Should You Drink Bulletproof Coffee? 4 Ways To Make It - KetoConnect (2023)

If this is your first time hearing about Bulletproof keto coffee, then you’re in for a real treat. Our keto coffee is creamy, sweet, and robust making it the perfect mid day pick me up.

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There’s not a recipe on our entire blog that Megha and I make more often than this one. Some people call it keto coffee, fatty coffee, butter coffee etc. You get the picture! We’re going to show youfour of our favorite ways to make this recipe.

Before we get into the specifics, we have to give credit to the creator of this dynamic concoctionDave Asprey. He’s created a whole brand around this stuff andhis siteis worth checking out for more info. If you prefer to be a visual learner, you can check out the video below of me making a cup keto coffee.

What is Bulletproof Coffee?

So what is Bulletproof coffee? In its purist form, it is a combination of fat, (usually butter, coconut oil ORMCT oil)and coffee. In recent years, it has devolved into basically any kind of coffee with lots of fat blended in. The new most common sources are fats like:

  • Heavy cream- This makes a super smooth coffee as well as gives you a more traditional latte keto coffee feel.
  • Ghee- Ghee is clarified butter which often makes it easier to digest for those with dairy intolerances. If you like butter, but it doesn’t like you; try some ghee!
  • Coconut milk- Coconut milk is another high fat diary free option perfect for people who are lactose intolerant. Sometimes we even use it just for the naturally sweet tropical flavor when we don’t want to add stevia.

The original, and in my opinion, the best version of Bulletproof coffee is two parts butter to one part MCT oil. I find it unnecessary to get too concerned over the intricate details of where your MCT oil is sourced from, and whether the cow that produced your butter was milked within the last three days. Just get your butter and some MCT oil and start blending, we promise it will be delicious.

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Why Drink Bulletproof Coffee?

Keto Coffee For Weight Loss

How To Make Bulletproof Coffee

Four Kinds of Bulletproof Coffee

Possible Additions

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Dairy Free Keto Coffee

Keto Coffee Milk Alternatives

Keto Coffee Recipes

Bulletproof Coffee | Low Carb Keto Coffee Recipe

Why Drink Bulletproof Coffee?

By now you’re probably wondering why we’re putting all of these crazy things in our coffee. There’s a number of reasons actually!

  1. The biggest reason is energy- Not only are you benefiting from the caffeine in the coffee but you’re also getting anenergy burst from the MCT oil(1).MCT oil is thefastest absorbed oilyou can get your hands on, which makes it the perfect addition to coffee(2). Plus by pairing caffeine with fat like coconut oil or mct oil you slow down the rate at which caffeine processes. Thus preventing more sustained energy rather than a rapid spike.
  2. Reason number two is thatyou’ll feel full for a long time!-Now that you are super energized and not hungry, think of all you’ll be able to accomplish! With Bulletproof coffee, I find my most productive time of the day to be about an hour after I have my cup.
  3. It tastes good!- Starting a new keto diet can be daunting and you might feel deprived from your regular Starbucks order. A creamy keto coffee like this is a great way to start your day. You’ve gotten in your healthy fats and grass fed butter, all while getting in a barista style drink that’s low in net carbs.

We do know just how difficult it can be going from milk and sugar to coffee with butter. However, once you know your favorite fats whether that be grass fed butter, mct oil, or coconut oil you will be abl to make your perfect cup of coffee every morning. If you do need your Starbucks though, checkout our keto coffee guide on ourKeto Starbucks post.

Keto Coffee For Weight Loss

Our keto coffee recipes can be great for weight loss. The healthy fats keep you full and satiated longer, while the caffeine helps to give you an overall boost to attack the day. Plus drinking a beverage can be easier for some people who struggle to stop eating once they have started.

High amounts of fats like heavy cream, coconut oil, and mct oil can also help with blood sugar management. They keep blood sugar stable when paired with a keto diet to ensure there are no quick rises or dips in energy. If you find you need a pick me up snack around 3pm everyday, it might be time to make keto coffee instead.

