By now, you’ve probably tried bulletproof coffee and tasted the creamy deliciousness of this seemingly magic elixir. You may even be an avid drinker, after having experienced superhero-like productivity levels after each cup. Seriously, it’s not called bulletproof for nothing. This stuff is the kickstart your morning needs. The combination of healthy fats like grass-fed butter and MCT oil provide an energy boost, an increase in brain function, a solid dose of antioxidants, and a jumpstart to the fat burning process to help trigger weight loss.
However, coffee and I are on a break since matcha entered the picture a few months ago. Matcha just makes me feel better and gives me a calm alertness, rather than the frenzied anxious energy I often feel after coffee. Plus, matcha features much higher levels of antioxidants than coffee, helping fight cancer and slowing the aging process. When I found Vital Proteins Matcha Collagen, I knew it was love. The combination of this powerfully nutritious tea + essential collagen protein has been astoundingly beneficial for the way my body feels lately. Collagen is known to boost the appearance of skin, hair, and nails, increase athletic performance, and aid the digestive process, and I can definitely tell a difference. But I still missed my bulletproof mornings and the productivity I would experience at work all. day. long. So I started playing around in the kitchen...
Sometimes I feel like my ten year old self performing one of my “science experiments” that could have sent any cleanfreak mom into a frenzy. Luckily, mine would entertain our silliness and allow us to throw together anything and everything in our pantry. I wouldn’t drink these goopy elixirs, but (most often unsuccessfully) tried to convince my little sisters to be my taste testers. I still shudder as I remember that ketchup, cinnamon, flour, salt and orange juice concoction.
Don’t worry, I’ve gotten better since then, but I’ll admit it has been fun to play around with superfoods and healthy ingredients in my cupboard these days. This science experiment includes:
1 scoop Vital Proteins Matcha Collagen
1 tbsp MCT Oil
1 tbsp coconut oil
Sprinkle of cinnamon
8 oz unsweetened nut milk of your choice (heated on the stove or served cold!)
1/4 tsp chaga*
Blend all ingredients together until frothy and enjoy!
*Optional ingredient, but highly suggested if you haven’t tried it! Start with only a tiny bit, as chaga and other adaptogens can often taste bitter.
**This recipe was not tested on any little sisters.