September 28, 2018
Happy Thursday! One more sleep until the weekend! I don't really know what has been up with me this week BUT I have woken up every day not feeling great. You know that general "ick" feeling? It takes me a few hours to get over it before I even feel like eating "real" food. This morning I woke up, once again, feeling the same way but knew I needed something if I wanted to have a semi-decent workout. For my fitness/nutrition gurus, I have been eating a little more at night, especially carbs, when I know I plan to workout in the morning and, especially since my stomach has not felt totally up to par for food upon waking. I think a lot of it comes down to stress - imagine that! Talk about how that nasty little bugger manifests itself in crazy ways! Luckily, it only lasts a few hours, and then I am ready to take on my day. I know, such problems, right?
In any event, I thought today would be a PERFECT opportunity to try out the "Super Coffee" by KITU I received when at the Natural Foods Expo East a couple weeks ago. I am a huge fan of MCT Oil, one of the main ingredients in this product, and it has gotten me through mornings when I just don't feel like eating but I know I need SOMETHING. Seriously, if you have not tried in a pre-made drink, or even in your coffee or another beverage, definitely, try it out! In fact, if you are a fan of coconut oil, or can handle dairy, you will find MCT fats in these very products.
As a dietary supplement, these fats are converted differently in the body; they go right from the gut to the liver and are used as energy within the body (i.e. less likely to be turned into fat). MCT oil has been shown to increase cognition and brain memory/function, boost energy and endurance, aid in weight management, lower cholesterol, and even lower blood sugar.
So, as you may imagine, this drink did just the trick for me today! Although it was a little sweet for my taste buds - yes, sweets are not my thing - I am impressed that it is sweetened with monk fruit; a natural sweetener you do not see used very often! With 10 grams of protein, 0 grams of sugar, lactose free, soy free, gluten free, keto-friendly, 80 calories per bottle, and with 4 flavors to choose from, I am looking forward to trying out the other flavors (especially the unsweetened one)! That seems like it may be right up my alley! Click HERE to find out more and how to order. Oh, and their creamer looks yummy too! I cannot wait to try it out too!