Bulletproof Herbal Coffee (keto, vegan)

Bulletproof Herbal Coffee by Lemons & Petals

What is bulletproof coffee?

The phrase ‘bulletproof coffee’ was termed by Dave Asprey, expert biohacker and productivity expert, who explored ways to optimize health and maximize efficiency and productivity.

Bulletproof Coffee can also be called Keto/Ketogenic Coffee because it has been used by the low carb community as a way to kick start morning fat burning and train the body to run on ketones.  When you’re in a carbohydrate-depleted or calorie-deficient state, your body turns to burning stored fat for fuel. When fat is broken down, ketones are released. Ketones can not only fuel every cell in your body, but more importantly, they can specifically fuel the brain. Releasing and using ketones for energy is known as ketosis.  This leads to a fat burning and high energy state.

So what’s in Bulletproof Coffee?

Traditionally speaking, you would use premium, low toxin coffee and blend it with grass-fed butter.  I, however, cannot tolerate caffeine and also am dairy free.  So I came up with something that works for me…..and it is sooooo delicious!  I just had to share my recipe.


What you will need:

  • 8oz filtered water
  • 1/4 cup dairy free milk
  • 1 TBS coconut oil or MCT oil
  • 1 bag of Teecino herbal coffee (or any coffee or tea works too)
  • Stevia to sweeten to taste

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Directions:

  • Heat water and milk in a pot until boiling
  • Steep bag of Teecino for 5 minutes
  • Remove bag and add the hot liquid to your blender
  • Add coconut oil and stevia and blend for 30 seconds
  • Pour into your favorite mug and enjoy!

But doesn’t it taste oily or slimy?  Actually….no.  Not at all.  The blender part of this whole recipe is the most important part because it emulsifies the coconut oil into a smooth and silky texture that complements the coffee or tea.  It is really tasty! But the best  part is the fat burning boost from the coconut oil first thing in the morning.

There are many flavors of Teecino.  This recipe will work with any of them.  Try them here.

Hope you will try this!  Thanks for reading 🙂

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Zucchini Salsa (raw, vegan)

zucchini salsa lemons & petals

I love adding salsa to EVERYTHING!  And it’s so easy with this recipe to make a batch 🙂


What you will need:

  • 3 roma tomatoes chopped
  • 1 cup diced zucchini
  • 1 red onion chopped
  • 1 small jalapeno diced
  • 1 cup of chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 cup of chopped green onion
  • juice of half a lemon
  • salt to taste

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Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and let it sit in the fridge for about 30 minutes before eating so that the flavors can marinate.  It’s as simple as this.

Hope you will try it!  Enjoy.  Thanks for reading 🙂

Zucchini Hummus (vegan, low carb, high protein, keto)

Zucchini Hummus lemons & petals

I love hummus!  I can eat an entire tub of hummus!  But the chick peas are not easy on the digestive system plus it’s a big load on the pancreas which leads to a huge insulin surge.  You want to enjoy your hummus without any of these effects?  Keep reading!


What you will need:

  • 1 cup diced organic zucchini
  • 1/3 cup raw organic tahini
  • 1 TBS organic extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 TBS nutritional yeast (optional but highly recommended!)
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1/2 jalapeno (optional for heat)
  • juice of one small lemon

Blend all ingredient in a food processor or blender.  And that is it!  So easy and so delicious!  I swear this is the best hummus EVER!

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The nutritional yeast gives this hummus a cheesy, super yummy flavor and adds a nice boost of protein and Vitamin B12.

Nutritional breakdown:

  • Serving size: 2 TBS
  • Total calories: 88 calories
  • Total Fat: 8.2
  • Saturated Fat: 1.0
  • Total Carbohydrates:2.7
  • Total fiber: 1.8
  • Total protein: 2.6

Net carbs = 0.9!

Hope you make this!  Enjoy.  Thanks for reading 🙂