So this is what I’ve been starting my days with recently – what I like to call “fat coffee”.
It’s actually Bambu coffee substitute (a chicory-based drink), which I’ve been drinking in the mornings for the last month or so, to warm myself up in this cold weather, and to add some “warmth” to my very yin metabolism.
I was inspired to try this after reading about Kristen ‘Raw’ Suzanne’s shift to a version of the paleo diet called “Bulletproof”.
I’m always interested to learn about things that intrigues me, and so I spent some time learning more about the Bulletproof way of eating.
In the process, I discovered something Dave Asprey, the creator of the Bulletproof way, calls “Bulletproof Coffee”.
He sources the best-quality, lowest-toxin coffee and drinks it with 2/3 of a stick of grass-fed butter every morning.
Although I’m not planning on going paleo any time soon, I’m enjoying learning more about it and incorporating elements of it into what I do, especially the emphasis on wholefoods.
I’ve been hearing for ages how good coconut oil is for us, but I’ve never really enjoying chowing down on a spoonful of it.
So I decided to experiment on myself and made my own version of Bulletproof coffee, using Bambu coffee substitute and a generous teaspoon of coconut oil.
I add my cold water first to the Bambu, and then the boiling water, so I’m only ever warming it up, not cooling it down.
And I like to drink my hot drinks reasonably warm, but not so warm that I ever burn myself, so I guess that would mean that it ends up around 35-40°C (ish).
I add the coconut oil to my warm drink, and stir it around until it melts, so it shouldn’t get overheated either.
I end up with a layer of melted coconut oil on top of my coffee, and in combination with the Bambu flavour, it tastes just like I remember cup-a-soup tasting. Yum.
This is definitely not a low-fat drink, but it is full of healthy fats, and it is rather delicious, and one or two cups keeps me satisfied until lunchtime.
I haven’t stacked on the kilos yet, so it will be interesting to see how it goes after a few weeks of this.
It’s fun experimenting on myself!
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~ Nikki, Eating Vibrantly