The Ultimate Paleo Coffee

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Watch the Bloopers at the End!

This coffee is what I’ve been loving recently! And I’m showing you how to make it in my very first video on YouTube – I even designed my channel art last night (*feeling smug*).

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A Few Quick Tips on How to Make the Ultimate Paleo Coffee

  1. Start slow – by this, I mean that if you’re not used to eating much fat, then I would put in just 1 teaspoon of ghee + 1 teaspoon of coconut oil initially until your body adjusts after a few weeks.
  2. Use good ghee – this is the ghee I use (it tastes absolutely AMAZING – in fact, I love licking my spoon after scooping the ghee out)! Pure Indian Foods Grassfed Organic Cultured Ghee
    paleo cultured ghee

    You might be wondering why cultured ghee, so this is what Pure Indian Foods say is special about “Cultured Ghee” as opposed to “normal ghee:”

    “Milk contains lactose, a natural sugar which gives it that delicate sweet taste. In order for the body to breakdown lactose, an enzyme called lactase must be present. Many people lack this valuable enzyme in their digestive system causing a common digestive problem known as lactose intolerance. In order to metabolize lactose, lactase must always be present. During the culturing of milk or cream, lactose is converted into lactic acid. This makes for a much more digestible product for many people. Remember, generally ghee does not cause a problem with lactose intolerance. This is because during the ghee making process, the lactose is removed even if the butter used to make the ghee was not made from fermented cream.

    Cultured Ghee is known as Desi Ghee in India, where the word desi means prepared with indigenous method. Please note that this product is not a source of live and active cultures.”

  3. Blending makes it frothy – you don’t have to blend the coffee to get the amazing health benefits, but it does help with flavor and look (blending makes it look like it’s a cappuccino, otherwise it just looks like oil floating on top!). You can actually just blend the coffee with some coconut oil, and you’ll get a similar look, although it won’t taste as creamy.
  4. It works with Tea – that’s right. Even if you hate coffee, you can still make this same drink with black tea. I found the spices in Earl Grey to complement the creamy ghee flavors the best, but any black tea will work well. Just remember to blend it!

How I got started on blending my coffee: As I mentioned in my previous post, Dave Asprey from Bulletproof Exec got me started on this recent coffee craze :) He tells his wonderful story of how he discovered bulletproof coffee and how he makes it here.

Let me know in the comments below how you like to make your Paleo coffee!

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  • harry October 9, 2013, 1:01 pm

    Hi Louise,
    Way to go on a great first video. I like the coffee with ghee, but did not try adding coconut oil. Am now looking forward to it. And I laughed at the flying spoon outtake! Keep ‘em coming.
    Harry

    Reply
    • Louise October 9, 2013, 3:13 pm

      Thanks Harry – you and Heather inspired me :)

      Reply
  • William October 13, 2013, 6:53 am

    Louise,
    Will get the ghee today and try it during the Ravens game this afternoon.
    William

    Reply
  • Rachael October 20, 2013, 4:27 pm

    Great looking video, however, the music plays over the audio, and I can’t hear you speak. I hope that it’s just me, but I thought you’d want to know.

    Reply
    • Louise October 20, 2013, 5:51 pm

      Thanks Rachael – I noticed the problem and I’m fixing it in all future videos. It’s only a problem if you have more than 1 speaker I think or if you’re using earphones). The voice and music is coming out of the left speaker, but the music is coming out of the right speaker without any voice. Thanks for letting me know!

      Reply
  • LLisa Petrison October 20, 2013, 6:07 pm

    Probably best to credit the Bulletproof Executive for the idea of combining grass-fed butter/ghee, coconut oil and coffee for a Paleo coffee drink.

    http://www.bulletproofexec.com/category/coffee-2/

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    • Louise October 20, 2013, 6:15 pm

      Thanks Lisa – Dave was the one who got me on this current coffee craze after meeting him on a cruise earlier this year. Thanks for posting his link – I also mentioned him in a previous post about coffee – http://ancestralchef.com/paleo-primer-book-review/

      He’s definitely popularized this way of drinking coffee, but the idea is much older and Dave says he got the idea from seeing Tibetans drink yak butter in their tea! Tea definitely tastes good to this way too :)

      Reply
  • ayelet October 21, 2013, 5:10 pm

    Hi Louise,
    I’ve been having my bulletproof coffee w/coconut oil, and either a dash of cinnamon, or a little piece of 85%-90% chocolate.
    I would also suggest making your own ghee, as it’s cheaper and fun and EZ. See my post in my blog about making your own Ghee: http://homegreens.wordpress.com/2012/02/14/to-ghee-or-not-to-ghee/
    good luck!

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  • Bonnmom November 11, 2013, 10:18 am

    I have been using coconut oil and coconut butter in my coffee. It was good but I never thought of blending it. How genius! I had it with all 3 this morning, the ghee too. Yum. But coconut butter is also a good substitute if you’re out of the other too. Whipping it is the key.

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    • Louise November 11, 2013, 7:10 pm

      Nice – I’ve tried it with just coconut butter before, but hadn’t considered adding it with the others :) Will try it!

      Reply
  • Louise February 24, 2014, 1:56 pm

    Amazing! I use a French Press for really strong coffee. The frothiness and delicious flavor really surprised me. I’m completely hooked!
    Thanks!

    Louise

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    • Louise February 24, 2014, 3:42 pm

      Thanks Louise – it frothes even better with a tiny bit of almond, coconut, or regular milk :)

      Reply
  • Karie March 5, 2014, 11:57 am

    This is so awesome! I love coffee like this – I feel so awake and alive when I drink it! I also love to add cinnamon, vanilla and a bit of organic raw honey. It’s lovely:)

    Reply
  • Dagmar Dolatschko April 22, 2014, 1:51 pm

    I’ve started adding a dash of cinnamon to coffee or black tea. The idea with the blender is great because it would probably mix up the cinnamon better – otherwise it tends to float.
    You could also add a dash of pure cocoa powder (not sweetened).
    Cinnamon is good for so many things – besides, it tastes good.

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