WHAT ARE “COFFEE BLOCKS”?
I discovered these on Lilsipper’s blog. I thought I would try these and share with others.
Similar to “fat balls”, these were created for instant energy! Ideally, you pop 3-6 (depending on the size) in your mouth right before the gym instead of downing an unhealthy energy drink.
The instant energy comes from the healthy fats as well as the coffee, plus they’re full of protein and GUT HEALTH from the gelatin!
12 oz. hot coffee
1 Tbsp grass-fed ghee
1/2 Tbsp coconut oil
2 scoops Vital Proteins grass-fed gelatin
1 tsp Sun Potion’s Cordyceps
1. Blend all ingredients then pour into silicone molds.
2. Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.
Make sure when you buy your gelatin, it is grass-fed. Here is a little bit about some of the benefits of gelatin.
• Helps tighten loose skin
• Helps improve cellulite
• Helps joint recovery
• Supports skin, hair and nail growth
• Improves digestion
• Is high in protein
• Promotes relaxation
…and a favorite, HELPS HEAL YOUR GUT!
Gut and Digestion
Gelatin helps improve the lining of the digestive tract, preventing leaky gut syndrome. The gut lining as one of the body’s most important lines of defense, since it keeps the good stuff in your digestive system (and the bad stuff out!) and prevents leakage into the bloodstream, which triggers inflammation.
I have learned to always make sure your gelatin is grass-fed (like the kind I take from Vital Proteins). Be aware, other brands like Knox are sourced from pork!
Instead of complaining or dreading the many trips to my dentist in Dothan, Alabama, I take in the scenery, enjoy listening to my XM radio shows have time to be quiet and just think. I have seen seasons change and cotton fields plowed during my many trips to Dothan. I cannot say enough good things about my Biological dentist, Dr. Nathan Pfister. He is an amazing dentist and will do everything he can to not add or put toxicity in your mouth. His bedside manner is impeccable and his knowledge and interest in continuing to learn is incredible. It’s amazing how I grew up believing and only knowing one way while at the dentist. Then, along my journey to health and wholeness, God opened up amazing doors for me. One of them was Dr. Pfister. He has helped me to remove unwanted and unknowing amalgam fillings that I didn’t know where hidden under crowns. He discovered leftover metal fillings buried in my gums. He helped to repair much needed bone loss after it was destroyed by previous root canal. You can walk into his office knowing you won’t have any procedure or cleaning that will not be good for you. In saying all of this, I can’t say enough about the support and money that my husband Bob gives towards this important journey in my life. His love and sacrifice speak volumes.
There are a lot of things to consider in a person’s health. Learning that so much sickness and disease begins in the mouth has been a valuable and knowledgable lesson for me and my family. I take much thought and value the simple things like baking soda and water picks more than ever.
Today, I had my last “bad” tooth replaced with a crown. We don’t know whether it was discoloration or mold, but I sure am glad the black is all gone. I am hoping and praying for better health results after all the work I have had done on my teeth. We might not be able to see any immediate results as some people have seen, but I am positive that removing the toxicity from my teeth is only helping my health and not hurting it.
Bob, Abbey and I are all patients of Dr. Pfister, but I have asked all my children to please, please consider using Dr. Pfister, and rethink things, before or if they are ever needing amalgam fillings, root canals, etc, and if they have already had them, to consider visiting Dr. Pfister to learn about healthier options that are life giving.
I find value in things like time. Time to spend with faith, family, friends and flowers. Each has it’s place in my heart and life. Each are a gift. Each are to be valued and cherished. I am thankful for the time I have been given on this earth and I wanted to use it as wisely as possible. I think taking time to smell the flowers is wise.
Spending time this weekend with family and friends was fun. We started off on Fridayat our youngest son, Kevin and his wife, Natalie’s house. It was the much anticipated gender reveal party. Kevin made his award winning (in momma’s eye’s) chili and we brought side dishes to add. There was a great deal of screaming, yelling and squealing when we all found out they were having a baby girl. Can’t wait to hold that precious baby, which will make the seventh of our beautiful, fabulous, smart, gifted and funny grandchildren.
We continued more celebrating as we gathered together at our (Bob and my) house Sunday afternoon. We didn’t add a backyard pool, but pretty excited to have an outdoor television. We love things to bring our family together and add fun in the mix. Bob grilled out some fabulous grassfed burgers and sausages. We added some healthy in the mix with some side dishes, gluten free pasta salad, lentil bean soup (which no one touched) and gluten free cookies. My grandson Neyland asked me, “Yaya, are these Gluten Free?” God bless him. I don’t have the heart to tell him although they were gluten free, how much sugar they had in them. Oh well, we all had a lot of fun. My cup was overflowing and my heart was full as I watched all the hustle and bustle of six grandchildren, friends and family all gathered together to share our lives. I am blessed.