Butter “bulletproof” coffee
- 1 cup 240 ml hot coffee freshly brewed
- 2 tbsp 2 tbsp unsalted butter
- 1 tbsp 1 tbsp MCT oil or coconut oil
- Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth and frothy.
- Serve immediately.
Recommended special equipment
Blender or food processor
Is butter coffee or Bulletproof® coffee good for weight loss?
No, it's not. Sure, if you drink butter coffee or the so called Bulletproof® coffee instead of having breakfast you might lose some weight. But you'd likely lose even more weight with a breakfast consisting of only black coffee (or just a little milk), i.e. intermittent fasting.
Here's an article on the subject: Is drinking coffee with butter and oil the key to weight loss?
The main benefits of butter coffee are long-lasting satiety and energy, and possibly a feeling of mental clarity (due to ketones, and the caffeine).Why add butter and oil to your coffee?
The fat provides satiety and helps curb cravings. The amount of fat can be adjusted to your liking. It can be a good idea to start off with a small amount, lets say a teaspoon, of MCT oil and work your way up to a full tablespoon if you feel good doing so. Some people experience stomach problems if adding too much oil at once.
The fat together with the caffeine from the coffee will give you a boost of energy to start your day. If caffeine isn't your thing, go ahead and try it with decaf. It won't give you quite the same effect but you will still have a great-tasting and filling drink.
MCT oil can be ordered online, but if you don't want to use it or can't find it, try unflavored coconut oil instead.
Make this recipe your own by adding your favorite flavors to it. Add some unsweetened cocoa powder and you'll have a butter mocha. Or why not try some cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice. If you feel like adding sweetness to your coffee, check out our guide to keto sweeteners.
This recipe works with hot tea or even bone broth, too, so give it a try. Or if chocolate is your thing, try our keto hot chocolate... a very low-carb morning indulgence!
I have not worked out at all and have lost 31 lbs over just a few months (and truth be told 'cheat' way too much with family things like birthdays and holidays). As of right now I feel I'm still too overweight to work out and not feel like I'm dying! lAnd while I can majorly feel the difference since losing the weight, I think once I lose another 20-30 I'll feel good enough to start working out, at that point I'm fully expecting the weight to just melt off. My son will graduate from his Special Forces training in Dec, and I want him to be as proud of me as I am of him on that day! :)
Results are going to vary from person to person. If you are happy with the success that you are seeing, then this could work well for you!
MCT Oil is made from coconut oil. If you don't want to purchase MCT, you can also use regular coconut oil.
I tried working out and ended up feeling very light headed and dizzy. I think for the first week, your body is already adjusting to ketosis so it may not be the best idea. But everyone is different! I went straight in with my weights routine... maybe something lighter wouldn't have made me feel so ill
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We have a whole collection of egg free breakfasts!
Yes, it is important to know how many carbs are in the meals you're eating. You can also sign up for our free two week challenge to help get started.
Hi, Lois! Most fruits are too high carb, but occasional berries can be a good choice. Here's our fruit guide for more info! https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/fruits
With the meal plan open, look for the pink paper and pencil icon at the top right of a meal. That is an edit button for that meal. When you click that icon, you will be able to search for a new recipe to use for that meal slot.
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That will depend on many factors. Here is our guide which goes into this topic in detail.
This will depend on your goals regarding weight loss, etc. Many people don't need to add extra fat to their drinks and meals just for the sake of it. You should always avoid drinking significant amounts of fat if you’re not hungry. Here's our cholesterol guide that should be helpful! https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/cholesterol-basics
You can certainly use tea instead of coffee!