You’ve likely heard about it all over the internet or on T.V. commercials, but the keto diet has taken over. Keto bread, keto energy bars, keto coffee, the list is never-ending. If you’re like the average person, it’s hard to process all of the products that are being advertised let alone deciding which ones to try! We’re here to tell you that one of the must-have keto snacks is definitely keto coffee.
What is Keto Coffee?
To understand keto coffee, we first must understand what keto itself is! The keto diet is a low-carb, high-fat diet similar to the Atkins diet. Keto limits your carbohydrate intake to less than 50 grams a day. After 3-4 days, your body will likely be in a state of ketosis, a metabolic state that uses fat as the main source of fuel. So, can you have coffee on the keto diet? Yep! Black coffee is naturally keto. But you do have to watch out for what you put in your coffee.
Also known as bulletproof coffee, keto coffee simply refers to coffee with added fat. Traditional coffee additives such as milk or cream are prohibited on the keto diet as they are too high in carbohydrates. Instead of these creamers and sweeteners, you can make your coffee keto with the addition of butter, ghee, or multi-chain triglycerides (MCT’s).
Sounds Weird… Are There Any Benefits?
Absolutely! There are tons of keto coffee benefits. The idea of adding butter to your coffee definitely sounds strange at first, but the addition of butter or other fats actually cuts the bitterness of black coffee and adds a yummy, creamy texture. Drinking keto-friendly coffee is also thought to aid in weight loss (win-win, if you’re looking to lose a few pounds)! The addition of fat makes you feel more full and if you include MCT oil in your keto coffee, it will introduce additional ketones into your body which help to burn fat at a high rate! Other keto coffee benefits include energy boost without the crash, improved gut-health, and much more.
How to Make Keto Coffee
Making keto coffee can be pretty simple! All you need is your traditional, black coffee that you’re used to drinking (if you need a recommendation for some new beans, check out our brewable coffee!) and one or two keto additions. Here are some products that we recommend:
Keto coffee also makes for a great keto breakfast replacement. The fats in your coffee will leave you feeling full and energized! Pair it with a keto protein bar or other keto breakfast recipes and you will be ready to tackle the day ahead!