If you’ve been following along on our Facebook page the last week, you will notice that we’ve been having daily conversation starters. This is something I’ve never really done before, however, this year…during this holiday season, I wanted to pause from all the busyness and try to have some meaningful conversations with those who follow this blog.
Typically, the holidays are a crazy busy time of year, filled with parties, Christmas shopping, food preparations and the list goes on and on. We rush through the days leading up to Christmas, making our lists and checking them twice, and are often too busy to take a few moments to really enjoy the season.
Why do we do this to ourselves?
Well this year, I’ve intentionally slowed right down and pushed the “should do” list to the wayside, and really tried to enjoy the simplest of things, with those who matter most.
But to be intentional about elevating the season, you ACTUALLY have to be intentional. Meaning, in order for you to enjoy the most from the holidays, you have to set things and practices into place that will bring about that intentionality.
Let me share with you one way that I’ve done that this season.
Recently, I was introduced to a new kind of coffee. Ok, well it’s not actually new, but it’s new to me as I’d never really heard of it before.
Bulletproof Coffee is a whole new way to coffee. From the very beginning of the coffee process in growing and harvesting the beans, Bulletproof has a proprietary process that helps minimize the amount of mold toxins that are often found in cheaper coffee. Yes, I said mold toxins in your coffee. Ew.
But it’s not just the way that Bulletproof Coffee is made that makes the difference, it’s the way we as the consumer make the coffee that can help change your whole mood and ultimately, elevate the season for you.
You see Bulletproof has a product that is essential to the coffee process called Brain Octane. Brain Octane Oil is a purified form of medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil. It is made from 100% pure coconut oil but contains 16 times more healthy fats than regular coconut oil, which helps you burn fat, support cognitive performance all while providing you with quick, reliable energy with regular use. The effects can almost always be felt instantaneously. This means prolonged energy, without the jitters and the ultimate “crash.”
Once you’ve added the brain octane to your bulletproof coffee, it’s time to add the butter. Yup, you read that right BUTTER! But not just any kind of butter: grass-fed, unsalted butter. You see, not all butters are bad for you because not all butters are created equal. Grass fed cows produce the best kind of butter (and milk and beef, for that matter) because of what they eat…GRASS! This will ultimately produce a butter that is filled with the right kind of healthy fats that can regulate your cholesterol, reduce inflammation, improve cognitive function and ultimate, can help reduce weight.
Here’s how to make Bulletproof Coffee:
1. Brew 1 cup (8-12 oz) of coffee using filtered water, just off the boil, with 2 1/2 heaping tablespoons freshly ground Bulletproof Coffee Beans.
2. Add in 1-2 tablespoons of Brain Octane™ to the hot coffee (note: it is strong, so they suggest starting with 1 tsp and work your way up).
3. Add 1-2 tablespoons grass-fed, unsalted butter or grass-fed ghee
4. Mix it all in a blender for 20-30 seconds until it is frothy like a latte
If you aren’t normally a big fan of the flavor of butter, I would suggest putting in a little less as it does have quite the buttery flavor to the coffee. I also sprinkle some cinnamon on at the end to give it that extra flavor boost! There’s also a wide variety of Bulletproof products that are available online and in-stores to help you truly experience coffee like you never have before.
Having one cup in the mornings can really help start your day on the right track, providing energy and clarity of mind, without the typical (unwanted) side effects of coffee. Having used bulletproof coffee for the last week, it has really helped my overall mood, performance and ultimately elevated the season for me and my family.
So for this last conversation starter, I want to know, are you willing to try the Bulletproof coffee experience and truly elevate this holiday season?
Love & Blessings,
Note: This post was sponsored by Bulletproof Coffee, where I did receive products and/or monetary compensation in exchange for my honest review. As always, these opinions are 100% my own.