How do you start your morning? I’d love for you to leave a comment with your fav morning routine + drink. Also, let me know if you’ve tried this healthy coffee!
A hot mug of coffee isn’t just any drink for most of us—it’s the launch pad for each day. And yet, we often treat our morning coffee like an indulgent treat, rather than an opportunity to start each day with a healthy, life-enhancing habit.
A Balanced, Healthy Coffee
Now that I’ve got the right beans for my coffee, let’s talk about what goes into that ‘perfect cup.’ For me, it’s a mix of moderation and using high quality ingredients.
This healthy cup of coffee gives me stable energy, mental clarity, helps flush out my system and also keeps my skin glowing.
The recipe I use is quite radical for a cup of joe sorta person. It requires a blender (yes, blender), as well as a few niche products found through Amazon and the local grocery store.
The blender emulsifies the grass-fed butter and coconut oil, creating a creamy and frothy drink with a boost of beneficial fats. It’s inspired by Dave Asprey’s Bulletproof Coffee, who originally introduced me to this incredible coffee recipe.
Lately, I have been upgrading it EVEN more with grass-fed collagen powder. I think once you hit your 30s and the grey hairs start popping up, it’s time to take aging seriously. So I’m investing in my longevity with high-quality collagen and loads of healthy fats— which is exactly what this coffee recipe is all about.
If you’re a decaf person, then I recommend using Dandy Blend, as it is the best coffee alternative out there, in my opinion. I’m in LOVE with this stuff! It’s caffeine free, gluten free and delicious. I seriously don’t even realize I’m not drinking coffee, it’s so similar.
Healthy Coffee Morning Routine
Along with my cup of coffee, I’m also trying to be more intentional with my entire morning routine. Enjoying a cup of coffee while reading a good book has been a recent experience for me. Right now I’m reading Rachel Hollis’ book, Girl Wash Your Face and feel like she’s been inside my head and talking right to me. You should read it if you want a good laugh and good “wake up and start living your life” pep talk from a new friend.
Back to my point: Your morning mug can be so much more flavorful, rewarding, and healthy (if you choose to embrace it!) Here are some tips on how you can do it:
Healthy Coffee Recipe
I used to say “I like coffee with my half and half,” which was the truth. I would pour in the cream to make the coffee less bitter, as well as much creamier. Over the years, I transitioned from love for cream, to grass-fed butter in my coffee… and the results are where it’s at! Removing super-processed dairy from my coffee has not only helped with tummy troubles, but also acne and bloating. And the extra dose of healthy fats keep me satiated, because the creamy coffee kick starts my digestive system.
- Buy specialty coffee and then brew it the right way. A good specialty-grade bean ground fresh and made in a french press—bitterness? Gone. Gross acidity? Gone. It’s incredibly balanced, as well as full of flavor on its own. No additives necessary.
- Grind the coffee at a coarse setting just before brewing to preserve the freshness and flavors and pour into french press.
- Heat water to boiling, then pour it over the grounds.
- Start a stopwatch.
- After one minute, take a spoon and gently submerge the grounds that have formed a ‘crust’ on the surface.
- After four minutes, press down the plunger. Pour brewed coffee in to glass/metal blender container.
Gently add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.
Drink warm and enjoy the healthy fat goodness!
Standard pre-ground coffee is generally too fine for french press brewing and may get stuck in the mesh filter, creating a lot of resistance when you try to plunge.