My Favorite Fatty Coffee

My Favorite Fatty Coffee

My FAVORITE Fatty Coffee

If you have been around the KETO community for a while, you have probably come to know and love the amazing benefits of fatty coffee and how it can boost your brain, give you natural energy and get your morning (or afternoon) started off the right way!

So why the craze of grassfed butter in your morning cup of JOE!?
Let me explain!

These natural, keto-friendly healthy fats are energizing, help you to feel full and satisfied all the while helping your body to burn fuel for the rest of the day!

I drink my cup of fatty joe every morning and often don’t feel hungry till late morning or lunchtime.  This allows my body to stay in a state of intermittent fasting, giving my body time to focus on breaking down fat instead of storing it!  

Remember, eat when HUNGRY and eat fat FIRST!

I always encourage people to start where they are and do what your budget allows, but when preparing this decadent coffee, there is one item my hubby is pretty staunch on using: GRASS fed butter or PASTURE butter.  Some people have found that grass fed GHEE is helpful if you have a dairy allergy.  Note that this is not to be confused with the heating process called pasturazation, but to find a nutrient rich butter that will blend into frothy deliciousness!  Using grass-fed butter has tons of vitamins and nutrients that you will recieve to start your day out RIGHT

Some rule of thought is to ONLY use MCT oil but we find that coconut oil give us all the amazing benefits PLUS it is much much cheaper! (Especially if you get the 84oz tub at Costco… WIN WIN!!)  I go with organic, cold pressed, virgin coconut oil vs. the refined counter part.  There are certain benefits of refined oil, but for right now, just focus on putting those GOOD healthy fats in your body each morning.

SO, by BLENDING (yes, in a blender, not stirred) these two little beauties in your coffee each morning you are getting all of those brain boosting oils to bump your metabolism into high gear as well as create a dream like state of frothy-coffee-glory!

Here is my super simple, SUPER FAST morning routine that my hubby and I looooove!

8-12oz coffee

1tbsp grass fed butter

1tbsp organic coconut oil

1-3 drops of flavored liquid stevia (optional)

Place all ingredients into a blender or Nutri-Bullet and blend for 30-60seconds!

Check out the video Ask Nurse Cindy and I did a few months back and HAVE fun making your OWN fatty coffee!!!  BOTTOMS UP and keto on!

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If you don’t quit, you WIN!

If you don’t quit, you WIN!

Heyyyyyyy friends!!!

 

Its Monday and I am FEELING IT.  Anyone else??

As I was choosing to actually get out of bed this morning at 4:45, I was developing¬†every excuse in the book of why it wasn’t a good idea to workout and that sleep was soooooo much better for me.

But then again, I have this conversation EVERY. SINGLE. MORNING.

I was thinking about my tendency¬†to slip down that slope of excuses (helloooooooo lazy bum) and realized that if I quit today, I will probably come up with an excuse to quit tomorrow… and the next day… and the next day… and the next day…

You catch my drift?
(Ever been there yourself friend?)

Yet as I was pumping some iron and breaking a pretty great sweat at O’Dark-thirty¬†and getting my heart rate up, I thought about a familiar phrase a teacher used to say ALL the time…

 

IF YOU DON’T QUIT, YOU WIN.

Think about that for a minute.  

The only way you fail at this adventure we call life is if you throw in the towel and giving up.
But it doesn’t always look like a HUGE moment of failure does it?

Quitting could be loosing heart in a goal you set for yourself.
Quitting could mean putting everything else first before your health and well being.
Quitting could mean letting go of who God made you to be and falling into the trap of comparison and perfectionism. Oh man… That’s where I have been!

So how do we change?

It’s surprisingly simple…
Tiny, microscopic, little, daily choices.

Saying yes to the things that are going to bless and benefit your body, even when you DON’T¬†want to (helloooooooo 4:45am wake up call). ¬†Its taking your priorities, to-do list and responsibilities and letting go of the things that don’t REALLY matter.

Winning is YOU being fully present, living from your beautiful heart and saying yes day after day after day.  I know its not easy sweet friend, but I am right there with you and believe in you.

Take a deep breathe and know that you and God got this today <3

 

If you don’t quit, YOU WIN!!!

 

xox,
Rachael Dee

 

1 simple trick to boost your mood and energy EVERY DAY!

1 simple trick to boost your mood and energy EVERY DAY!

 

Ready for less fatigue and more fun!!?

ME TOO!

Here is my simple, effortless, easy peasy daily habit that helps keep my moods balanced, emotions stable and immune system soaring!

Curious what I use each day!!?

Check out the video below!

 

Essential Oils and mood support are a fantastic way to keep you AND the family happy & healthy. ¬†We know that when we smell something lovely, it can envoke warm memories or brighten our day. ¬†THAT my friends is the benefits of AROMA and how it can powerfully shift your mood! ¬†Talk about taking time to stop and smell the roses ūüôā
When we breathe in those beautiful aromatic compunds, our limbic system in our brain is boosted in the happiest of ways!  The limbic system is like the control center for our moods.  This makes the usage of essential oils SO easy to breathe in or diffuse to make everyone perk up or calm down!

