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Iced Bulletproof Turmeric Latte (Paleo, Whole30, Keto)

Learn how to make a refreshing and anti-inflammatory Iced Bulletproof Turmeric Latte. It’s a delicious summer drink that’s Whole30 and keto-friendly!

Iced Bulletproof Turmeric Latte

I’m totally an iced latte girl whether it comes to coffee, matcha, or even golden milk! There’s something so delicious and indulgent when a creamy drink is served on ice, it’s almost like milkshake but so much healthier.

Iced Bulletproof Turmeric Latte Recipe

Every time I’m avoiding caffeine when I’m especially stressed out, bulletproof turmeric latte is one my go-to’s in the morning. It’s super tasty, has amazing ani-inflammatory components, and keeps my blood sugar leveled.

What makes bulletproof turmeric latte different from regular latte? It contains healthy fats like butter (or ghee, in my case) and MCT oil. They provide fuel for the brain so you stay extra alert, increase fat burning activities in the body, and gives you a steady dose of energy in the mornings. Not to mention, the latte gets extra creamy and foamy making it super tasty!
Iced Bulletproof Turmeric Latte

What is MCT oil?

MCT stands for medium chain triglycerides, and they are special fatty acids that provide fuel for the body and brain. What’s different about MCT oil than other fatty acids is that they are quickly processed in the liver instead of bypassing the digestive system, making them easily absorbable and great for mental energy and clarity.

Also, if you are on the ketogenic diet, MCTs can be broken down into ketones, which the body can use as energy for fuel rather than glucose. Ketones promote fat-burning activities in the body as well as reduce inflammation. I also personally love it because it contains caprylic acid which have been great for healing my gut and candida issues. Here’s a full list of all the benefits:

  • Improves cognitive function and reduces brain fog
  • Has anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties to fight digestive issues like candida and SIBO
  • Promotes fat burning activities in the body
  • Supports nutrient absorbtion
  • Provides energy for brain and muscles
  • Decreases inflammation

It’s difficult to get a high dose of MCT in our diet (coconut oil is about 62% MCT oils, but about 50% of that is lauric acid, which isn’t considered true MCT) so supplementing with MCT oil is a great way to get in your daily intake, and it’s so easy to do with a delicious drink like this Iced Bulletproof Turmeric Latte!

Iced Bulletproof Turmeric Latte

Choosing Quality MCT Oil

While there are many MCT oil products out there on the market, they are not all made the same. Some of them are not 100% pure, are sourced from unsustainable palm oil or soy-based hexane, or contain genetically modified ingredients.

One of the cleanest and purest MCT oil I’ve found is Perfect Supplement’s Perfect MCT Oil, which is organic and made from non-GMO coconuts. It contains 100% C8 (caprylic acid) and C10 (capris acid) and have been batch tested to ensure that it contains nothing but coconuts.

I love that it really doesn’t taste like anything at all and I can put it in all my morning drinks, whether it’s coffee, matcha, or this delicious Iced Bulletproof Turmeric Latte.

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Iced Bulletproof Turmeric Latte (Paleo, Whole30, Keto)

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 4 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 264 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

Learn how to make a refreshing and anti-inflammatory Iced Bulletproof Turmeric Latte. It's a delicious summer drink that's Whole30 and keto-friendly!

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond milk or any other dairy free milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 scoop grass fed collagen Use code GREATGRANDMA10 for 10% off your entire order
  • 2 tsp MCT oil Use code GREATGRANDMA10 for 10% off your entire order
  • 2 tsp ghee or grass-fed butter
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • Pinch of ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • Optional: Optional: sweetener of your choice Omit for Whole30
  • Ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients except ice in a blender. 

  2. Blend until smooth and frothy. 

  3. Pour into a glass over ice and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Iced Bulletproof Turmeric Latte (Paleo, Whole30, Keto)
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 264 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g 34%
Saturated Fat 15g 75%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 377mg 16%
Potassium 55mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 11g 22%
Calcium 31.3%
Iron 5.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Paleo Butter Pecan Keto Fat Bombs

These Paleo Butter Pecan Keto Fat Bombs are a delicious snack filled with healthy fats and they are guaranteed to kill your sugar cravings! 

Paleo Butter Pecan Keto Fat Bombs

New favorite snack alert! Since you guys have been loving my Chocolate Almond Butter Collagen Fat Bombs, I’m so excited to share another delicious fat bomb recipe with a flavor combo that I just can’t get enough of.

Paleo Butter Pecan Keto Fat Bombs Recipe

I’ve been loving these Butter Pecan Keto Fat Bombs so much in between meals to hold me over on busy weekdays ever since making them. I’m definitely not keto, but I do tend to do better on a lower carb diet. So when choosing my snacks, I like to keep them low in sugar and high in healthy fats to keep me satiated until the next meal. These fat bombs do just that while killing any sugar cravings that I may have.

Paleo Butter Pecan Keto Fat Bombs Paleo Butter Pecan Keto Fat Bombs

You can use either butter or ghee for this recipes, but I do love the extra toasty and nutty flavor and smell of ghee so I highly recommend you use the latter. Also, many people who have a sensitivity to the lactose in butter usually find that they can tolerate ghee much better. If you want to make it at home, you can find my recipe here. It’s so nutritious and yummy, and make an excellent high heat cooking oil.

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I also like to add in collagen whenever I can for that extra boost in nutrients. I just love Perfect Supplements‘ Hydrolyzed Collagen and it’s been working really well for me in my gut healing, as well as my hair, skin, and nail health. And for a limited time, you can take 10% off your entire purchase with Perfect Supplements using the code GREATGRANDMA10 at checkout! Shop HERE.

