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What’s all the hoo ha about Bullet proof coffee?

I know every morning when I get up I have a cup of coffee.  I am on the wagon of bullet proof coffee and I’m riding it as long as I can.

It has helped me break the sugar cycle, or honey in my coffee.  There have been days that it kept me full until late in the afternoon.  It does  give me energy and my mind seems to be a little more clear.  I use what is available to me locally and even though I’d love to try the bullet proof coffee and MCT oil from the actual web site, I really can not justify the cost on my limited budget.  Here is the link to the original recipe and on the web site you can purchase the coffee beans and MCT oil, as well as a few other items.

http://www.bulletproofexec.com/bulletproof-coffee-recipe/

Here is the pictures of my version and the products I use.

ImageMy bullet proof coffee with a sprinkle of cinnamon.

ImageUnsalted grass fed cow’s milk butter.

ImageCoconut  oil, aka. MCT oil

 

ImageLocal roaster, small batch roasted coffee beans.

I love going to get my beans, I get them fresh every two weeks.

 

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Recipes are fun!

I have been doing the 21 DSD and making the recipes in the book, not the cook book.  I haven’t gotten the cook book yet.  The recipe I made this time was the apple streusel muffins.  They were very tasty but not what I was looking for.  It seemed to wet when I bit into it.  I can’t give you the whole recipe you can buy Diane’s book The 21 DSD and get the awesome recipes, tips and different levels you can do.  I found it at Costco for under 20.00.  

ImageApple Streusel egg muffins.

I did however fall in love with her almond butter cup recipe!  It takes that chocolate edge off and kills it dead!  I love the almond butter cups.

  The apple muffins have granny smith apples peeled and chopped,eggs, cinnamon,coconut milk and quite a few other ingredients in them, but I can not share them since they do not belong to me.  I will how ever show you the pictures of how I made them.

ImageRaw cacao and coconut oil, it can be a little messy!

Imagealmond butter in a baggie to make layers easier.

ImageOnce done they go into the freezer to firm up.

ImageWhat they look like right before someone takes a bite.

ImageOnce bitten!

 

Get the book, it really has great stuff in it!!  I’m hoping to get her new 21 DSD Cookbook!!  Maybe Valentines will be the day !!

Daikon radish, fries??

A really quick tasty treat!  I got two really big daikon radishes in my co-op basket and I didn’t really want a salad with my boiled shrimp.  I peeled the radishes and sliced them up like fries.  I pan sauteed them in coconut oil until brown on all sides. I used tongs to turn them so they wouldn’t break.  Put them on paper towels to drain added sea salt and fresh ground pepper and well gosh, I like them.  They are not crispy and seem a little moist in the middle, but they are good. So if you excuse me I’m going to eat my radish fries before they get cold.

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Paleo/Primal Banana pudding

I was really wanting something creamy, sweet and dreamy. That means research for me. I found several idea’s and that is how I come up with a lot of my recipes. I am sure this has probably been done by someone else, but I didn’t find it in my search.

The coconut milk I use is found at Walmart in the Asian section. It has no extra ingredients a 6 year old couldn’t pronounce, just coconut and water and the can is BPA free, only 1.49 per can

Banana pudding, so good I will only make this once a month, if I make it more my hips will expand!  This stuff is epic!

3 very ripe bananas (turning black)

1 tsp vanilla or 1/2 vanilla bean scraped

2 egg yolks brought to room temperature

1 can full fat Golden Star coconut milk ( it’s just coconut and water BPA free can )

1 TBS coconut oil

1 TBS coconut butter

1 tsp cinnamon

Combine coconut milk, vanilla, and egg yolks to a medium sauce pan over medium heat, cook until it starts to thicken stirring all the time. Once it is thickened, remove from heat.

Place coconut oil,coconut butter slightly smashed bananas and cinnamon in medium sauce pan and cook over medium heat until the bananas start to caramelize .

Put banana and coconut mixture in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth and creamy. Place into a glass bowl or bowls and cover with plastic wrap touching the surface of pudding, this will keep a skin from forming on top. Chill well and serve with fresh banana slices on top.

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