As the fall approaches and the cooler temperatures begin to settle in, some folks find it difficult to keep their water intake where it needs to be. In the summer it can be pretty easy to get your water in because you’re hot and a there are plenty of berries and deliciousness to spice up your water and make it taste yummy.
But, when the temperature falls it can be more difficult to drink the amount of water your body needs to fight dehydration. In fact, it’s been recorded that in the United States almost 75% of the population is chronically dehydrated. I couldn’t find a source for Canada, but I’m keeping my eyes open.
With that being said, I want to encourage you to keep your water intake up throughout the colder months.
Here are 3 ways to help you keep on track with your hydration:
1) Heat up your water. Yup. It’s that simple. Drink warm water. My Mom calls it “Silver Tea” and it’s actually delicious. Simply put the kettle on, get your favorite super huge mug and drink your water warm/hot. Add lemon if you’d like for a little flavor and yumminess.
2) Autumn-ify your water. Yup. You can make your water taste like fall and sometimes it’s just the thought of something delicious that gets you sippin’ your water the way your body deserves. Find your favorite pitcher, cut up 1 plum, 1 apple (remove core and seeds, obviously) and 1 pear. Place all the fruit into your pitcher. Add 2-3 cinnamon sticks. Fill up the pitcher with water and let it steep overnight in your fridge. Wake in the morning and enjoy all day!
3) Commit. I don’t think many people really understand how important water is to our bodies. Our bodies are approximately 60% water, so ensuring that you’re drinking enough will help you maintain the fluid balance in your body. Fluids help with digestion, circulation, absorption, transportation of nutrients and maintenance of body temperature. So, you know, it’s kind of important.
One of the easiest things you can do is COMMIT to drinking your water. Set a goal for yourself and aim to reach your water intake goal for a month straight. By doing this you can get yourself into (or back into) the habit of drinking the required amount of water your body needs to work effectively. Fill up a 2L jug of water each morning and shoot to have it gone by the end of the day. Depending on how active you are, how big/small you are you may need to increase that intake up to 3-4L/day.
But…commit to it. Find yourself a lovely water bottle and get drinkin’.
You’re important. Your body is important. Hydrate properly and reap the benefits of a better complexion, more energy and even weight loss…simply by drinking water. It’s not magic…it’s science and your body is a scientific goddess.
Long weekends are notorious for overindulgence. Food, beverages, snacks and treats seem to go hand in hand with an extra day off. But, it doesn’t have to be so. There are things you can do to stay on track over the next few days.
Here are 6 quick tips for you to stay the course. Remember, a long weekend doesn’t have to always mean losing your focus on your health and fitness.
Tip #1: Plan your workouts & stick to them
Commit to getting your workouts in. They don’t have to be long and drawn out, but committing to being active over the weekend will help you “remember” that your fitness and nutrition are important #2.
Tip #2: Drink your water
There’s nothing like a nice drink over the weekend, I won’t dispute that. But remember it’s also important to hydrate with water. If you’re really wanting a fancy drink there are many delicious and nutritious non-alcoholic punches. If you do choose to indulge in alcoholic beverages, be sure to drink water in between.
Tip #3: Eat your vegetables
Yeah, this one seems like a no-brainer, but with tables of dips, crackers and chips it is easy to overlook your vegetables. Try this: fill half of your plate with veggies. Yup, half. Eat your veggies FIRST, then you can snack on the gooey deliciousness.
Tip #4: Get active as a family
Plan activities that get you and your family moving this weekend. Go for a hike, a family bike ride, register for a race as a team or even check off some of your yard work tasks. Whatever it is, get active…together.
Tip #5: Don’t give yourself permission
It’s easy to get into the cycle of “it’s only a few days, so I’m just going to enjoy myself this weekend and not care”. No. No. No. No. No. NO! You do care. So, don’t give yourself permission to overindulge. Sure, give yourself a little flexibility, enjoy food you don’t typically eat, but that doesn’t mean eat ALL the food. As soon as you say, or even think, “all rules are off this weekend” you’re going to go too far. So, don’t give yourself that permission. Instead, give yourself permission to treat your body well. BOOM!
