For a completely caffeine free alternative, you must try making an adaptogen tonic!
Yes Gwenyth Paltrow has done a fine job of making them sound super wanky but adaptogens are pow-er-ful!
If you are trying to ditch the caffeine because your adrenals need some healing, you can make the most delicious hormone balancing tonic using a mixture of adaptogens.
You'll get the same energy kick minus the shakes and your immune and endocrine system will be nourished at the same time.
We are obsessed with Sun Potion's Yin Blend for women which includes Pearl, Maca, Ashwaganda and many more potent ingredients with added Rhodiola and Mucuna Dopa for extra cognitive and nervous system support.
We use a base of Tee-Chino which is a herbal 'not coffee' mix that actually tastes incredible and to that we add our Bulletproof extra's for the most amazing morning kick start.
You've got to try it!