- 2 to 3 cups (480 à 720 ml) hot water
- 1 tablespoon grass-fed butter, unsalted (or vegan: cacao butter)
- 1 tablespoon MCT oil (or extra virgin coconut oil)
- 2 to 3 cm (1 inch) fresh turmeric root (of ½ to 1 teaspoon turmeric powder)
- 1 tablespoon hemp seeds (protein to build strong muscles)
- 1 to 3 teaspoons maca powder (energy, stress management & hormone balance)
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon (stabilizes blood sugar levels)
- Generous pinch of Himalayan crystal salt and black pepper
- Pure liquid stevia, to taste (optional)
This week I’d like to share one of my favorite recipes to practice intermittent fasting. I follow the 16:8 method which means that I fast for 16 hours (usually from 8pm until noon the next day) and then have my meals - usually two big meals and a snack - within a timespan of 8 hours (12am-8pm). It’s one of the most effective strategies to burn fat, improve your mental clarity, heal your digestion and keep your body young and healthy.
Don’t worry: fasting doesn’t mean you have to starve yourself until lunchtime. I never just skip breakfast. This brain fuel turmeric latte will allow you to reap all the benefits of intermittent fasting without feeling hungry or light-headed.
It contains grass-fed butter (for a vegan version, use pure cacao butter) and MCT oil - a very concentrated source of medium-chain triglycerides from coconut oil with a number of important health benefits, including appetite reduction, weight loss, increased energy and improved athletic performance.
I’ve written more about the benefits of intermittent fasting and how you can incorporate it into your daily lifestyle in my new book ‘Het Keto Plan’. Let me know in the comments down below if you’d be interested in an English version!
See you next week!
Brain fuel ‘Bulletproof’ turmeric latte (Intermittent Fasting)
Blend into a smooth golden milk, about 30 seconds until you get a foamy top.
JULIE’S TIPS & TRICKS:
- Do you have difficulty digesting dairy, even organic grass-fed butter? You can use pure cacao butter (the same ingredient used to make chocolate) for a vegan version or try replacing the butter with ghee (clarified butter) and see how your digestion responds.
- If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, trying to get pregnant, or if you’d like to gain weight, it’s better not to practice intermittent fasting. Consult a specialized therapist like the kPNI Belgium team for medical advice.
Nutritional value (per person)
Total carbs 8,9g Fiber 2,1g Net carbs 4,4g Protein 4g Fats 33,7g Of which saturated 24,4g Calories 272,4 kcal
Macro nutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (9,9%), protein (4,4%), fats (85,7%)
Now I would love to hear from you!
Have you ever tried intermittent fasting before? What was your experience?
Let me know by leaving a comment down below.
Next week I’ll be sharing my favorite low carb comfort food pasta recipe – perfect for summertime and ready in just 10 minutes!