Tip #6: Get some rest & recharge
So many times long weekends are extremely busy. We try to fit in so much, see so many people, be as social as possible, when really what our bodies need is rest. Try not to over-plan this weekend. Have as much fun as you want to have, but being social gets to be a chore, something’s gotta give. Your body needs rest, so plan one night at home as a family night to rest, recharge, love and laugh.
If you DO go off the rails one day, that doesn’t mean it has to be all weekend. Stop. Breathe. Get back on track. One bad day doesn’t mean the entire weekend is a waste and there’s not fixing it. So, put on your velvet gloves, be kind to yourself, accept that you overindulged then go kick your butt with a great HIIT or strength workout! I LOVE this 4-40-4 workout from our Hot Mama Fit Red Deer owner, Kyra…give it a whirl.
There ya have it, Mamas. Stick to these tips and remember your fitness, health, nutrtion and energy are important. Long weekends aren’t a reason to go crazy and lose focus on fueling your body the way it deserves to be fueled. So, focus on you, how imporant treating your body and soul are and have a wonderful few days!
Eat well. Drink plenty of water. Laugh. Rest.
Summer. The official season of “real” excuses to eat junk food and lay around. The heat, the camping, the family and friends visiting, the kids home from school. You have a summertime excuse, I’ve heard it. I’ve, in most cases, used the same excuses.
The late part of June and the first half of July were well, gluttonous, to say the least. I drank whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted. I ate the same way. Workouts were done with half an effort if done at all. By the middle of July I felt terrible, had very little energy and didn’t want my photo taken because, well, my confidence and self-love had plummeted.
It was time for me to get back on the bandwagon. It was time for me to start fueling my body the way it deserves, move my body the way it wants to move and hydrate (that means with water, not Palm Bays) the way it needs to be hydrated.
Here’s the thing: I’m a fitness professional, so I know how to get myself back on track. Typically, you’ll see posts about getting back into your routine in September. But listen, that’s a month away. If you went off the rails in July, why the heck are you waiting until September? That’s weeks and weeks away! You are going to feel terrible, worse than terrible in another month!
It’s time for you to remember the purpose of physical activity and eating nutritiously. The purpose isn’t to lose weight, lose inches, look good in a bikini (you look amazing, by the way, no matter what size you are). The purpose of exercise and healthy eating is to give you energy, to respect your body, to build your own self-confidence.
If you’re feeling lethargic, if you’re self-deprecating every time you put your shorts on, if you just feel “gross”…baby, it’s time to re-focus and get back on track. Don’t wait until September, that’s ridiculous, that’s weeks and weeks away. If you feel awful today because of what consumed in July, just think of how awful you could feel if you keep on this path for 4 more weeks.
There are things you can start doing today to help you feel better in five days. Honest. In five days, if you do even some of the suggestions below, you’ll have more energy, you’ll sleep better and in a month you’ll be so grateful that you started now and didn’t wait.
1) Up your water game. Treat yourself to a new water bottle and focus on water intake. Make a jug of ginger, mint lemon water every evening, pop it in the fridge and make sure it’s gone by the end of the next day. Typically, when you go off the fitness and nutrition rails, you send yourself into chronic dehydration. Summertime heat will also wreak havoc on your hydration levels, so it’s time to fill up on water. Not only will it hydrate, but it’s going to help fill you up, because baby, it’s time to stop the snack attacks. [Read more…]
Alright, my lovelies. I’m getting close to launching my first (maybe annual?!) Summertime Sip & Sweat and you do NOT want to miss out on this one! Every Friday, all summer long, I’m going to send you a new workout you can do at home AND a delicious (not nutritious, but definitely not terrible) cocktail recipe. For FREE.
