Casually trying to upstage bulletproof coffee with this totally vegan IMMORTAL number here. Did I go too far? Well, maybe. It’s in that same super creamy, kinda fatty, and quite satiating vein. I’m a fan of it when I need to get out the door quickly in the morning and I need a good bit of fat to go with my caffeine so that I don’t succumb to ultimately unsatisfying protein/granola bars or some other takeaway item in a bunch of packaging. I will disclose that this version is super rich! Dial back the MCT oil and cashew butter if you think it might be too much for you.
I hope that you’re having a great weekend so far! We’re in for some truly spring-like weather, so I’m hoping we can spend a lot of time outside. I might be tempted to start cleaning up my garden beds and other things–just to get an early jump on it. Spring is a very busy season for me so far, so any little bit I can get ahead on is great. Lots of cool new partnerships on the up and up, a bunch of family stuff, a little weekend away in Iowa for this Spring Pig-nic event that I’m speaking at, and one very cool new project that I’m trying to stay mum about but having a hard time ;)
Here’s a few links that I enjoyed/found interesting this week. Catch ya over here soon!
🖤 On success! Looking forward to the exploration of this theme on Man Repeller this month. “We are all shaped by what we want, on levels visible and ingrained.”
🖤 Up for consideration: The Most Overhyped Wellness Promises, Debunked. Also just want to add that just because I’m linking to this, doesn’t mean I 100% agree with everything in here.
🖤 Amazing Instagram finds this week: time lapse videos of cactus flowers blooming + an incredible henna artist.
🖤 I’m majorly inspired by Erin Ireland. She’s such a positive force in the vegan community, and I dream about eating all the goodies from her 100% plant-based bakery all the time. This interview with her popped up in my feed randomly this week and I loved it.
🖤 I’ve had off and on back trouble the last few years, so the question of whether my purse is contributing to the issue always weighs on me. Guess I’m rolling with a backpack!
🖤 New low-to-zero waste self care brands that I’m trying: Elate Cosmetics (loose powder and creme blush) and Unwrapped Life shampoo and conditioner bars.
🖤 Beyond Meat is a WILD success story. As they approach their IPO, their founder reflects on the past and future of protein.
🖤 I don’t care what anyone thinks, I am enjoying Kourtney Kardashian’s new wellness-focused website. Anything that brings a tiny extra shred of consciousness into people’s lives, I’m here for it. She has the reach to do that for a lot of people.
🖤 Further discussion on diet culture via Healthy-ish this week. “Creating and following diets…is a sort of immortality ritual..”
🖤 New-ish to me podcast that I’m enjoying: Forever35. Also the One Part Podcast is back yay!
IMMORTAL COFFEE RECIPE
Print the recipe here!
SERVES: 1 (or 2 small servings)
NOTES: I really enjoy the richness of this drink and find that it suits me better on days when I need to be on the go, but I still want to feel satisfied. One of these plus a piece of fruit = surprisingly satiating breakfast if you’re short on time.
-Raw (as opposed to roasted) cashew butter is preferable for me personally–it’s also really versatile! It’s an excellent quick base for a salad dressing or creamy pasta sauce.
-You can substitute coconut oil for the MCT oil if you like.
10 ounces hot coffee
1 tablespoon cashew butter
1 tablespoon MCT oil
½ teaspoon vanilla
pinch of sea salt
½ a Medjool date to sweeten (you can use more or less/none, to taste)
In an upright and vented blender (like a Vitamix), combine the coffee, cashew butter, MCT oil,vanilla, salt, and date (if using). Slowly bring the speed up to high and blend until coffee is totally creamy, frothy, and smooth.
Pour the immortal coffee into your favourite mug and enjoy immediately.