Can y’all even believe that we’re at the end of October?? I feel like every year we reach this point and I become all reminiscent of the fact that time moved so quickly and we somehow ended up at the holidays. What are y’all going to be for Halloween? Last year I was Dr. Mindy Lahiri and I have yet to think of a costume that is as simple and fun as that one was for me, (ehem, all I had to do was buy a doctor’s coat!) so suggestions are welcome! I’m will not be going out for Halloween this year either, as the morning after I have to catch a 6am flight back to Minneapolis. So I will be in bed early after watching It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown and eating some of my Chocolate Quinoa Bark. Also – after finishing my juice cleanse this week, I am finally reunited with my one true love – coffee. So I’m super excited to share this recipe for one of my favorite ways to take my Cameron’s Coffee :: in bulletproof form. Now that the weather has cooled down a smidge here in California, I feel like I can finally start drinking some hot coffee here and there. Now don’t get me wrong, I am an Iced Coffee/Cold Brew gal through and through, but there is something super special about waking up to that chilly and crisp air and cozy-ing up to a hot brew.
I’ve been working my way through the different blends that Cameron’s Coffee sent me, and while the Organic French Roast has been my favorite, I just brewed up the Organic Sumatra Blend this last weekend and it was amaaaazing. It was just the right amount of rich and earthy in flavor but not overwhelmingly so when drinking it black. Since I normally take my coffee with some kind of milk or cream, the fact that I could drink this coffee with minimal cream was super nice, which is why I ended up making my Bulletproof Coffee with this blend. So, Bulletproof Coffee. You’ve probably heard of it or seen it in some cheesy list of health and wellness trends you should try. While this style of coffee has gained a certain amount of notoriety for being the coffee that uber healthy people drink, it really couldn’t be simpler to make at home and actually does pack some wonderful health benefits to it as well. In it’s trendy origin, Bulletproof Coffee was a mix of coffee, grass-fed butter, and MCT oil. Since its popularization, it’s turned to a general mixture of coffee with healthy fats which is much more my speed as if you’re drinking this every single morning, MCT oil can start to add up in the bank account. So what are the health benefits of drinking Bulletproof Coffee? Starting your day with this kind of drink helps give you an extra dose of energy with your coffee, gets in a good helping of healthy fats first thing in the day, and can help with improved cognitive function. So this is where my nerdy self gets super excited about health functions. Your brain needs healthy fats to function at its best. Since our brains are composed of mostly fat, fueling yourself with healthy fats can help your brain work better as it encourages ketosis, which provides energy to our brains and stimulates an increased production of neurotransmitters that play a role in our learning and memory. And if nothing else, coffee tastes super good with that extra creamy layer to it!
So my version is a little different than a normal Bulletproof Coffee because I add a spoonful of spices to it for some additional benefits in my cup. I add about a teaspoon or so of my chai spice mix which is just a blend of ground cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, pepper, cloves, and nutmeg, but you can use any spice blend that you prefer. I also use ghee instead of straight grass-fed butter, but again, totally up to you depending on what you have on hand, and I also add a heaping spoonful of coconut cream because I’m obsessed with that white gold. So you’ll just toss all of the ingredients into a blender with the coffee, blend for a few minutes so you get that frothy top and your morning will be set. Give it a try, let me know what you think, and share your favorite ways to brew with me!
bulletproof coffee recipe
makes 2 cups of coffee
16 oz hot brewed coffee (I like the Organic Sumatra Blend)
2 tbsp melted ghee
1 1/2 tsp chai spice
2 tbsp coconut cream
- add all of the ingredients into a blender. blend on medium-high speed for about 1 – 2 minutes until everything is combined.
- pour into serving mugs. enjoy!
Thanks to Cameron’s Coffee for sponsoring this post!