Keto Vanilla Cream Bulletproof Coffee is creamy and delicious with a thick, foamy top just like a latte but without the added sugar or carbs. Healthy fat provides long-lasting fuel so you stay satisfied longer!
Not only is Bulletproof Coffee a great tool to help you stay in ketosis, but it’s pretty tasty! Our version is even more delicious and is a great use for our Low Carb Keto Sweetened Condensed Milk, which adds a touch of sweet vanilla flavor. It’s perfect for whipping up and taking with you wherever your busy morning leads!
What Is Bulletproof Coffee and Where Bulletproof Coffee Came From
Bulletproof Coffee is a combination of a few very specific ingredients: coffee, MCT oil (a lot of people use coconut oil instead, and we talk more about that below), and butter. The focus is on the quality of ingredients, and we’ll talk more about each ingredient. The point is to provide your body and mind with a long-lasting source of energy, instead of a carb-heavy meal that will cause a spike in blood sugar and subsequent sugar crash.
Dave Asprey got the idea for Bulletproof Coffee in 2004 on a trek in Tibet. At 18,000 feet above sea level and -10F, his energy was waning until a local gave him a cup of creamy yak butter tea. He experienced a resurgence in energy and mental clarity, and that served as the catalyst for him to delve into the science behind it. Eventually, he substituted grass-fed cow’s butter for yak butter and mold-free coffee for tea and added MCT oil, and so bulletproof coffee was born! (Read more about Dave’s story on Bulletproof Blog.)
What Goes Into a Bulletproof Coffee Recipe
Coffee provides not only a jolt of energy from caffeine, but also antioxidants. It’s important to get really good-quality coffee beans, and we definitely recommend organic. Cheap coffee beans are more likely to contain mycotoxins (microscopic mold), which can lead to brain fog and energy crash.
The butter used in Bulletproof Coffee should be unsalted grass-fed, which has anti-inflammatory properties, is a great source of vitamin A, and is rich in short- and medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), which help support your immune system, boost metabolism, and suppress appetite. In addition to the health benefits, grass-fed butter provides a rich, creamy consistency to Bulletproof Coffee. For those who are lactose or casein-intolerant, grass-fed ghee is a great option. (Read more about the benefits of grass-fed butter on Dr. Axe.)
We recommend: Organic Valley and Vital Farms make great grass-fed butters; look for them at your grocery store.
Coconut Oil or MCT Oil
If you’ve read about Bulletproof Coffee, you may have noticed that MCT oil seems to be preferred over coconut oil. We think each has their own benefits. Yes, MCT oil has a higher concentration of MCTs than coconut oil, but coconut oil is also rich in MCTs (according to Paleo Hacks coconut oil is about 60% MCT, and according to Ruled Me coconut oil is about 65-80% MCT). Coconut oil has a couple of other benefits: 1) it’s natural, while MCT oil is manufactured (read more about the process of making MCT oil on Health Impact News), and 2) coconut oil is more affordable.
Benefits of Bulletproof Coffee
The benefits of starting your day with a Bulletproof Coffee are the same as the benefits of a ketogenic diet: steady, long-lasting energy; mental clarity; and hunger suppression. (Read more about the benefits of bulletproof coffee on Bulletproof Blog.)
An additional benefit of having Bulletproof Coffee as breakfast is that it’s quick to make and easy to take wherever you’re headed on a busy morning.
Fatty Coffee and Keto Coffee
Fatty Coffee and Keto Coffee are both different names for Bulletproof Coffee! Sometimes people also add collagen peptides.
How to Make Bulletproof Coffee
Once you’ve sourced the best possible ingredients, next comes the easy part: brewing the coffee and blending everything until it’s nice and foamy like a latte!
- 1¼ cups (300 ml) strong, hot coffee
- 2 tablespoons Low Carb Keto Sweetened Condensed Milk (recipe here: https://theketoqueens.com/low-carb-keto-sweetened-condensed-milk/)
- 1 tablespoon MCT oil or coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon organic grass-fed unsalted butter
- Blend all ingredients in a blender until foamy.
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