Butter coffee is a delicious way to support a higher-fat, lower-carb diet. It keeps you satisfied and won’t break your intermittent fast.

Bulletproof coffee, blended with organic butter and MCT coconut oil, paleo, keto, ketogenic drink breakfast.

Note: this post is for informational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. Please consult your healthcare provider for recommendations related to your individual situation.

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Butter coffee is a high-fat, low-carb drink that is essentially hot coffee blended with butter or another healthy fat. Butter coffee generally has between 150-300 calories per serving, depending on how much fat you add.

The benefit of butter coffee is that it has no carbs or sugar. If you are practicing intermittent fasting, then butter coffee is a way to help extend your fast without raising your blood sugar enough to break your fast.

Recipe Steps

1. Start With Cold Press or Brewed Coffee

To make this recipe, I start with two cups of cold brew organic coffee that I heat in the microwave (you could totally just brew your coffee, too). If you start with cold brew coffee, then the process will go much faster.

2. Combine the Coffee & Butter in a High-Speed Blender

Once you have your coffee brewed, then it’s time to get the other ingredients together. I always include 1-2 tablespoons of grass-fed butter with the hot coffee in my high-speed blender. You can use a regular blender or a battery-powered whisker, but you’ll get the optimal froth using a high-speed blender.

How I Make Butter Coffee with butter in blender

3. Add MCT Oil or Coconut Oil

The other two ingredients in butter coffee are MCT oil (you can use coconut oil if you prefer) for medium-chain triglycerides and some collagen protein from Vital Proteins (either the peptides or the gelatin).

Quite honestly, I think the MCT oil is optional if you’re going to eat breakfast, but MCT oil in coffee can help increase blood ketone levels if you’re fasting. The collagen peptides are also optional, but may break your fast (learn more about collagen protein). But, adding protein to your coffee is a great option for women or anyone who needs more protein early in the day.

How I Make Butter Coffee ingredients

If you are serious about making your coffee your breakfast or you’re really trying to maximize your nutrition, you could also add one pastured egg yolk to the mix. An egg yolk adds amazing texture to the coffee once it’s blended, too. Make sure you trust the source of your eggs to avoid food contamination and also be sure to avoid adding the egg white. Just use the yolk.

How I Make Butter Coffee egg yolks and butter

4. Blend and Enjoy!

The final step for this Bulletproof coffee recipe is to blend it all together for about 10-15 seconds, or until everything is combined and a froth has formed. I use a high-speed blender to get it really frothy, but you can use a regular blender, too. Serve hot and enjoy!

Note: always be cautious when blending hot liquids. It’s a good idea to not overfill the blender and to put a towel over the top in case any of the liquid leaks out while blending. 

This recipe gets made FAST! If you use cold-press coffee you’ve prepared the night before, you literally only need 5 minutes from start to finish (more like 2 minutes).

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What Are the Benefits?

1. Butter in coffee has great nutrition

First off, using grass-fed butter provides a good source of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), butyrate, vitamin A, and vitamin K. <—Friends with dairy sensitivities can always use ghee, by the way. Vegan folks can use coconut butter or coconut oil.

My recipe has approximately:

  • 150 calories
  • 11 grams of fat
  • 0 grams of carbohydrates
  • and 11 grams of protein (from the collagen)

2. It makes you feel good

Another reason to try starting your day with butter coffee is because it can make you feel good mentally and physically. I’ll even wake up slightly before the sunrise and just thinking about making my butter coffee is enough to get me out of bed with a little spring in my step. If coffee is too strong for you, you can also use decaf coffee or black tea.

3. It assists with intermittent fasting

Lastly, butter coffee can displace or delay breakfast, allowing for intermittent fasting or aiding with nutritional ketosis. Being a pre-menopausal woman with a history of PCOS and other serious health issues, I need an additional source of protein for breakfast, so I usually drink my coffee first thing, and then follow-up with a small to medium-sized breakfast that is rich in protein. I find that the coffee and breakfast together give me enough energy for all of my morning activities.

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Here’s my printable recipe:

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How to Make Butter Coffee

Bulletproof coffee, blended with organic butter and MCT coconut oil, paleo, keto, ketogenic drink breakfast.

Butter coffee is a delicious way to support a higher-fat, lower-carb diet. It keeps you satisfied and won’t break your intermittent fast.

  • Author: Carrie Forrest, MPH in Nutrition
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 minute
  • Total Time: 6 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Beverage
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: Paleo, low-carb, keto
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups brewed hot coffee from organic beans
  • 1 tablespoon grass-fed butter or ghee
  • 1 teaspoon MCT oil or Brain Octane oil (optional, depends on whether or not you’re fasting)
  • 1 scoop collagen protein

Instructions

  1. Combine coffee, butter, MCT oil, and collagen protein in the base of a high-speed blender. Place the lid on tightly.*
  2. Blend for 10-15 seconds and serve hot.

Notes

Use ghee if you have a dairy sensitivity.

*Always be cautious when blending hot liquids. It’s a good idea to not overfill the blender and to put a towel over the top in case any of the liquid leaks out while blending.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 148
  • Sugar: 0
  • Sodium: 41
  • Fat: 11.5
  • Carbohydrates: 0
  • Fiber: 0
  • Protein: 11.2

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