How I start my morning sets the mood for my entire day. Before my wife and I had our son, it was a lot easier to jump right into work and be productive. Now with our wonderful little distraction, I have to be a lot more resolved in how I want to start my day. It’s too easy to get swept away just hanging out with him.
If you haven’t already noticed from my other posts, I try to make everything in my life efficient. It’s my natural resting state, so it makes sense that it would extend to what I eat as well. Every morning I start with a full fat, blueberry and banana smoothie, and a butter coffee (recipes for both below). The 32 oz smoothie holds me over for quite a while and my son Noah loves them as well, so we usually spend the first part of the morning sitting on the floor of our kitchen downing our smoothies.
Once I’m done with the smoothie, I move on to the butter coffee. Some people love them; some hate them. There doesn’t seem to be a middle ground. As you can tell, I’m on the love side. The butter helps keep me full for longer, and I’m convinced it causes the caffeine to be more slowly absorbed into my body as well. Because I’ve just downed 32 oz of near freezing liquid from the smoothie, the coffee helps warm me up and gets me set to go.
What I really like about this breakfast is it’s really easy to shop for ( Smoothie: yogurt, bananas, frozen blueberries – Butter Coffee: Butter, Coffee, MCT oil) quick to make, and isn’t too heavy. The older I get the more I realize how different foods effect me. Some make me more productive than others, so it’s important that my breakfast works with me to get the most out of my day.
What about you? I’m always interested to learn what others have for breakfast. Please share below!
Banana & Blueberry Smoothie
- 32 oz. Whole Milk Full Fat Plain Yogurt
- 1 Banana
- 3 Cups Frozen Blueberries
- Combine the 32 oz yogurt and banana in blender and blend until smooth.
- Add 3 cups of blueberries to same blender and blend until smooth.
- 8 oz fresh hot coffee
- 3 tbsp Grass fed Butter
- 1 tbsp MCT oil
- Brew coffee (I prefer using a french press)
- Combine coffee, butter and oil in blender, and blend until butter is dissolved and you have a nice frothy top.
I normally use regular MCT oil, but if I am really going to need to focus, I use Brain Octane oil, which has a higher level of C8 fats.
If this is your first time having butter coffee, you may want to start with a half glass to see how your stomach handles it. If you normally don't eat a lot of fat, you may want to ease your stomach into it.
Under no circumstance should you make the coffee without blending it. If you do not blend the coffee and emulsify it, it can cause stomach cramps.