Momentum and Change. Two big words this month. It's been interesting to observe how both of these things are happening concurrently and in full force. Sometime in the next month I'll be moving out of my beloved home in Echo Park to explore another LA nook and cranny. Do I know where yet? Nope. Is that unsettling? A little. But not in an overwhelming kind of way.
At the same time life is flooding me with abundance; so many beautiful opportunities for life and work and collaboration are coming my way. When I look at all of this, and how it's all happening at once, my rational mind gets an impulse to freak out just a tiny bit. It's easy to go down that path. But lately I've become a big fan of listening to my intuition. I'm realizing that the centered, larger-than-me part of me is unusually calm. I say unusually because in past life-moments like this I would've felt all of those familiar feelings of anxiety creeping in. But this time I'm making the choice to breathe. And to trust. And to live with the knowing that it will all work out. Because, really, it all will.
How does all of this relate to coffee? Well, with all of the happenings happenin' in my life, I find myself eating simpler. And focusing on the foods that fill me with the energy and clarity of mind that I need to sustain me throughout my long and beautifully full days. This Bulletproof-inspired* recipe has become one of my faves.
The funny thing is, even though blending coffee with butter has such a positive rep, I only just tried, and subsequently fell in love with it, a month ago. In addition to the creamy texture and buttery flavor of this blend, I also love the effect it has on my brain. My mind really goes into turbo mode on the mornings when I butter up my cafecito. And I find myself being able to stay in focused and creative flow mode for several hours in a row.
So without further ado, here's my super simple recipe:
Ingredients (for one cup)
1 cup freshly brewed Papua Coffee**
1 tablespoon organic unsalted butter
Pinch Real Salt (really, just the tiniest amount)
Dash cayenne pepper
Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend for approx. 15 seconds. Pour into your fave mug, sprinkle a little cinnamon on top and enjoy.
While some peeps like having this rich coffee blend without any other kind of breakfast foods, I've found that I like coating my tummy with a small and light breakfast. When I really want to feel energized, I'll make a mini-portion of my Green Reset Smoothie, followed by triple boost an hour later.
Enjoy your yummy buttery coffee, and remember to savor the simple little snippets of beauty in your life. No matter how crazy it all gets. In the spirit of that, I offer you this little bouquet of spring flowers. We stumbled upon them when we were looking for things to dress up our photo shoot with. Jules, with her magical photo eye, saw the opportunity and grabbed some beautiful spontaneous shots. Here's one :) Oh, and speaking of Jules. Check out her intro post to her chocolate series that will be living on C&C. I grew up in Switzerland, the land of CHOCOLATE, so I'm stoked that this blog will now have a chocolatey section. Look out for many scrumptious truffl'd recipes to come...
Sending you creativity & inspiration,
author: Leah Steiner // photos by: Juliana Mariia Rose & Leah Steiner
* David Asprey is the original creator of Bulletproof coffee; to check out his recipe and read more about his work, click here.
** I've mentioned Papua before in my Cardamom Coffee Dream post. My dear friends roast this incredible coffee. It's the only coffee that I've discovered up until now that has an alkalizing effect on the body without being denatured in any way. If you're curious, check out this link to learn more.