Here's todays Finemore's Five For Friday for you. I hope you enjoy it and have a great weekend.
This week I have been mostly ...
My version of 'Bulletproof' coffee. Very simply, the point of this recipe is to encourage your body to run on Ketones and not Glucose for energy (like clean burning wood as opposed to petrol).
Have this coffee in the morning and nothing else but water. The MCT oil will encourage the production of Ketones as fuel. First I use Bulletproof coffee beans, optional but there are less mould toxins which may be a factor in the crash or jitters that some people get from drinking coffee. So make your coffee as you normally would then add to a blender:
- 1 teaspoon of grass fed butter (organic or kerrygold)
- 1 tablespoon of MCT Oil (I use Bulletproof Brain Octane Oil - better for producing ketones)
- 1/4 teaspoon of Maca powder
- Cinnamon and/or a tiny pinch of Cornish Sea Salt to taste
(I also add some Bulletproof collagen powder - good for promoting cartilage repair)
Pour in your coffee and blend for 20 seconds
The result is a frothy, creamy coffee that will keep you going until lunch that helps you switch to fat burning.
Dead Bugs on a long foam roller. Great for spinal stability and abdominal strength.
Lay on your back on top of the roller, your spine running the length of the roller so that you are balancing on the roller. Put your arms out as stabilisers.
Bring both legs up and bend at right angles as if you were in a chair (hips and knees flexed at 90 degrees).
Keeping your spine pressed against the roller bring 1 heel down to lightly touch the floor and back up with your leg in exactly the same position (only moving your hip joint), then repeat with the other leg.
Repeat 20-40 times. Feel the strength in your tummy.
Album IV by BadBadNotGood - collaborative jazzy album with great vocal tracks like ‘Time Moves Slow’ with the lead singer of Future Islands. Summer sounds.
Big Tony’s Pesto. Made by one of my friends who lives near me. Tony uses all the fresh wild garlic that is abundant at the moment in Cornwall. Adds basil, pine nuts, parmesan and olive oil. Great for a cheat day (carb day) pasta with organic spinach and cherry tomatoes. Not hard to make, healthy and uses local wild ingredients. Yum.
The concept or wholeness, that we are already whole and that we have everything we need. Practising ‘enoughness’.
Being grateful for ‘what is’ and not focusing constantly on ‘what isn’t’ (thanks to Stew Bittman DC for these concepts).
Until next time,