Pegan Pick #7!

After my last functional medicine appointment pity party, I’m back on the “happy to be on this journey!” bandwagon. One thing I cannot live without at this point is my own version of bulletproof coffee, which would not be complete without coconut oil, ghee, and my favorite immersion blender.

So, without further ado, I bring you my seventh “pegan pick” – Thrive Market Ghee!

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I was first introduced to ghee in high school when learning to make baklava with my Grandmother. We had to clarify butter as part of the recipe, separating the milk protein out of the final mixture. The result – ghee! Ghee is perfect for those avoiding dairy, as the milk protein is removed during the clarification process. Little did I know that 10 years later I’d be off baklava and onto butter coffee…

My current (and ever changing) butter coffee recipe:

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  • 14 ounces of delicious freshly ground coffee prepared in a french press at 185 degrees (or whatever way Zack, the recent coffee snob, decides to prepare it that morning)
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut oil (or MCT oil)
  • 1 Tablespoon Thrive Market ghee

Combine all ingredients in a tall, wide-mouthed mason jar and blend with your immersion blender for 30 seconds. Add unsweetened coconut milk to taste (if desired).

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Specific to Thrive Market ghee, 1 teaspoon provides 70 calories and 7 grams of fat (4.5 grams saturated). The Jessica of three years ago wouldn’t have dared add that much saturated fat into her diet, but times change and we now know that the true dietary culprit is sugar, not saturated fat 😉

In addition to adding it into my daily coffee, I also add in ghee when I want to up my healthy fats for the day. I add it to cauliflower rice, mashed cauliflower and the occasional sweet potato in addition to sometimes sauteing my veggies or cooking over easy eggs in it. It was even delicious on gluten free bread, back when that was added back into my diet…

It can be a bit pricey, which is why I exclusively purchase it through Thrive Market. I’ve mentioned Thrive before, but it is basically Costco + Amazon + Whole Foods. I love it. Thrive Market ghee costs $9.95 for 14 ounces. Thrive Market ghee also is pasture-raised, lactose-free, pesticide-free, non-GMO, and contains no antibiotics or synthetic hormones. And it arrives on my doorstep. Boom.

Are you curious to try butter coffee? Let me know what you think!

*I am in no way, shape or form endorsed by Thrive Market. I just really love their service!

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