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Ultimate Guide To Keto Coffee: Benefits and Recipes

Ultimate Guide To Keto Coffee

Here is an illustrative guide to keto coffee including 5 amazing recipes that you can make at home right now. Keto coffee has great benefits and tastes delicious.

Keto coffee is a very popular recipe and it doesn’t taste the best when not made correctly. If you are bored of a usual keto coffee then these 5 keto coffee recipes will help spice it up!

Make sure to read up on the benefits on keto coffee before heading to the recipes. I recommend reading through the ingredients before making these coffees incase you have any allergies to any of these ingredients.

Keep reading below to see my top 5 keto coffee recipes:

  1. What Is Keto Coffee?
  2. Benefits of Keto Coffee
  3. MCT Oil For Keto Coffee
  4. Necessary Recipe Equipment
  5. Original Bulletproof Coffee Recipe
  6. Keto Cafe Mocha Recipe
  7. Spice Keto Coffee Recipe
  8. Keto Caramel Macchiato Recipe
  9. Bulletproof Peppermint Mocha Recipe
  10. Downsides To Keto Coffee

What Is Keto Coffee?

Keto coffee is also known as “bulletproof coffee”, is coffee that has added fats including butter and coconut oil/MCT oil. The term “bulletproof coffee” was coined by entrepreneur David Asprey. David had traveled to Tibet and saw residents mixing tea with yak milk which was supposed to give the residents a boost of energy in the morning. David then took this recipe and made a coffee version of this recipe. 

Keto coffee is commonly used and recommended by dieters when intermittent fasting or are on a ketogenic diet as it has low carbs and high fat. This recipe can taste really good if made correctly. Since keto coffee is very high in fats, it may raise LDL cholesterol levels. If you have high cholesterol levels then I advise speaking to a doctor or dietician before trying out keto coffee.

Benefits of Keto Coffee

Suppresses appetite

Keto coffee helps you feel fuller for longer since butter and coconut oil are saturated fats. Saturated fats are harder to break down than other digested foods which helps suppress your overall appetite. Although it has less nutrients compared to a regular coffee, it is great for when you aim to be in a calorie deficit. 

Boosts energy

Since keto coffee is filled with fats, it gives you a great energy boost for the day. Fats are the slowest releasing sources of energy but are also the most energy-efficient form of foods. Fats are also known to have more than twice the amount of energy that protein or carbohydrates supply. So if you need a boost of energy in the morning for a very productive day, then keto coffee is the way to go.

Helps with digestion

Coconut oil aids with digestion. It has fat soluble components including vitamins and magnesium. Coconut oil is known to be a natural laxative which promotes good overall digestion. Coconut oil also removes toxic bacterias, prevents stomach ulcers and has antiviral properties.

Anti-inflammatory properties

Using grass fed butter can be considered an anti-inflammatory. Grass fed butter is high in Omega-3 fatty acids which has numerous benefits, one being an anti-inflammatory.  

Helps maintain ketosis

If you are intermittent fasting or on a ketogenic diet, then keto coffee is a must. When you are fasting or are on a ketogenic diet, your body enters into a state of ketosis. Ketosis is when your body has insufficient carbohydrates and instead uses fats to burn energy. Drinking keto coffee will help position you into a state of ketosis which will overall promote better fat burning.

MCT Oil For Keto Coffee

MCT oil for keto coffee

MCT oil is a supplement that people use for weight loss, increased energy and specific diets including the ketogenic diet. Using this supplement in your keto coffee will suppress your appetite and help place you into a state of ketosis. 

Other benefits of MCT Oil include:

  • An immediate source of energy
  • Increased fat burning during exercise
  • Improved mental health
  • Antibacterial properties
  • Controlled blood sugar levels
  • Reduced risk of heart diseases

Necessary Recipe Equipment

  • Any brewing method
  • Mug or carafe
  • Hot water
  • Ground coffee
  • Coconut oil/MCT oil
  • Grass Fed butter
  • Immersion blender

Original Bulletproof Coffee Recipe

Bulletproof Coffee Recipe

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces of black coffee
  • ½ a teaspoon of ghee or grass fed butter
  • ½ teaspoon of coconut or MCT oil
  • Unsweetened almond milk

Steps

1. Brew your coffee

Brew your coffee with any method of your choice. You can use any method such as pour-over, aeropress, moka pot or french press to brew your coffee. 

