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How to Make Homemade Bulletproof Coffee

Wait…what is bulletproof coffee?

The bulletproof coffee trend started in 2014 as part of the Keto diet.

The idea is simple: add a spoon of butter or coconut oil (or both) to your coffee. For this bulletproof coffee recipe, we will use coconut oil. So while the caffeine is waking you up, the fat neutralizes the feeling of hunger and keeps you going all morning without snacking.

When you start your day with essential fats, you give your body a big boost of energy, in addition to helping cognitive functioning and hormonal balance. When your hormones are in balance, suddenly you feel a lot more energy, less desire for sugar and junk food, your thoughts are clear, you feel better in general.

Coconut oil has many positive effects on the human body:

  • Increased energy
  • Increased rate of metabolism
  • Increased feeling of satiety
  • Boosts the immune system

At first, the idea of having coconut oil in my coffee really didn’t make me want to drink it, but I was surprised to see that I actually really liked the taste. It was a bit like drinking a creamy latte with a light, milky coffee tastes with lots of foam, and I now choose this as an alternative to milk and sugar in my coffee first thing in the morning.

Be careful, though!

Now that you’re learning how to make bulletproof coffee at home, you need to know how your body will react to new fats and oils (even though they are healthy). When starting, I recommend beginning with a small amount of coconut oil and butter and building up as your body gets used to it.

Homemade Bulletproof Coffee Recipe

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 5 minutes

Servings: 1 person

Coffee sitting on a table with a spoon of butter and a spoon of coconut oil sitting next to it.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 to 1 tbsp coconut oil (or MCT Oil)
  • 1 tbsp grass-fed butter
  • 3/4 cup dark hot coffee

If you aren’t in it for the Ketogenesis, you can also add…

  • 1 tsp honey
  • Cinnamon powder
  • Vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp protein powder

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Preparation

Step 1

Pour the brewed coffee into a blender or milk frother.

Step 2

Add your coconut oil and butter. If you are adding any extra ingredients, this is where you would add them in as well!

Step 3

Blend until your mixture has a beige color and a nice creamy foam on top.

A bulletproof coffee made for a keto diet is sitting on a blue table.

If you want to include healthy fat in your diet, adding it to your coffee can be an easy way to increase your intake. With the bulletproof coffee, you will have a 100% natural energy booster every morning!

Related article: Which Tea is Best for You, Based on Your Personality Type?

Sophie Viau

Sophie Viau

Sophie is a blogger, writer, entrepreneur, world traveler, and photographer. As a young woman, she had an unusual dream: to discover Iceland! "Nobody in my entourage had an interest in this type of trip" says Sophie, so she decided to go alone. What she discovered was that, not only was... Read More

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