I am a coffee lover and there is no better way for me to relax or break free from a tiring and stressful day than a cup of freshly brewed creamy coffee. Some love their coffee to be strong while I prefer mine to be sweet and creamy. Having coffee is an important part of my life as it seems that my brain cells will keep sleeping if I haven’t started my day with one. However, the dilemma I am facing right now is that having a creamy coffee can hinder me from getting the full results that I expect from practicing a keto diet. As many who are on the same journey as mine know that having a ketogenic diet means limiting the carbohydrate intake from our daily diet which only follows minimizing sugary drinks from our daily routines.
So I am now like in the music video of the song “Torn Between Two Lovers.” I can’t lose my favorite coffee but also I don’t want to stop what I have started with the ketogenic diet. To resolve my dilemma, I talked to some of my friends and also did my own research. Everything I tried seems to be not working until I read about what dieters call as the keto coffee or the bulletproof coffee. This special coffee does the works, meaning will still keep you energized and your metabolism triggered. At the same time, this better support your keto diet and help you achieve your weight loss goal in no time. Keep reading as we will tackle different important things that we need to know about the bulletproof coffee.
A Quick Look at Bulletproof Coffee
Also called as Ketoproof coffee, bulletproof coffee is a good-to-go breakfast compared to your usual one especially if you are not counting your calories. As compared to an average meal commonly taken for breakfast, bulletproof coffee provides more energy and feeling of satisfaction. This is why this is becoming popular to those who are practicing IF or intermittent fasting as it helps you break at least 12 hours of night fasting that you just had.
As for those who are in a ketogenic diet, a Bulletproof coffee in the morning will supply you not just with caffeine but also with the fats that you need to kickstart your metabolism. It now brings us to the question, what is in keto coffee that makes it popular to fitness buffs and to those who are eager to lose weight. Below are the key ingredients that make bulletproof coffee a better option for coffee lovers who are in a strict diet plan.
Key Ingredients of a Keto-Friendly Coffee
Start your day right. Make your system bulletproof to the stresses that you might experience for the entire day. Here are some of the main ingredients that guilt-free bulletproof coffees have.
1. Medium Chain Triglyceride or coconut oil
Common in keto coffee as it will help trigger fat burning which is important to get into ketosis.
2. Immersion Blender
As you will use some sort of oil in your coffee, there is a chance that you will be challenged mixing it with water, so you need this one to mix the two. Once blended, you will better enjoy your coffee as it will have a foamy look on top.
3. Grass-Fed Butter
Why do we need the butter for? Since the main idea of a keto diet is to have a low carbohydrate but high-fat diet, then this butter will pump up the fats that you need. In addition to this purpose, it will also give the creamy taste that you might be looking for in a relaxing coffee. As it is a grass-fed butter, it is bolstered with unsaturated fats, thus having better nutrients such as the Omega 3 fatty acids and vitamin K2.
Boost the health benefits that you can get from your bulletproof coffee by adding turmeric in it. This famous spice brings in more antioxidants to your body that helps provide anti-inflammatory results. Above all, turmeric also adds rich flavor to your drink.
Another option to bolster the nutrients in your drink is to add vanilla. Also rich in antioxidants, vanilla can help enhance your cognitive functioning.
As keto dieters limit their sugar intake, one alternative to sugar in your coffee is the cinnamon. Among its health benefits are improving alertness and motivation. In addition to this, cinnamon also helps with our blood sugar regulation and lessens our insulin resistance.
Health Benefits that Bulletproof Coffee Offers
One of the reasons why bulletproof coffee is gaining popularity is due to its effectiveness in promoting fat loss. Many experts agree that the intake of MCT results in more fat tissue losses both in humans as well as in animals.
Bulletproof coffee is helpful especially to those in keto diet as it will provide them with the fats that they need to put their body into ketosis. Eating fats is also helpful as it increases your energy which could also lead to better weight loss.
Above all, another benefit of this coffee is that it helps improve our overall heart health. This has been supported by the findings in several recent studies which claimed that saturated fats indeed offer positive impacts on our cardiovascular health.
Simple Keto-Friendly Coffee Recipe
If you are new to a keto diet and is interested in how a keto coffee can support your health journey, then here is a simple recipe that you can use to brew and prepare your bulletproof coffee.
- 1 cup of brewed coffee
- 1 tablespoon of grass-fed butter
- 1/2 tablespoon of heavy whipped cream (optional)
- 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract (optional)
- 1 tablespoon of MCT oil or coconut oil
As a disclaimer, this recipe provides minimal carbohydrates to your system. If you are eager to eliminate its carbohydrate content, then simply not add in the whipped cream and vanilla.
- Pour in the brewed coffee into the immersion blender. If you don’t have one, you can opt to use a regular blender.
- Add in the coconut oil and the grass-fed butter.
- Drop in the vanilla to the mixture.
- Add in the heavy cream or whipped cream into the mixture to have some sort of texture or foamy feel.
- Start blending the mixture. Blend it for 45 seconds to a minute until it becomes frothy.
- Pour into a cup and presto you can now enjoy a cup of freshly brewed and blended bulletproof coffee