- one 8-ounce cup of organic black coffee
- 1 scoop collagen powder made from bone broth
- 1 scoop beef gelatin (optional)
- 1 tablespoon grass-fed butter
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil or MCT oil
- cinnamon to sprinkle on top
- Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender, blending until well-combined.
If you’re already a fan of coffee, then you’re really going to love this recipe for keto coffee, also known as “butter coffee.” What if you’ve never had coffee before? Well, this just may be the cup that makes you a fan. Honestly, it’s one of my favorite keto recipes.
In moderation, high-quality organic coffee can definitely have its proven coffee health benefits. This recipe takes coffee to another level, a much healthier level in my opinion. Instead of just mainly getting a punch of eye-opening caffeine with a solid dose of antioxidants, this recipe adds in nutritional powerhouse ingredients like grass-fed butter and collagen powder made from bone broth to give you a sustainable boost of energy that doesn’t leave you falling flat a few hours later.
You may have already heard of the keto diet. Maybe you’re even following it at this very moment. One of the central aspects of this intriguing diet, which was originally developed for epilepsy patients in the 1920s, is that it contains a very low amount of carbohydrates and a high amount of fats. (1) The ketogenic diet is a somewhat controversial yet currently very popular approach to health and weight loss. In addition to possibly helping followers shed unwanted pounds, a ketogenic diet has even been shown in scientific research to be help combat cancer as well as other serious chronic health issues. (2)
Keto coffee is the perfect morning or afternoon beverage for someone following a ketogenic diet. It’s also a way of giving this ketogenic philosophy of eating a try. Instead of loading your coffee with carbohydrate-rich milk and sugar, you’re adding in seriously beneficial fats like beef gelatin and bone broth collagen. Instead of adding some creamer, you put in some vitamin-rich butter. Rather than using a blood sugar spiking sweetener, you top your keto coffee off with a nice sprinkle of cinnamon (which satisfies a need for sweet but actually helps to keep blood sugar down).
What Is Keto Coffee?
What if I told you that butter in coffee and coconut oil in coffee is not only healthy, but actually quite tasty? It’s true! Keto coffee gives you all of the coffee benefits plus so much more. No longer will your morning java be a jittery jolt with useless calories.
The idea with keto coffee is that give your body fuel that is rich in nutrient-dense, blood sugar–stabilizing fat. When I say “fat,” I’m talking about the following: grass-fed butter, coconut oil or MCT oil, and collagen powder made from bone broth.
Coconut oil coffee probably sounds tasty, especially if you’re a coconut fan. But, you may be nervous to add things like butter, collagen and gelatin to your morning joe. Please don’t be scared. Collagen powder and gelatin are actually very neutral in their flavor profiles. Meanwhile, grass-fed butter adds a creamy richness that makes additional dairy like milk or cream unnecessary.
Coffee with coconut oil and other healthy fats makes for a hot beverage that is highly satisfying. You not only enjoy the richness of this keto coffee, but it also keeps you full for hours. So if you’re watching your weight, it’s actually not a drink to shy away from, but rather, it could be a coffee change that helps your weight loss efforts.
Keto Coffee Nutrition Facts
One cup of keto coffee made using this recipe contains roughly the following: (3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
- 316 calories
- 26 grams fat
- 0 grams sugar
- 21.8 grams protein
- 0.2 milligrams vitamin B2 riboflavin (11 percent DV)
- 500 international units vitamin A (1o percent DV)
- 296 milligrams potassium (8 percent DV)
- 0.6 milligrams pantothenic acid (6 percent DV)
- 100 milligrams sodium (4 percent DV)
- 0.1 milligrams manganese (3 percent DV)
- 7.1 milligrams magnesium (2 percent DV)
- 0.5 milligrams niacin (2 percent DV)
- 0.4 milligram vitamin E (2 percent DV)
- 10 milligrams calcium (1 percent DV)
- 0.8 micrograms vitamin K (1 percent DV)
A quick glance at some of the top health benefits associated with this keto coffee recipe’s ingredients:
- Organic coffee: Coffee is actually one of the leading contributors of disease-fighting antioxidants in the American diet. Research shows that an average cup of coffee might even contain more polyphenol antioxidants than cocoa, green tea, black tea and herbal tea! (8)
- Bone broth collagen: Bone broth is a rich source of collagen that is now available in powdered form. Bone broth collagen is loaded with amino acids that help to support healthy gut function, improve skin appearance from the inside out, build muscle and improve joint health amongst other benefits. Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies, and it’s found in muscles, bones, skin, blood vessels, digestive system and tendons. As we age, our body’s collagen production naturally begins to slow down, which is why I am a big believer in a supplement like collagen-rich protein powder, powered by bone broth.
- Beef gelatin: Similar to collagen, gelatin is beneficial for preventing intestinal damage and improving the lining of the digestive tract, thereby preventing permeability and leaky gut syndrome. (9) Similar to high protein foods, studies have found that taking gelatin supplements helps increase satiety and control hunger hormones. (10)
- Grass-fed butter: Grass-fed butter contains high levels of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), a compound that potentially may help provide protection against different types of cancer and helps the body store muscle instead of fat.
- Coconut Oil: Coconut oil is high in medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs) like caprylic acid, lauric acid and capric acid that provide an excellent source of energy. Animal studies have also revealed that coconut oil can improve antioxidant levels and reduce stress on the liver. (11)
- MCT Oil: MCT stands for medium-chain triglycerides, a form of saturated fatty acid that has numerous health benefits, ranging from improved cognitive function to better weight management. Coconut oil is a great source of MCTs — roughly 62 to 65 percent of the fatty acids in coconut oil are MCTs. More concentrated “MCT oils” have also been growing in popularity so this recipe gives you the option of using coconut oil or a MCT oil.
- Cinnamon: This is one of the healthiest spices on earth with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, anti-microbial, immunity-boosting, cancer and heart-protective abilities. (12)
How to Make Keto Coffee
Making keto coffee is extremely easy. There’s only a couple of steps.
Put all ingredients into a high-powered blender and blend until well combined. If you don’t have all the ingredients on hand, then you may choose to only go with grass-fed butter and/or coconut oil, for example, with the black coffee. But the combo of all the ingredients raises the health quotient for this coffee.
Pour into your favorite coffee mug.
Sprinkle on a little cinnamon and prepare to enjoy your first keto coffee! If you need a little extra flavor or sweetness, you can add a dash of pure vanilla extract without increasing the carb content of the recipe drastically.
If you’re consistently struggling to add extra protein and fat to your daily diet without increasing your carb count, consider adding this keto coffee to your normal rotation of keto recipes.