26
Mar
2015

Bulletproof Coffee

I was browsing on Pinterest, we don't need to get into how addicting Pinterest is. It's kind of like Reddit, except less forums to say weird things to each other. Anyway, I was on Pinterest when I found this recipe for Bulletproof coffee. I remembered hearing about it before, but I never looked into it. Suddenly I was going down a rabbit hole of many websites discussing bulletproof coffee and its benefits vs disadvantages. I didn't even know there were debates about this simple concoction.

Naturally, I had to try it. It's a delicious rich nutty version of a latte. I can confirm that it does curb your appetite for a while, but it's not something I want to drink every morning. I would consider it more of a delightful treat than something needed in a diet. Either way, it's worth trying it.

Bulletproof Coffee Recipe:

  • 12 ounces of dark coffee
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of coconut oil

1. I brewed my coffee in a press. I have strong opinions about how you brew coffee, but for the sake of argument let's say you can brew it however you want.
2. Put all ingredients in a blender while the coffee is still pipin hot. I used the 20 ounce cup from a ninja pulse
3. Pour into a mug and add another dash of cinnamon if it suits your fancy.

This recipe only requires 3 ingredients, 4 if you like cinnamon.

Blend it.

Use your favorite mug and call yourself a fancy coffee concoction maker.
 

More Info on Bulletproof Coffee

Netflix knows how to produce a show. Using their behavioral analysis to file away who watches what has shown to be a huge advantage for them. I don't know a show with the Netflix label that I haven't at least liked a little bit. My Netflix-produced favorites: Orange is the New Black, House of Cards, Lillyhammer, Marco Polo and Hemlock Grove. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt can now be added to that list. Tina Fey is in the production credits giving it an obvious nod to something hilarious. It's a little cheesy at times, but in the right way. Cheesy/campy is not an easy style to pull off, but this show does it. Nice work Netflix, Tina Fey and cast. Nice work. 

Watch it on Netflix

Hey, you. Adventures are all around us. I bet there are some really awesome free ones right outside your door. There are beautiful walks all around Portland. One of my favorites is walking along Sacramento Street above the Rose City Golf Course. Recently, I went to Pip's Original on Fremont St with my friend and his very cute dog. We walked to Pip's and then came back along Sacramento Street to set our eyes on a sunny view of Mount Hood. There are special spots in Portland where you can see Mt. Hood, sometimes that view can be scene from the least expected places like above Rose City Golf Course. The walk leading up to our Mt. Hood view was captivating as well, all the Cherry Blossoms and Dogwoods are in full bloom this March. Flower petals slowly fell and flickered through the sunrays as we passed under them. 




 

I made another trip around the sun on March 8. It was a great ride and to celebrate this amazing trip we hiked Cape Horn Trail along the Washington Columbia Gorge. I've done this hike twice now and the first time I was able to do the whole loop, which is about 7 miles. From February 1 to July 15, due to the protection of falcon nesting, Cape Horn Trail is closed about 4 miles in so you have to turn around and make it an 8 mile hike instead, adding around 400ft of elevation gain to the hike (not bad, plus more exercise!). Still a beautiful hike and totally worth going all the way to the closure, but I was most excited to see the waterfall area again. I forgot about this closure. I recommend this hike when you can do the full loop. I know what hike I'll be doing come end of July. Adventure on!



Cape Horn Trail loop in Washington with no closures.

 

Cape Horn Trail loop in Washington with closure February 1, 2015 through July 15, 2015.

 

Cape Horn Trail Information

26
Feb
2015

Manzanita, Oregon

The Oregon Coast should be on your list of places to visit in Oregon. It's not the kind of coast you go to lay on the beach in a bathing suit and cool off in the ocean. It's the kind of coast you go to enjoy a walk on the beach and maybe it's warmer on the coast than Portland that day. The Oregon Coast is interesting and captivating. It is not usually hot and sunny, full of bikinis and surfer dudes. Surfing is most comfortable with wetsuits on. You go there for the beauty of the ocean and the calm crashing waves bubbling up onto the sand tickling the tips of your toes. The sunsets produce some of the most vibrant orange, red, purple, yellow, and blue colors stretching across the sky and reflecting off the wet sand. 

I feel refreshed after visting the Oregon coast. It helps reset my mind. It was fitting that we went to Manzanita, Oregon beach for New Year's Eve this year. Earth is a maginificent planet full of massive natural occurences and wonders. Go outside, see something new or look at something deeper that you see every day. You might be surprised to find something new from something old.

It's not a true beach day unless you drink a beer in the sand.

The most beautiful sunsets are worth the trip alone. 

Celebrate life. 2015, you're already off to a good start. Please keep it up.

Enjoy a cocktail at Wayfarer Restaurant in Cannon Beach, Oregon before heading back to Portland.

Visit Manzanita beach and keep your hearts open. 

Adventures are all around us. You may not always be able to afford to go on a last minute trip to Hawaii, but you can definitely afford to go on adventures close to you. It doesn't cost much to take a walk in your local park or ride around your town by bicycle or find a place to hike up to the highest point in your town and climb trees while doing yoga at sunset. If you've been reading this blog, you know I stress this often as I love making adventures. I'm fortunate enough that my hard work pays off to gift me the ability to take last minute trips to Hawaii. I had two weeks to spare between two jobs and I took full advantage of that moment to go get warm on an island. Some of the best Maui adventures are free. There are so many things to do in Maui. It wasn't boring. 

We watched a sunrise too early to be watching a sunrise at Haleakalā National Park, but it was worth it.

We rode bicycles down a mountain.

We scored some beach time.

We drank tropical things.

We sat in a hot tub every night and chatted with people from all different walks of life.

We saw sunsets that were more appreciated due to the pure nature of our surroundings.
 

We road on boats.

We walked among locals at markets.

 

We made ourselves a spam breakfast.

We immersed ourselves in nature.




We took the Road to Hana.

And most of all, we took full advantage of the adventure.




Make last minute travel plans once in your life.
 

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