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This coffee is what I’ve been loving recently! And I’m showing you how to make it in my very first video on YouTube – I even designed my channel art last night (*feeling smug*).
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A Few Quick Tips on How to Make Paleo Coffee
1. Start slow – by this, I mean that if you’re not used to eating much fat, then I would put in just 1 teaspoon of ghee + 1 teaspoon of coconut oil initially until your body adjusts after a few weeks.
2. Use good ghee – this is the ghee I use (it tastes absolutely AMAZING – in fact, I love licking my spoon after scooping the ghee out)! Pure Indian Foods Grassfed Organic Cultured Ghee
You might be wondering why cultured ghee, so this is what Pure Indian Foods say is special about “Cultured Ghee” as opposed to “normal ghee:”
Milk contains lactose, a natural sugar which gives it that delicate sweet taste. In order for the body to breakdown lactose, an enzyme called lactase must be present. Many people lack this valuable enzyme in their digestive system causing a common digestive problem known as lactose intolerance. In order to metabolize lactose, lactase must always be present. During the culturing of milk or cream, lactose is converted into lactic acid. This makes for a much more digestible product for many people. Remember, generally ghee does not cause a problem with lactose intolerance. This is because during the ghee making process, the lactose is removed even if the butter used to make the ghee was not made from fermented cream. Cultured Ghee is known as Desi Ghee in India, where the word desi means prepared with indigenous method. Please note that this product is not a source of live and active cultures.
3. Blending makes it frothy – you don’t have to blend the coffee to get the amazing health benefits, but it does help with flavor and look (blending makes it look like it’s a cappuccino, otherwise it just looks like oil floating on top!). You can actually just blend the coffee with some coconut oil, and you’ll get a similar look, although it won’t taste as creamy.
You can blend it using a cheap magic bullet blender (under $50) or with a super cheap milk frother (under $6). The results with the magic bullet is slightly better, but the milk frother is a cheaper and more portable alternative.
4. Add in coconut or almond milk – to make the coffee even more frothy, add some coconut or almond milk in before blending. My dad taught me this trick after I showed him how to make this coffee!
5. It works with Tea – that’s right. Even if you hate coffee, you can still make this same drink with black tea or even herbal/caffeine-free teas like rooibos. I found the spices in Earl Grey to complement the creamy ghee flavors the best, but any black tea will work well. Just remember to blend it!
How I got started on blending my coffee: As I mentioned in my previous post, Dave Asprey from Bulletproof Exec got me started on this recent coffee craze He tells his wonderful story of how he discovered bulletproof coffee and how he makes it here.