I like to watch Morning Joe on MSNBC. A balanced viewpoint. Left and right. I like to see what Mika is wearing (yes, shallow) and actually I like to see what Joe is wearing as well.
And I like to listen to them.
This morning I was up so early they weren't even on yet! But now that they are, this morning they are broadcasting from a pub somewhere. The pub looks very contemporary. I want to have breakfast there with the chic-looking crowd.
And I am drinking my morning joe. Can't start my morning without my morning joe.
And I want to talk about bulletproof coffee. Lots of buzz in the paleo/primal community about this way to help with intermittent fasting. I personally love to intermittent fast a bit during the week. I've found that since I've been in my 50s it's difficult to maintain a certain weight unless I eat very low calories. I know many believe that's not a good thing, but there is a separate thought that eating lower calories is beneficial for our longevity.
I do it to maintain and lose weight. And it makes me feel pretty darn good.
When behaving (which I am) I like to eat one main meal during my day. I start with my beloved coffee. I like to have that first large mug with a bit of heavy cream and stevia. Mmmm! Some good fat, the caffeine I love, and a bit of natural sweetness.
Then I decide which meal I am eating that day. Totally depends on what I am doing.
For instance, today I am meeting an old co-worker for lunch (Cute-Girl-Training-Me from when I worked at The Tumbler) so lunch is my main meal. Then I'm heading to the gym and later in the afternoon I am volunteering from 6:30 to 9:30. No supper.
So, my second cup of coffee will most likely be bulletproof.
Recipe for Bulletproof Coffee
place in a blender (I use my magic bullet):
fresh brewed coffee
2-3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 tablespoon MCT oil for max energy, weight loss and brain function (optional if you have none, but from what I read this is good for boosting metabolism)
I like to add a generous dusting of cinnamon cuz I love it
It turns into a frothy, creamy, hot, and surprisingly delicious and satisfying drink. When I first read about this I nearly gagged thinking about butter in my coffee. I tried it and now I'm a convert.
The point of the bulletproof recipe is satiety. The fat from the butter and MCT oil is satisfying and will stave off rumbly tummies for quite a long while. Hours if you can believe. And it contains no carbohydrates. And because I’m having it for breakfast, I am setting my body to burn fat for energy all day long.
I can totally see how this wouldn't be for everyone. But if you are intrigued, give it a whirl. Literally!