Bulletproof Coffee

If you’re on Instagram or follow any health/wellness bloggers, you’ve probably heard of the caffeine trend known as Bulletproof Coffee. It’s supposedly got healthy fats and supposed to help increase brain activity or something. To be honest, I always get really confused in the wellness world what triggers brain function, what increase metabolism, and the like. There are just so many outlets and it’s tough to know where to even start!

Anyway, I follow a few and my holistic coach posted something about this contraption drink called Bulletproof coffee. And I figured I’d give it a shot.  It has cold brew coffee, ghee (vegan butter, basically), coconut oil (or MCT oil if you want to get real fancy), and a few other things. I blended some up the night before last and had some this morning. And to be honest, I WAS IN LOVE WITH IT. I’m still getting the flavouring right and how to get the ingredients right.

But surprisingly, given I’m a tea person and not really a fan of cold brew to begin with, I liked Bulletproof Coffee. It made me feel more alert in the morning and it made me feel fuller in combination with some breakfast. If you even google the name of it, you’ll find a slew of recipes. But I love the ones by The Balanced Blonde, The Balanced Berry, and some by Live Wright Wellness. And I’m trying some with blackberries for tomorrow morning. Because, you know, fruit and stuff.

It’s definitely a customizable recipe. Some recommend adding cinnamon but honestly, I couldn’t ever really taste it when i added it to mine. So play around with the recipes you find and let me know what you like the most!

Let me know what y’all want to see from the blog this year! I’m in the process of doing some YouTube videos too and will post them here when they’re live.

 

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Why Tea?

Over the years, I’ve had several people ask me why I prefer tea over coffee – though, I still enjoy a good cup of coffee with honey-and I never really had an answer for it until now. Tea and a nice warm cup of it is some sort of magic.

Plus, who doesn’t love getting cozy and idealize the imagery of being curled up in a warm blanket in front of a fire with good friends too? Meeting someone at a coffee shop for something warm and cozy is the next best thing. Plus, it usually makes for some really great people watching too.

Also, there are so many different kinds of tea out there that can do so many good things for you too. And technically speaking, it has more caffeine than coffee but also doesn’t because it’s watered down. But chamomile, oolong, and ginger tea all have great benefits-whether it’s a placebo effect or not-which can be really great.

But what it really comes down to is that it gives me warm fuzzies inside. It makes starting the day just a little bit easier and a little bit more fun as well. It gives me a moment of clarity and peace inside. ANd it’s a wonderful, wonderful feeling.

Favourite Coffee Shop Orders

It’s been a crazy week here in the states and an equally crazy Thursday night here in Dallas. So much sadness happening and I’m still not sure how much exactly one person can do. But anyway, onto happier things today. People have always asked what I normally get at a coffee shop and to be honest, it varies depending on my mood and what time I’m going to Starbucks. But here are a few of my regulars.

  1. Nonfat latte – usually either vanilla, hazelnut, or my recent favourite, lavender honney.
  2. Green tea (sometimes black if it’s early enough and I don’t feel like a latte).
  3. Some blending latte concoction

Usually, I try to stay with something that i can’t make at home or else, it isn’t really a treat, is it? I love hazelnut, lavender, and vanilla flavourings the most since they’re not super overpowering. But I’m willing to try new drinks.

Just nothing iced. I still can’t hop onboard that train-it just tastes too watery for me! What are some of your go to drinks at your local shop?

DriveThru Starbucks

Whomever’s genius idea it was to create a coffee shop drive thru needs adequate compensation. And a standing ovation. Normally, I don’t go to Starbucks-mostly because I’m not a fan of the way they make their coffee and I can never get work done there-but in a pinch, it’ll do. On the way to the freeway, there’s a drivethru and this morning, I needed an extra wake me up. So i pulled in, ordered an extra shot latte, and it was so SO prime.

Though, normally, I’d much rather go somewhere else, I’m still looking for a coffee shop here in Dallas to frequent. And the fact that these exist anywhere is pure, absolute magic. If you havent had the chance to try drive thru coffee and you’re on the go, it’s seriously the best thing ever. Probably super expensive to operate but still.

Plus, the rad thing was, I actually got to video chat with the kid taking my order! Can you talk about technologically savvy or what? Hopefully, we’ll be seeing more and more of these pop up as I’m sure more and more people are in need of a quicker caffeine fix.

So recommend!

 

Bowtruss Coffee Roasters

If you’ve met me in person, you know how much I love my local coffee shops. The more independent the better. But that doesn’t mean i don’t slip and go for my guilty pleasures at Starbucks or Coffee Bean. I just love the atmosphere of a local, independent coffee shop. Maybe for the same reason I love a good independent book store. They seem more excited about what they’re doing, it seems more of a passion than at a large, corporate change. And since living in Chicago, Bowtruss has slowly become one of my favourite shops to frequent. Mostly because the coffee’s strong and the people are nice. Plus, they know my order now and my name! Something I can’t say for the larger chains in my neighbourhood or elsewhere.

Usually, my go to is some form of latte with non fat or 2% milk, potentially a flavour like vanilla or hazelnut, and then, I usually take it in a sustainable “for here” mug. Mostly for the nostalgia factor, like I’m enjoying some fancy coffee at home for once, but also so I can feel like my carbon footprint is sort of decreasing. #sustainable sortof. Anyway.

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I know, technically, Bowtruss has more than one location but each location I’ve been to seems to have the same vibe. Like it’s an independent one, in business for the love of coffee and small tips. Treat your baristas well, guys, they after all have the power over your caffeine. And we all need something to pick us up in the morning.

So if you’re in an area where there’s a Bowtruss Coffee Roasters or even spot their beans at your local coffee house, get some. Buy a bag, buy seven, or even buy a dozen cups of coffee at one of their brick & mortars. Or buy a bag of beans here on their website. I promise you won’t regret it. Their coffee is almost heavenly.

6/5

-D