How to Build Your Plate The BL Way

There are sooo many different diets, fads & “meal plans” out there that restrict, cut out or even eliminate food groups from your diet all together. They create stress around picking foods on the “approved food list” that you feel frustrated and inevitably fall off the prescribed “plan”.


What’s All the Hype About Bulletproof Coffee?

You guys have seen me drinking frothy AF homemade elevated Tea on Instagram day in and day out after meditation/mindfulness practice and have most definitely heard about the hype that is bulletproof, so I thought I would break it all down for you today with a little info & a recipe for you to give it a go!

What is Bulletproof Coffee?

Ok, so Bulletproof is actually a brand started by Dave Asprey basically a wellness entrepreneur who has created supplements, books & a brand off of his eating style of choice…the Bulletproof way.

He describes it as the “low inflammatory protocol, for hunger free, rapid weight loss & peak performance lifestyle”.

It essentially cuts out inflammatory foods, breakfast & toxins from your body. He used this style of eating to lose 100 lbs in his 20’s and feel/ look great. You can learn more about it on his website.

While I don’t adopt his lifestyle or eating habits I do believe in the benefits of adding a bulletproof coffee/tea to start your day.

So now what is it?

BL Bulletproof Coffee

The Trademarked name Bulletproof coffee is specifically Brain Octane or {MCT oil}, roasted Bulletproof Coffee Beans & Ghee Butter.

But the BL way is…

Your normal coffee or tea, elevated! Adding a scoop of grass fed butter or coconut oil & {my fav} almond milk creamer to the mix & blending it up into frothy goodness. There are many different  recipes but the BL way is a serving of coffee/tea with an added boost of healthy fats such as coconut oil, grass fed butter, MCT Oil etc.

What are the benefits?

Adding any type of good fat to your coffee boasts some serious benefits. My most favorite, it keeps your hunger hormones {such as Ghrelin the hormone your body releases when it’s hungry & CCK the hormone your body releases when it’s full} at bay while simultaneously slowly the release of caffeine into your system.

We all know those days where we skip breakfast grab our coffee and head out the door to work only to realize 2 hours later we haven’t eaten, we’re starving and shaking from the caffeine high.

This combination completely takes care of that. The good fats slow down the release of caffeine into your system never giving you that high and then crash sort of feeling. You feel much more level, energized but calm & can wait a bit longer to eat breakfast each morning.

I actually have one of my nutrition clients on a daily coconut oil coffee mix each morning as she dislikes eating super early but wants to work out in the Am. She has her bulletproof coffee, gets her workout on & then fuels with some breakfast once she feels more ready to eat.

Another benefit that has really helped me is in the digestion department. Adding these good fats to your morning coffee can increase the bodies digestion of fat-soluble vitamins and make bowel movements much easier. TMI but you guys know I want to give you all the details to make an educated decision for yourself!

BL Coffee/Tea ElevatedBL Bulletproof Coffee
Ingredients:
  • 1 cup coffee/ 1 cup black/chai tea, steeped
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil/ MCT oil
  • 1 tbsp almond milk creamer
Directions:
  1. Steep tea/ coffee until desired taste
  2. Add coffee/tea 1tbsp coconut oil & 1 tbsp almond milk creamer to blender.
  3. Blend until smooth, top w/ cinnamon if desired.
  4. Enjoy!

I hope this article helped you learn a little more about my BL Elevated Coffee & why I choose to drink it ever morning! Let me know if you have any questions babes <3

xo,

Lauren


Pit & Peak Nightly Template

Happy Saturday! I hope your day is filled with fun, relaxing and lots of good eats. I feel like sometimes I underestimate my love for food to your guys. Who else thinks about their next meal the moment they’ve finished their current meal…..GUILTY.


The Best Day Of My Life…OUR WEDDING

I know you guys have been dyinggg to learn more about the wedding, even though I tried to share as I went, lots of amazing things got missed along the way. So I thought I would stop teasing you all with little Insta sneak peeks and give you the real deal. All wedding details in a post… or 2! {our wedding video will be live on the blog on Tuesday!}


Introducing…The BL Book Club

I have been wanting to bring this to BL for quite some time as I am a ferocious reader and fricken love my reading time but have held off, worried that it would take up too much time to create a successful book club.


Wellness Spotlight

Happy Friday! It’s been a minute since I’ve done a wellness spotlight post but we’re back in action and with lots of good wellness info for you!


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