Common Keto Coffee Mistakes for Weight Loss

Have you tried making delicious keto coffee recipes and found it’s hindering your weight loss? Grass fed butter or ghee can make great additions to up the healthy fats in your diet, but should still be managed to ensure weight loss. Some of the biggest mistakes we see when people make their keto coffee recipe is:

  • Not Watching Calories– The most common mistake we see when people start making keto coffee recipes is not keeping their calories in check.
  • Adding too Much Dairy– While we all know heavy cream and butter is delicious, it may not always be the best thing to consume in large amounts. If you find yourself using more than a few tablespoons in your cup of keto coffee it might be time to switch up your routine. Dairy can be high in calories, as well as cause inflammation which hinders weight loss.
  • It’s Too Delicious– Yes, sadly being too delicious is a danger to weight loss. If something is super tasty you are more likely to overeat/ drink a certain food or beverage. To manage net carbs and overall calories you probably shouldn’t be drinking 6-7 tablespoons of coffee with butter or ghee everyday. While grass fed butter or ghee is rich in healthy fats, they do still contain quite a few calories.

These are a few things to look out for when you decide to start dabbling in keto coffee recipes. The big takeaway is that healthy fats are low carb and extremely good on a keto diet, but should still be managed for overall caloric needs to ensure weight loss.

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How To Make Bulletproof Coffee

Making a keto butter coffee is the easy part. To begin you simply throw everything into a blender and blend it together. I like adding all of the oils in first with the blender set on a food scale so I can make sure I’m tracking my fat intake properly. Keto coffee can be a great way to manage hunger and appetite, but too many grams of healthy fats can still put you well over your calorie goals. Another good blending option that a lot of people use is amilk frother. These are pretty cheap and do a good job of mixing your keto coffee. Nothing is worse than a poorly mixed coffee with all of the butter and oil sitting on top. So to recap making these keto coffee recipes:

  1. Begin by adding all fats into a blender (making sure to weigh them first)
  2. Add hot coffee overtop to begin melting the fat.
  3. Now add any stevia or sweetener if desired
  4. Blend, blend, blend!
  5. Pour into a mug and serve immediately. You don’t want that froth going flat!

Four Kinds of Bulletproof Coffee

We wanted to give you some ideas on how to make the best keto bulletproof coffee so you can try each method and pick your favorite. We even included our own bulletproof coffee recipe so you could see exactly what we pack into every cup of coffee we drink.

1. The Original Bulletproof Coffee Recipe

The original version of Bulletproof Coffee from the creator, Dave Asprey, is two parts butter (preferably grass-fed butter) to one part MCT oil. This is the recipe I drank for years because not only does it taste delicious, but the MCT oil was great for productivity and energy.You will need:

  • 1-2 tbsp butter– Preferably grass-fed butter. You can use unsalted butter if preferred.
  • 1-2 tbsp MCT Oil– The mct oil brand isn’t important, we just try to balance cost and quality. Nature’s Way is a great price point to start at.
  • Coffee– Plain old caffeinated Jo!

2. Protein Packed Bulletproof Coffee

While MCT oil is great for productivity and provides a boost in energy, it is quite processed and low in nutrients. ThisProtein Packed Keto Coffeerecipe supplies you with equal parts protein-to-fat alongside some fat-soluble vitamins from the egg yolk.

  • 1 tbspgheeGhee is clarified butter meaning the lactose is removed. It not only makes it easier to digest, but also more keto friendly because it has even less sugar than regular grass fed butter.
  • 1 scoop collagen peptidesCollagen adds protein as well as makes your coffee thick and creamy. It’s a great option if you don’t like the grainy texture that normal protein powder can have.
  • 2 egg yolks– Egg yolks add fat-soluble vitamins that are better utilized when paired with high fat ghee in this keto coffee. Don’t worry about the egg yolks being raw, they will cook in the hot coffee a bit and help to thicken it making a creamier bulletproof coffee recipe.
  • Coffee

3. Creamy Keto Coffee

Since Megha likes to keep things sweet, her morning cup of coffee always has a little bit of stevia or flavored MCT oil powder blended in. The MCT powder is much easier on her stomach than mct oil while still providing the best creamy keto coffee consistency.

