This past weekend, Brendon and I used our Saturday date night to go to Whole Foods, purchase some amazing ingredients, and make a delicious meal of some recipes we have been wanting to try. We like this because we still spend less than going out to dinner and have fun in the kitchen together. It is a cheap date idea and actually allows us more time to be romantic. We made beef tartare, baked asparagus with shallots, and Bulletproof “get some” ice cream for dessert (but as a custard since we don’t have an ice cream maker yet). Dave’s claim in the video I linked below is that within an hour of eating this dessert, the high quality fats send a signal to your body that says something like, “Your body now has everything required to go try and make a baby so why don’t you go do that”. And what’s more romantic on a date that making and eating ice cream together!
Here is the recipe we used for the beef tartare. It was so delicious, fun, and cheap to make a meal ourselves.
For dessert, we followed the Bulletproof Diet recipe and made some modifications that have been provided in the forums and by Dave. You can find the original recipe here.
This is what we did:
- 4 whole eggs (pastured of course)
- 4 yolks (in addition to the whole eggs above)
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 10 drops of lime juice
- 7 TBSP grass-fed butter (melted)
- 7 TBSP coconut oil (melted)
- 3 TBSP + 2 tsp Brain Octane Oil
- 5.5 TBSP honey
- 1/3 cup water
- 2 TBSP grass-fed gelatin
- 1/3 cup organic chocolate powder
- Put everything in the blender except the water and gelatin.
- To room temperature water, add the gelatin, whisk it in, and let it bloom for 5 minutes.
- Add the water/gelatin to the blender and mixed everything together.
- Pour it in dishes.
- Place in the fridge to harden.
We loved it, and I will say I got a ‘food high’ from it. I usually get some tingles from foods like raw grass-fed cheese or other foods high in fat soluble vitamins or healthy fats. It is like my body is getting excited about receiving something it was craving. Between pregnancy and breastfeeding, I am sure I have developed a slight essential fatty acid deficiency. Maybe this is what Dave was talking about. Either way we had lots of fun on our date night.
Update – We have made this dessert in ice cream form many times since the initial trial. It is now one of our favorites and so easy to make by throwing everything in the blender and then in the ice cream maker. However, for a food photography shoot I did on July 6th, I made it without the chocolate and as a custard again. I think I finally felt what Dave was talking about. I literally felt high, tingly, and an overwhelming level of energy late at night. It was incredible. I am not sure what was different about this time (maybe leaving out the chocolate for me?), but I am going to look more into this.