The only way you get to be a part of it?! REGISTER, baby!
CLICK HERE to sign up today and get your first “taster” Sip & Sweat. It’s all about the Mango Slushy…and maybe some burpees. Yeah okay…there are burpees too.
Starting June 30th I will send my list an email with a PDF document to download. You’ll receive a Recipe of the Week to try (and please let me know how you like it!) and a new workout to get your sweat on. Think of it as 8 weeks of free workouts and drinks delivered right to your door…except it’s to your inbox, so not really your door.
Why did I do this? Because. I wanted to.
Oh, and also I think people worry about finding their summer “balance”. A lot of my friends are worried about the camping and the drinking and the eating. I figure I can help you with two of those. I can send you drink recipes that won’t be terribly calorie dense (okay, a few are, but they’re so good I had to include them). Even better than the drinks? I can send you workouts you can take with you camping, on holidays, to your backyard, to a park that will help you move your body during a season some “forget” to sweat it out…from physical activity, not the heat.
So, join me in my Summertime Sip & Sweat fun TODAY!
Sign up HERE.
First email goes out Friday, June 30th…and I cannot wait for you to see what I have in store for you!
Happy Summer, Mamas!
This post is brought to you by the makers of MOTRIN®
I love running. I love losing myself in the kilometers and letting my mind wander. I love the task of training for an event. And I seriously love the energy at the event I’ve been spending hours and hours, kilometer after kilometer preparing for.
There is nothing like the energy of run events. The nervous and excited energy before the race begins and the joy and pride energy as you cross the finish line. Even better? Watching woman after woman achieve their goals as they cross that line. There’s really nothing like it.
I was recently at the Shopper’s Drug Mart Run for Women with our Hot Mama’s Bootylicious Run Group in Calgary. There were 40+ Hot Mamas, plus a few Cool Daddies and even a Mini registered to tackle either the 5k or 10k route. I showed up to a sea of pink (hello Hot Mama “Run Like a Mother tanks”), nerves and excitement. These women had trained for 12 weeks for this day and they were ready!
It was a beautiful day, with incredible Mamas filled with excitement. I am so honored that I got to be a part of it. Sometimes I forget how far I’ve come in my own Hot Mama journey. Starting with one class a week where I had to threaten my friends to come, to standing in the middle of a bunch of women I don’t know who love Hot Mama and the community that their franchise owners have worked so hard to build. It’s humbling and staggering and it often takes my breath away.
Pre-event activities included photos at the MOTRIN® Recovery Zone (and thank goodness they were there, MOTRIN® would be needed after this race…more on that in a bit), photos of the beautiful and amazing Hot Mama team and speeches from women affected by mental illness. One Mama (not a Hot Mama, but she should be) spoke about her journey through postpartum depression. She spoke so powerfully and emotionally that it resonated with many of our Hot Mamas.
I am so proud that we ran the Shopper’s Drug Mart Run for Women because, at Hot Mama, we’re working hard to combat postpartum depression with our postpartum initiative. We offer free classes to women who are between 8-16 weeks postpartum. No hooks, no contracts. We just want Mamas to get out, get active and find the support and love they need during what could be a pretty dark time.
Then, it was time to hit the road. We lined up, bounced on the spot a little, then headed off. I ran the 10k and got to spend the first 5k with our Calgary West Sarcee owner, Tara. She’s amazing and sweet. Most times when I run a race with the Hot Mamas I stay with the group. I like chatting with everyone and learning about their journey. So, at 5k Tara and I hung back and ran with Hot Mamas as they caught up to us. We’d run a bit with each Mama and then send her on her merry (??) way.
There’s always a lot of love out on run courses. And, I was so stinkin’ proud of the turn-out at this Run for Women event! So many people running to raise awareness of women’s mental illness. It was phenomenal.
I learned a great deal on the course running with the Hot Mamas. I learned about their family, I learned about their experience, I learned what was on their playlist and I learned about how proud they were of themselves. That’s the part that I always love best.
