I am a HUUUUUGEEEEE coffee lover… like I spent over $1000 on an Italian espresso machine. I am sharing this crazy fact so you can understand what I mean when I say I. love. good. coffee. And this recipe takes coffee to a whole new level.
Yet I haven't always had a healthy relationship with coffee. For years, I was literally addicted to it. Like I would (and prob still could) drink cup after cup after cup after cup…. if I'm not careful. That much caffeine made me a grouchy, exhausted person— which completely defeated the purpose of me drinking it in the first place. Yet that's what happens when we take things to that level of addiction. It goes downhill fast. So I made a change.
I was able to break my caffeine addiction with Fresh Start: A 21-day cleanse. It took 5 days of serious withdrawals (the shakes, the migraines, the hallucinations, the anger, the exhaustion)… but I did it! And after 21 days without it, I realized that I actually didn't need it in my life. Now, I choose to have it on occasion and I enjoy every sip.
I found a way to make coffee a healthy habit for myself, rather than a serious addiction. For me, it's a mix of moderation and using high quality ingredients. Now, when I enjoy my cup of coffee, it actually gives me stable energy, mental clarity, helps flush out my system and keeps my skin glowing. I reap the benefits from it!
The recipe I use it quite radical for a cup of joe sorta person. It requires a blender and a few niche products that you can get through Amazon and your local grocery store. As intimidating as that may be, it truly is worth trying it out.
The blender emulsifies the butter and coconut oil, creating a creamy and frothy drink with a boost of beneficial fats. It's inspired by Dave Asprey's Bulletproof Coffee, which is how I originally got introduced to healthy fats combined with coffee.
Lately, I have been upgrading it EVEN more will grass-fed collagen powder. I think once you hit 34 years old and the grey hairs start popping up, it's time to take aging seriously. So I've been investing in my longevity with high-quality collagen and loads of healthy fats— which is exactly what this recipe is all about.
If you'd like to make this decaf, I recommend using Dandy Blend, which is the best coffee alternative out there, in my opinion, of course. I am in LOVE this stuff! It's caffeine free, gluten free and delicious. I seriously don't even realize I'm not drinking coffee, it's so similar.
You'll love this high-octane beverage to give you a steady boost of energy (without the jitters or crash of typical cup of coffee).
- 1 cup brewed coffee (or Dandy Blend, a caffeine-free alternative)
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil (or MCT oil)
- 2 tablespoons grass-fed butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 scoop collagen (optional)
- Carefully blend all ingredients until combined.
- Drink warm and enjoy the healthy fat goodness!