Bulletproof Turmeric Latte
By: Jordan Pie
Bulletproof Coffee is perfect for powering your day. The caffeine and high-quality fats from grass-fed butter and Brain Octane Oil turn your brain on for hours and smash cravings, so you’re not distracted by hunger and brain fog.
This is great news for your productivity, not so much for your sleep. We usually recommend drinking Bulletproof Coffee until about noon or 3 pm at the latest, depending on how quickly you metabolize caffeine. Then, it’s best to switch to un-caffeinated beverages.
That’s where a soothing, caffeine-free, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory latte comes in.
The benefits of turmeric
Turmeric makes frequent appearances in Indian cuisine, giving curries and sauces their bright golden color. The benefits of turmeric aren’t new, but the bright orange root is blowing up in more mainstream wellness circles these days because it’s so insanely effective at lowering inflammation and helping to improve everything from skin rashes to gut motility.
It’s primary bioactive compound, curcumin, has anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor, antibacterial and antifungal effects.
The downside is that curcumin has low bioavailability, meaning your body needs help absorbing it. No worries though. There are ways to get an effective dose.
The best way to boost the bioavailability of curcumin is to consume it with high-quality fat. Evening is the perfect time to add Brain Octane Oil to help you absorb all that curcumin has to offer while supplying your brain with the steady energy it needs to do its nightly maintenance.
Eating (or drinking) fat before bedtime will help you sleep
It’s kind of counter-intuitive, but you actually need energy to sleep. Your body works hard to repair muscle and other tissues, consolidate memory, release growth appetite and hormones, and other tasks while you sleep. These are no easy feats without the right fuel.
Fat is an excellent source of energy for sleep. And fat from Brain Octane is even better because your body excretes what it doesn’t use instead of storing it.
With blood sugar stabilizing cinnamon, quality fat and the array of benefits from turmeric, this Bulletproof Golden Milk Turmeric Latte will relax you into the restorative sleep you need to power your tomorrow. It’s also good any time you want a creamy, slightly sweet treat.
Thanks to our friend Jordan Pie for this amazing Bulletproof recipe!
Bulletproof Turmeric Latte
Prep Time: 5 min.
Total Time: 10 min.
Makes: 1 serving
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 1/2 cup filtered water
- 1 tsp. ceylon cinnamon
- 1 tsp. turmeric powder
- A pinch of pepper*
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/2 tbsp. Brain Octane Oil
- 1/2 tbsp. grass-fed butter or ghee
- 2 tbsp. Collagen Protein (unflavored or Vanilla)
- Stevia, xylitol, or monk fruit sweetener to taste
- Optional add-ins: 1/2 tsp. ginger powder, 1/2 – 1 tbsp. coconut butter, pinch of nutmeg
*A note about pepper: Black pepper tends to be especially high in mold toxins, particularly aflatoxin and ochratoxin A. If you insist on using pepper, a good pepper grinder with fresh, high-end black pepper is the only way to do it.
- Add all ingredients to a small saucepan and heat on low-medium until the gelatin has dissolved completely.
- Taste and adjust the sweetness to your own taste buds.
- Pour the mixture into a blender and blitz for 30 seconds – 1 minute.
- Pour into your favorite mug and enjoy!
Serving size: 146g
Total fat 41.6g
Sat Fat 36.5g
Total Carb 12.1g
Dietary Fiber 4.4g
Vitamin A 7%
Vitamin C 8%