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Dr. L J’s Caramel Latte Superfood-Style

Have you heard of “bulletproof coffee”?  Something that has been around for the past few years has become the “rage” among health-conscious individuals who love their coffee but not the high-acid, mold, heavy metals and toxins that are found in most commercial brands.  This “upgraded” version of coffee is made with Arabica beans that are less susceptible to molds and instead of using cream or other dairy (or non-dairy) creamers, you add a tablespoon of grass-fed unsalted butter and some coconut oil and blend it up to a nice froth.  Sounds quite unusual but the taste is surprisingly smooth and satisfying.

I believe that the original inspiration to adding butter to coffee came from the Tibetan tradition of adding yak butter to tea, reputed to sustain energy in high elevations and provide ongoing warmth and nutrition in such a cold and challenging climate.

Being much more of a tea drinker than coffee, I was not really interested in buying whole beans and having to grind them, etc.  I do own a coffee grinder that I use for spices and seeds but I don’t have any coffee brewing system.  So when I found Four Sigma’s instant Arabica coffee that is combined with medicinal mushrooms (I have tried the cordyceps version but they also have one with Lion’s Mane) I had the idea of making it bullet-proof style.

Good quality coffee is an antioxidant; Medicinal mushrooms are said to reduce the jitter that caffeine can cause as well as offering other nutritional benefits.  Grass fed butter (something I added to my diet last year in spite of being mainly plant-based) is high in Vitamin A, carotene, Vitamins A and K and may even reduce inflammation and optimize cholesterol.  Coconut oil has a whole bunch of benefits that I’ve covered in depth in previous blogs.

My husband loves caramel latte but they are just a mess of sugar and casein and artificial flavors.  He is totally on board with replacing his Starbucks and McCafe standards with this Caramel Latte creation.    The caramel flavor comes from an amazing superfood powder called “lucuma” that I use for a wide variety of raw fusion treats.  I also add a bit of cinnamon and cardamon for blood sugar and hormonal balance.

I love the convenience of Four Sigma’s instant packets!  The taste is great.  Not “inexpensive” but on the other hand, MUCH cheaper than a Starbucks latte, and much better for you.  Use this code to get a discount on your first order:  drljrose  at this link.

Dr. L J’s Cafe Latte – Bulletproof and Superfood-Style

Ingredients:
1 packet Four Sigma mushroom coffee1 TB. unsalted grass fed butter (Kerry Gold or I prefer Organic Valley’s cultured butter)
1 TB. coconut oil
1 heaping TB. lucuma powder
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
pinch ground cardamon
Sweetener of your choice (we use coconut sugar, maple syrup or erithrytol)
8 oz. boiling water

Place all ingredients in a blender and run for about 30-40 seconds until a foamy layer forms on top.  Pour in coffee mug and sprinkle with extra cinnamon.

LindaJoy Rose (Academy Founder and Natural Wellness Expert)

LindaJoy Rose, PhD is a therapist, author, professional speaker, international trainer, and healthy living expert with over 25 years of experience. As the former Director of International Development for the American Board of Hypnotherapy, she is a pioneer in the field of subconscious dynamics and clinical hypnotherapy, implementing training and certification in many countries across Europe, Latin America and Asia.

Dr. LJ has appeared numerous times as the Healthy Living expert with the Tampa NBC affiliate and syndicated Daytime TV show, local media coverage, and over 100 videos on the super-information site, eHow.com.

She is the author of eight books, including Your Mind: The Owner’s Manual and Raw Fusion Living: Recipes for Health Eating, Natural Weight Loss and Anti-Aging, and contributes regularly to the popular worldwide news service, The Huffington Post.

With a grant from the Astra-Zeneca Foundation, Rose successfully launched a healthy lifestyle retraining program at one of the nation’s largest and most respected clinics. Having overcome a debilitating auto-immune disorder through lifestyle changes and self-care, she subsequently developed a practical and delicious eating philosophy and teaches popular classes with food demonstrations, world-wide.

In 2013, she launched the online and onsite Natural Wellness Academy with certifications in Holistic Health and Life Coaching and Clinical Hypnotherapy and with students and graduates in almost 20 countries.

The daughter of two Holocaust survivors, Dr. Rose is also a volunteer docent at the Florida Holocaust Museum and resides in Tampa, Florida with her husband and 4 furry companions.

"From training therapists internationally in the fields of psychology and hypnotherapy to being an online mentor for two West Coast Universities, to founding the Natural Wellness Academy, teaching has always been my passion, I enjoy nothing more than informing and inspiring prospective coaches and therapists."

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