Mama’s take note! ¬†If you have a cranky kiddo, happy oils are your new BFF’s! ¬†Homework time have everyone distracted!? ¬†Pop in some FOCUS oils into the diffuser and watch your littles settle in for study. ¬†There are SO many amazing benefits and at only pennies per dose, what do you have to loose!!? ¬†And all the mamas broke into a PRAISE DANCE!

Make sure to pop over to FACEBOOK and join the conversation!
Tons of daily tips, tricks, recipes and FUN!

Have you been curious to learn more about how easy it is to use essential oils and get some into your own home!?

Check out my GETTING STARTED guide and lets get OILY!

LETS GO!

Mama’s Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookie

Mama’s Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookie

Peanut Butter.

Lets be honest… Peanut Butter is LIFE!

Remember those delicious peanut butter cookies mama used to make and stick those cute little Hershey Kisses in the center?
Well meet the KETO/LCHF super yummy, delicious, amazing 2 carb version!

And the best thing is that there are ONLY 3 ingredients!!!

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup no sugar added Peanut Butter (or any nut butter)

1/2 cup Swerve (erythritol sweetener)

1 egg

 

DIRECTIONS: 

1. Preheat oven to 350 and gather your ingredients

2.  Combine ingredients into large bowl and mix till combined (I love using my KitchenAid)

3. Once mixed, roll the cookies into 1 inch balls and place on cookie sheet

4. Press down 2x with forl to create that classic Mama’s cookie look

5. Bake into oven for 10-12 min, until edges are golden brown

6. Remove from tray and let cool before you INDULGE!

MACROS PER 1 INCH COOKIE:
*dependent on ingredients. To find macros, take total and divide by number of cookies

Calories- 100

Fat- 9g

Protein- 4g

Net Carbs- 2g

15 Cookies   

Prep Time 5min

Cook Time 8-10min

 

 

We have also made these with Almond butter and they turned out equally delicious but lets be real… Almond Butter can be a little pricey. ¬†I make double or tripe batches of these bad boys and they are great in the morning with coffee! ¬†Have fun with other nut butters (I am so sorry for those with peanut allergies!! *tears)

Make sure to comment below with YOUR favorite combo and use the hashtag #thisishowweketo so I can see your DELISH ingredients on social media!  HAPPY KETO!

xox,
Rachael Dee

 

Have a recipe question or yummy suggestion?  Make sure to comment below!  We respond daily and love the feedback!

Ready to learn how you can get started with Ketogenic Living!?

LETS GO!

Lemon Cheesecake Fat Bomb

Lemon Cheesecake Fat Bomb

Lovely, Lively LEMON!

This my friends is one of my FAVORITE fat bombs for its bright and zingy flavor!
With the use of organic lemon juice and essential oils, this is by far the tastiest and happiest of snacks!

If you are new to the KETO world, fat is your friend and FAT BOMBS are your besties!!
When you are focusing 70% of your calories coming from FAT, it can often be hard to reach those numbers.  Thus, meet your new sweet treat!  Fat bombs are so easy to make and stay in the freezer for weeks (if they even last that long!!)  You can go from fruity to chocolaty; savory and sweet!  Most have some inclusion of coconut oil, grassfed butter and cream cheese.

Mmmmm.  Cream cheese!

For these fat bombs you can use a handheld mixer OR a KitchenAid!
I just got my beautiful KitchenAid for my birthday and I’m in LOVE!
This recipe is a great base for MANY different fruit or essential oil combos that you can try. ¬†I LOOOOOVE a ton of flavor, so make sure to have fun and play around with your ingredients. ¬†I always see recipes as a structure meant to be explored ūüėČ ¬†It can often get me into trouble with baking though!

Throw me a shoutout and let me know how much you LOOOOOOVE these babies!
Make sure to use the hashtag #thisishowweketo and post your creations to social media!

xox,
Rachael Dee

 

INGREDIENTS:

3TBS Lemon Juice

4 drops doTERRA Essential Oil (Optional)

8oz softened Cream Cheese

4TBS softened Grassfed Butter OR Coconut Oil

3TBS Swerve (erythritol sweetener) OR 10 drops liquid Stevia

1TBS Pure Vanilla Extract

 

DIRECTIONS:

1. Combine ALL ingredients in large mixing bowl.

2. Blend on med/med-high with electric mixer till smooth consistency

3. Place candy mold onto cookie sheet for stability

4. Spoon mixture into candy molds OR mini muffin cups

5. Place tray into freezer for minimum of 30min

6. Remove from candy mold after hardened and DEVOUR!

 

7. Store in air-tight container