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  • 1 tbspgheeMegha prefers ghee to traditional keto butter coffee because it’s easier on her stomach and a little more flavorful than butter.
  • 1 scoop MCT Oil Powder– We love Perfect Keto‘s mct oil powder because it’s sugar free and full of healthy fats. Plus it blends into coffee really well without being high in net carbs like other protein powders.
  • 1/2 tsp salt – Salt helps to increase sodium intake for the day which can be important to balance electrolytes on keto. It also helps to bring out the sweetness and flavor in her keto bulletproof coffee.
  • Liquid stevia- Liquid stevia is a naturally sugar free way to bring in sweetness to keto recipes. Depending on the brand you purchase from, some even have different and creative flavors like peppermint or toffee.
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4. Dessert Bulletproof Coffee

This recipe is for the people who miss their Starbucks mocha and chai lattes. Flavorful additions like cocoa and cinnamon take a simple bulletproof coffee to the next level. Enjoy as breakfast or even an after-dinner dessert. Just make sure you’re sipping on decaf coffee or tea so you can sleep!

  • Coconut cream or heavy whipping cream– Heavy cream gives you a thick keto butter coffee style base, without the butter! Try coconut cream if you’re dairy free but still want that nice thick keto coffee recipe.
  • Liquid Stevia– This is meant to be a dessert keto coffee recipe, so don’t be afraid to be a little heavy handed with the stevia!
  • Cocoa powder or cinnamon– Add a little unsweetened cocoa powder for the mocha coffee vibes, or cinnamon for a dirty chia style keto coffee.
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Making These Four Coffees

To make the best keto coffee you will want to add your butter first; or oil instead, depending on the fat source you chose. We love the Vitamix and use it everyday for our keto coffee, but any blender will work just as well. You should then pour hot brewed coffee overtop to let it melt the fat/ butter in coffee. You can also use an immersion blender if you don’t have a regular blender. Then just blend everything together and serve hot to drink in the morning, or to break your fast!

Possible Additions

There are two schools of thought when it comes to Bulletproof coffee add-ins. You’ve got those who want to turn this drink into a delicious dessert-like treat, and those who want a purely functional fuel source. I tend to fall into the second camp, but let’s take a look at some options here:

Tasty Additions

  • Cinnamon– This is probably the tastiest addition. It combines perfectly with the coffee and grass fed butter to give your keto coffee a great taste while not adding any artificial sweetness.
  • Cocoa Powder– Some people swear by this, but I think it really depends on just how much you love chocolate. I find cocoa powder makes your Bulletproof keto coffee recipe bitter, so I’d advise everyone but the most die hard of cocoa fans to avoid this one.
  • Stevia Drops– If you want to go the artificial sweetener route this is probably your best choice. A nice liquid keto-friendly sweetener that instantly turns your fatty coffee into dessert. Plus, because it is still a more natural form of sweetener, you are less likely to get a stomach ache.
  • Sugar Free Syrups– These are right there with stevia drops. Instead of just sweetness though, these add different flavors to your Bulletproof coffee. I’ve found caramel to go really nicely with the buttery taste of the coffee.

Functional Additions

All of these are optional and are things you can experiment with after mastering the basic Bulletproof coffee. Comment below and let us know what your favorite additions are so we can add them to the list! If you’re looking for something to pair with your keto coffee for the perfect start to the day to break your fast, give ourketo pancakesa try!

