Category Archives: breakfast

Bulletproof Pumpkin Spice Latte {paleo + vegan option}

Happy MONDAY friends! Hope your first few steps into the week are off to a great start. Too soon to tell? Well how about we seal the deal by adding this bulletproof pumpkin spice latte to your morning mix. A cup of this on a brisk October morning is BOUND to jumpstart a kickass week.

Bulletproof pumpkin pie spice latte! A perfectly indulgent and healthy way to get in the spirit of fall and supercharge your morning coffee routine.
 
First, let’s talk bulletproof coffee.

Are you guys on the train yet? If not, boy are you in for a lovely surprise.

Creamy, indulgent, full of healthy fats, and the perfect fuel to start your day off right.

Here’s what you’ll LOVE about bulletproof coffee:

 

  • The solid boost of energy that it gives you. One cup and your morning energy will feel stable and steady all the way until your first meal of the day.
  • The indulgence of a rich, creamy coffee that gets more nourishing fat into your diet.
  • An increased level of mental clarity – our brains are made up of about 60% fat, saturated fat being one of the main components of brain cells, making healthy fats an important part of keeping them functioning at a high level.

I’ve been bulletproofing my mornings for at least a couple of years, but only recently did I start playing around with a variety of flavors to keep things interesting. I have a good solid 6 or so that I rotate to keep things fresh, and.. get excited! I’m planning on sharing them all with you over the next few months 🙌🏼

Bulletproof coffee = really good.

Bulletproof coffee + fun flavor combos = infinitely better.

Bulletproof pumpkin pie spice latte! A perfectly indulgent and healthy way to get in the spirit of fall and supercharge your morning coffee routine.
 
Today’s particular bulletproof variety? Pumpkin spice – the flavor anthem of fall.

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Savory Breakfast Pancakes with Bacon and Fried Eggs {Paleo + Dairy free}

What’s up weekend?! I see you, and I’m ready for your late morning wake ups, freshly made coffee, record playing, and dancing in the kitchen while making savory breakfast pancakes with bacon and fried eggs. 

YES.

A crazy easy and delicious recipe for savory breakfast pancakes! Made with crumbled bacon, green onions, and topped with a tomato jalapeño salad and fried eggs, these pancakes are the perfect reason to stay home and cook breakfast this weekend! 
 
Something about fall always makes me want to stay in and make weekend breakfasts at home instead of venturing too far out of the house for the first meal of the day – staying cozy inside wearing pajamas till noon and noshing on some seriously delicious breakfast just fits with all the fall vibes.

The recipe that I’m sharing with you today is perfect for that. Perfect for your epic (yup I said it) weekend.

To be clear, it’s not so much a recipe for the pancakes themselves (that part I’m going to let you use your favorite recipe for) but for what goes IN and ON them.

These are dressed-up-weekend-ready savory pancakes, if you will 😉

A crazy easy and delicious recipe for savory breakfast pancakes! Made with crumbled bacon, green onions, and topped with a tomato jalapeño salad and fried eggs, these pancakes are the perfect reason to stay home and cook breakfast this weekend! 

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fluffy grain free pancakes with fresh figs and whipped cream {gluten free + paleo friendly}

Oh man! Feeling out of practice with this whole blog post writing thing. Since starting a ketosis protocol a week and a couple days ago, that has pretty much been my life. Planning, cooking, yoga, and a general turning inwards. Pretty awesome actually. I’ve also been making and shooting a fair amount of recipes, but the blog post writing (also known as the piece of this project that always takes up the largest chunk of time and energy), has not made the to do list cut. BUUUT! Fluffy grain free pancakes with fresh figs and whipped cream are just too damn good to keep from you guys any longer.

So here we go. It may be a brief post (with maybe a few too many pictures – bc who doesn’t love a generous stack of pancakes piled high with all the good things) but it’s going to be a good one.

Fluffy grain free pancakes with fresh figs and whipped cream. So fluffy, tender and crisp in all the right places - a literal grain free pancake dream come true.
 
First things first – even though I’m on the ketosis path right now, I do have a fair amount of recipes lined up for you guys that I tested and made BEFORE all this low carb/sugar business started. So no, the blog will not be turned into a total low carb fest (although you can except some amazing keto-friendly recipes coming your way!), and no I’m not cheating on my protocol with these pancakes, but YES, even though I can’t eat these pancakes right now you guys SHOULD!

Cuz they’re pretty much grain free pancake heaven.

One more note about ketosis before we get way into pancake land…

For those of you are curious, ketosis is:

… the breakdown of fat (both dietary and stored body fat) into ketone bodies to be used as fuel for the body. The preferred source of fuel for the body is typically glucose coming from carbohydrates. A ketosis diet or ketogenic diet forces the body to breakdown fat for fuel rather than glucose. – Ali Miller RD

You can read more on Ali’s definition of Ketosis HERE.

By switching your bodies primary fuel source from carbohydrates to fat, one can achieve accelerated weight loss, improved body composition, decreased insulin resistance, and reduced disease markers. I’ve long been curious about whether or not my body would respond well to this therapeutic way of eating, and so far the benefits have been somewhat mild but noticeable and increasing! Better sleep, more energy, and some steady weight loss.

All good things. I’ve got a whole 10 1/2 weeks remaining in my protocol and I promise to keep ya posted 😏

Alright I’m starting to feel a little weird about all this ketosis talk in the middle of a pancake recipe post. Let’s move on to why we’re all really here..

DELICIOUS PANCAKES! Particularly this great big fluffy grain free stack of them.

Fluffy grain free pancakes with fresh figs and whipped cream. So fluffy, tender and crisp in all the right places - a literal grain free pancake dream come true.

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