Breakfast: Bulletproof Coffee

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When I first heard about Bulletproof Coffee from my cousin, Adam, I thought ‘Oh great, now America is REALLY going to get fat,’ but I could not have been more wrong! According to Dave Asprey, founder and creator of Bulletproof Coffee, when you drink this concoction in the morning (which is made up of butter, MCT oil or Coconut Oil) the healthy fats naturally energize you, make you feel satiated and jump-start fat burning for the rest of the day.

What are the healthy fats in Grass-fed Butter? The healthy fats are fat soluble vitamins A,D,E,K,& K2 which your body can properly absorb.  This distinction is super important because grass-fed butter has something that regular butter does not have– lots of vitamins!

According to Dave’s website, http://www.bulletproofexec.com, you can also use MCT oil, which is a supplement composed of medium chain fatty acids which help stimulate your metabolism and sustain energy throughout the day. If you do not have MCT oil on hand or is too expensive for you to try out (me!), you can easily obtain the same benefits from virgin coconut oil.

Below is an excerpt from Dave’s website on how to make Bulletproof coffee:

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I use 1-2 Tablespoons of Kerrygold butter and 1-2 Tablespoons of Coconut Oil

Many of you have heard or even read about it before when it first came out, but have any of you all actually given it a try? As a girl on a budget, I modified Dave’s recipe, using coconut oil, to give it a shot and I loved the outcome!

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You can find all these ingredients at Kroger, Publix, Earth Fare, and Fresh Market! An immersion blender or standard blender will do, just blend for 20-30 seconds.

The frothy topping is just one staple of this wonderful drink which also makes it that much more delicious! As we get closer to colder weather and next week’s “Arctic Blast” I urge you guys to skip the Starbucks drive through in favor of experiencing a new form of coffee— Bulletproof!

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 Bon Appétit!

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Breakfast Recipe: Pancake in a Bowl

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I absolutely LOVE breakfast! It’s not only the biggest meal of the day for me but also the most important.  Enjoy this recipe, I know I have already told many of you about it already- so yummy!

What you need:

1 packet of Cream of Wheat or 1/2c of Oats

3/4c Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk

1scoop vanilla protein powder

1T Agave or Honey

Instructions:

1. Warm up milk according to the package directions for either the Cream of Wheat or Instant Oats.

2. Once heated, stir in cream of wheat and all other remaining ingredients.

3. Adding extra toppings makes it even better: walnuts & 1/2 of a banana are also delicious additions to this high protein breakfast!

Leave your thoughts, comments below-

ENJOY!


That’s a wrap!

Is 2.5 months enough procrastination to write this post? Guess so! With on and off again plans to race different Ironman’s after Ironman Louisville, I thought my season was going to continue but to much of my Coach’s advice, I am officially in offseason folks!

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I had so much fun this year racing to 4 Overall Female podium finishes and 3 Age Group podium finishes, making me 3 of 3 in my Ironman record for age group placement.  I’m excited to continue to work on my strength and improve in all three disciplines each and every year. Talking about my 2015 season makes me more eager than ever to take on Ironman Texas with my brother and friends racing by my side- stay tuned because it will be one amazing McMorries- Gallegos Race Off as to who will hold the family record swim time!!

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Huge thanks to Timex Factory Team for all your support and to Team Timex athletes for always being an inspiration to me each and every race- you guys go out and kill it every single time and are amazing athletes and individuals! Thank you to EAS Brand Supplements for providing me with a solid Recovery Whey Protein powder to help assist my body in replenishing itself each and every workout this year. And finally, thank you to my Coach, Nick Brodnicki, from Endorphin Fitness for always believing in me, pushing me, and expecting nothing less than perfect on each and every workout! And to my Rocky Top Multisport Team and friends I train with every single bike ride- don’t make me name everyone- but THANK YOU!!

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