Dairy Free Keto Coffee

If you are someone who always looks for keto recipes without dairy, we have you covered. If you’re on a dairy free keto diet there are a few keto coffee swaps you can make to the traditional butter/ mct oil coffee, without making your drink high in net carbs. Some dairy free keto coffee recipes can be made with:

  • Almond Milk– Unsweetened almond milk is perfectly keto friendly and will make a keto coffee that is lighter and smoother than using heavy cream.
  • MCT Oil– Mct oil or medium chain triglycerides will work as a great fat source instead of butter coffee. The oil will make keto coffee creamy, and also aide in keeping you full if you want to try intermittent fasting.
  • Coconut Oil– Coconut oil is another keto coffee recipe that’s rich in healthy fats and can replace coffee with butter. It’s is also cheaper than mct oil but still gives you some of the cognitive benefits.
  • Coconut Cream– Coconut cream is the thick part of canned coconut milk. It’s low carb and sugar free because it doesn’t contain any of the coconut water. Add it to some brewed coffee and blend with an immersion blender, or regular blender for the best mix.
  • Coconut Milk– Coconut milk is another lighter option to add to brewed coffee even if you didn’t want to make it bulletproof. Coconut milk has a little sugar when you buy the unsweetened version (1-2g) so you probably won’t even need any sweetener.

All of these dairy free options make keto coffee recipes a breeze. They blend best when added into hot coffee or freshly brewed coffee then blitzed with an immersion blender.

Keto Coffee Milk Alternatives

As you may already know milk is not keto friendly. While you may be able to drink some and still lose weight, we wouldn’t recommend it. It’s high in carbs and sugar from the lactose inside the milk, making it difficult to over consume carbs and calories. Fear not, we put together a list of some of the best keto ingredients that work as milk substitutes. Some of our favorite milk subs are:

  • Heavy Cream– This is by far the favorite in our keto diet community. It blends well with butter in coffee if you use an immersion blender or hand frother. We love adding 1 tablespoon to 2 tablespoons in our keto coffee recipe for optimal creaminess.
  • Half and HalfHalf and half is just as it sounds, half cream half milk (aka lactose and sugar). It is about a gram higher in carbs for 1 tablespoon versus the 1 carb per 1 tablespoon of heavy cream. While it may be an extra gram of carbs, it is lower calorie so keep that in mind if you are trying to lose weight.
  • Almond Milk– Almond milk is the OG dairy free milk option. It works well in everything from coffee with butter to typical savory keto recipes. Just make sure whichever almond milk brand you choose, the product is sugar free and low in net carbs (It will normally just say unsweetened).
  • Unsweetened Coconut Milk/ Canned Coconut Milk– Both of these coconut milk options are low carb and full of healthy fats. Whenever we are doing dairy free keto we just sub heavy cream for coconut milk in our keto coffee recipes.
  • Cashew Milk– They’ve milked pretty much every nut under the sun now and cashews were not forgotten! This is probably the second creamiest nut milk after coconut so we definitely don’t recommend skipping out on it. Unlike cashews, cashew milk is low carb and perfectly keto friendly for all your keto coffee recipe needs.
  • Homemade Keto Creamer – We have a delicious recipe for homemade keto coffee creamer that can be made ahead of time and used for your morning coffees throughout the week.

These are the top most widely known and available low carb milk options. They are rich in healthy fats and make quick and easy additions to any of your keto coffee recipes.

The Best Low Carb Recipes to Eat With Keto Coffee

Now that you know the best keto coffee recipes you can officially enjoy a delicious sweet keto bakery item. Our desserts are low carb, sugar free, and super healthy making them the perfect partner for butter coffee.

  • Keto Banana Bread – This keto banana bread recipe is sweet and moist. It has a fluffy cake base and a delicious banana flavor to it. You won’t even miss regular banana bread after trying our low carb recipe.
  • Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies – These chewy chocolate chip cookies are the perfect sidekick for our keto coffee recipes. Each cookie is light and moist packed with rich chocolate chips.
  • Sugar Free Keto Strawberry Scones – There’s no better snack than a keto coffee and scone. A traditional keto coffee recipe tastes like a latte when mixed, so this scone along with butter coffee will taste like you’re right back in a cafe.

We have so many amazing and delicious low carb desserts on our website which you can find on the desserts tab. Get creative and try out new desserts to pair along with your coffee creations. Everyone needs a pick me up from time to time. So get your sweet fix and caffeination in, but keep it keto!

