Keith’s the best. He’s always there for me. But, he knows everything. So, if I find some cool new thing one of two things is going to happen: 1) he will say he already knew about it or 2) he will tell me why it’s not that great.
That’s what happened when my friend, Sarah Redzikowski, tipped me off to Makers and Finders in Las Vegas. It’s a wonderful little coffee shop in the art’s district (you probably didn’t know we had one of those!). They also breakfast, lunch and dinner with a Latin flare. I highly recommend this place to anyone living in Vegas or those just visiting and wanting to get off the Strip.
They have a Coconut Turmeric Latte that is to die for. No, like literally I could die. The first time I ordered it I was blown away. Of course, later I found out that there was milk in it. But, from that point on I was hooked. I started going back and ordering it with almond milk, one of my favorite milk alternatives. I thought I had found the perfect morning drink. But, then, I found out there was another delicious, but not keto-friendly, ingredient used in the latte: coconut syrup. Keith didn’t approve. I ordered it without the syrup; but, it just wasn’t the same. Knowing how much I loved the Turmeric Latte, Keith started trying out recipes at the house. His main concern was avoiding a blood sugar response. So, no syrup was allowed. After many tries we came up with this version. We love our creation. Inspired by Bulletproof Coffee, here’s our take on the drink:
Turmeric Coconut Coffee Recipe
Kimera Koffee – $21.95
Coffee infused with nootropics. It sounds like you would be bouncing off the walls. But, because Kimera has L-theanine, the caffeine releases slowly into the body. No jitters or crashing!
Bulletproof Brain Octane Oil – $22.88
Brain Octane is not just any other MCT supplement. It’s comprised entirely of caprylic acid, the most potent on the medium chained triglycerides. Careful! If you’re not used to MCT oil, it’s best to start small and work your way up. Too much too fast will have you running to the bathroom!
Emulsified MCTs. These mix super well into cold and hot drinks. It’s been a great addition to our travel stack because no blender is necessary. Also this creamy vanilla flavor makes the coffee taste so good!
This is the kind that we love. You see it in all my snaps. Turmeric is a nutritional powerhouse. Here’s what the guys at WellnessFX have to say about it:
The most widely suggested benefit of turmeric is the umbrella-like term of “anti-inflammatory properties.” Why umbrella-like? Because inflammation can (and does) happen all over the body, on a small and large scale. Some acute inflammation can be healthy, because it’s your cells recognizing damage and working to rid the body of dead or damaged tissue to make way for healing. Chronic inflammation, however, can lead to chronic diseases, some of which are preventable, such as:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Diabetes II
In other words, it has the potential to battle some of the most damaging diseases out there. The best offense is a good defense.
SweetLeaf Organic Stevia– $8.19
Stevia is a great alternative to sugar as it won’t spike your blood sugar levels. A little goes a long way.
Cinnamon is a great way to regulate blood sugar levels.
A quick way to get dozens of trace minerals.
Bulletproof VanillaMax– We buy this in the Bulletproof store. And it’s not on Amazon or his website at the moment.
Here’s an alternative:
Vanilla Powder that is Non GMO on Amazon. – $14.95
In our experience, a Vitamix is well worth the price. It’s easy to clean and extremely efficient at blending things together. We opted for a couple cheaper blenders early on that were total flops. We would’ve been better off starting with one of these guys. It’s a much better investment.
Some people have been asking where I get my beaker mug in all my snaps. We Purchased ours at the Bulletproof Coffee Shop in Santa Monica. But, you can buy them on his website for $16.95 here.
This one is on Amazon: $15.57 – available Prime.
In the Vitamix add:
- 250 ml Kimera Coffee (8 1/2 oz)
- 1 Teaspoon Brain Octane MCT Oil
- 1 Teaspoon Onit Vanilla MCT Oil
- 1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon
- Light sprinkle of Himalayan Pink Salt
- Sprinkle of Stevia ( to taste… I personally like 1/3 of a teaspoon)
- 1 Teaspoon of Turmeric
- Pinch of Bulletproof Vanilla Max
If you want more of a dairy-free latte, add almond milk, coconut milk, hemp milk, or cashew milk.
If you’re not allergic to dairy, feel free to throw in a teaspoon of Kerrygold Grass-Fed Butter (unsalted).
This delicious concoction can act as a breakfast substitute. It’s super high in healthy fats, has important vitamins and minerals, and will keep you focused for hours. No crashes from caffeine or sugar. It’s an awesome way to start the day. 🙂
Have a wonderful morning!
P.S.- When we lived in Asia, iHerb was the best way to get all our organic dry goods, household cleansers, and bath and body products. Shipping is super fast. I would order on Monday morning and have it at the latest by Thursday direct to Hong Kong. The prices are unbeatable compared to those found in the HK stores. If you don’t have time to drive around looking for ingredients or if the place where you live doesn’t have a lot of organic, well-sourced food, iHerb is a great choice.