What is Keto Coffee?
I always smile when I find a way to bring together something like the keto diet with one of the best things to ever happen to humanity: coffee.
The combination is synergistic.
When keto and coffee get together they give us the unimaginatively named super-drink that will revolutionize your day: keto coffee.
The question I want to answer here is twofold. First, what is keto coffee anyway? And second, how do you make keto coffee?
Let’s dive in!
What is the Ketogenic Diet?
The goal of a ketogenic diet is to get your body into a state of ketosis. This is a state where your body produces ketones as its main energy source, rather than glucose.
This is a low carb, high fat diet, in which the aim is to burn the fats instead of the sugars that come from carbs. The idea is that if you’re burning fat, you’re not storing it! Here’s a detailed breakdown of the keto diet and its many benefits, along with a great video to help explain it all, too!
A Quick Review of Keto Coffee
While a keto diet steers away from carbs, that cream and sugar you’re putting in your coffee does not. What can you do about it? Make some keto coffee. The best part about this stuff is that it’s not just healthy, it’s delicious, too!
While black coffee – which is also keto-friendly – can give you that much-needed boost, the benefits of keto coffee are pretty profound. It’s loaded with good fats, which means it will give you that keto-focused source of energy, something much more valuable than a temporary caffeine kick.
This alternative recipe for keto coffee does a great job in breaking down how each keto coffee ingredient works for you.
Note: In its essence, keto coffee can be lumped in with coffee drinks like bulletproof coffee or longevity coffee, both of which have many added benefits beyond the usual coffee benefits.
A quick note on where to buy keto coffee: I wouldn’t suggest going around looking specifically for “keto coffee”, as most of the ones sold as keto-friendly are just instant coffee which, yeah… disgusting.
Instead, get some good, organic, well-sourced coffee that you like and use that in the recipe below.
My suggestion would be to look for a coffee subscription like this one at Mistobox, so you can experiment with different flavors and roast types, but still know the coffee is responsibly sourced.
The Keto Coffee Recipe
Alright, here’s our keto coffee recipe. While there are endless variations out there, our own recipe is aimed at minimum ingredients and effort for maximum benefits!
The recipe makes enough for one serving.
Keto Coffee Ingredients
- A mug of coffee
- 2 tbsp MCT oil
- 2 tbsp grass-fed, unsalted butter (consider this your “keto coffee creamer”)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract (Optional)
- Ground cinnamon (Optional)
- A blender
- The mug of coffee should be around 8oz, not one of those massive soup bowls!
- You can swap out the MCT oil for organic coconut oil, if preferred.
- Be aware that the vanilla extract has a small number of carbs!
- Begin by measuring out the ingredients. This will help ensure the coffee doesn’t get cold before you can drink it.
- Next brew your coffee. Make it nice and hot. You can use whatever method you prefer, but I am personally a huge fan of my Chemex.
- Add coffee and all other ingredients to the blender.
Blend for up to a minute, until you start to see a good layer of froth on top.
- Once finished, pour it back into your mug.
- That’s it. Enjoy!
So, What is Keto Coffee?
Keto coffee, similar to bulletproof coffee, is a keto-friendly way to kick-start your day with more than just a caffeine boost. The drink is designed to give you a long, steady stream of energy without the need to eat a whole meal.
If you’re still asking yourself, “does keto coffee work?” I have one piece of advice. Try it!
As with all health-related matters, we each respond to things differently. It’s not going to hurt to try, but the upside to it working would be a game changer.
If you’ve tried it, altered the recipe, or have any other comments, I’d love to hear them! Just drop a note below. And if you liked the recipe, please consider sharing it!