Keto Coffee Recipes

Each of these four keto coffee recipes are fantastic in their own way. Who knew coffee with butter or ghee could taste so good? In each cup you will be getting healthy fats and medium chain triglycerides (mct oil), as well as improve your intermittent fasting abilities and cognitive function. If you haven’t tried keto coffee yet, you need to start including it in your keto diet. Make sure to try out our super easy keto iced coffee recipe. It’s low in net carbs and makes the perfect morning wake up call.

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Bulletproof Coffee | Low Carb Keto Coffee Recipe

Try our version of the Bulletproof Coffee recipe to get your day off to a great start!

Total Time 5 minutes

Servings 1 12oz cup

Calories per serving 320kcal

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Print Rate

What You Need:

  • blender


  • 1 tbsp MCT Oil
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 12 oz Coffee

US CustomaryMetric


  • Brew a cup of coffee using any brewing method you’d like.

  • Add butter, MCT oil, and coffee to a blender. Blend on high for 30 seconds. Enjoy.

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Net Carbs: 0g

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Nutrition Facts

Bulletproof Coffee | Low Carb Keto Coffee Recipe

Amount Per Serving

Calories 320Calories from Fat 324

% Daily Value*

Fat 36g55%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



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Does bulletproof coffee help you get into ketosis? ›

Drinking a high fat beverage like butter coffee may help people on a keto diet reach and maintain ketosis. In fact, research shows that taking MCT oil may help induce nutritional ketosis and reduce symptoms related to transitioning to the ketogenic diet, also known as the “keto flu” ( 14 ).

How many bulletproof coffee can I have in a day keto? ›

For the most part, you are recommended to have one to two keto coffee cups a day. Now, if you have a high caffeine tolerance, then you may go beyond two. For your intermittent fasting, it's best to get two cups of keto coffee for your breakfast and eat after nine in the evening.

Is it OK to drink bulletproof coffee everyday? ›

Although drinking Bulletproof coffee on occasion is probably harmless, it's not advisable to make it a routine.

When should you not drink bulletproof coffee? ›

You Have an Intolerance to Caffeine

Not all bodies react the same to different ingredients, this includes caffeine's stimulatory effect. If you're someone who has an intolerance to caffeine, having the traditional Bulletproof coffee may not be for you.

What gets you into ketosis faster? ›

The easiest and fastest way to get into ketosis is by fasting and exercising. Fasting allows the body to burn its stored glucose essentially forcing it to create a new type of fuel called ketone bodies. Exercise on the other hand also helps to burn glucose.

What is the healthiest coffee for keto? ›

Black coffee contains zero carbs, and is an ideal beverage to drink on keto as long as you don't drink enough to suffer excess caffeine side effects like the jitters. Coffee with milk and sugar, though? A single cup can contribute 10 grams of carbs, or half of an entire day's allowance.

What is the best time to drink keto coffee? ›

Consume keto coffee in the morning on an empty stomach to give your day an energising start. It would carry enough fats and calories for you to go through the large part of your day. The caffeine content in your cup of coffee will help in stimulating the mind and body.

Can bulletproof coffee stall weight loss? ›

Drinking BPC in place of breakfast likely won't cause any problems as long as you make up for the lack of protein, vitamins, and minerals at your other meals. However, some people may find that consuming bulletproof coffee on a regular basis may cause their weight loss to stall.

Why put butter in coffee on keto? ›

Butter coffee is said to boost mental clarity and improve cognitive function. If you're following a keto diet, your liver converts MCTs into ketones. These ketones are a key source of energy for your brain cells ( 19 ).

Can you gain weight from bulletproof coffee? ›

Bulletproof coffee could have anywhere from 200-400 calories, so keep that in mind if you drink this in addition to eating breakfast. It could lead to weight gain, so consider using it as a replacement for breakfast or have it as a midmorning snack.

Is bulletproof coffee good for gut? ›

The benefits of Bulletproof coffee

MCT has been shown to heal the gut lining and reduce gut permeability conditions in rats and in humans, due to the anti-fungal and anti-bacterial effects, it improves overall gut health.

