Bulletproof coffee

Bulletproof coffee

Butter and oil in your coffee? Sure. A few sips of this piping hot keto coffee emulsion, and you’ll be ready to take on the world. Bulletproof – and delicious. Fill ‘er up!

Bulletproof coffee

Butter and oil in your coffee? Sure. A few sips of this piping hot keto coffee emulsion, and you’ll be ready to take on the world. Bulletproof – and delicious. Fill ‘er up!
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1 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup 240 ml hot coffee freshly brewed
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp MCT oil or coconut oil

Instructions

Instructions are for 1 serving. Please modify as needed.

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth and frothy.
  2. Serve immediately.

 
 

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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.

The recipe for bulletproof coffee was originally created by Dave Asprey. You can read more about his thoughts on his blog.

Is bulletproof coffee good for weight loss?

Not really. Sure, if you drink 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 bulletproof coffee are long-lasting satiety and energy, and possibly a feeling of mental clarity (due to ketones, and the caffeine).

Add flavor

Make this recipe your own by adding your favorite flavors to it. Add some unsweetened cocoa powder and you'll have a bulletproof 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!

Video

Here's a video of Matt from Keto Connect making a cup of bulletproof coffee and explaining how and why it got to be the recipe he and his co-founder Megha makes most often.

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172 comments

  1. Shannon
    Way To Go!! Your numbers are INSPIRING!! I'm only on day two. I'm 255...and hoping to have similar results.
  2. Kathy
    Love my morning pseudo bulletproof coffee as I used fresh brewed coffee, 1 tbsp MCT oil sometimes the powder with vanilla flavour sometimes just the liquid, or 1tbsp cocao butter, 1 tbsp collagen protein powder, 2 tbsp hwc and erythritol to taste- use frother to whip all together .....I have everyday and do IF 16:8 but was told my holistic nutritionist that it was ok to have during fast along with tea or water - some say ok others say no way .....
    Reply: #153
  3. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor
    Dr Fung recommends only black coffee or tea, with a splash of cream, or bone broth. That many added ingredients is likely to break the fast.
  4. Mncedisi
    What if you don’t have a blender, Can I add my MCT oil in my Jacob coffee?
    Replies: #155, #164
  5. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    What if you don’t have a blender, Can I add my MCT oil in my Jacob coffee?

    If you don't have a blender, you would want to find some other way to stir it up well so the oil gets blended in and doesn't separate.

  6. Yojahira
    Thank you very much for helping me to loss 16 pounds in two weeks.
  7. Bridgette
    Can anybody tell me if they worked out the first week and just focused on the diet first to lose weight? I don't want overwhelm myself but just the first two weeks stay on top of the meals until I get use to it. Thanks
    Replies: #163, #171
  8. Tim
    I don’t know if anyone will have experience of this, my wife and I have been drinking this for. Few months, now she has to have prescription tablets 3 times a day with meals. Is there enough substance in this coffee to take tablets with, or will she have to stop bulletproof in the morning and have a regular breakfast??
    Reply: #159
  9. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I don’t know if anyone will have experience of this, my wife and I have been drinking this for. Few months, now she has to have prescription tablets 3 times a day with meals. Is there enough substance in this coffee to take tablets with, or will she have to stop bulletproof in the morning and have a regular breakfast??

    She may wish to speak with her doctor or pharmacist about this. Different medications have different requirements.

  10. Sheila
    I have real Coconut extract in my cupboard now. Can I use that instead of buying Coconut oil?
    Reply: #165
  11. Hannah
    Ive been living a keto lifestyle since January its now the 1st march and my scales have hardly moved. In fact i weighed myself a month after i started and i was 1lb heavier. I don't know what im doing wrong. I dont drink coffee but ive forced myself this morning with a bullet proof keto. Just to put something different in my body. Im losing faith.
    Reply: #162
  12. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Ive been living a keto lifestyle since January its now the 1st march and my scales have hardly moved. In fact i weighed myself a month after i started and i was 1lb heavier. I don't know what im doing wrong. I dont drink coffee but ive forced myself this morning with a bullet proof keto. Just to put something different in my body. Im losing faith.

