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!