Can you eat breakfast with bulletproof coffee? ›

Dave Asprey: For breakfast, I start the day as I do every morning with Bulletproof Coffee, which is no surprise. I blend upgraded mold-free Bulletproof Coffee Beans with Brain Octane Oil and unsalted grass-fed butter.

Should I put coconut oil in my coffee? ›

The bottom line. If you're watching your calorie or fat intake for medical or personal reasons, avoid putting coconut oil into your coffee. Still, if you follow a ketogenic diet or want to include this healthy fat in your diet, then adding it to your coffee can be an easy way to increase your intake.

Does bulletproof coffee affect blood sugar? ›

Bulletproof coffee should be fine in moderation. It makes people feel better, it keeps their blood glucose low, and it stops them from feeling hungry throughout the day. On the other hand, it's probably not a good idea to drink it every morning.

Is bulletproof coffee inflammatory? ›

Coffee is the world's number one source of antioxidants, and for this reason, it is a staple in the Bulletproof Diet. The problem is that some coffee beans contain mold toxins, which induces an inflammatory response.

What knocks your body from ketosis? ›

Consuming too many carbs can kick your body out of ketosis — and it takes several days to 1 week to get back into it. In the meantime, your weight loss may be disrupted.

Will a 16 hour fast put me in ketosis? ›

Your body may go into ketosis after just 12 hours of not eating, which many people do overnight before they "break fast" with a morning meal. (A midnight snack obviously sabotages this process.) A keto diet keeps you in ketosis for much longer time periods because you avoid carbohydrates, which supply glucose.

How do I know when I am in ketosis? ›

10 Signs and Symptoms That You're in Ketosis
  1. Bad breath. ...
  2. Weight loss. ...
  3. Increased ketones in the blood. ...
  4. Increased ketones in the breath or urine. ...
  5. Appetite suppression. ...
  6. Increased focus and energy. ...
  7. Short-term fatigue. ...
  8. Short-term decreases in performance.

Is keto coffee the same as bulletproof coffee? ›

Bulletproof coffee is the most common phrase used as a synonym for keto coffee. In reality, it's a brand name.

Can I drink unlimited coffee on keto? ›

Since coffee has no carbs, it's fine to drink (black) while on the keto diet and it will not negate your “ketosis”. There is no such thing as “Keto Coffee” without adding something to it. To make coffee into “Keto Coffee”, it requires adding keto recommended fats to your black coffee.

Does keto coffee burn fat? ›

But does it actually help you lose weight? The short answer is not really. Simply adding Keto Coffee to a regular, non-keto diet will not lead to weight loss. In fact, it'll do quite the opposite.

What day do you start burning fat on keto? ›

Fat adaptation may start any time between 4 and 12 weeks after you enter ketosis, depending on the individual and how strictly you adhere to the keto diet.

What time of day are you most in ketosis? ›

The highest detection rates (>90 %) for ketosis were at 07:00, 22:00 and 03:00, respectively.

Can you drink bulletproof coffee at night? ›

Drinking Bulletproof Coffee puts your mind into an amazing place where you become more productive and perform better. However, you also need to let your mind rest after its high-output performances. In general, don't drink coffee after 2:00 p.m., or at least eight hours before bedtime, whichever comes first.

How can I speed up my ketosis weight loss? ›

To speed up weight loss on keto, I recommend the following things:
  1. Fasting.
  2. Avoid snacking.
  3. Reduce calories.
  4. Sleep more.
  5. Quit alcohol.
  6. Exercise more.
  7. Watch out for your medications.
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Why am I not losing weight on keto after 2 weeks? ›

Usually, when a person does not lose weight on the keto diet, it is because they have not achieved ketosis. The most common reason for not getting into ketosis is not cutting back enough on carbs. According to a 2019 article on the ketogenic diet, carbohydrates should represent only 5–10% of a person's calorie intake.

Does bulletproof coffee spike insulin? ›

After the spike, your blood sugar will drop, which can impact energy levels. Eating mostly fats, like those you get in Bulletproof Coffee, helps maintain low, stable insulin levels. Helps you produce more ketones, faster: Bulletproof Coffee also contains Brain Octane C8 MCT Oil.