    You can check out our top weight loss troubleshooting tips here - https://www.dietdoctor.com/how-to-lose-weight

  13. Dave bergeron
    I did exactly that. First week just diet as I didn’t want to be overly exhausted while I adjusted to the new source of energy. I was in above average shape before I started this, but wanted to loose some body fat to put me down at the 12% area. First week with no exercise I went from 159 to 150.8. I Began lifting weights again on week two but have still dropped down to 147.6, all body fat, i’m Very impressed!
  14. Marni
    If you can get to an IKEA, they have frothers for just $2.99!
  15. Marni

    I have real Coconut extract in my cupboard now. Can I use that instead of buying Coconut oil?

    Coconut extract is just flavoring. It might taste good but it does not contain fat.

  16. Laura
    I have been doing the Keto diet for about 3 weeks now, and have lost 8 pounds ( I have NOT been exercising ). It took about 2 weeks to get into ketosis . I had the keto flu really bad for about 3 days. It made me extremely tired, sleeping didn't even help! But now, I feel like I have gotten my second wind and feel awesome!! I did my first bulletproof coffee today. I was afraid it would make me all jittery, but it just made me feel mentally sharp and it did cut the food cravings.
  17. Johnda
    I don't like coffee (Don't judge), but I do like tea, so I used a caramel apple spiced tea instead. wow! Then I tried this with cuppa vanilla caramel cake tea. Again- wow! Butter goes with these flavors so well! I love that this makes the tea even better. Next I'll try coconut oil in Orange spice. As far cutting cravings, after drinking this, if I start working on something, I totally forget about food. Keto is amazing.
  18. Jennifer
    I'm confused -- does brewed coffee contain any carbs? This recipe lists zero carbs, but I buy Starbucks brewed coffee (black, unsweetened, the only ingredients are coffee and water) and the nutritional label lists 2g of carbs per 8oz.
    Reply: #169
  19. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I'm confused -- does brewed coffee contain any carbs? This recipe lists zero carbs, but I buy Starbucks brewed coffee (black, unsweetened, the only ingredients are coffee and water) and the nutritional label lists 2g of carbs per 8oz.

    Coffee includes trace carbs. Different brands and brewing methods may affect the final carb count.

  20. Johnda
    Me again. Still don't like coffee. Made bullet proof tea. Was great. So I tried bullet proof Coco this morning. It has a couple of carbs, so isn't suitable for fasting, but was delicious and cut food cravings. I used unsweetened Coco, a little erythritol, almond milk and a dollop of DD buttercream. Crazy good!
  21. kara
    I lost weight without adding to my exercise routine. A lot of water weight dropped off too.
  22. fady
    Can I use milk in my keto diet?
    Reply: #173
  23. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Can I use milk in my keto diet?

    Unfortunately milk is too high carb and has too much lactose/milk sugar to be keto friendly. Heavy cream or heavy whipping cream are better options because they are lower carb and higher fat.

  24. Cynthia
    Bulletproof coffee is too much fat for me. My macros would be off right away and this is not appropriate if you are in your fasting window. It is more of a meal replacement prior to working out rather than something I would do everyday. Especially as a woman, because women's macros are lower than men's even if they work out all the time. My modified version that I drink on the way to the gym is coffee with tbsp of HWC, a few grams of protein powder and a tsp of MCT oil.
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  26. Gerri Rodriguez
    Can you put your protein drink in your coffee. My protein drink has 3g carbs , 1g Sugar, 30g protein?
    Reply: #177
  27. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Can you put your protein drink in your coffee. My protein drink has 3g carbs , 1g Sugar, 30g protein?

    You will want to pay attention to the ingredients. Many protein powders have artificial sweeteners. Also keep an eye on your protein amount as keto is moderate protein, not high protein.

  28. Jean
    I don't like coconut oil in my coffee. Can I use all butter or 2 butter with 1 cream or 2 butter and 1 avocado oil. Thanks.
    Reply: #179
  29. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I don't like coconut oil in my coffee. Can I use all butter or 2 butter with 1 cream or 2 butter and 1 avocado oil. Thanks.

    This is pretty easily customized! You can omit the coconut oil and try the heavy cream or avocado oil, whichever you prefer.

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