Starting your day with a bulletproof coffee is like the adult equivalent of a chocolate milkshake for breakfast – without the disastrous effects of a sugar crash! Not only is this creamy and highly caffeinated cocktail delicious, but it energizes you, stimulates metabolism, boosts focus & improves your brain function! No wonder it’s called “bulletproof coffee”. In today’s world, everyone is trying the next big thing or some sweet hack that will make your life better. Well we have found it when it comes to coffee. This caffeinated concoction of butter, MCT oil, and espresso gives you a decent dose of healthy fats and a slow roll of caffeine that will keep you energized and your mood boosted all morning long. There are some claims that putting butter in your coffee can even lead to weight loss.
Even though delicious and tremendously good for you, the expense of a daily kombucha fix can really start to add up. At $3 a pop you could be treating yourself to a monthly single item purchase from Lulu! Am I the only one that uses Lululemon as a benchmark to gain monetary perspective?! ? Financial sacrifices aside, the benefits of this potent elixir is that it provides your body with a natural dose of probiotics (healthy bacteria). Probiotics aid digestion, reduce inflammation and improve your overall gut health, which is a crucial component of whole-body health and weight loss.
You’re gonna love this super simple chocolate almond butter protein shake recipe! ? Confession, I am a nut butter fiend! I have about 5 different jars of nut butters all going at the same time; coconut butter, cashew butter, peanut butter, almond butter…you get the picture. I’m obsessed! Luckily I have Betsy’s Best to feed my passion. Aside from it’s deliciously creamy texture and taste, the other thing I love about nut butters is how satisfied I feel after a spoonful. All I need is a healthy dollop of fat in my breakfast smoothie and I am good to go all morning long!
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard someone tell me that they don’t eat carbs but then I’ll see them happily munch their way through an açaí bowl. People who don’t track their food don’t know any better but if you do track your macros, you’ll know just how calorically dense these bowls can be! What you probably thought of as being super healthy and good for you, you’ve now discovered is often super high in sugar and can easily set you back 100 grams carbs or more!
Calling all coffee lovers! We have a frozen mocha treat for you here that comes with a surprising twist. Cauliflower and ice cream!? You bet! It’s the surprise ingredient here. When used frozen it helps to add thickness and gets you closer to that 800 grams of fruits and veggies! If you love crunchy toppings like I do, try adding some cacao nibs as sprinkles. Chopped nuts, granola and coconut flakes would also be super tasty additions to compliment each mouthful of mocha deliciousness.
Protein shakes are a fantastic way to fuel your muscles after a great workout, but simply combining protein powder and water can be pretty boring and bland. By adding ice and a few other tasty ingredients you can turn that boring smoothie into a delicious dessert.
If you’re following us on our Instagram, y’all know that my breakfasts have been somewhat epic of late! In the last 7 days I’ve had donuts on four occasions, pancakes twice and a sausage and egg breakfast bagel once. I can confirm that life is peachy in the foodie city of Atlanta! 🙂 Key lime pie is waiting for me just over the border, but in the meantime I’ll be devouring pancakes and other southern delights! ?
I don’t know about you, but when I think of Fall a Starbuck’s Pumpkin Spice Latte always springs to mind! For those of you who who can’t live without a bit of pumpkin spice in your life, try out this low carb pumpkin pie smoothie. It’s great for breakfast or a snack and super filling from all the fiber that’s in pumpkin.