Can you put MCT oil in coffee without butter? ›

Vegan bulletproof coffee can be made with MCT oil or coconut oil instead of butter. In this post, we'll cover how to make a vegan version of the popular buttery coffee drink as well as ingredients like cashews and protein you can use to create your own delicious variations.

Can I use regular coconut oil in bulletproof coffee? ›

Coconut Oil: Contains natural saturated fat and also adds a great flavor to your coffee. I prefer coconut oil in bulletproof coffee but you can also use butter, MCT oil, or ghee.

What does Ghee in coffee do? ›

Ghee Neutralizes the Acidity of Coffee

Coffee often creates high acidity and is a little harsh on the digestive system, disturbing the stomach juices. Therefore coffee on an empty stomach is avoided. Ghee has calcium, which neutralizes the acid that causes digestive upset.

Why grass fed butter in bulletproof coffee? ›

Grass-fed butter is preferred because it is higher in vitamin B, K2, and omega-3 fats. It also has higher amounts of beta carotene. But regular butter or ghee works just fine, and heavy cream can be substituted as well. But that only scratches the surface of Bulletproof coffee and why some swear by it.

What are the side effects of MCT oil in coffee? ›

While MCT oil has many health benefits, it may not agree with everyone, and there can be some unwanted side effects, such as bloating, diarrhea, stomach pain, and nausea. These symptoms may be exacerbated by coffee, since coffee is a stimulant and can initiate gastrointestinal movement.

Why put butter in your coffee? ›

Adding butter to your tea or coffee might actually increase the antioxidant benefits, since it's well known that fats help your body absorb fat-soluble antioxidants, as I've discussed in this article. So, if you like your coffee or tea with cream, consider switching to butter instead!

Is butter necessary for bulletproof coffee? ›

You don't have to use ghee or butter in your bulletproof coffee to reap the same benefit! What is this? The majority of the time, I use coconut oil only and skip the ghee or butter.

What can I use instead of MCT oil in bulletproof coffee? ›

Coconut Oil or MCT oil — The traditional bulletproof coffee recipe uses MCT oil, but you can substitute with coconut oil if that's what you have on hand, or for a cheaper option.

How to use bulletproof coffee to lose weight? ›

Take one freshly brewed cup of coffee, 1tbsp of MCT or coconut oil, and 2tbsp of unsalted butter. Mix it all in a blender and blend it till it becomes frothy. Consume it once it's ready. Bulletproof coffee works by activating the fat-burning mode in the body.

Does coconut oil burn belly fat? ›

Yes, coconut oil helps to reduce body fat. This oil contains medium-chain fatty acids, stimulating body fat loss, especially abdominal fat. It stimulates the body's metabolism and suppresses appetite in individuals.

Is coconut oil better than MCT oil in coffee? ›

Coconut oil causes the production of ketones, too – but to a much lesser extent. That makes MCT oil a better choice for that purpose. However, coconut oil provides one advantage that MCT oil doesn't. A fatty acid that's prevalent in coconut oil, but usually not contained in MCT oil, is lauric acid.

Can you gain weight from coconut oil? ›

One tablespoon of oil is about 120 calories. Now, 120 calories may not seem like much, but adding 120 calories to our daily diets can easily lead to a 12-pound weight gain for most of us in one year. And yes, this is all happening because of one – just one – tablespoon of coconut oil.

Does bulletproof coffee speed up ketosis? ›

Drinking a high fat beverage like butter coffee may help people on a keto diet reach and maintain ketosis. In fact, research shows that taking MCT oil may help induce nutritional ketosis and reduce symptoms related to transitioning to the ketogenic diet, also known as the “keto flu” ( 14 ).

Can I drink bulletproof coffee without keto diet? ›

, the answer is yes. Drinking bulletproof coffee, even when you are not keto, can help promote weight-loss, manage your blood sugar levels and provide fast acting energy to start your day. The only issue with drinking bulletproof coffee when you are not keto is the increased calories that you will have.