I landed with one Hot Mama with about 1.5k to go and we walked and talked…and fell. Oh yeah. My poor partner rolled her ankle right off the path and landed on her elbow. So, we hung out on the side of the race route where woman after woman offered support, love, compassion and water. I know my run buddy was in pain, but I’m always amazed at how freakin’ wonderful women can be to one another. Medical help finally came, and although the ankle was fine, the elbow was not.
However, my run buddy decided she wanted to finish the race. So, our first aider fashioned a sling from her own jacket and bicketty-bam we were back in business. We finished the race to cheers from the Hot Mamas and yes, I do believe my partner had a few tears of pride and joy.
We then motored over to the MOTRIN® recovery van…because honestly, we were looking for ibuprofen for relief of our sore, achy bones and joints. The bright orange van beckoned us and we snapped a few photos there.
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Minus the injury, this was an incredible run. The Hot Mamas were as supportive as ever. We supported a cause that is very near and dear to my heart. I got to meet a bunch of Hot Mamas and learn all about them and their journey. And, I got to help someone and make her laugh when all she wanted to do was cry. So yeah…in my books, that’s a pretty incredible day.
I cannot thank my Hot Mama franchise owners enough for creating the communities of love, joy, support and friendship that they’ve created. When someone falls (literally), they’re there to pick her back up and cheer her as she achieves her goal. Not everyone can do what our franchise owners do. Not everyone can lead a group of women to success through fitness, humor and community. I’m proud of each and every owner who led their Bootylicious Run Group. And, I’m proud of each and every Hot Mama who crossed the finish line of the Run for Women race.
Congrats to all the runners out there! What’s next?!
Oh, and if you want to check out the Hot Mama Bootylicious Run group, connect with your local Hot Mama franchise and get yourself signed up! There are tons of races happening. I’m sure they’re training for something!
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Well, hey there. I see you’re back. I hadn’t noticed you creep back into my life, but there you are. I’ve been feeling off for a few months now and rationalized it with nerves, exhaustion and yes, even allergies. But no. It’s you, isn’t it? You’re back. And you’re stronger this time.
Well, darkness. So. Am I.
We’ve been here. We’ve gone through this before. I didn’t think I’d have to see you again. Last time you were based on injury. But, I see it’s time for us to battle once again.
It’s not okay, you know. What you do. It’s not okay. You’re a real asshole.
You’re a pitch black hole of loneliness, doubt, anxiety and sadness. But that’s not all you are. You’re anger, too.
Oh depression, you have such strength, such power. But, I will control you now. Now that I recognize that you’ve seeped back into my body, taken over my heart, my soul. For me, you’re black blood that travels through my body at lightning speed, infecting and spreading your sorrow, anger and doubt so quickly it takes my breath away.
You’re not slow, you’re fast. You work quickly. You zing around my body controlling my thoughts, filling me with doubt and causing me to think irrational thoughts. Yes depression, you do that. You make me believe things that aren’t true. You fill my head with scenarios and feelings and so much anger I could scream.
And yes, while my brain understands what you’re doing. While I listen to person after person tell me I’m being ridiculous, well, Depression, you’re louder than those voices. And, for reasons I don’t understand, my head and stomach, well, they listen to you. They’re under your speedy and warped spell.
You make me sick. Literally. I shake, I cry, I rage and this hole in my stomach? It just won’t go away.
For me, you’re the darkest of dark holes. But it’s not a comforting hole for me. It’s nowhere I want to be. Now, I realize for some people you cause them to want to hunker down in your darkness, pull over the covers, make a nest and sleep for days, for weeks, for months.
But for me, you make me want to do burpees and sprint and sweat in your darkness. I’m in the pit of your darkness running intervals and bouncing off your goddam walls. I’m so angry and sad and deflated and defeated. That’s your power.
