If there was a such thing as a gateway drug to the Ketogenic diet, bulletproof coffee is it. Once you try it, you’ll be hooked and want to see what else the Keto diet has to offer. So here I am, ready to initiate your addiction with a basic bulletproof coffee recipe.
There about as many different ways to make bulletproof coffee as there are names for it.
Butter coffee. Keto coffee. Probably some other ones I don’t know.
For this recipe, we’re going to keep it simple though. I’ll also give you some other options for add ins and nom noms you can put in your Keto coffee to really make it your own.
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What are the benefits of bulletproof coffee?
While there haven’t been any studies on the benefits of bulletproof coffee per se there have been studies performed that revealed one of the driving forces behind bulletproof coffee benefits.
Or more specifically, medium-chain triglycerides. Medium-chain triglycerides are essentially a fancy way of saying fat. But good fat. The best fat.
On the Keto diet, we want to intake fat to fuel our bodies which is why most Keto dieters are so crazy about bulletproof coffee and those MCTs. MCTs are quickly used as fuel by the body so they’re an awesome source of quick energy.
In addition to being a quick source of energy, MCTs may also:
- make you feel fuller, longer.
- increase your ability to burn fat.
- cause you to store less fat.
- increase ketone levels on a low carb/Keto diet.
- kill harmful fungi and bacteria, improving immune health.
What’s in bulletproof coffee?
Generally speaking, I go with 1-2 tablespoons of fat for every 8 oz of coffee (or tea). When I first started making my bulletproof coffees I got my MCTs from MCT oil, which is a concentrated source of MCTs. One day I ran out of MCT oil though and tried unrefined coconut oil instead.
The unrefined coconut oil gave my bulletproof coffee a nice smoothness with a hint of coconut flavor. While I do feel I had more energy using MCT oil, the flavor of the unrefined coconut oil is worth the trade off to me.
Not to mention coconut oil is a powerhouse saturated fat that’s been found to change bad cholesterol into good cholesterol and reduce markers for cardiovascular disease.
Ways to make Keto coffee
Now for the fun part, actually making our super powered coffee. I almost feel weird even calling this a Keto coffee recipe but even though the ingredients can be simple, the method can make a big difference.
In my opinion, the most important part aside from the ingredients is how you mix them. A lot of people get turned off by the idea of greasy coffee and who can blame them?
The best, and most delicious way to combat this is by using either a blender or handheld milk frother. The milk frother does a great job of emulsifying the fat into the coffee but nothing beats the foam from a blender.
Using a blender turns your coffee into a decadent homemade latte so I definitely highly recommend it. It might seem like a lot of work for a cup of coffee but it’s so worth it.
Butter coffee add ins
Once you’ve got the classic butter coffee recipe down pat you can dabble in adding other ingredients to make your coffee your own personal heaven in a cup.
How to make bulletproof coffee even healthier
- Cinnamon – You might already know that cinnamon is a freaking powerhouse when it comes to health benefits and if you didn’t… Well now you do. Cinnamon is full of antioxidants and can improve insulin sensitivity, decreasing your chances of developing diabetes. Read more of the benefits here.
- Turmeric – Turmeric is a super powered herb much like cinnamon. Related to ginger, turmeric is said to potentially reduce irritation and inflammation while also providing you with a boatload of antioxidants. Read more about turmeric and its benefits here.
- Powdered collagen – I honestly cannot say enough good things about this stuff, it may even get a post of its own one day! Although I love collagen for superficial things like my hair skin and nails I’ve also noticed a huge improvement in my joints when I take collagen. I have bursitis in my knees and have noticed a drastic decrease in aching after my workouts. I started out using NeoCell Super Collagen Powder which is great if you’re on a budget but saw a huge difference when I switched to Sports Nutrition Collagen Peptides Powder. Pricier but I often get a lower price as an Amazon lightning deal.
What flavoring can you add to bulletproof coffee?
- Sweetener – Adding sweetener will disqualify your bulletproof coffee from being Whole30 approved but if you don’t mind that I’d recommend adding some liquid stevia. Monk fruit is also an option but I’ve never tried it in my coffee, although I do use it all the time for baking.
- Flavored Syrups – Now lets get really fancy. I am totally crazy off the wall obsessed with ChocZero and their line of sugar free syrups. Adding any one of them to your morning bulletproof coffee will definitely take your morning to the next level. Fancy a mocha latte maybe? Or perhaps their pumpkin pie flavor for a pumpkin spice latte? Seriously the possibilities are endless.
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Bulletproof coffee has been all the rage in the past few years. Find out what all the hype is about with this simple bulletproof coffee recipe. Bulletproof or keto coffee is also naturally gluten free, Paleo and can be Whole30 approved by using ghee instead of butter.
- 8 oz High quality coffee
- 1 Tbs Unrefined coconut oil
- 1 Tbs Grass fed butter
If using a blender
If using a frother
- Calories: 265
Keywords: Keto, drinks, coffee