Greens Eggs and Coffee
I thought I was getting pretty far out there with my morning Superfood Bulletproof Mate, adding grass fed butter, coconut oil and superfoods then blending it up. After reading Mark Sisson’s genius idea to add EGGS to his coffee (see his Primal Egg Coffee post for recipes and subscribe to his blog!) I thought I could take this concept even further. I added egg yolks, spices and power greens (kale etc.) and now have my favorite complete breakfast! I don’t drink much coffee in the summer but will be switching out to that instead of tea when the days get darker and shorter.
1 green or black teabag (or 1-2.5 cups of premium organic coffee depending on desired yield)
1 tablespoon unsalted organic pasture (from grass fed cows) butter or ghee.
1 tablespoon MCT oil or organic unrefined coconut oil
2 tablespoons superfood spice blend (I make a jar of the following ingredients, with quantities larger to smaller as listed–much more cacao than cayenne pepper!–but feel free to experiment with your own blends and ratios: organic raw cacao powder, maca powder, ground cinnamon, ground ginger, ground turmeric, ground cardamom and ground cayenne pepper)
1 teaspoon organic raw honey (or more or less to taste)
1 teaspoon organic vanilla extract
Dash sea salt
Handful of greens (kale, spinach, etc.)
2-3 egg yolks, depending on how many eggs you usually eat for breakfast
- Boil water (or brew coffee if using).
- In a quart mason jar (or regular blender if not using an immersion blender) add the teabag and pour boiling water (or just your coffee) to fill about 1/2 full, about 2 cups (so it doesn’t splatter when you blend it later) and steep 5-10 minutes.
- After steeping (or right away if just using coffee) remove the teabag and add the remaining ingredients and blend for about a minute with an immersion blender until the top gets a little foamy.
This will yield 2 coffee mugs full. Adjust amounts accordingly.
This drink is SO delicious, satisfying, creamy and amazing! And of course full of antioxidants, minerals, enzymes and vitamins from your raw superfoods and greens. I imagine it would be smoother if made in a Vitamix (I don’t mind chewing on a little bit of greens – and they don’t taste like anything). Also – I would recommend not chugging it down, despite its custardy spicy deliciousness. I think all those nutrients hitting your bloodstream too quickly might make you feel INSANELY WIRED. Hypothetically speaking, of course. I would love to hear your thoughts! Are you brave enough to add eggs and greens to your morning Joe?