Could it get any better than waking up to a cup of your favorite coffee? I say yes! How about waking up to a cup of your favorite coffee filled with super powerful healthy ingredients that taste fantastic!
In the last few years, I am sure you have noticed the hype with bulletproof coffee. Some people are for it and some are not, for many different reasons.
Honestly, I have tried it a couple of times and really like the taste but it wasn’t until my friend Charlene shared a sample of her “Coffee with Benefits” at our small group workout class that I really took notice; let me share why.
Charlene is a friend, a workout buddy, and a doctor. Not just any doctor, she is a doctor that you want to listen to when it comes to nutrition. She has a Master of Science Degree with a duo major in Biochemistry and Nutrition Science from the University of Tennessee and a Doctor of Letters Degree in Education. Over the last 30 years, she has lectured worldwide, set up numerous professional offices and industrial workplace Wellness Programs and taught “Healthy and Effective Lifestyles at Lee University. If that didn’t get your attention, let me share a little about her personally.
Charlene is a 78-year-old who works out, travels and ministers more than most people half her age. You see why I take notice when Charlene shares nutritional insights.
Now that you know a little about Charlene lets talk about her amazing coffee with benefits. I will do my best to share with you some of the key benefits she has shared with me.
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Grass-Fed Ghee Butter can be found at your local health food store and some local grocery stores. It is a clarified butter that has shown to improve bone and brain health, lower cholesterol, boost the immune system, increases metabolism and lubricates connective tissue that promotes flexibility. One of the most important benefits of Ghee Butter is its ability to lower inflammation. Charlene shared that peer-reviewed journals show that inflammation in the body is the root of most diseases we face today like Alzheimer’s Disease, Some types of cancer, high cholesterol levels and arthritis to name a few. Visit Fourth and Heart for more information about Ghee Butter.
Organic Coconut Oil can be found at both your health food store or your local grocery store. The Coconut Tree is considered to be the “tree of life” in southeast Asia, India, and the Philippines. Top benefits include balancing hormones, Improved digestion, kills Candida, balances sugar levels, lowers bad cholesterol, and mixed with Ghee Butter it boosts energy levels. For more information on choosing the right Coconut oil; check out this article Comparing Best and Worst Coconut Oils.
Turmeric can be found at your local health food store. They will sell quality organic powder. Turmeric reduces inflammation from arthritis and is a fantastic natural pain reliever. It is also known to prevent or suppress some cancers. For more information on Turmeric benefits, read 10 Proven Health Benefits of Turmeric and Curcumin
Ceylon Cinnamon can be found in your local health food store. Studies have shown it to lower blood sugar, triglycerides, and blood pressure. It is also anti-microbial and anti-parasitic with digestive health benefits. For more information on the difference between the cinnamon, you buy in your local grocery store and the Ceylon that Charlene recommends read The Health Benefits Ceylon vs Cassia Cinnamon.
Liquid Cayenne Pepper can be bought at the health food store but you will probably not find the brand Charlene recommends. She recommends Dr. Schulze’s Liquid Cayenne Pepper because of its potency. It ranks 250,000 on the Heat Unit. These drops will dramatically increase your blood flow and lymphatic flow. They also strengthen your heart, arteries, capillaries and nerves. These drops last quite a long time since you are only using 2-3 drops per day. If you would talk to Charlene about this product recommendation or any other you may contact her by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or send her a message through facebook messenger at facebook.com/cmcculloughmoore She will also be happy to provide this product to you wholesale if you’re in the Chattanooga Tennessee area.
Liquid Stevia can be bought at your local health food store. She recommends the NOW Brand alcohol-free Stevia Glycerite because it has no bitter aftertaste. Charlene recommends the drops because it is much easier to blend but you can use the powder if you prefer. Stevia is a natural sweetener that does not contribute calories or carbohydrates to your diet. Studies have shown that it has minimal to no effects on blood sugar, insulin levels, hypertension, and body weight.
INGREDIENTS – CHARLENE’S COFFEE WITH BENEFITS
- 10 oz. of your favorite coffee
- 1 tsp of Grass-Fed Ghee Butter & Coconut Oil Blend (special instructions below)
- 1/2 tsp Organic Turmeric
- 1/2 tsp Ceylon Cinnamon
- 1/4 cup Organic Half & Half or plain Almond Milk (optional)
- 2-3 Drops of Dr. Shulze’s Liquid Cayenne Pepper
- 3-4 Drops of Liquid Stevia
Special Instructions: Take 1/4 cup of your Ghee Butter and 1/4 Cup of your Coconut Oil and mix together then place in a container that you can leave on your counter top. It does not need to be refrigerated. You will use this blend to mix in your “coffee with benefits”.
4 STEP PREP
#1 BREW – Brew up your favorite coffee
#2 HEAT – Heat your blender or Bullet with hot water while coffee is brewing then pour out before adding your coffee.
#3 FROTH – Add your coffee, Ghee & Coconut Blend, Tumeric, Cinnamon, Liquid Cayenne Pepper, Stevia and Half & Half or Almond Milk. Blend about 10 seconds. This should make a thick foamy froth. Don’t try mixing with a spoon it won’t work.
# 4 ENJOY
Charlene recommends adjusting any of the ingredients above to your liking. If you want it a little hotter add more Cayenne or a little sweeter add more stevia. She only recommends that you use every element as they all provide very specific health benefits and work synergistically.
I was lucky enough to have Charlene whip me up a cup after a morning workout last year and loved it. I’m not sure I would have even tried it if she had not encouraged me. I am so glad she did! Let me encourage you to try all six ingredients the first time. I think you will find that it is perfectly balanced and has amazing flavor.
Oh, and guess who asks me to make him a cup every morning? If you guessed Terry, you’d be right. The first time I had him try it he gave me that look but tried it with a nudge. He is also glad he did. He likes it more than just plain coffee.
If you try it we would love to know what you think about it. Share your thoughts in the comments below! If you like this recipe you may want check out Terry’s Breakfast Burrito Filling Recipe – That you will love!
Blessings from our home to yours – Until next time