|A little coffee with my milk!|
It used to be, if I drank half a cup of coffee in the AM, I would be so wired at the end of the day, I wouldn't go to sleep at night. Green tea would do the same. It turns out, I was magnesium deficient. Now that I am getting enough Mg, I can drink multiple cups before going to bed and go right to sleep....and sleep well.
To the left here is how I like to drink my coffee. It's not that I don't like coffee...it's that I REALLY like milk. This is what I have for breakfast EVERY morning nowadays. If it's too hot out, I just mix cold coffee with cold milk half and half.
My coffee recipe:
2 TBS Gelatin
2 TBS Sucanat
Pinch of salt or minerals
Directions starting with HOT coffee:
Put gelatin, sugar and salt in the bottom of a cup. Slowly add HOT coffee while stirring rapidly to halfway. When gelatin is dissolved, add more coffee if desired or fill to top with milk, as I do.
Directions starting with COLD coffee, preferred method:
When I make coffee, I make a big batch and stick the extra in the fridge in a jar (when I remember... sometimes it just gets left in the original pot.)
Add cold coffee to a stove safe non reactive pot or pan. I use a small glass pyrex teapot style thingy I found at a thrift store. Sprinkle gelatin over the top, then the sugar and salt or mineral. I let it soak in before it gets heated by putting the stove on a Low/Med setting (less than egg temp) and setting the timer for 20 minutes. I use this time to do other things. If you were in a hurry, you could use a higher temperature and stir. When the gelatin has dissolved, I add the desired amount of milk to my cup, THEN add the coffee. This allows the milk to cool the coffee as it enters and keeps the enzymes intact.
I take 1 homemade cream of tartar (potassium) capsule (oo size) per TBS of sugar. Cream of tartar in coffee is awful, nasty, wangy...yuck. I don't recommend it.
Directions for fresh milk:
Grab your pail, go to the barn....