Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Creamy Keto Butter "Bulletproof" Coffee for the Fresh and Sharp Mind
Keto Butter Coffee, also known as Bulletproof Coffee, is not an average coffee latte, but much better! Keto Butter Coffee is a nutritious, creamy coffee drink full of healthy fats. Buttered coffee is a freshly brewed black coffee or espresso mixed with grass-fed butter and MCT oil to form a frothy, creamy coffee full of lots of healthy fats to satiate you until lunch. It’s an ideal breakfast fuel to become “bulletproof” for the rest of the day and avoid hunger (if you’re still hungry, you’re not in ketosis). This keto butter coffee is popular with those who follow a keto diet because it is high in fat, so it satisfies you until the next meal and helps you stay in ketosis.
The origin of Bulletproof coffee
Benefits of a Tibetan Yak Butter Drink
The domestic yak is a type of long-haired domesticated cattle found throughout the Himalayan region. The Po Cha is the Tibetan people’s favorite tea which is consumed several times a day by Tibetans. This tea, made and consumed by locals, is vital to their diet and health. Consuming pocha has many benefits, due to its high caloric content, it preserves energy levels. The butter in the drink also helps prevent lips from cracking in the windy steppes of Tibet. It is also believed to aid digestion, focus the mind, and promote a healthy cardiovascular system. Do you want to try it? The authentic ingredients used to make po cha are hard to find outside of Tibet, but can be perfectly replaced with any smoky-tasting black tea or even coffee to suit our own tastes. You don’t even have to travel for yak butter to Tibet, it can easily be replaced with grass-fed butter, ghee or even coconut fat.
A blend of coffee, grass-fed butter and oil goes hand in hand with the principles of the Keto diet. It is important that the butter is made from the milk of grass-fed cows and is unsalted. Grass-fed ghee is also a good substitute, although the taste is slightly different than butter, it has a slight nutty taste, I love it. Use a medium chain triglyceride oil such as MCT oils (Medium Chain Triglycerides) for the oil. Conventional coconut oil is another good substitute, but not as effective at increasing ketones.
Are there any disadvantages to buttered coffee?
For someone whose body is not accustomed to such high levels of fat intake, you may want to start slowly, with less fat, step by step with the oil and butter to get your body used to it, otherwise you may have diarrhea and be a little dizzy. For those living on high carbs, I don’t recommend this buttered coffee because the body will always process and use the instant carbs first and store the fats. If you are lactose intolerant, replace the butter with ghee or coconut fat. Bulletproof coffee is high in calories and saturated fat, so add that amount of fat to your daily energy intake.
How to make Keto Butter Coffee?
1. Brew a cup (250 ml) of fresh coffee with filtered water.
2. Add the coffee to a blender, add a teaspoon to 2 tablespoons of MCT oil (gradually added to get your body used to it) and a tablespoon of butter.
3. Stir in the blender for half a minute. You will get a creamy latte-like drink that you can have for breakfast to get your day off to a great start!
Tip: If you don’t have a blender on hand, just pour everything into a large mug and mix it with a milk frother or hand blender until creamy. If you substitute ghee or coconut fat for butter, unfortunately you won’t get as much creamy coffee as you do with butter, but don’t be intimidated by the enjoyment of your bulletproof coffee!
Creamy Keto Butter "Bulletproof" Coffee
Per a cup of Keto Butter ÁBulletproof" Coffee
- Daily Value*
Total Carbs: 0 g0 %
Fiber: 0 g0 %
Sugar: 0 g0 %
Net Carbs: 0 g0 %
Sodium: 0 mg0 %
- Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet. Fat 165 g, Carbohydrate 40g, Fiber 25 g, (Sugar 40 g,) Protein 75 g, Sodium 2300 mg, Potassium 3,500 – 4,700 mg. To calculate the whole net carb content in food, have to subtract the fiber from the total number of carbs. Your individual daily values may be higher or lower depending on your own calorie needs.