Butter coffee

Butter 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. Fill ‘er up!

Butter 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. Fill ‘er up!
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1 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup 225 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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Is butter coffee or Bulletproof® coffee good for weight loss?

Not really. 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.

Add flavor

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!

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204 comments

  1. Kandice
    Hello. I IF 16:8. My window to eat is 12p-8p, fast from 8pm -12p. I am also vegetarian & will follow the vegetarian Keto plan. Is is okay for the Bullet Proof coffee to be my first “meal” at 12pm to break my fast? Next meal would be around 3:30-4, and last meal by 8pm.
    Reply: #203
  2. Angel

    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

    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! :)

  3. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Hello. I IF 16:8. My window to eat is 12p-8p, fast from 8pm -12p. I am also vegetarian & will follow the vegetarian Keto plan. Is is okay for the Bullet Proof coffee to be my first “meal” at 12pm to break my fast? Next meal would be around 3:30-4, and last meal by 8pm.

    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!

  4. Juliet Somers
    I went to the site you suggested for MCT oil ( which I've never heard off before as I'm new to Keto) but read on the page that it's either made from coconut oil or palm oil. Is there a difference in 100% coconut oil and MCT made from coconut oil, as I try to avoid anything with palm oil
    Reply: #205
  5. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I went to the site you suggested for MCT oil ( which I've never heard off before as I'm new to Keto) but read on the page that it's either made from coconut oil or palm oil. Is there a difference in 100% coconut oil and MCT made from coconut oil, as I try to avoid anything with palm oil

    MCT Oil is made from coconut oil. If you don't want to purchase MCT, you can also use regular coconut oil.
    https://www.amazon.com/ospublishing/story/02b68cb9-7016-4d65-9739-830...

  6. Sheetal
    I lost weight without adding to my exercise routine
  7. Jade
    Hi Bridgette,
    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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  9. zoracle
    I am highly reactive to Egg, Dairy, and Nuts (i.e. Almond/almond flour). I am struggling to find recipes for breakfast. It would be helpful for meal planning to filter out allergens and be able to search for meals that do not have these core items. please assist/suggest. I can only eat eggs in baked products and I cannot use almond flour at all. Dairy exacerbates my joints. I am new to Diet Doctor so it may be a case of not knowing enough to filter for these items when customizing the meal planner. thank you.
    Reply: #210
  10. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I am highly reactive to Egg, Dairy, and Nuts (i.e. Almond/almond flour). I am struggling to find recipes for breakfast. It would be helpful for meal planning to filter out allergens and be able to search for meals that do not have these core items. please assist/suggest. I can only eat eggs in baked products and I cannot use almond flour at all. Dairy exacerbates my joints. I am new to Diet Doctor so it may be a case of not knowing enough to filter for these items when customizing the meal planner. thank you.

    Thank you for your feedback, we hope to be able to offer more advanced filtering options in the future.

  11. minisareen
    I am allergic to egg can you give me some receipes without egg.
    Reply: #212
  12. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I am allergic to egg can you give me some receipes without egg.

    We have a whole collection of egg free breakfasts!
    https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/recipes/egg-free-breakfast

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