Have you ever heard of the Keto diet to lose weight? There is also a keto coffee and we’ll tell you what it is and how to make it.
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What is Keto Coffee?
First of all, we should talk about the keto diet or ketogenic diet. It is a diet plan based on eating very few carbohydrates to lose weight faster, lose fat, improve health and performance, etc. Strikingly, in this diet, you will be satiated with natural foods while your body produces ketones that break down fat and speed up metabolism.
Well, keto coffee is a good organic coffee along with butter and coconut oil. It is also known as ketogenic coffee or Bulletproof Coffee. It is becoming more and more popular because it provides the body with much more energy than traditional coffee and has a strong satiating effect.
Ingredients for keto coffee
- 240 ml (8 oz) good quality organic coffee
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 2 teaspoons fresh butter
- Blender or whisk
Note: You can use filter coffee or espresso for this recipe, the only important thing is that it is organic coffee as specified in the keto diet. So, be sure to get a good quality organic coffee.
How to make keto coffee?
It’s quite simple. Take a look at the steps so you can make your coffee in less than 5 minutes, and also with some variations to your taste.
Preparation time: 5 minutes
- Brew the coffee in your espresso or drip coffee machine. It is important that the coffee is freshly brewed and very hot so that the ingredients can mix well.
- Add all the ingredients to the blender until well mixed. Adding already melted coconut oil and butter will make it easier.
- Ready to serve!
Keto coffee variation with cream and cinnamon
The difference in this recipe is that when you brew the coffee, you add a teaspoon of ground cinnamon. Whether you are making a filter coffee or an espresso, add the cinnamon along with the ground coffee. Follow the steps in the previous brew plus these:
- Mix the coffee with the cinnamon, butter and oil in a blender.
- Separately, whip 80 ml of heavy cream in a bowl until stiff. Or get ready-to-use whipped cream.
- Pour the coffee into a large glass. Top with the whipped cream and garnish with a little cinnamon.
When should you drink keto coffee?
This drink was specifically promoted by Robb Wolf and Dave Asprey, who claim that this coffee is best drunk on an empty stomach as a substitute for breakfast. Why? To get your metabolism going and get a dose of energy from this coffee, you should have it as your first meal after waking up.
However, if you don’t want to lose weight but just want to try a new flavor, you can drink it at any time of the day. This way you can simply enjoy your coffee in a new way.
Keto coffee benefits
Apart from the benefits that traditional coffee offers, one of its great features is the energy it gives us for the day. It is not called bulletproof coffee for nothing, because it prepares you to be awake throughout the day. This is nothing new since coffee in itself is an energy booster, but this one is even more so.
Thanks to the natural fats in the butter and coconut oil, the coffee also has a satiating effect that allows you to wait until the next meal without feeling hungry and avoid cravings during the day. In the past, fats were associated with obesity and health problems. However, recent studies show that when blood sugar levels are low, the body resorts to eating localized fat. The famous Atkins diet is also based on these fundamentals.
This is where butter and oil come into play. These fats help us reduce the effects of certain foods by increasing insulin levels in the blood. That’s why it’s known to help with weight loss. But does keto coffee really make you slim? Well, the answer is not that simple, and a nutritionist would be the ideal person to answer it.
However, it makes perfect sense. As you have already read, it is best to drink keto coffee on an empty stomach, as if it were your breakfast. Since that’s all you’ll be consuming and you’ll have to wait until noon to eat, you’ll reduce your intake of calories, carbs, and sugar. So yes, you will lose weight.
Also, the combination of caffeine and fat will help speed up your metabolism and make you burn fat faster. You probably already know that caffeine is a good ally if you want to lose weight. But don’t overdo it!
First of all, you should know that there is no miracle drink that will help you lose weight and burn fat alone. Everything must go hand in hand with a good diet, healthy habits, and an active lifestyle.
On the other hand, consuming too much fat is also not beneficial for your body in the long run. Therefore, it is very important that you consult your doctor before starting any diet or weight loss treatment.