2. Place ingredients in measuring cup

Place ½ a teaspoon of ghee or butter into a measuring cup followed by ½ teaspoon of coconut or MCT oil. 

3. Pour brewed coffee into measuring cup

Pour 4 ounces of your previously made brew into the measuring cup.

4. Pour in the almond milk

Pour a little bit of unsweetened almond milk into the measuring cup. You can use as much almond milk as you want but I recommend only using a little bit as your coffee may taste too bitter.

5. Mix the ingredients 

You can use a carafe spoon or small whisk to mix the ingredients together. An easier way of mixing everything together would be using an immersion blender or frother.

6. Pour coffee into a carafe

Once your keto coffee is properly mixed, you can serve it into your carafe or mug and enjoy!

Keto Cafe Mocha Recipe

Keto Cafe Mocha Recipe

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces of black coffee
  • 2 ounces of milk of your choice
  • 1 teaspoon of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons of confectioner sugar
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • Whipped cream
  • Chocolate sauce
  • Chocolate chips (optional)

Steps

1. Brew your coffee

Brew your coffee with any method of your choice. You can use any method such as pour-over, aeropress, moka pot or french press to brew your coffee. 

2. Place ingredients in measuring cup

Place 1 teaspoon of unsweetened cocoa powder and 2 tablespoons of confectioner sugar into a measuring cup. 

Place a pinch of salt into the measuring cup. This will help bring out the sweetness of the cocoa powder

3. Pour brewed coffee into the measuring cup

Place 4 ounces of your brewed coffee into the measuring cup. 

4. Pour milk into the measuring cup

Pour 2 ounces of milk of your choice into the measuring cup. This can be either dairy, almond or soy milk.

5. Mix the ingredients 

Use a carafe spoon or small whisk to mix the ingredients together. An easier way of mixing everything together would be using an immersion blender or frother as previously said.

6. Place chocolate chips into your carafe (optional)

To enhance the chocolate hints, you can place chocolate tips into your carafe before pouring the  coffee. This tastes great as the chocolate chips slowly melt and blend in with the keto coffee. 

7. Pour your mixed coffee into a carafe

Pour the coffee into the carafe with or without having the chocolate chips. 

8. Place the whipped cream and chocolate sauce

Once your coffee is in a carafe, you can place whipped cream on top of the coffee. Don’t forget to add the chocolate sauce in order to be a true keto cafe mocha!

Spiced Keto Coffee Recipe

Spiced Keto Coffee Recipe

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces of black coffee
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar free vanilla syrup
  • 2 ounces of unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons of confectioner sugar
  • ½ a teaspoon of ghee or butter
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 pinch of cinnamon

Steps

1. Brew your coffee

Brew your coffee with any method of your choice. You can use any method such as pour-over, aeropress, moka pot or french press to brew your coffee. 

2. Add coffee into measuring cup

Pour 4 ounces of your brewed coffee into a measuring cup. 

3. Add ingredients into the measuring cup

Place 1 tablespoon of sugar free vanilla syrup, 2 tablespoons of confectioner sugar, ½ a teaspoon of ghee or butter, a pinch of salt  and a pinch of cinnamon into the measuring cup.

4. Pour in unsweetened almond milk

Pour in 2 ounces of unsweetened almond milk into the measuring cup. I recommend using only almond milk as this will help bring out nutty flavors for your spiced keto coffee.

5. Mix the ingredients 

Use a carafe spoon or small whisk to mix the ingredients together. An easier way of mixing everything together would be using an immersion blender or frother. Keep mixing until froth begins to appear.

