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Phat Fudge Recipe for Unicorn Fuel

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The best part of waking up is actually waking up, and it helps when you have special time set aside for yourself during your morning ritual. For me and my clients, we love our frothy mocha time in the morning before work.

The first time I tested THIS supercharged mocha mix for myself, I felt like I could take flight. My brain turned ON within 20 minutes and I got more done by 10 AM than I normally did in an entire day. I felt like a lyrical genius. Like Hiphopopotamus, my lyrics were bottomless!

It also helped fuel my workouts. I had more energy and stamina. Even though I hit it hard, the healthy ingredients sped up my recovery.

I started to make it for my other clients and they felt the same. Plus, it tastes so good that I have given up on coffee shop cafes.

The reference, “Unicorn Fuel” is actually a joke that turned viral and goes back to a client who happens to be a big-time designer. Insert some “you had to be there” story and a LONG history of being compared to a unicorn. Seriously, I have been gifted unicorn shirts, unicorn cards, unicorn action figures, unicorn cakes, BOUQUETS of unicorns, and so much more over the last decade.

Needless to say, my client dominated that call. Was it the coffee? Naw, it was definitely her talent, but this drink didn’t hurt her stock either!


What’s Your Awesome Threshold? Unicorn Fuel Recipe

  • 2 cups of coffee (who really drinks only 1 cup?)
  • 1 tbsp MCT oil (optional, and if it’s your first time only 1/2)
  • 1 tbsp grass-fed butter
  • 1 tsp maca
  • 1 tsp cacao
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp turmeric
  • A pinch of cayenne

Blend. Stretch. Tell yourself how awesome you are for getting out of bed today.

Don’t cheat this recipe and just spoon-mix this drink. It will suck. Trust me, don’t cheapen such art. This is to be enjoyed so do it right. Brew the ingredients together to get the perfect blend.

Note: You can sub any favorite hot liquid if you aren’t a coffee drinker. I’ve made this with chai tea, coconut, milk, or just hot water. If you don’t have MCT oil, coconut oil will do. I’ve also  added a few sprinkles of ginger to this recipe for my own cup of fuel. Try it!

Why This Recipe Works

This drink will supercharge your day. The healthy ingredients will do it for you. Now I’m gonna lay some science on you.

  • Coffee: Coffee has gotten a bad rap in the past, but it can be good for you in moderation. It may reduce the risk of chronic diseases, and it boosts energy like no other.
  • MCT Oil: Medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) are easier to absorb than long-chain triglycerides. They go right to your gut and kick your energy up a notch.
  • Grass-fed Butter: Grass-fed butter is another energy booster. It is also heart-healthy, anti-inflammatory, and appetite-suppressing.
  • Maca: Maca root increases energy and endurance. It is a favorite for bodybuilders and athletes.
  • Cocoa: Cocoa gives Unicorn Fuel its rich chocolaty taste. Its moderate caffeine levels boost energy. It is packed with antioxidants and can also boost heart health.
  • Cinnamon: Just smelling cinnamon can boost focus and alertness. It is also good for immunity and oral health.
  • Turmeric: Turmeric is a great fatigue fighter. As an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, it supports healthy energy levels. It also boosts your mood.
  • Cayenne: Cayenne will add a kick to your Unicorn Fuel. It can turn your metabolic rate up a notch so you burn fat faster. It’s also packed with antioxidants.

Unicorn Fuel gave me the energy I needed to power through my day, and it can help you too. The combination of healthy ingredients and a much-needed dose of caffeine will give you your proverbial wings. If you need an extra boost, try Phat Fudge Paleo Overnight Oats for a healthy source of protein to power your active lifestyle. Then for a snack, don’t forget to pack your favorite Phat Fudge squeezable packet with you. It’s perfect for on-the-go nutritional fuel. Satiate your hunger without compromising your health! How will you take your fuel?