These negative thoughts won’t stop. This hole in my stomach won’t close.
That’s your power.
You’re a menacing darkness with teeth that nash at my insecurities and take pieces of me every time I meet you.
You’re unwelcome, you all-powerful asshole. And I will find a way through you once again.
You see, I have help.
I have a community of people who support me, inspire me and believe in me. I have a family who hugs me, loves me, reaches for me. I have kids who brighten even my darkest days. So even though I’m sweating it out down in your deep darkness, when my kids are around their sunbeams reach me. It may look like the smallest of small beams of light, but I feel the light. It calls to me. It’s stronger than you.
So, fuck you. I’m gripping and clawing my way towards the light. No, I’m sprinting toward it. I will rely on physical activity to get me through this. And if that doesn’t work? If you’ve pulled me that much further down this time? I’m not afraid of the pills made to help people dig out of this.
I won’t wear the badge of horror you want me to wear.
Sometimes you’re too strong and outside help is needed. And I’m at the place now where I realize reaching out for help isn’t a weakness. It’s a strength.
So, fuck you once again. I’m done with your darkness. I’m done making you believe I’m not good enough. I’m done being mad and angry and raging all the time, even if it’s only on the inside. I deserve better and I will find a way to get better.
I’m sure we’ll meet again. But know this…I will never give in completely to you. I am stronger than you. I will beat you time and time and time again.
I know I don’t always realize you’re there right away, but when I do, my ugly, disgusting depression, I will fight and claw and dig your eyes out. I will fill you with joy and love and light and cover the dark hole you’ve made me struggle out of.
I will stand at the top of your dark tunnel down and dance to Dolly Parton on your grave. I will laugh and rejoice and celebrate the strength and control I have over my own body, heart and soul.
I’m not there just yet. But I will be. So prepare for the end. I’m about done feeling the way you make me feel. Help is on the way and I am beyond ready to reach for it.
Fuck you, you dark asshole. You’re unwanted here.
I’m ready for the light.
It’s possible, you know. It’s possible for you to have an incredible summer without throwing all of your fitness and nutrition hard work out the window.
I’ve been talking to a lot of my friends lately about summer and our goal, mine included, was to get as fit as possible, eat as well as possibly until June 30th and then “take the summer off”. I mean, I would never NOT workout, that’s just ingrained in me from childhood. But, I still plan on loosening up my food regimen and I’m definitely lightening up on my drink intake rules.
But, here’s the problem with personalities like mine. If we give an inch to ourselves, we run a mile…and that mile is filled with wine stops, chips, peanut butter cups, s’mores and a bucket of excuses as to why it’s okay to binge for two months.
“I work hard all year.”
“I’m tired and my body needs a break.”
“I’m just going to have one.”
“It’s too hot out.”
“I need something cool to drink.”
“Oh, are those chips, I never have chips…NOMNOMNOM.”
And so on…
Summer is often a time when we lengthen our leash and permit ourselves to overindulge and get a little more sedentary.
No, not everyone. Lots of people use the summer to go on hikes, or bike rides, etc…and that’s amazing. We do that in our family, too. But, we also camp a lot, we like cold beverages, we adore campfires and all the goodies that go along with our campfires (hello peanut butter cup s’mores, I love you). And, by the end of summer, I’m wearing my “I give up dresses” (think mumu), I have little energy and I generally feel shitty about myself.
But, it’s time to remember that there can balance in the summer. Yes, while we do tend to have treats and more drinks than we typically do over the other 10 months of the year, there is a way to find the balance between “treating yourself” and “overindulging”…for months on end.
- Commit to a certain number of workouts per week. Write it down and tell somebody for accountability purposes. I recommend at least 3 sessions of, minimally, 30 minutes per session.
- Try something new. Summer is a great time to get outside and try new active ways of using your body.
- Get up and get it done. Summer is hot, hot, hot in most places and the “it’s too hot” excuse is rampant in July & August. So, get up and get moving first thing in the morning. Get it done. Then hydrate and jump in the lake.
