Just what on earth is bulletproof coffee?
I asked the same question back in June 2018, and when I found out, I was completely grossed out. But, my mother always told me to try everything at least once, and I still try to follow that rule.
The next morning, I whipped up a bulletproof coffee for myself. I took a swig. Then I swallowed. I was actually quite impressed. It tasted better than most specialty coffees you’d buy at Second Cup or Starbucks (okay, to be fair, not much can compare with a Starbuck’s chocolate brownie macchiato, but I digress).
About a week later, after telling my husband about this coffee, he had the same initial reaction that I did – ha! So, I brewed a cup, got out the blender and added the goodies. He was just as impressed with it as I was! Then he went to work and told his coworkers about it. It was a chain reaction, really, but I’m not sure if any of his coworkers have actually tried it since.
So what is bulletproof coffee, exactly, and why is it important on the keto diet?
Thankfully, I don’t have to give up coffee or tea on keto, I just have to change my sweetener, and that was a big relief. As I swapped out sugar for erythritol and stevia, I felt confident that I could still enjoy my cup of coffee. Read more about swapping sugar out for healthier substitutes here.
Bulletproof coffee is a high-fat coffee and it helps to power you through your morning.
I could spend most of this post explaining the whys and hows but I really feel it’s important for keto-curious folks to do their own research. It’s really the best way to make a decision about the keto lifestyle.
Since adding healthy fats to my diet, I feel fuller longer (yes, it outlasts even protein!). Because of that, I can do intermittent fasting, which helps with keto weight loss. I try to fast every day, and eat two meals that aim to reach my macros, but sometimes life happens and that’s not possible. No biggie. You can learn more about intermittent fasting here.
So below, find out what I put into my bulletproof coffee! I’m even thinking of branching out and making a pumpkin spice bulletproof coffee!