Iced Vanilla Protein Latte (Sugar Free)

Invariably, I make a pot of freshly brewed coffee in the morning aiming for the exact correct number of cups we'll want yet end up with some small amount left over. I have many uses for it, like making ice cubes, making extra Bulletproof Coffee and keeping in the fridge for later, or even just letting it sit there until it gets cold and drinking it that way. On this day though, I decided a "Protein Latte" was in order. Pretty simple but the steps kinda matter in order to preserve nutrients so here you go..

Iced Vanilla Protein Latte (Sugar Free)
Makes 1

8 ounces coffee (hot, warm or cold)
1-2 teaspoons Birch Xylitol (I like Xyla) or your favorite no sugar sweetener
1 scoop Natural Stacks Natural Protein Powder in Madagascar Vanilla Bean (or your favorite healthy plain vanilla protein powder, with no added sugar)
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3 Tablespoons organic raw cream from pasture-raised cows (or organic cream from pasture-raised cows if you can't get raw)

Pour the *warm or *hot coffee into a blender and add the birch xylitol sweetener. Blend until it dissolves. *If your coffee is already cold, you will need to warm it enough so the xylitol will melt/dissolve.

Next, add a few ice cubes to the blender of warm/hot coffee and blend to cool it down. This is important so you preserve the nutrients in the whey protein powder and more importantly in the raw cream. It's no longer raw, if it gets heated.

Now add the remaining ingredients and blend until frothy. Serve over ice cubes.

Do you want to take this to the "next level" in health? Try blending in a Tablespoon of Natural Stacks Prebiotic+ to the finished (cold) mixture. This is the "food" that your good gut bacteria likes to eat. Getting a fair amount of natural probiotics from foods we eat (like yogurt, kefir, raw sauerkraut, etc)  is fairly simple but feeding those good gut bacteria with prebiotics can be more challenging. I like Prebiotic+ because it's all natural and it's easy to get into my diet.

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Quick Chicken Salad - Paleo, Bulletproof, Whole30

It doesn't get a lot easier or tastier than this Quick Chicken Salad that's Paleo, Bulletproof Diet and Whole30 friendly. I combine some of my favorite flavors in this one easy dish. I like the combo of "tart" from the green apple, "heat" from the jalapeño and mild creamy "sweetness" from the Paleo mayo, but feel free to omit the jalapeño if you prefer no spice.

The secret to making this quick and easy is using store-bought rotisserie chicken. You can put this on some Bulletproof Bread for an awesome low carb chicken salad sandwich, serve it in lettuce cups, or with some Paleo-friendly crackers and crisp veggies on the side. It's great for your Meal Prep Mondays or just keeping a bowl of it in the fridge to snack on for a few days. Super easy and versatile.

Quick Chicken Salad
serves 4

1 whole cooked rotisserie chicken (look for all-natural, hormone and antibiotic free)
2-3 generous Tablespoons Paleo-friendly mayo (like Primal Kitchen, or you can make it yourself recipe here)
2 stalks organic celery, diced
1/2 organic green apple, diced
1/4 cup chopped organic chives
1 organic jalapeño, diced (seeded if you prefer mild)
sea salt to taste

Using your hands pull the chicken meat from the whole cooked rotisserie chicken, shredding with your hands as you go, and place in a large bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir to combine.