In short, a Bulletproof Coffee (BPC) or butter coffee is a beverage made by the combination of butter, coconut oil or MCT oil and coffee. It is a high-performance drink that helps improve your energy level and that is packed with healthy fats allowing you to start your day the right way.
Some people drink BPC in the morning and skip breakfast which is fine. You can drink this in the afternoon as well. If you practice intermittent fasting, BPC will break your fast as it contains many calories.
How to make bulletproof coffee? Well, there are many variations of this drink, and basically any drink that has coffee and fat in it with a variety of sources like heavy cream, ghee, coconut oil, brain octane oil, etc…, can be called bulletproof coffee.
In this bulletproof coffee recipe, I follow the traditional version which consists of 3 basic ingredients: coffee, butter (from grass-fed cows) and MCT Oil (medium chain triglycerides).
Now if you really want to take this recipe to the next level and make the texture much more creamy and flavorful, try the MCT Powder instead of MCT Oil (I’ll explain more below).
Optional ingredients include:
- Collagen Protein Powder (to increase protein content and improve taste and texture)
- Coconut oil (can be an addition to or replacement of MCT Oil)
- 1/8 teaspoon of Himalayan salt
- Cocoa powder
- Stevia or monk fruit for sweetness
- 1 tbsp of heavy cream (for taste and texture)
- A dash of cinnamon
You really need to use a blender when making keto butter coffee. It will make a huge difference in texture and taste and it will look very appetizing. A simple mix using a spoon will not cut it. You don’t want to drink a yellow fat layer on the top of your coffee. You want a cup of coffee that is rich, creamy, frothy and foamy.
The liquid MCT Oil and Powdered MCT I recommend below are from Perfect Keto. Their products have great taste and do NOT contain bad fillers or additives which is why it’s my top choice by far.
Just in case you are not familiar with MCT Oil and its benefits, here are a few highlights why you want to consume MCT’s daily:
- Mental focus and clarity
- Triggers ketosis
- Increased fat-burning
- Increases satiety & feeling full
- Boost energy for exercise
- and many more
Now if you tried MCT Oil before and experienced minor digestive problems like diarrhea, I would strongly suggest you try the MCT Powder instead of oil because:
- It’s easier to incorporate into your solid foods such as baking recipes as well as liquid drinks such as protein shakes, smoothies and coffee.
- It gives a better creamy taste and texture
- It’s much more tolerable so you can use higher dose without experiencing any gut distress or stomach upset whatsoever.
- Also, it’s easier and less messy to carry around
This BPC drink is a fast and easy way to start your day with a punch!
How to Make Keto Coffee With Butter and MCT Oil
Add the freshly brewed coffee, MCT oil, and grass fed butter to a blender. Blend for for 20-30 seconds while the butter melts and combines with the mixture. Best served while hot.
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Related keto coffee recipe and drinks:
Keto Bulletproof Coffee with MCT Oil
- Mix the butter and MCT oil with some freshly brewed 2 cups of coffee. Using a blender (either hand blender or regular blender), mix the ingredients for 20-30 seconds until the butter melts and combines with the mixture. Serve in a cup while hot.
Does bulletproof coffee have carbs?
Traditional bulletproof coffee, which consists of coffee, butter, and MCT or coconut oil, typically contains no carbs making it suitable for a low-carb or ketogenic diet. Some people might add unsweetened almond milk to their keto coffee but it’s totally optional.
When should you not drink bulletproof coffee?
You should avoid drinking bulletproof coffee if you are fasting or watching calorie intake (as it’s high in calories), or are prone to digestive issues aggravated by high-fat content. As a reminder, bulletproof coffee will break your fast.
Does bulletproof coffee stop weight loss?
Bulletproof coffee contains high calorie and fat, so while it can be a part of a ketogenic diet, you still need to consume it in moderation and watch your macros.
Is it OK to drink 2 cups of bulletproof coffee a day?
Drinking two cups of bulletproof coffee a day is generally considered acceptable for those following a keto diet, provided it fits into your daily macros intake goals. However, due to its high calorie and fat content, I would recommend you spend those calories on real food instead of butter coffee.