A couple of thousand years ago before the emergence of farming, early humans depended on hunting and gathering for their food. The diet of our early human ancestors primarily consisted of whole foods that are from hunting or gathering like meat, fish, seafood, vegetables, and fruits. Paleo Diet followers and coffee lovers are often placed at a conundrum on how to satisfy their coffee fix at the same time strictly follow their Paleo Diet.
What is a Paleo Diet?
A Paleo Diet is reverting your dietary intake back to the stone age, literally. The origins of the paleo diet trace back to the paleolithic era where the practice of farming has not been established yet and the primary source of food is through gathering or hunting. Our early human ancestors also live a very active lifestyle to search for food and survive in harsher conditions which are a stark contrast in our primarily sedimentary lifestyle where we can easily get our food and what we need in the local grocery or shopping mall without venturing out for hundreds of kilometers.
What to Eat in a Paleo Diet
Paleo Diet typically focuses on whole foods like the following:
- Lean Meat from animals or wild game
- Fruits and Vegetables
- Oil from fruits and nuts like olive oil
- Nuts and Seeds
What to Avoid in a Paleo Diet
Paleo Diet typically avoids processed foods and food products that are harvested from farms like:
- Grains like wheat, barley, and oats
- Processed Food like canned meat
- Dairy Products
- Legumes like beans, peas, peanuts
- Salt and refined sugar
The Advantages of the Paleo Diet
The Paleo Diet is a throwback to the basics where only whole natural food is eaten. Paleo Diet is designed to avoid diseases that are a result of modern diets like obesity, diabetes, and heart disease that is brought on by processed foods commonly found in modern dietary habits. Paleo Diet is a great natural way to lose weight or to maintain a healthy weight.
What is Paleo Coffee?
Paleo Diet and Coffee are two polar opposites but fortunately for Paleo Diet followers and coffee lovers, there is a middle ground between two. Paleo Diet purist often argue that paleo and coffee shouldn’t mix and coffee should not be included in a paleo diet because they come from coffee beans but on the other hand, the benefits of drinking coffee cannot be ignored, after all, coffee is one of the popular beverage of the world only after tea.
So, the Paleo Bulletproof Coffee was born so that Paleo Diet followers can still enjoy their cup of morning coffee without feeling bad about their diet.
Creating the Perfect Cup of Paleo Bullet Proof Coffee
Creating your perfect cup of healthy delicious paleo diet coffee is easy if you know the right recipe and have the right ingredients. You don’t need to be a barista or a coffee aficionado to make your paleo bulletproof coffee, your simple coffee maker in the kitchen is perfect your kitchen has everything you need plus other ingredients.
Things You Need for Paleo Coffee
- A Coffee Grinder, So you can grind your own coffee beans
- A Coffee Maker, A one cup coffee maker or french press will do
- A Kettle to heat the water, electric or regular is fine
- A Blender
- Coffee Mug
- 2 teaspoons
Ingredients You Need for Paleo Coffee
- Your favorite coffee beans
- Organic Ghee
- Coconut Oil
Step One: Grind Your Coffee
Making your paleo coffee starts off the same way as you would with a regular coffee. Simply grab a couple of your coffee beans that is enough for one cup and grind them with your coffee grinder.
Step Two: Brew Your Coffee
The next step is to brew your coffee. Simply coffee grounds and insert it into your coffee machine and add hot water from your electric kettle. If you have an automatic coffee maker, simply press brew and you’re good to go.
Step Three: The Paleo in Paleo Coffee
This is where we add the ingredients to turn your coffee into paleo coffee. Take a teaspoon of coconut oil or ghee, add more if you need more flavor, and mix it with your freshly brewed coffee.
Step Four: Use Your Blender to Mix
Use your blender to mix the coffee, ghee, and coconut oil and blend for at least 30 seconds or until it emulsifies with your coffee. The end result will look similar to a hot cup of coffee with cream and froth.
Step Five: Enjoy Your Paleo Coffee
The final step is to enjoy a healthy and delicious cup of coffee without ruining your keto diet or feeling bad about breaking your paleo diet. Paleo Coffee is best enjoyed hot as the oil tends to separate if left out for a couple of hours.
Add More Flavor to you Paleo Coffee without Breaking your Diet
Need to add more flavor to your paleo coffee? Don’t worry about breaking your diet because there are plenty of paleo ways to spruce up the flavor.
1. When You Like it More Sweeter:
If you want your coffee to be sweeter than the paleo bulletproof coffee but don’t like to add the dreaded sugar simple use coconut sugar, raw honey, maple sugar or date sugar. These are perfect 1 is to 1 substitute for your regular sugar and is perfect for those who like their coffee sweeter.
2. When You Want More Froth
If you want more froth than your regular bulletproof coffee simply adds these ingredients to your bulletproof coffee in step three. Add ½ cup of warm coconut milk, 2 teaspoons of ghee, and three teaspoons of honey to add for froth and bring out the flavor.
3. I Need More Spice to My Coffee
If you need to spice up the flavor of your already healthy and delicious paleo coffee simple add a teaspoon of cinnamon, or ginger, or nutmeg to your coffee. If you want to be more modern with your spiced coffee, you can also add a teaspoon of the pumpkin spice blend.
4. You Can’t Get Over Nuts
If you like a hint of nuts in your paleo coffee simply add other paleo ingredients like a teaspoon of nut butter, hazelnut butter, or almond butter can add more flavor to your coffee. Be sure to keep away from artificial flavors or you’ll be braking your paleo diet.
5. More Cream!
If you want your paleo coffee to have more cream but don’t want to use artificial creamers, simply add coconut milk or coconut cream to your paleo coffee. Almond milk is also a great substitute for artificial creamer and also gives your coffee a nutty after taste.