If you’re in desperate need of caffeine like I am, then you have to check out my bulletproof coffee recipe keto. Not only is it packed with the energy you need, but the flavors and textures are all there making it the best iteration of keto coffee yet. In this article I show you how to make keto coffee.
Last updated: April 7, 2020
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Can I have Coffee on keto?
You can most certainly have coffee for the keto diet. You just have to make some adjustments just like every other keto version of a recipe. With so many ways to make coffee out there, the number one tip is to lay off the sugar. Instead, let’s substitute it for Stevia. I tend to like to drink my coffee black especially if I am fasting but since fat is essential, butter or heavy cream are the perfect ingredients for a keto coffee. For that reason, I’ve come up with my own concoction that will have you wanting to make more as it makes a frothier and creamier cup of joe compared to other bulletproof coffee recipes out there.
How many times a day can I drink keto coffee?
The easy answer is as many times as you want as long as you don’t go over 20 grams of net carbs, but then there are other factors such as personal tolerance for caffeine, any fasting diets, and other meals at play. For this reason, I highly suggest calculating your daily macro nutrients to get an idea as to how much you’re able to drink on a given day.
Not sure what your Macronutrients are? I recommend downloading the Carb Manager. It’s extremely useful and will tell you exactly how much carbs, fat, and protein you should have based on your weight goals.
My bulletproof coffee recipe is low in net carbs therefore already favorable if you want to have a lot of these drinks which contains only 1.4 grams of net carbs. If you were only counting net carbs, then theoretically you can have about 14 cups of these drinks (which I highly do not recommend). There’s also the element of fat your body would need to consume.
As an example, let’s say Person A is a 150 pound, 30 year old woman who wants to lose weight, then she would have to stay under 105 grams of fat. If you’re having 3 meals a day, then you may want to limit your keto coffee intake as my recipe contains about 12.4 grams of fat.
And if you’re worried about the caffeine part well, respond as you would normally when consuming caffeine as every individual have different tolerance levels. For me, I can drink 3 cups of coffee within an hour and I’d be fine but my girlfriend can barely handle decaf. Just remember, everyone is different and go by how you feel. If you begin having the spins, then it’s highly recommended to stop drinking.
How to sweeten coffee on keto diet?
Let’s make it easy and let’s rule out the the sweeteners you cannot have on the keto diet. These would include:
- Any kind of Sugar; white, brown, raw, cinnamon sugar
- Agave Nectar
- Maple Syrup
Luckily with the keto diet, there are some substitutions for sugar. Below are the sweeteners that are very much keto friendly:
- Sweet’N Low
Keep in mind that Splenda, Sweet’N Low, Equal, and NutraSweet are artificial sweeteners. In my opinion, I find Stevia best due to it being all natural but I understand if you don’t have that option then, the artificial sweeteners I mentioned will work too.
For more information on keto friendly ingredients, check out my keto shopping list.
What are other flavors can I make?
With a crazy imagination, the flavors you can make for keto coffee are endless. Some spices and extracts you can add are:
- Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- Pumpkin Spice
- Hazelnut Extract
- Coconut Extract
- Blueberry Extract
Remember to always check the nutrition information to make sure there’s little carbs and sugar. At times, some manufacturers may sneak sugar into them without disclosing that piece of info. A couple of brands I recommend are Simply Organic, Cook’s, and Olive Nation. They do a great job at transparency.
How to make Keto Coffee
Butter in Coffee Keto
That’s right. Butter, especially the unsalted grass fed variety is a perfect ingredient used for my bulletproof coffee recipe keto. I like it because it makes the coffee smooth and creamy. And I found, adding heavy cream doubles the texture. As a matter of fact, heavy cream and the addition of fresh mints actually gives the coffee another dimension quite different from other recipes. If you haven’t tried it yet, well here’s your chance.
What You’ll Need
- Blender; or
- Milk Frother; or
- Blender Bottle
- 1 cup Hot Coffee
- ½ tbsp Unsalted Grass Fed Butter you can also use Ghee
- ½ tbsp Heavy Cream
- 1 tsp MCT Oil (start at 1 tsp) Can also use coconut oil
- ½ tsp Ground Cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract (optional)
- 1 tsp Stevia (optional)
- 1 sprig Fresh Mint (if you're trying to be fancy)
Milk Frother Method (The best method)
- Place butter in a cup of your choice. Add in heavy cream, MCT oil, vanilla extract, and ground cinnamon. Then pour coffee over. Protip: Microwave the butter for 30 seconds. That way, your coffee can stay hot when it's served.
- Using a milk frother, mix until butter and cream froths (about 10 seconds).
- If you want to add a sweetener, now is the time to add stevia. Grab sprig of mint and place in coffee. For extra mint flavor, tear leaves and place in coffee.
- Place butter in blender. Add in heavy cream, MCT oil, vanilla extract, and ground cinnamon. Then pour coffee over. Protip: Microwave the butter for 30 seconds. That way, your coffee can stay hot when it's served.
- Switch blender on and blend for 3-6 seconds until butter and cream froths.
- Transfer to your favorite cup or mug. If you want to add a sweetener, now is the time to add stevia. Grab sprig of mint and place in coffee. For extra mint flavor, tear leaves and place in coffee.
Blender Bottle Method (sometimes that's all you got)
- Place butter in blender bottle. Add in heavy cream, MCT oil, vanilla extract, and ground cinnamon. Then pour coffee over. Protip: Microwave the butter for 30 seconds. That way, your coffee can stay hot when it's served.
- Make sure blender ball is inside, and shake vigorously until all ingredients are thoroughly mixed.
- Transfer to your favorite cup or drink it directly from the blender bottle. If you want to add a sweetener, now is the time to add stevia. Grab sprig of mint and place in coffee. For extra mint flavor, tear leaves and place in coffee.