- 1 cup 225 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.
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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.
Is butter 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).
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.