I’m a mom, I need coffee. I need that sweet sweet gogo juice to keep me going! I drink at least one (very large) cup a day, and some days I have one in the morning and one in the early afternoon. You know that 2 pm slump? Ugh, I hate it too. I’ve found it’s mostly disappeared since eating Paleo, most likely because my body isn’t trying to digest all those foods that aren’t optimal for it. *cough, chemical laden non foods, cough* But I still have those days.
I’ve recently started drinking Bulletproof Coffee. The idea sounds crazy, you know, putting butter and oil in your coffee and all, but you need to try it. Make sure the butter is unsalted though. Speaking from experience. Ha. oops. The idea behind this coffee is not mine, it’s the brain child of Dave Asprey, so I am indebted to him!
Today, was one of those two coffee kind of days. After a long and busy weekend away from home and a house that looked like only a husband was home with 2 kids, today was that kind of day. On the upside, I know the kids were well fed and clothed in clean, weather appropriate clothing judging by the pile of dishes and mountain of dirty clothes! In his defence, it’s been kind of a temperamental week in Alberta, it’s like 7 degrees Celsius in the morning, 25 by the afternoon and 10 in the evening. Also in his defence, the three of them did tons of fun stuff: hours upon hours of play time at the park, picnics in the park, frog hunting, cattail picking, long walks, painting, playing on the playset at the house and trips to town for ice cream.
This afternoon, I was in the mood for something a little more exciting than the regular coffee as I trudged through the chores. So I spiced it up a bit! I enjoyed my Bulletproof Coffee with some Prana Kilimanjaro trail mix. That was an exciting find at Costco yesterday! Did I mention the trail mix is 100% gluten free, organic and vegan? This is totally a Paleo friendly treat. You need to track down that Prana trail mix – like stat!
- ½ cup pumpkin seeds, soaked
- 2 dates
- 3 cups filtered water
- dash of salt
- Soak the pumpkin seeds in filtered water for 4-12 hours. Add the dates to the water for the last 30 minutes.
- Drain and rinse seeds and dates and add to a high-speed blender and process for 30 seconds to a minute or until completely smooth.
- Strain the milk through a nut milk bag and store in the fridge for 2-3 days.