In the mornings, I start my day with a cup of black coffee. I’ve become a bit of a coffee snob over the years, and I only drink the good stuff now – no more instant coffee for me! Instead, I either make my own using a coffee machine, or I buy freshly ground coffee beans and brew myself a ‘proper’ cup using a cafetiere.
But lately, I’ve been experimenting with adding a few extra ingredients to my coffee in order to make a ‘keto coffee’. I’ve seen this become increasingly popular on social media, and it seems like a great way to help increase energy levels and promote ketosis – especially first thing in the morning.
So, what exactly is keto coffee? Well, it’s basically…
…black coffee with a few additions designed to help boost ketone levels. The most common ingredients are coconut oil, butter and cream, although there are a number of different variations out there.
I’ve been making my keto coffee using a teaspoon of coconut oil, a tablespoon of butter and a dash of cream. I simply add all of these ingredients into my cafetiere along with my ground coffee beans and hot water, give it a good stir and then leave it to brew for a few minutes.
The result is a rich and creamy cup of coffee that really hits the spot first thing in the morning. The addition of the coconut oil and butter help to keep me feeling fuller for longer, and the extra fat helps to keep my energy levels up until lunchtime.
If you’re interested in trying keto coffee for yourself, then give this recipe a go. Remember to start slowly though, as adding too much fat to your diet all at once can lead to some unpleasant side effects such as diarrhea.
- 1 cup of hot black coffee
- 1 teaspoon of coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon of butter
- Dash of cream
Method (incredibly simple!)
- Add the coconut oil, butter and cream to your coffee cup.
- Pour in your hot coffee and give everything a good stir.