Kim Arnold wrote: " Unfortunately I can not grow my own coffee otherwise I would be set." Quote from Shane
Two thoughts about that. First, I've seen some mini coffee plants that are supposed to produce well. They may fit in a greenhouse or something like that.
My other thought was that you can probably grow chicory and dandelions. Their roots can be dried, roasted, and used as a coffee substitute. I've heard different things from people about whether or not they are GOOD substitutes. But you can still fix the brew with butter like people are doing with real coffee. I tried it today with burdock root and, for the first time ever, enjoyed the burdock root tea!
I hadn't made the connection between this kind of diet making it possible to pretty much provide everything you need, but you're right. That's really cool!
I would probably need to fill a few greenhouses full of coffee plants to keep up with my consumption.
I have read about chicory in the past, but what really got my attention is the dandelion because I have fields full of them. The dandelion does not have caffeine so it wont be a replacement, but listed under benefits is increased bile production which helps digest fat. I am going to have to blend up a bunch of fat with some dandelions coffee and report back.
Fair enough. I enjoy dandelion root tea. Hope you enjoy it as a "coffee." Looking forward to your report!
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Kim Arnold wrote:Fair enough. I enjoy dandelion root tea. Hope you enjoy it as a "coffee." Looking forward to your report!
I finished roasting my first batch of dandelion roots last night/early am. I went a bit overboard apparently as I filled a 5 gallon bucket with roots and it took a long time to finish the roast. The coffee has a bit of a bite to it and wouldn't replace my daily coffee, but if the health benefits are anything near what is being talked about online I will keep drinking it. I have tried it with both diary butter and coconut butter so far, but I feel I need to play around with it a bit before actually coming up with an opinion. I personally can not drink it as dark as recommended on a few youtube videos, and my coffee ground limit is the point of over flowing the filter. Thanks for the idea!
I almost always do intermittent fasting with window of eating from 12 pm to 8 pm. I do have Bulletproof coffee in am before window and it is pretty much my favorite thing to injest all day. I use Bulletproof brand coffee as it is delicious and I have so many allergy issues that eliminating mold from my coffee is important to me (it is a real verifiable thing). There are other brands like Kion that are meticulous as well. I make it in an AeroPress which I adore. It preserves all the oils and other goodies in the coffee. I make it strong then I blend it with 1 T grass fed ghee and 1 T MCT oil. I use a stick blender but a frother would do as well. MUST BE BLENDED. There is actually a 4th phase of water besides solid, liquid and vapor that is created in your body, dubbed EZ water that is also created with this blending of fat and water. MCT oil is superior to coconut oil for the purposes of brain health and for dipping you in to ketosis or keeping you there. I know Dave Asprey created and sells Bulletproof, so he definitely has a vested interest, but he is also a bit of a genius. The variety of brains he has picked to biohack himself is astounding. I listen to several podcasts on my morning walk, his is my favorite.
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