Bulletproof Coffee Recipe – Why I put butter in my coffee

Bulletproof Coffee Recipe When I first heard about the prospect of putting butter and coconut oil in my coffee, I must say I was intrigued.  So I thought I would throw a post together on my take on the bulletproof coffee recipe in case you were wondering what it was all about. As you know I am pro a high fat and low carb diet… assuming they are good fats of course.

For me I was happy to banish the old days of eating loads of carbs as it left me tired, strung out and lacking energy due to spiking and dropping insulin levels making me hungry just a few hours eating.

So I did my homework

I wasn’t to keen to just start dropping fat into my coffee willy nilly. After all it is A LOT of calories and I didn’t really yet understand why it was a good idea (for me). So I jumped online and purchased “The Bulletproof Diet: Lose up to a Pound a Day, Reclaim Energy and Focus, Upgrade Your Life“. 

I thought I better read up before experimenting with a change in my diet… and It was just as well I did because there were a few key things I needed to be doing for the whole idea to work.

So what do you need to know:

NOTE: I am no health professional so please read and see for yourself, this was just what I gleaned and is in no way meant to be health advice.

Fat keeps you full for longer without your energy dipping – Unlike eating cereal for breakfast and then being RAVENOUS in two hours time because your insulin has dropped and zapped your energy levels. Fat will sustain you for longer – the happy side effect is no mid morning snacking.

Fat will fuel your brain for longer – Because your insulin and sugar levels aren’t dipping, your brain can focus and there is no need to stop to get food. Some days I find I can work from 8am – 2pm before realising I am hungry with hyper focus. Its fantastic… I did not know my brain could work like this. So it is amazing the difference the fuel you give your body and brain can make on your performance.

You have your bullet proof coffee instead of breakfast – Just as well I read the book really because there were a few key principals to follow to get the most out of the book. You eat at night (say around 630 for me) then you fast until your morning coffee (around 7 am in my case) then do not eat until you get hungry (Which is usually around 1 – 3 for me). The coffee has sufficient calories to sustain you, it keeps your brain going, and then you can eat a healthy meal for lunch. This sends your body into ketosis where you burn fat from the body, instead of from the food you eat for short periods to support your metabolism to do its thing.

Mix it up – You don’t want to do this every single morning, its important to mix things up and keep your metabolism guessing. I normally have my fatty coffee for breakfast 4 mornings a week and eat breakfast 3 days a week. It is getting to the point I prefer my coffee days, simple because my brain works so much better.

You need fat for hormone production – Eating fat is important for hormone productions, which can effect a number of processes in the body including the metabolism.

Mould toxins in coffee – I had no idea about this, but apparently mould toxins are really common in coffee, and they are why you can get some of the really gnarly side effects of anxiety and being strung out when you drink it. I now find that putting coconut oil in my coffee means I can reach for a second cup without getting all jittery and feeling gross.

Tips for getting a creamy texture:

I am not going to lie, the first few times I made these type of coffee the texture was pretty of putting. But after much experimentation I discovered that whipping the butter or Ghee and coconut oil up until it was blended into the whole coffee yielded a delicious creamy foam – rather than floating oil. You can either do this with a batter powered milk frother, the cup extension on your magic bullet or blender, or choose a slightly larger mug that your cup of coffee and apply some elbow grease.

 My take on the Bulletproof Coffee Recipe

Bullet Proof Coffee
Serves 1
My take on bulletproof coffee for the morning.
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Prep Time
1 min
Cook Time
1 min
Total Time
2 min
Prep Time
1 min
Cook Time
1 min
Total Time
2 min
87 calories
0 g
11 g
10 g
0 g
7 g
90 g
0 g
0 g
0 g
1 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 87
Calories from Fat 76
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g
Saturated Fat 7g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 11mg
Sodium 0mg
Total Carbohydrates 0g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 1 Double Shot of Espresso Coffee
  2. 1 heap teaspoon of Ghee
  3. 1 heap teaspoon of coconut oil
  4. 1/3 c Almond Milk
  1. Heat 1/3 c Almond milk in the microwave or on the stove
  2. Make a double shot of espresso in my coffee machine (or coffee maker) and pour in the almond milk. Drop in the ghee and butter. Whip with your spoon for 60 seconds (or use a milk frother if you have one). To achieve a creamy texture.
Adapted from Glutenfreekiwi.com
Adapted from Glutenfreekiwi.com
Gluten Free New Zealand https://www.glutenfreekiwi.com/
 I use Ghee instead of butter as I have issues with dairy. This is essentially really yellow butter with the milk solids taken out – so I don’t react to it. I am not actually using the “bulletproof” brand of coffee simply because I live in New Zealand and do not know how to get my hands on it.

Bulletproof Coffee Recipe


Have you tried buttery delicious bullet proof coffee? Did you Love it or Hate it?

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