What are the health benefits of Bullet coffee? ›

Bulletproof is famous for its signature Bulletproof Coffee — the mix of high-quality coffee beans with powerful fats increases focus, banishes hunger and cravings, and burns fat. A Bulletproof cup of joe has three core ingredients: coffee, Brain Octane Oil, and grass-fed butter.

Can I just drink bulletproof coffee all day? ›

Bulletproof coffee combines the benefits of coffee's caffeine with the fat-burning strength of MCT oil and the healthy fats from grass-fed butter. It can be used as a meal replacement for breakfast, but it should not be consumed on a daily basis.

How do I go into ketosis in bulletproof? ›

Eating very few carbs puts you in ketosis, a metabolic state where your body burns fat instead of carbs for fuel.
However, there are ways to get ahead of the dreaded keto flu:
  1. Hydrate.
  2. Take your electrolytes.
  3. Eat more quality fats.
  4. Get your rest.
  5. Adopt a destressing routine.
  6. Cramps.
  7. Reduced physical performance.
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Does keto coffee put you in ketosis? ›

Since coffee has no carbs, it's fine to drink (black) while on the keto diet and it will not negate your “ketosis”. There is no such thing as “Keto Coffee” without adding something to it. To make coffee into “Keto Coffee”, it requires adding keto recommended fats to your black coffee.

Is it OK to drink bulletproof coffee while fasting? ›

Bulletproof Coffee is used during Intermittent Fasting because its ingredients increase satiety.

How many carbs a day on Bulletproof? ›

Eat high fat, very low carb (<50g net carbs/day) 6 days a week, then have a carb refeed on day 7 (~150g net carbs). This is what the Bulletproof Diet is based on.

How fast can I put my body in ketosis? ›

It typically takes 2–4 days to enter ketosis if you eat fewer than 50 grams of carbs per day. However, some people may take longer depending on factors like physical activity level, age, metabolism, and carb, fat, and protein intake.

Can you trick your body into ketosis? ›

Reduce Your Carb Consumption

Ketosis will only start to happen in the body when 20-50 net carbs are consumed. This number will depend on your weight and other health factors. Cutting your carbs cold turkey, rather than limiting them day-by-day, helps your body go into ketosis quicker.

Can keto coffee make you gain weight? ›

Here's the bottom line: keto coffee, in moderation, can help boost weight loss in those who are already on keto. Those who aren't rigorously following a low-carb diet, however, may actually pack on more pounds by downing keto coffee.

Will milk in coffee stop ketosis? ›

The bottom line: milk and cream are only acceptable on keto if you use them sparingly. (Heavy whipping cream is the best choice; half-and-half and light cream each contain more carbs than heavy cream.)

Is bulletproof coffee good for gut health? ›

The benefits of Bulletproof coffee

MCT has been shown to heal the gut lining and reduce gut permeability conditions in rats and in humans, due to the anti-fungal and anti-bacterial effects, it improves overall gut health.

Can bulletproof coffee cause weight gain? ›

Bulletproof coffee could have anywhere from 200-400 calories, so keep that in mind if you drink this in addition to eating breakfast. It could lead to weight gain, so consider using it as a replacement for breakfast or have it as a midmorning snack.

Does lemon water break a fast? ›

The truth about lemon water and intermittent fasting

Long story short - the answer to the question “Does lemon water break a fast?” is no, lemon water does not break a fast. Lemon water contains almost no calories and zero sugars, it doesn't raise insulin levels, which means it will not break your fast (1).


1. Does Bulletproof Coffee Break a Fast? – Dr. Berg
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2. Iced Keto Coffee Recipe | Bulletproof Coffee Smoothie
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3. Overrated or Underrated: Carnivore Diet, Bulletproof Coffee, Quest Bars, OMAD
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5. Keto 101 - Do I need to drink Bullet Proof coffee on Keto? | Keto Basics
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6. 9 Signs You Are In Ketosis (How To Tell If You're In Ketosis)
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