How to Make Bulletproof Coffee (Video) | Keto Coffee
If this is your first time hearing about Bulletproof coffee, then you’re in for a real treat. There’s not a recipe on our entire blog that Megha and I make more often than this one. Some people call it keto coffee, fatty coffee, butter coffee etc. You get the picture! We’re going to show you four of our favorite ways to make this recipe.
Before we get into the specifics, we have to give credit to the creator of this dynamic concoction Dave Asprey. He’s created a whole brand around this stuff and his site is worth checking out for more info. If you’re a visual learner you can check out the video below of me making a cup of frothy Bulletproof coffee.
What is Bulletproof Coffee?
So what is Bulletproof coffee? In its purist form, it is a combination of butter, coconut oil OR MCT oil and coffee. In recent years, it has devolved into basically being any kind of coffee with lots of fat blended into from a variety of sources like:
- Heavy cream
- Coconut milk
The original, and in my opinion, the best version of Bulletproof coffee is two parts butter to one part MCT oil. I find it unnecessary to get too concerned over the intricate details of where your MCT oil is sourced from and whether the cow that produced your butter was milked within the last three days. Just get some butter and some MCT oil and you’re good!
Why Drink Bulletproof Coffee?
By now you’re probably wondering why we’re putting all of these crazy things in our coffee. There’s a number of reasons actually!
- The biggest reason is energy. Not only are you benefiting from the caffeine in the coffee but you’re also getting an energy burst from the MCT oil. MCT oil is the fastest absorbed oil you can get your hands on, which makes it the perfect addition to coffee.
- Reason number two is that you’ll feel full for a long time! So now you’re super energized and you’re not hungry…think of all you’ll be able to accomplish! With Bulletproof coffee, I find my most productive time of the day to be about an hour after I have my cup.
- It tastes good! Starting a new keto diet can be daunting and you might feel deprived from your regular Starbucks order. A creamy coffee like this is a great way to start your day. (Here’s how to order Keto Starbucks!)
How To Make Bulletproof Coffee
This is the easy part. You basically throw everything in a blender and blend it together. I like adding all of the oils in first with the blender set on a food scale so I can make sure I’m tracking my intake properly. A good option that a lot of people use is a milk frother. These are pretty cheap and do a good job of mixing your keto coffee. Nothing is worse than a poorly mixed coffee with all of the butter and oil sitting on top.
Four Kinds of Bulletproof Coffee
1. The Original Bulletproof Coffee Recipe
The original version of Bulletproof Coffee from the creator, Dave Asprey, is two parts butter (preferably grass-fed) to one part MCT oil. This is the recipe I drank for years because not only does it taste delicious, but the MCT oil was great for productivity and energy.
- 1-2 tbsp butter (preferably grass-fed)
- 1-2 tbsp MCT Oil
2. Matt’s Protein Packed Bulletproof Coffee
While MCT oil is great for productivity and provides a boost in energy, it is quite processed and low in nutrients. This Protein Packed Keto Coffee recipe supplies you with equal parts protein-to-fat alongside some fat-soluble vitamins from the egg yolk.
- 1 tbsp ghee (clarified butter, lactose is removed)
- 1 scoop collagen peptides (Adds protein and makes coffee thick and creamy)
- 2 egg yolks (Adds vitamins)
3. Megha’s Creamy Keto Coffee
Since Megha likes to keep things sweet, her morning cup of coffee always has a little bit of stevia or flavored MCT oil powder blended in. The MCT powder is much easier on her stomach than the oil and it provides the best creamy consistency.
- 1 tbsp ghee
- 1 scoop MCT Oil Powder
- 1/2 tsp salt (helps bring up sodium intake for the day)
- Liquid stevia (for flavor and sweetness)
4. Delicious-like-Dessert Bulletproof Coffee
This recipe is for the people who miss their Starbucks mocha and chai lattes. Flavorful additions like cocoa and cinnamon take a simple bulletproof coffee to the next level. Enjoy as breakfast or even an after-dinner dessert. (With decaf coffee or tea so you can sleep!)
- Coconut cream or heavy whipping cream
- Liquid Stevia
- Cocoa powder or cinnamon
There are two schools of thought when it comes to Bulletproof coffee add-ins. You’ve got those who want to turn this drink into a delicious dessert-like treat, and those who want a purely functional fuel source. I tend to fall into the second camp, but let’s take a look at some options here:
- CinnamonThis is probably the tastiest addition. It combines perfectly with the coffee and butter to give your coffee a great taste while not adding any artificial sweetness.
- Cocoa PowderSome people swear by this, but I’m not sure why. I find cocoa powder makes your Bulletproof coffee unbearably bitter and I’d advise everyone but the most die hard of cocoa fans to avoid this one.
- Stevia DropsIf you want to go the artificial sweetener route this is probably your best choice. A nice liquid keto-friendly sweetener that instantly turns your fatty coffee into dessert.
- Sugar Free SyrupsThese are right there with stevia drops. Instead of just sweetness though, these add different flavors to your Bulletproof coffee. I’ve found caramel to go really nicely with the buttery taste of the coffee.
- Brain Octane: While I’m a bit skeptical of the claims of “18x more powerful than coconut oil”, this stuff is probably going to have some cognitive benefits when mixed into your bulletproof coffee. Do your research and see if you’re convinced of it’s efficacy.
- Collagen Peptides: This is something I’ve been adding in lately and I like them so far. Claims of hair/skin/nail improvements as well as 10g of amino acids per serving. Definitely isn’t going to hurt to add in.
- Pink Salt: This one walks the line between tasty and functional. I’ve been adding this into my Bulletproof coffee for months now and I’m loving it! I love the taste, and it’s an easy way to get some sodium and trace minerals in on a daily basis. Highly recommended!
- MCT Oil Powder: Carries all the same benefits of MCT oil, but is much easier on the digestion.
All of these are optional and are things you can experiment with after mastering the basic Bulletproof coffee. Comment below and let us know what your favorite additions are so we can add them to the list! If you’re looking for something to pair with your keto coffee for the perfect start to the day give our keto pancakes a try!
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- Brew a cup of coffee using any brewing method you'd like.
- Add butter, MCT oil, and coffee to a blender. Blend on high for 30 seconds. Enjoy.