Keto Cozy Turmeric Bullet Proof Coffee Or Tea



Winter arrived precisely at 2:45 PM on December 4, 2016. Never mind what the calendar said! After church, I decided to make a quick trip up to my local City Market to grab a few things for a Keto Friendly Taco Salad. I’ll post a recipe for that later on! I left behind a bright, sunny and relatively warm day as I entered the store. When I exited the store, a mere 10 minutes later, the weather had turned. The sky was grey; the cold wind howled, and the air felt like snow.

I assumed the traditional winter turtle-like position known by all Canadians; Canadians living outside of Vancouver, that is. Shoulders hunched so my coat’s collar could rise, head scrunched down to take advantage of the collar’s warmth. I grabbed my mitts from my purse. No Canadian would go out in December without a pair of gloves stashed in a coat pocket or a purse! I turned the speed up on my power chair and scooted home as fast as I could. All that was on my mind was my version of Spicy Bullet Proof tea, AKA Cozy Turmeric Coffee (or tea).

When using <a href=Turmeric, always add a pinch of black pepper. Pepper releases the full nutritional benefits of this powerful anti-inflammatory spice.” width=”233″ height=”155″ data-pin-nopin=”true” />I had read that it is probably best for ladies to skip the butter in ¬†Bullet Proof Coffee as the fats in coconut oil and the natural hormones in butter send confusing signals to our hormonal balances. As I was retaining water a few days earlier and I was in a brief stall in my Keto Journey, I decided to do some ‘experimenting’ – call me a mad scientist.

A pinch of black pepper releases turmeric’s anti-inflammatory properties; I was feeling a little bit achy that morning.

Turmeric has MANY other health benefits, but I don’t like it plain, so I spice it up to take the edge of the raw earthiness.

As soon as I arrived home, I made this recipe using a robust black tea:

Cozy Keto Friendly Turmeric Coffee or Tea Ingredients:

2 cups STRONG coffee or 2 cups strong black tea
2 tbsp unrefined, virgin coconut oil (start off with one tbsp if you aren’t used to coconut oil)
A pinch of black pepper
1 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp pumpkin spice mix
1/2 tsp ginger powder
Stevia (or your favourite sweetener) to taste

KetoTurmeric Coffee or Tea will warm you on a cold winter day from the inside out and take the stiffness out of your joints ALL the ingredients in an immersion-friendly container such as a 4 cup Pyrex measuring cup. Blend until creamy. You could add a bit of heavy cream or full-fat coconut milk if you fancy a bit of froth. Do not attempt to mix this in a coffee mug or a travel mug! Turmeric stains clothing immediately, and it is very hard to remove the stain!

I drink this from a Contigo Travel Mug AKA Adult Sippy Cup. I seriously cannot live without my Contigo mug. As I am disabled, I am pretty klutzy. It was either a travel mug or stock in laundry soap!

Calories 264 Carbs (Net) 2.2 g Protein 1 g Fat 27.3

©2016 Katherine Walden

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