Perhaps one of the favorite things I love about this WOE is my daily cup of BPC (Bulletproof Coffee). I’m a coffee lover (I’m also a wine lover but we’ll chat about that later) and starting my morning with a cup of joe makes it possible for me to tackle the day without being a super grouch. And since this diet focuses mainly in increasing fat intake without the carbs, a cup of BPC a day helps me meet my fat macros.
I have to tell you that one of the hardest things about this diet isn’t the lack of carbs, it’s changing my mindset on the increase of fats. I’ve been so inundated with how important a well balanced diet is, one with a majority of carbs, that changing my mindset has become somewhat of a challenge. But being able to enjoy my coffee, with butter and MCT oil, helps me.
Now there are quite a few ways to spruce up your morning BPC. I personally add 2 tablespoons of heavy whipping cream (HWC), 2 teaspoons of sugar free caramel or vanilla syrup, and a dash of cinnamon. But watch out, even things like cinnamon have carbs in them so make sure you check the nutritional information before dumping something in. Cinnamon? 1 carb per 1 teaspoon. That’s why I use my cinnamon grinder and only use one grind on the top of my coffee.
And if you’re sensitive to artificial sweeteners, skip the sugar free syrups. Also, for some, sugar free syrups and artificial sweeteners can increase the sugar cravings leaving you more prone to stray and/or over indulge. Luckily I’ve been able to find a good happy medium.
- 1 tablespoon Kerrygold butter
- 1 tablespoon MCT Oil
- 8 ounces organic coffee
- Add butter and oil in cup. Pour hot coffee over butter and oil. Using a frother, mix butter and oil into coffee until well combined.
Feel free to add in the following but note that these may add carbs to your drink:
- heavy whipping cream (HWC)
- sugar free syrups
- cinnamon (1 tsp is 1 carb, get a grinder!)
- cocoa powder
- coconut milk
You reminded me of a saying in the wine world: Coffee keeps me busy until it’s acceptable to drink wine. Ha!
Gotta try this. I know the hubs would approve too. 🙂
I whole heartedly agree with this saying!
Bulletproof coffee came up in a conversation that I had with a hotel exec in Mexico recently. He drinks it every morning for an energy boost and says that the type of butter matters so much that when he travels, it’s the only time he doesn’t drink it.
I agree. I only use Kerrygold butter (grass fed) in my coffee. It’s also the reason why I use MCT oil instead of coconut oil. More pure from what I’ve researched.
What is MCT oil
MCT OIL, or Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs), are fats that are naturally found in coconut and palm kernel oil. Compared to other types of oils and fats, MCTs seem to have positive effects on fat burning and weight reduction. As part of a healthy diet, MCT oil may help increase satiety and even raise the metabolic rate at which the body functions. I use this one: http://amzn.to/2AnxkbD
I have a few friends that swear by this!
My hubby has been doing this on and off for the last couple of years. He swears by it and uses MCT oil. I do use butter and fat in everything as I believe contrary to the traditional belief of them. I do use only organic, non gmo, grass fed sources of fat. It matters.
Love your fancy new digs here! 🙂
I start Lindora tomorrow and will be going low carb too! I’m going to be checking in with you for your always delicious and beautifully photographed recipes. <3 <3