- Have an accountability group. Sometimes all you need is a friend, or a group of friends, to help you stay accountable. There’s something about receiving a text from a friend who is already done her workout juuuuuust when you were thinking of not doing it. Friends help friends stay fit.
- Prepare. You know summer is riddled with dips, chips and other bonfire goodies, so prepare. Cut up your vegetables and have them ready to go for quick snacks. Same with your fruit. Prepare healthy snacks and take them with you on your vacation.
- Try to eat every 2-3 hours, but also have 2-3 hours where you’re not putting something in your pie hole. Summers get busy and for many of us we’re so busy taking care of others, we forget to eat or we just don’t get a chance. So, make sure you have healthy granola bars, apples and peanut, almonds, etc. at the ready so when your two-hour gap of no eating is up, you have something healthy to grab in a pinch.
- Substitute snacks. There are many recipes out there for healthy muffins, granola, pasta, etc that can be made healthy by removing sugar, decreasing salt and switching out ingredients. For example, switch to Greek Yogurt instead of your sour cream. Seriously…it’s good. There are ways to change unhealthy snacks and make them more healthy. They may not be considered a “health food”, but they’re certainly better than the full-fat junk you’ve been dreaming about.
- Take it easy. You’re allowed to have a few days of silliness and calories. But, you’ll notice a difference in your energy and take that cue from your body to get back on track. Have the chips. Have the marshmallows. And then don’t. You don’t need them for two months in a row. Find the balance between treating yourself and going off the rails.
- Moderation is key. You knew I was going to say that, right? Just because it’s hot out doesn’t mean you need a margarita or a beer. It really doesn’t. There are many non-alcoholic versions of your fav boozy drinks.
- Watch the sugar intake. While bellinis and lime slushy drinks are amazing, they’re also PACKED with sugar, particularly if you get the pre-packaged stuff. So, if you’re going to start up your margarita maker (best Mother’s Day gift EVER), try some from-scratch recipes and use fresh fruit and ice. Put it in a fancy glass and bicketty-bam…a cold, fru-fru drink just for you.
- Water. Drink it. For every drink you consume, have an 8 oz glass of cold, refreshing, hydrating WATER. Put some carbon dioxide in there if you want bubbles, or throw in some frozen berries for an icy, yummy treat. You really can spice up your water. I mean…it’s still water, so it’s not super sexy, but it’s healthy and your body will thank you for it all summer long.
- Swap out the beer and coolers. Go for hard alcohols like vodka or gin to combat the calorie-packed, sugar-coma-inducing drinks you typically lean towards.
Listen…summer is supposed to be fun and silly and filled with goodness. But, that doesn’t mean you should let yourself go crazy. Balance is everything. I’m not promoting drinking in this article by any means, but I know it happens. And, I want you to think about the choices you make throughout the summer so I don’t have to pick you up off the floor and go through sugar withdrawals in September.
Take care of yourself over the summer. Your body deserves that. But balance is everything. Overindulge a few days, sure, but then treat yourself to water, fruit, salads and goodness. Balance, baby. Find your body balance this summer.
If you’re looking for balance, I created Sip & Sweat. It’s a weekly email you’ll receive ALL about balance. I provide weekly recipes for summer cocktails (that’s one side of the coin) AND a workout you can do each week (the other, more balanced side of the coin) to combat your boozy side. So…if you haven’t joined Sip & Sweat:
Have a great summer, Mamas! I’m here if you need me. Always!
Summer is the best! It really is! The sun, the heat, the kids outside laughing and playing…the summertime delicious drinks! Right?! Oh yes, I’m right. You love that too, don’t you?!
I know you do, that’s why you’re here.
But the problem with summertime drinking? It adds up. It’s not only the calories that you consume through drinking, it’s the calories you consume because you’ve been drinking. Chips, cheese, dips and sweets all look so good and tempting after a few glasses of wine, don’t they? I know. I’m usually sidled right up next to the table with you!