6. Serve your coffee

After mixing, pour your coffee from the measuring cup into a carafe or mug. You are now ready to enjoy your spiced keto coffee!

Keto Caramel Macchiato Recipe

Keto Caramel Machiato Recipe

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces or 2 shots of espresso
  • 3 ounces of milk
  • ½ a tablespoon of butter
  • 1 ½ tablespoons of brown sugar
  • ½ a tablespoon of sugar free caramel syrup

Steps

1. Brew espresso coffee

You can either use an espresso machine or learn how to make espresso coffee using other brewing methods

2. Make the caramel sauce

Add ½ a tablespoon of butter, ½ a tablespoon of sugar free caramel syrup and 1 ½ tablespoons of brown sugar into a bowl.

Microwave the mix until the ingredients melt together and then mix together with a spatula spoon.

3. Place caramel sauce into carafe

Place your made caramel sauce into the bottom of a carafe or mug. 

4. Pour in your espresso

Pour 3 ounces or 2 shots of espresso into the carafe or mug. The espresso will then begin to mix with your caramel sauce.

5. Place milk into a measuring cup

Place 3 ounces of either almond or dairy milk into a measuring cup.

6. Heat measuring cup

Heat up the measuring cup for about a minute in the microwave.

7. Frothesize the milk

Once the milk has been heated up, begin mixing the milk until it begins to look frothy.

8. Pour milk into espresso

Place milk into the espresso followed by the placing the milk froth on top of the espresso.

9. Pour the remaining caramel sauce

Pour the remaining of the caramel sauce on top of the milk froth. The caramel sauce may have hardened up by now so heat the caramel sauce in the microwave and mix it for a while.

10. Enjoy!

You have just made a Starbucks inspired keto caramel macchiato. Enjoy and feel free to make this for your family and friends! 

Bulletproof Peppermint Mocha

bulletproof peppermint mocha recipe

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces of black coffee
  • 2 ounces of coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon of maple syrup
  • ½ a tablespoon of grass fed butter
  • ½ a tablespoon of MCT oil
  • 1 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 drops of food-grade peppermint oil

Steps

1. Brew your coffee

Brew your coffee with any method of your choice. You can use any method such as pour-over, aeropress, moka pot or french press to brew your coffee. 

2. Add ingredients into measuring cup

Place all the ingredients into a measuring cup. This includes coconut milk, maple syrup, grass fed butter, MCT oil, cocoa powder and peppermint oil.

3. Pour brewed coffee into the measuring cup

Pour the previously made brewed coffee into the measuring cup with the rest of the ingredients. 

4. Mix the ingredients

You may either use an immersion blender or carafe spoon to mix the ingredients. Mix until your coffee becomes foamy at the top.

5. Serve your coffee

After thoroughly mixing the ingredients together, place into a carafe or mug.

5. Enjoy

Enjoy your peppermint mocha keto coffee and be sure to share this recipe with you friends and family.

Downsides To Keto Coffee

High in saturated fat

Studies suggest that people should limit their intake of saturated fats according to AHA. Consuming an excess of saturated fat may cause an increase in cholesterol through arteries. I doubt that keto coffee is capable of doing this but I recommend sticking to 1-2 cups per day.

Lack of nutrients

Drinking keto coffee in replacement of your first meal is ideal for losing weight. It is high in saturated fat which is lower in calories while giving you a great source of energy. The other reason why I recommend sticking to 1-2 cups a day is that it does not have many nutrients. 

There are few downsides to drinking keto coffee and that’s only if you have too much of it. In all fairness, I believe having too much of anything can have its downsides. As long as you stick to 1-2 cups a day, there is no need to worry about negative health effects.

To Wrap Things Up

Keto coffee is a great way to start your day. It includes many benefits and can be rich in antioxidants. I like to have my first meal with a keto coffee to place me in a state of ketosis as well as having immediate energy for the day! Once you know how to make these keto coffee recipes, you can add these drinks to your intermittent fasting or ketogenic diet.

If you would like to learn how to make other coffee beverages, check out the guides below:

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