Bulletproof Coffee TWO WAYS

What is bulletproof coffee? What is butter coffee? They’re the same thing! Butter coffee has been floating around now for some time with people both in the ketogenic lifestyle and outside of the lifestyle because the benefits from drinking a bulletproof coffee are for EVERYONE! It really doesn’t matter what your typical way of eating is.

Benefits of drinking a bulletproof coffee? Fat loss, creation of natural ketones, ENERGY, and appetite suppression. Personally, I drink a BPC every morning as my breakfast. There are days when I’m carb heavy and days when I’m strict keto, both days I include my bulletproof coffee!

I have two typical ways of making this great concoction in the morning. One includes a blender and the other includes a shaker bottle. The video below has instructions and shows how tos for BOTH WAYS!

Old School Method

In my Ninja Blender I blend 10 oz of Coffee, 1 TB Kerrygold Butter, 1 TB Coconut Oil, Salt and Cinnamon. I blender for a few seconds until I notice some froth in the blender. I pout into my favorite coffee mug and drink!

This version needs to be finished pretty quickly because if you allow it to sit, the butter will start to harden again. Sometimes I include a pinch of cinnamon on top as well.

New School Method

In my Blenderbottle, or Shaker Bottle, I put in 10 oz of Coffee and 1 Packet of Keto Kreme. I shake it up for a few seconds and pour into one of my many favorite mugs. Then, I drink!

This version can last longer as it doesn’t harder as it sits. My experience has been that the froth lasts longer in this version as well.

Keto Pancake Recipe

There is nothing I miss more when doing a strict ketogenic diet than pancakes. Its’ weird because normally I’m not a huge pancake person but I can’t have them and I sit at the diner with my kids, there is something about the way the butter and syrup run down the edges of the pancake. I seriously crave it.

I was determined to figure out how to make delicious keto pancakes so that I could stay in ketosis but still satisfy this major new craving I had. I tried a few different recipes and they were either too thin or too eggy.

BUT! Alas!

I figured it out! This is the way to my heart on a Saturday morning with a cup of coffee. This recipe is easy, quick, and is so good that even my kiddies love it!

Ingredients

  • 4 Eggs
  • 4oz Cream Cheese, room temp
  • 1/2 C Almond Flour
  • 1 TSP Vanilla
  • 1 TSP Baking Powder
  • Salt, dash or pinch, whatever you prefer*

Mix all ingredients together while preheating your greased griddle or skillet to high heat.

Let sit for 2 minutes to thicken.

Make pancakes, flipping when top side is bubbling.

Serve with butter & zero carb syrup if desired.

Zero Carb Maple Syrup I use: https://amzn.to/2GLBGPm

Escarole Soup

When I was a kid my big Italian family would gather for every holiday and sit down to a multi course dinner. The memories I have from these holidays has influence how I raise my children, how I view the major holidays in my life, and how I cook.

As a child one of my favorite courses was the soup course. I know, weird! But… it was so good! The soup every single time was Escarole Soup. It was only ever around in my life during the holidays but now that I’m grown and can make my own decisions…. I make it all the time.

Is it low carb? yes. Ketogenic? yes. Is that why I make it? NO! Whether you’re eating a standard American diet or not, this is a great one. And take it from me, kids love it too.

When it comes to measurements for this soup, it varies. The video shows you step by step instructions, including how much of each item I used for the size pot that I have.

Ingredients

  • Chicken Stock
  • Eggs
  • Escarole
  • Grated Pecorino Romano Cheese
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  1. Simmer chicken stock. If you like things a little less salty, add water to dilute the stock a little bit.
  2. Coarsely chop escarole, rinse, and put in stock, stirring.
  3. Whisk eggs, add grated cheese, add salt and pepper.
  4. Drop egg mixture into simmering pot and stir.
  5. Serve with grated cheese on top if desired.

Hope you all love the little piece of my childhood. Salute!

Keto Friendly Lunch | Egg Salad & Baby Spinach

Need an easy lunch idea?! Look no further! You can make this as is or adjust to add some of your favorites. This is easy and simple to make at home or prep before hand and bring to work with you.

Ideas to Add

You can add crumbed bacon, some cherry tomatoes, avocado, or whatever other favorites you may have. In this recipe I do use a wrap made by Low In Carb. This particular wrap has 8 net carbs which can be a lot for some people, depending on the rest of your day and how strict you are with the ketogenic way of eating. So an easy option is to skip the wrap and add more spinach!

What I Used

  • 1 Honey Wheat Low In Carb Wrap
  • 2 Hard Boiled Eggs
  • 1/2 C Baby Spinach
  • 1 TB Mayo Made With Olive Oil
  • 1 TB Olive Oil
  • Salt, Pepper, & Garlic Powder
  • *or add Everything But the Bagel Seasoning: https://amzn.to/2V1nB4h

Have an air fryer? I made these eggs in my air fryer! 260 degrees for 16 minutes. Grab an air fryer here if you don’t have one!

MORE RECIPES

Best of 2018 // Keto Version

Who doesn’t love a great BEST OF video? Why not do it for those of us who spent 2018 living the ketogenic lifestyle and for those of us who are heading on to that journey in 2019!

This video includes all my “best of” including tools, supplements, workouts, etc. What were the best items for you this year? Do you have recipes that just knocked if out of the park for you? Share share share!