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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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Turmeric Ginger Bone Broth Smoothie Bowl

This Whole30 and paleo Turmeric Ginger Bone Broth Smoothie Bowl is low in sugar, packed with gut healing nutrients, and so thick and yummy. 

Turmeric Ginger Bone Broth Smoothie Bowl

I know what you are thinking. Bone broth in a smoothie?? What in the actual eff…

I know, I know. But you gotta have some trust because this smoothie bowl is seriously delicious and you cannot taste the bone broth at all.

With all the holiday stress and treats over the past few weeks, my gut is in need of some quality nutrients and healing so I’ve been trying to incorporate as much bone broth into my diet as possible. While this can mean drinking it straight up or incorporating them into soup recipes, I decided to get a bit more creative by making this Turmeric Ginger Bone Broth Smoothie Bowl.

Not only is this Turmeric Ginger Bone Broth Smoothie Bowl full of nourishing nutrients from the bone broth, both turmeric and ginger are anti-inflammatory and are known superfoods that soothe digestion and immune boosters.

Best of all, this recipe is sweetened and thickened with a cooked sweet potato and I did not find that I needed to add any additional sweeteners, making it Whole30 and sugar detox friendly. However, if you are looking for a bit more sweetness, you can add some honey.

If you are looking to switch up your breakfast routine with a healthy and delicious smoothie, I hope you give this recipe a try. Have fun customizing with your favorite toppings as well. I sprinkled in some frozen blueberries, toasted coconut chips, sliced almonds, and some almond butter, and it was dang tasty!

Turmeric Ginger Bone Broth Smoothie Bowl

Turmeric Ginger Bone Broth Smoothie Bowl

Turmeric Ginger Bone Broth Smoothie Bowl

Course: Breakfast, Drinks
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Author: Jean Choi

This Whole30 and paleo Turmeric Ginger Bone Broth Smoothie Bowl is low in sugar, packed with gut healing nutrients, and so thick and yummy. 

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup bone broth
  • 1 cup coconut milk or any other non-dairy milk
  • 1 medium sweet potato cooked, cooled, and peeled
  • 1/2-1 inch fresh ginger depending on your spice level
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp or more raw honey (optional) Omit for sugar detox
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract or 1/2 tsp vanilla powder for AIP
  • 1 scoop grass-fed collagen optional - Use code GREATGRANDMA10 for 10% off!
  • Optional toppings: Fruit, nuts, granola, nut butter, or coconut chips

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients except the optional toppings in a blender and blend until smooth.

  2. Pour into a bowl and sprinkle with your favorite toppings before serving!

 

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Turmeric Garlic Pan Fried Lamb Chops

If you are looking to feed a group with a quick recipe, these paleo and Whole30 Turmeric Garlic Pan Fried Lamb Chops are easy to make and so juicy and delicious!

Turmeric Garlic Pan Fried Lamb Chops

Lamb is one of my favorite meats, especially for special occasions and over the holidays. For some reason, it just seems so fancy and indulgent, but it’s actually one of the easiest meats to cook. Because lamb is so rich and flavorful, it’s hard overcook and you can cook it pretty darn quickly in the pan or the grill.

I made these Turmeric Garlic Pan Fried Lamb Chops a few months ago for my parents without following any kind of recipe. It was so good that I decided to make it again, this time measuring the ingredients so I can share it with you all. I’m thinking this dish will be on regular rotation in our house because the husband couldn’t stop raving about it.

Turmeric Garlic Pan Fried Lamb Chops

The longest step in this recipe is the marinating part, and then all you have to is pan fry the lamb chops for 3-4 minutes per side. It’s such an easy breezy recipe but the end result is so juicy and tender. The turmeric and the garlic add such a great flavor to this dish, and they are a delicious combo along with the lemon.

The next time you need to impress a group with a yummy meal, I hope you give these Turmeric Garlic Pan Fried Lamb Chops a try. I promise, you won’t regret it and you’ll have plenty of time leftover to mingle with your guests and cook some delicious sides!

Turmeric Garlic Pan Fried Lamb ChopsTurmeric Garlic Pan Fried Lamb Chops

Turmeric Garlic Pan Fried Lamb Chops

Turmeric Garlic Pan Fried Lamb Chops

Course: Main Course
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 8 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Jean Choi

If you are looking to feed a group with a quick recipe, these paleo and Whole30 Turmeric Garlic Pan Fried Lamb Chops are easy to make and so juicy and delicious!

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Ingredients

  • 1.5 lb lamb rib chops
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Pat dry the lamb with a paper towel, and if they aren't separated already, use a sharp knife to slice between each rib to separate the chops

  2. Combine extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic, sea salt, turmeric powder, and dried oregano to form a paste. 

  3. Rub this marinade paste all over the lamb. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to 1 hour.

  4. Heat coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

  5. Remove the lamb from the refrigerator and pan fry the lamb for 3-4 minutes on each side for medium rare. 

  6. Serve with your favorite sides. 

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