Keto Recipes - Created Date : 15.10.2019
Iced Bulletproof Coffee (Keto and Low Carb)
This Creamy Iced Bulletproof Coffee is not only Keto, Low carb and Sugar Free, but perfect for keeping you refreshed and full for hours!
What is Bulletproof Coffee?
The basic philosophy behind this keto coffee is that is adds butter and MCT oil to your typical coffee providing satiation to help you abstain from eating breakfast. If you’re on a keto diet, you know intermittent fasting is key in weight loss and enjoying this luscious, buttery, creamy coffee in the morning makes it very easy to skip breakfast. I can’t take the credit for the Bulletproof coffee phenomenon, it was Dave Asprey, author of The Bulletproof Diet.
Why MCT Oil?
You might be thinking, “Butter in coffee? Gross!” But don’t knock it till you try it my friends! I had felt the same way and once I did finally try it, I was blown away. The taste is the creamiest I’ve ever had and the fullness that comes with it is even better!
But then you might be thinking, why MCT oil? MCT’s are medium-chain triglycerides, a form of saturated fatty acid that has numerous health benefits. Yes coconut oil is an MCT oil, but MCT oil is a more concentrated source of fat that creates energy which almost instantly converts your body to using ketones. This is exactly what we’re looking for when it comes to being keto adapted.
Bulletproof Coffee Extras
Once you’ve enjoyed the basic bulletproof hot coffee with just those 3 basic ingredients, you may want to try playing around with other extra deliciousness. I really love adding a pinch fo salt and vanilla stevia to mine. You can also try adding in some Vital Protein Collagen Peptides for some extra protein if you’re planning on using this coffee more as a meal than just to hold you over in between two meals.
This Iced Bulletproof coffee recipe I’m sharing today is simply as an afternoon snack for me, perfect between lunch and dinner.
Iced Bulletproof Coffee (Keto and Low Carb) Recipe
You can use decaf or caffeinated coffee for this. I brew extra coffee in the morning, stick it in the fridge and by the afternoon I can make this keto coffee recipe!
Whatever you do, don’t sub coconut oil for the MCT oil, it will clump and harden and that will be the grossest coffee you’ve ever had.
Feel free to go without sweetener if you prefer or use your choice of sugar free sweetener to taste.
You can eliminate the xanthin gum if you choose, but it helps make a wonderful thicker coffee almost like a smoothie!
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I love my bulletproof coffee, but anything over 50 calories breaks a fast, so having this early morning doesn’t help with intermittent fasting. I usually have a coffee with my husband around 6:30am with collagen and a dash of flavored almond milk creamer, making sure it is under 50 calories so I maintain my fast. Then I can have my BPC later in the morning when I get hungry, usually 9-10am. If I haven’t eaten since 7pm, the previous day, my fast is 14-15 hours doing it this way.
I’ve heard some say that’s true but I’ve stayed in ketosis (checked by blood testing) in my morning bulletproof coffee even using butter and MCT oil. I think the key is that you don’t want to spike insulin during a fast and if going over a certain calorie amount makes that happen then right I wouldn’t do it. But this recipe is my afternoon snack after I’ve broken my fast with my lunch meal and a few hours before I eat my dinner meal.
I have been drinking hot bullet proof coffee with coconut oil for several months. At first I though greasy coffee, NO WAY. I do put powdered stevia and a little cocoa powder and salt. I put it in the blender to get a froth on top. It is sooooo good.
Thank you for sharing this! Do you brew your iced coffee the same strength as you would the hot? I’ve been doing the hot BP coffee and I love how it curbs my appetite in the morning…but I miss my iced coffee…thanks!
BTW, I heard years ago that, if your coffee is bitter, just add a pinch of salt! I’ve used that trick for years, and it works great! Might be the reason that pinch of salt makes everything “marry” so nicely! Looks great — can’t wait to try it!
I’m new to this low carb keto diet so I have a question that I didn’t see an answer for in the replies above and if there is one I missed it and apologize. Using the MCT oil will my drink be oily? I see above that the zantham gum will make it like a smoothie which I think I’ll leave out because I don’t want it thick.
I’ve never had bulletproof coffee before and I’m really curious to try this now. A cup of this creamy drink would be the perfect afternoon-pick-me-up, however, I won’t be able to find MCT oil that fast. Could I add any alternatives?
I’ve tested the ice coffee, coconut oil and butter. The garbage disposal didn’t like it either ??. It got solidish, looked like curdling…. That was the last of the coffee that day. I will need to pick up some MCT oil, and try it with heavy cream. Thanks for the tip !!!!
