What is Keto Coffee?
Keto Coffee, also referred to as bulletproof coffee, is a coffee recipe that mixes keto friendly fats into your coffee. It gives your coffee a creamy, buttery taste and provides energy without raising blood sugar. Keto coffee helps you become fat adapted and introduces healthy fats and powerful antioxidants into your diet.
As long as I can have my Bulletproof Coffee in the morning I feel like I could stick with Keto forever.Robert Bryant
Not only is it delicious, but it gives me the fuel to keep me in ketosis all day. It’s my “breakfast” when I am not fasting and if done properly will result in a very minimal spike in insulin.
There is something behind this though, it’s not all for good taste. This study published on PubMed shows that two components of coffee, Chlorogenic acid, and trigonelline, significantly reduced glucose levels in the blood. Furthermore, this study was conducted with decaffeinated coffee.
Coffee also contains theobromine, which is the main stimulate in cocoa. If you look at the above ingredients you will see baking cocoa. Pure cocoa contains phytochemicals which have been shown to reduce cardiovascular diseases, cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, obesity, diabetes, and skin aging. This review summarizes the mechanisms. Cocoa is also a powerful antioxidant that has been shown to reduce inflammation.
Let’s go over a few of the other Keto Coffee ingredients.
Yes you can have butter on keto. Pasture-raised butter contains up to 5 times more of the fatty acid CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) than butter from grain fed cows. It’s also higher in Omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin K2. Vitamin K2 is pretty amazing.
Basically, K2 takes the calcium out of your blood where it could clog your cardiovascular system, and puts it in your bones. This study shows a small dose of vitamin K2 may be beneficial in reducing the risk of osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, vascular and tissue calcification.
Inulin gives your bulletproof coffee a little carbohydrate free sweetness. I’t s a powerful prebiotic fiber that greatly improves keto digestion and prevents what is known as Keto Constipation.
It has a sweet taste but is a soluble fiber that travels to your lower gut, where it provides a food source for the beneficial bacteria that live there. Inulin has been shown to stimulate the growth of intestinal bifidobacteria. on top of that, it does not raise glucose or stimulate insulin secretion.
I put coconut oil in my bulletproof coffee for the taste, but the MCT oil provides a lot of health benefits. It bypasses the stomach’s digestive process and goes straight to the liver. The liver then converts it into ketones that you can use for energy. This 2012 study showed MCTs improved satiety and produced beneficial changes in body composition.
Heavy whipping cream is optional. Actually, everything is optional, you can put in whatever you like. Be careful with the heavy whipping cream though. It does have a tiny amount of carbohydrates. It gives coffee a creamy taste.
Nutritional Facts from one tablespoon of heavy whipping cream:
- Total Fat help 5.6g
- Sat. Fat help 3.5g
- Cholesterol 21mg
- Sodium 6mg
- Total Carbs 0.4g
- Dietary Fiber 0g
- Sugars < 0.1g
- Protein 0.3g
- Calcium 9.8mg
- Potassium 11.3mg
Collagen peptides give you some quality, carbohydrate free protein. Make sure you get unsweetened, unflavored collagen. You don’t need any of that expensive keto collagen. Grass fed, pasture raised is the best, but it’s kind of expensive, so get what you can afford. Walmart usually has it. Collagen is good for our skin’s elasticity, hair and joints. This study, after 4 weeks of collagen intake, showed an improved skin elasticity level in elderly women.
Let’s mix it up
You can use a blender or an immersion mixture as shown. Put everything in a large container and mix and froth it up. Some people don’t like to see the fat floating on top, so you can always put it in a cup with a lid on it if you need to. Take it easy on the cocoa, more than a teaspoon will make it bitter. The coffee has to be hot for everything to mix up properly, so no ice bulletproof coffee.
Enjoy your keto coffee and Keto on.