The problem? By the end of summer, you’re feeling icky, your clothes won’t fit like they used to, you’re lethargic and you ask yourself “how did I get so far off track?!”. How do I know this is what will happen? Because you’re like me and I’m like you and this is how we roll in the summer. Until now…
While I know I cannot stop you from drinking your delicious summer cocktails (because if you asked me to I’d ask if you knew who you were talking to), I can at least help you with some summer sippers worth your time AND a workout to go right along with them. While I must advise you to drink responsibly, I must also advise you to GET (or stay) ACTIVE!
Enter my Summertime Sip & Sweat.
Starting June 30th you’ll start receiving weekly Summer Sippin’ Recipes AND a Summer Sweat Workout. While I don’t suggest you drink cocktails while you workout, I do suggest that you continue to remain active and do these workouts with water and healthy snack prepped for after you’re finished. One of the best ways for me to help us both this summer is to provide at-home, sweaty workouts for you right to your inbox. Workouts you can do in the comfort of your backyard, campsite or wherever your summer takes you!
So…sign up for my Summertime Sip & Sweat and you’ll receive access to your first Summertime Sip & Sweat PDF. Then, starting June 30th, you’ll receive a new recipe and workout delivered right to your inbox. Totally free. No hooks. No contracts. No nothing. Just me trying to help you stay active and have a little fun with you this summer!
Simply enter your email address to receive the FREE PDF and you’ll be all signed up for the summer!
YAY! What fun! And please share this with your friends. We will have a BLAST this summer! Bellinis and burpees? Yes, please!
I’m a huge fan of Bulletproof coffee. If you don’t know that already, you need only to read more posts from my blog to see the multitude of articles I’ve already written about their coffee, their Brain Octane Oil and more recently their Collagen Bites (yum, yum, yummy yum!)!
My true love is their Brain Octane Oil and that’s because it absolutely, 100% helps me focus, it clears my thoughts and it gives me the energy I need to get through my incredibly hectic days!
Mayvember is leaving us and we seem to have skipped spring and slammed right into summer. So today after I finished an incredible hike with a good friend, I needed to buckle down and get to work. I knew that I needed my Bulletproof coffee because on a day like today when the sun is shining, the flowers are blooming and my schedule says I need stay inside to write, program and podcast, I desperately needed help in the “focus” area.
HOWEVER…who the heck wants a hot coffee after you’ve sweated your buns off in the hot, hot sun (don’t worry, they’re actually still there)? So, I decided to create an iced coffee version of my beloved Bulletproof Coffee. Aaaaaaand my oh my…it did NOT disappoint!
- 1.5 cups Bulletproof Coffee (Freshly brewed, hot)
- 1 Tbsp Bulletproof Ghee
- 1/2 tsp - 1Tbsp Brain Octane Oil
- 1 Tbsp Cocoa powder
- Brew your coffee, as per usual.
- Add ghee, brain octane oil and cocoa powder to your blender.
- Pour hot coffee into blender.
- Blend for at least 1 minute.
- Pour over a glass filled with ice.
- Stir & enjoy!
- You may replace the Tbsp of ghee with a 1 Tbsp of nut butter to give it a nutty coffee taste. So good. Honestly. So. Good.
Helpful (?) tip: Be sure to use LOTS of ice because iced coffee should be super, super cold, not “kinda” cold.
If you’ve yet to try Bulletproof CLICK HERE to check out their products. I don’t endorse many products, but this stuff has my full endorsement because it has quite literally changed my life (YOW!).
Finally, just a quick note on the nutrition facts: Don’t worry about the fat content. Yes, that’s a lot of fat, but this type of fat goes to your brain to be metabolized and is the quick source of brain food you need for the mental focus and energy that Bulletproof gives you. One iced coffee per day, babycakes. Just the one! Enjoy!