What's in My QT Cup?
This gigantic QT cup is not filled with soda or iced tea. Rather, this is my bulletproof (aka butter) iced coffee that I prepare each morning for the hubby and me (he has his own cup). The following recipe is for one person: start by making strong coffee, adding 1 tbsp organic coconut oil, 1 tbsp Kerrygold butter, and a bit of stevia and mixing the ingredients until they melt. I then put the coffee into my Vitamix and blend until the oil and butter emulsify (this makes for a
My Typical Morning Routine--Incorporating Healthy Habits
This is how my morning routine goes these days (most done before the girls wake up for school): --Wake up to our Sleep Cycle alarm (an app http://www.sleepcycle.com/ which, among other features that analyze your sleep cycle, has soothing sounds that gradually get a little louder--much better than traditional alarms, which I detest). --Stretch for a couple of minutes in bed and set my intentions for the day. --Go to the kitchen and get about a tablespoon of coconut oil to do m
Homemade bulletproof iced coffee
For the last couple of months, I've been making my own version of the ever-so-popular bulletproof coffee in the mornings for my husband and me. I start by melting a tablespoon each of coconut oil and Kerrygold grass-fed butter into hot French-pressed organic coffee and sweeten it with stevia. Since we like iced coffee, I then give it a whirl in my Vitamix so that the butter and oil emulsify and get a creamy texture. It also prevents them from chunking up once you add the ice-