Thank you so very much! I am not a hot coffee drinker I always pour my black coffee into a cup of ice and I drink it black . I could not handle the bullet coffee hot so I haven’t even drink it since I tried it once and it made me sick . I made this today with MCT oil and heavy cream and I forgot to blend ice with all the other ingredients . However I did pour over ice and put it in my contigo cup. I cross my fingers before I tasted it and said a prayer hoping I’ll be able to like it . I did ! Yay! Hallelujah ! Yes it’s just that wonderful now I can finally drink the keto coffee . Your recipe was the first one I ever found that I could put on ice thank you so very much !
A new Keto girl ~ teresa
How is this only 128 Calories? A tablespoon of MCT is typically between 100-130 calories depending on brand, and a tablespoon of heavy cream is around 50. There are also calories, although very minute, in cinnamon and xanthan gum.
Hey, Thank you for coffee recipe, I really really like the way you explained it, Me and my family this coffee so i’m going to try this one in upcoming weekend where we set together once in a week so this will be amazing
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The Best Healthy Fast Food Options
Fast-food stores are plentiful and fast food has the reputation of being unhealthy, while an increasing number of large chains are adding more nutritious options to their menus.
Sockets that allow more customization of orders tend to have lower calorie or more feeder selections. However, there are currently healthy options on the menu of the largest fast-food chains.
In this article, we'll look at the overall calorie, fat and saturated fat content to find some of the healthiest options that seven big fast-food chains have to offer.
Note, however, that calories and fat are only two aspects of how healthy a meal is fed. If a person eats only fast food, it is not possible to get the necessary nutrients such as vitamins and fiber.
Sandwich with cheese and vegetables
One person can customize Subway sandwiches to choose healthy fillings.
Metro specialize in deli style sandwiches or "sub". As a person can customize every "sub", Subway can be one of the healthiest healthy fast-food chains.
Some of the best sandwich options are on the Subway's Fresh Fit menu. The 6-inch Turkey Breast sandwich with nine wheat bread contains 250 calories and 3 grams of fat, including 0.5 g of saturated fat.
A healthy vegetarian option, Veggie Delite in nine wheat bread. This "bottom" contains only 2 g calories, does not contain 2 g total fat and saturated fat. It also has one of the lowest sodium levels (salt) compared to other sandwiches.
Subway also offers salads that can be a low-calorie alternative to a sandwich. All salads include lettuce, tomatoes, spinach, onions, cucumbers, green peppers and olives.
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2. Taco Bell
Taco Bell is another great fast-food chain with a variety of healthy options. The ability to personalize each order allows people to choose more vegetable-like nutrients.
According to Taco Bell's website, three-quarters of its menus are under 500 calories. Some of the lowest calorie options are the Fresco menu, which uses regular sauce and cheese instead of vegetable based salsa.
One of the healthiest options is Chicken Soft Taco. Each taco contains about 170 calories, 8 g fat, containing only 3 g of saturated fat.
Bean Burrito is a vegetarian option containing 11 g fat, 380 calories, including 4 g of saturated fat.
Vegetarian options are lower in fat than meat options.
Chipotle is a Mexican-style chain that specializes in tacos and burritos. Similar to Subway and Taco Bell, Chipotle allows people to customize their meals to include healthy choices.
Healthy options are burritos or white rice instead of white rice. In a chicken bowl bowl containing fresh tomato salsa and brown rice, there are 415 calories, 13 g fat and 4 g saturated fat.
For a lower calorie, vegetarian option, people can choose a plate of bean curd, brown rice and a sofritas patty with lettuce. It contains 365 calories, 10 g fat and 1.5 g saturated fat. Adding sauce will increase the number of calories.
McDonald's had the reputation of being unhealthy, but they recently reaffirmed themselves to offer a variety of fresh and nutritious ingredients. Some of these changes may be cosmetics, while McDonald's has better options.
Fillet-O-Fish contains 390 calories and 4 g of saturated fat from 19 g of total fat. Bacon Ranch Grilled Chicken Salad contains only 320 calories and 6 g of saturated fat from a total of 14 g.
5. Burger King
Burger King is one of the largest burger chains in the United States, but has a limited number of healthy options. But some choices are a little healthier than others.
It contains a normal, simple hamburger, 10 g total fat, 3.5 g saturated fat, and 240 calories. Grilled Chicken Sandwich contains 470 calories, 3.5 g saturated fat and 19 g fat.
BK Veggie Burger can be a healthier option among these examples. Contains 2,5 g of saturated fat, 390 calories and 17 g of fat.
Baked potato with knife, sour cream and cheese filling on plate
Baked potatoes can be a healthy fast-food option.
Wendy is another common fast-food chain that allows people to personalize their orders to make their choices healthier.
The menu of the chain is not abundant in healthy options, but some meals are able to customize to lower the calorie content.
Salads are also available, and if a person chooses some of the half-size salad choices, they can stay below 500 calories.
With a few vegetarian options at Wendy's, Sour Cream and Chive Baked Potatoes