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Can Your Coffee Stop Bullets?

Hey National, 

Hope everyone had a great week and weekend. As a student at National you'll find that once you're in the flow of the trimester and tests, assignments, and quizzes are rolling around, the weeks have a tendency to just fly by. After about Week 10, I start getting bored with my classes and I'm in the mood for fresh material and a new start. Now onto more interesting stuff....

BulletProof Coffee For A BulletProof Morning

"I don't always drink coffee… but when I do I drink BulletProof coffee."
-- Most Interesting Coffee Drinker in the World

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One of the biggest sets of complaints and biggest obstacles to achieving health revolves around breakfast. People don't have enough time. People don't know what to eat. People are tired or mentally sluggish 2 hours after eating...etc., etc., etc.

I have stumbled upon a solution from Dave Asprey aka The BulletProof Exec. Since, blood sugar stabilization and healthy fats are essential for sustained energy, and increased mental performance throughout the day (remember your brain is 80% fat), Dave conjured up this incredible "biohack" for your morning routine. Toss the insulin-raising, energy-sapping, fat-storing toast, bagels, oatmeal, and cereal in the morning and get a load of coffee mixed with...2 Tbsps....of Grass Fed...wait for it...BUTTER!?!!?!

Am I serious? Yes. Will it cause heart disease? No. Know Your Fats by Dr. Mary Enig put that whole fat scare to rest years ago. This recipe I had to try when I read it and I must say it's incredible! The odd thing was it actually TASTES GOOD and produces LASTING ENERGY and MENTAL CLARITY. I wish I thought of this sooner! 

My Twist: I add a heaping scoop of chocolate protein powder for extra protein in the morning to take better advantage of the fat loss properties explained in the 4 Hour Body (30g of protein within 30 minutes of waking had the highest correlation with fat loss effectiveness of all other lifestyle changing habits!)

Bulletproof Coffee Recipe 
(Original Post Here:  How to Make Your Coffee Bulletproof...And Your Morning Too) 

  • Start with 4-500 ml (2 mugs) of black coffee brewed with my BulletProof mold-free upgraded coffee beans (this is important)
  • Add 2 Tbsps. (or more, up to 80 grams, about 2/3 of a standard stick of butter) of Kerry Gold or other UNSALTED grass-fed butter
  • Add 30 grams of MCT oil for max energy, weight loss and brain function (this is 6 times stronger than coconut oil, your next best choice)
  • Blend with a pre-heated hand blender, Magic Bullet, or (best) counter top blender until there is a creamy head of foam. (It doesn't work well if you mix it with a spoon) 

Enjoy Your Morning that Stops Bullets,
CC

Healthy Cookie Dough Protein Recipe

Hey Everyone, 

Midterm season is upon us--as Cardio with Dr. Bill Hogan was this morning featuring a 60-question variety of heart, EKG and interpretation problems. If you've ever watched a medical drama (and chances are good you have), you will probably find yourself staring at the monitor trying to pick out abnormal P waves, a spiked T wave, or a depressed ST interval. I know I was excited when we learned about atrial fibrillation and later that night I was watching a show where a patient was crashing and the doctor yelled some combination of A Fib and STAT! (sick life bro..)  

For those of you who don't know Dr. Hogan--well, he is an interesting man. He comes across quite 'militant' and 'in your face'. My tip is: DO NOT BE LATE TO HIS CLASS, or he will yell at you and call you out right in the middle of lecture. He yelled at my buddy going to restroom and told him to sit back down. What I do appreciate about Dr. Hogan is that he is a very passionate lecturer; he practically yells out during the lecture and provides quality analogies, which maintains my attention throughout lecture. On top of that, the cardiovascular system in general fascinates me so I enjoy the material.

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Me teaching how to palpate a sacrum in club.

The following is a recipe I'm passing on after RJ Burr recommended I try it.

Paleo Cookie Dough (no wheat, added sugars)

  • 1 jar of garbanzo beans
  • 3-4 tablespoons of almond butter
  • 1 scoop of chocolate whey protein powder
  • Stevia
  • 85% dark chocolate crumbled up
  • ¼ cup coconut milk

Ideally, blend all ingredients in a food processor and let sit in the fridge. I don't have one so I added coconut milk and garbanzo beans in a blend until smooth and then took it out and added in the almond butter, chocolate whey protein powder, stevia, and folded in the pieces of dark chocolate. Throw it in the fridge and chill and eat it as is. No baking. Test it out. I thought it was delicious.

What my friends and I noticed was the longer you've been eating healthy and paleo, the better it tasted. My friend who eats McDonald's a couple times a week hated it. My friend who ate decently healthy thought it was 'pretty good'. RJ and I who are strict paleo eaters absolutely LOVED IT. Funny, eh? Just an observation...

Peace,
CC