I hope you enjoy these Paleo Butter Pecan Keto Fat Bombs as much as I have been. They remind me of my childhood summers when I use to steal a bite out of my dad’s favorite ice cream flavor, and it just makes me so happy. They are also a breeze to make so you have no excuse the next time you get hangry or those sugar cravings hit!

Paleo Butter Pecan Keto Fat Bombs

Paleo Butter Pecan Keto Fat Bombs

Course: Dessert, Snack
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
Servings: 12 fat bombs
Calories: 145 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

These Paleo Butter Pecan Keto Fat Bombs are a delicious snack filled with healthy fats and they are guaranteed to kill your sugar cravings! 

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1/4 cup coconut butter
  • 1/4 cup ghee or butter
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • Optional: sweetener of your choice I added about 7-8 drops of stevia. Omit if you are on a sugar detox.
  • Optional: 2 tbsp grass-fed collagen Use code GREATGRANDMA10 for 10% off your entire order

Instructions

  1. Heat a skillet over medium heat. 

  2. Add the pecans and toast them while constantly stirring. Transfer to a dish when the pecans are darker and smell toasty. They'll toast even more while cooling.

  3. Roughly chop the pecans. I like to leave them in larger chunks.

  4. In a small saucepan, combine coconut butter, ghee (or butter), and coconut oil and heat over low heat until melted.


  5. Stir in vanilla extract and sea salt, as well as a sweetener and/or grass-fed collagen, if using. 

  6. Divide the chopped pecans into a silicon mold of your choice. I filled them into 12 mini cubes.

  7. Pour the heated butter and coconut mixture over the pecans, dividing it evenly. 

  8. Freeze for at least 30 minutes until the fat bombs harden. 

  9. If you don't have a silicon mold, you can pour the mixture in a small container, freeze, then cut into bite-sized squares.

  10. Store in the freezer or the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts
Paleo Butter Pecan Keto Fat Bombs
Amount Per Serving (1 fat bomb)
Calories 145 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Sodium 20mg 1%
Potassium 17mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 4%
Iron 1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Slow Cooker Ghee

gheeWhat is ghee?

Ghee, often called liquid gold, is simmered clarified butter that is traditionally used in Indian and other South Asian cooking. It’s basically butter that’s been cooked down so its milk proteins and water are removed and evaporated. People who are sensitive to lactose and casein in dairy and can’t tolerate butter find that they can enjoy ghee just fine. Still, I advise that if you are especially sensitive, ghee may not be right for you and you should still avoid it.

Otherwise, it’s absolutely delicious and nutritious, and has a higher smoking point than butter, making it ideal for high-heat cooking. It’s amazing for cooking eggs, sautéing and stir frying, or even roasting in the oven. Ever since I started making my own, it’s all I’ve been cooking with because of its nutty and toasty pleasant flavor. I honestly think it tastes better than butter.

Benefits of ghee

Ghee has all the same healing benefits that grass fed butter does. It contains a good dose of vitamins A, E, and K, which play essential roles in our body like boosting our immune system, promoting skin and reproductive health, building our cell membranes, and supporting our bone health. A lack of these vitamins leads us to disease states.

The high amount of butyric acid and Omega-3 fatty acids in ghee decrease inflammation in the body and reduces the levels of unhealthy cholesterol. Butyric acid is especially beneficial for our gastrointestinal lining, and ghee is highly recommended for anyone with digestive issues.

Ghee also has antioxidant properties with its carotenoids and vitamins, which have the power to get rid of harmful free radicals in the body. The combination of its nutrients can help reduce oxidative stress and help fight cancer.

Making ghee

Ghee can be purchased online or at a health food store, but I really like to make it at home. Not only is it super easy, it takes a fraction of the cost to make it than to buy it. All you really need is good quality grass fed butter.

Some people like to make it on the stovetop, but I make mine in my slow cooker. I usually make 16oz of butter at a time. It’s important to get grass fed butter for ghee to get all of its health benefits. Kerrygold is a great choice. Once you heat up the butter in the slow cooker, it’s important to keep an eye on it after 2.5 hours. The white milk solids will start floating to the top. You’ll know that it’s done when you see these solids browning.

gheeOnce this starts happening, you need to use a cheese cloth or a nut milk bag to pour it out and strain out the solids so you are left with a beautiful dark and clear liquid.

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It’s important to cool ghee completely before screwing the lid on. Any moisture left in it before storing can create mold. Once it cools, you can store it at room temperature, or in the fridge. I usually keep mine in the fridge just to be safe. It’ll stay soft if you keep it on the counter, but harden like you see in the following photos if you refrigerate it.

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Slow Cooker Ghee

Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 1 minute
Author: Jean Choi
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Ingredients

  • 16 oz or more grass fed butter
  • Slow cooker
  • Funnel
  • Cheese cloth
  • Glass jar

Instructions

  1. Place the butter in the slow cooker and set it to high for 4 hours.
  2. Keep the lid on the slow cooker only half way so the moisture can evaporate.
  3. After 2-2.5 hours, start checking on the slow cooker.
  4. There should be white foam and solids forming at the top. Keep letting the butter cook until this foamy layer starts turning brown.
  5. Once the layer is browned, place a funnel in a glass jar big enough to hold the ghee, and put a cheese cloth over the funnel.
  6. Pour out the ghee in the covered funnel to strain out the milk solids. You'll be left with a dark golden liquid inside the glass jar.
  7. Let it cool completely before putting the lid on the jar.
  8. Store at room temperature or in the fridge.

Paleo Gluten Free Whole30 Slow Cooker Ghee

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