Sunday, October 19, 2014

Five Ways to Spice Up Your Bulletproof Coffee

Five Ways to Spice Up Your Bulletproof Coffee

So you've finally discovered that blending a dollop of high-quality grass-fed butter and coconut oil into your coffee is downright amazing. That it yields a smooth, creamy, latte-like morning beverage you can't live without. That if you drink a cup of bulletproof coffee and accidentally miss breakfast, you're much more satiated and far less cranky. 

Welcome to the club. 

Now that you're an official addict fan of bulletproof coffee, you're probably drinking it every day. But if you're anything like me (and everyone else who is obsessed with this drink), you'll want to switch it up after awhile. Totally understandable.

After keeping the core recipe the same (freshly brewed coffee, grass-fed butter and coconut oil) for several months, I started throwing in different spices during the blending process.

Most of the time I don't add any sweetener, but if I'm in the mood I'll pour in a bit of grade b maple syrup with full-fat coconut milk, heavy cream, or homemade almond milk coffee creamer.

I hope these ideas help you enjoy your morning cup of coffee even more. If you have any additional suggestions for add-ins, scroll down and leave a comment below!

Update: I thought I'd let you know that I now love to add 1/2 to 1 scoop of high-quality hydrolyzed collagen powder (gelatin) from 100% grass-fed cows to my bulletproof coffee. It dissolves instantly, is tasteless, and is an excellent source of protein and essential amino acids.

(Bonus: If you want to order my favorite collagen that I linked to above, I have a coupon code just for my readers! Enter RISING10 at checkout for 10% off your total.)

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5 Ways to Spice Up Your Bulletproof Coffee 

Take your hot buttered coffee (a.k.a. bulletproof coffee) to the next level by adding in flavorings like cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin spice, gingerbread spice, cacao powder, turmeric and more!

1. Cinnamon & Nutmeg

Throw in a few dashes of cinnamon powder (the real stuff, like this, is amazing) and ground nutmeg to the butter and coconut oil before adding the coffee and blending. It'll taste even better with freshly ground nutmeg, which is super easy to do if you have whole nutmeg and a microplane or zester.

2. Pumpkin Spice

After I make a blend of my homemade pumpkin spice seasoning for pumpkin lattes and pumpkin-apple harvest muffins, I use the leftovers in my bulletproof coffee! I either add it to the butter and coconut milk before blending or into the coffee grounds before brewing. 

3. Gingerbread Spice

Give your morning cup of coffee a warm zing by mixing a few dashes of homemade gingerbread spice into the coffee before brewing and into the butter and coconut oil before blending. This is one of my personal favorites! I especially love to use it around mid-January when it's super dreary outside and I need a kick in the morning. 

4. Spicy Mocha 

If you enjoy chocolate flavors in your coffee drinks, then try a combo of homemade hot cocoa ingredients. Add several dashes of raw cacao powder, a dash of ground cinnamon, and if you're adventurous, a pinch of cayenne pepper and sea salt. You could even stir in a teaspoon or two of homemade chocolate syrup!

4. Vanilla

If you love vanilla lattes, then it's an obvious choice to add a smidgen of vanilla to your morning cup of hot buttered coffee in some way. Add a tiny bit of homemade vanilla extract or homemade vanilla sugar (it's really easy to make) before blending.

5. Turmeric & Ginger

I love sprinkling my pan-fried veggies and pastured eggs with turmeric and black pepper in the morning. Turmeric is well known for its inflammation-fighting properties and when paired with other healthy spices like black pepper and ginger (found in the popular drink called "golden milk") it's a powerhouse for your body. 

Reap some of the same benefits in your morning cup of coffee by adding in a dash of turmeric powder, a dash of ginger powder, a teensy pinch of black pepper and a few splashes of full-fat coconut milk to the grass-fed butter and coconut oil. To balance out the intense spices, sweeten to taste with raw honey or grade b maple syrup before blending.

I'd like to hear from YOU!

Do you drink hot buttered coffee? What's your favorite thing to add to it?

Five Ways to Spice Up Your Bulletproof Coffee

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P.S. Keep Reading! More Posts From The Rising Spoon:

How to Make Hot Cocoa with Cacao Powder (Dairy or Dairy-Free Options)

The coffee beans photograph used in this post was originally taken by Daniel Ruswick. I obtained it via Unsplash and am using it via this creative commons public domain dedicationStandard FTC Disclosure

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