Whether you are on a vegan keto plan, or want to add more coconut oil into you diet, this Vegan Bulletproof Coffee is for you!
Benefits of Bulletproof Coffee
For those of you who have been following me for awhile know that I have been on a low carb diet, or vegan keto diet.
A vegan keto diet consists of low carb, high fat, and moderate protein foods. It puts your body into a state of ketosis, which means you are being fueled by almost completely fat.
Since being on it, I have had no seasonal allergy symptoms, which is a game changer for me.
Many people on a keto diet drink bulletproof coffee first thing in the morning, because they want to continue their fast. It keeps hunger at bay, is said to improve mental function, jump-starts your digestion, and stabilizes coffee’s effect on blood sugar.
Even though having bulletproof coffee first thing in the morning has all those benefits, I prefer to have my bulletproof coffee after my morning smoothie, around mid-morning, after I have some protein in my system. I still get the effects of the coffee, and the caffeine lasts for a long time because it has coconut oil in it.
Bulletproof coffee calls for non-toxic coffee, free of herbicides and pesticides. It also contains MCT fats. One ingredient that bulletproof coffee normally has in it is grass fed butter, which obviously isn’t happening here, so today I share with you a Vegan Bulletproof Coffee.This Vegan Bulletproof Coffee is great for adding coconut oil into your diet! #veganketo Click To Tweet
Great Way to Add Coconut Oil to Your Diet
Bulletproof coffee is not only a great way to add coconut oil to your diet, but it also helps the caffeine to last longer and digest at a slower rate. Just the fact that the caffeine lasts longer than regular coffee is a bonus for me!
I admit that it takes a little getting used to having coconut oil in your coffee, but I find that it helps to add a little almond milk or full fat coconut milk for an even better consistency. I especially like the coconut milk because it has the consistency of whipped cream, so it feels more indulgent.
When you blend the concoction, it creates a creamy texture. Unlike if you were to put a dollop of coconut oil into your coffee, which has a consistency just like you would think: oily. There have been times that I have done that too, out of sheer laziness. I really don’t mind it as long as I add some almond or coconut milk too.
Here are some other vegan keto recipes that you might like:
- Coconut Fat Bombs
- Chocolate Low Carb Vegan Fudge
- Raspberry Chocolate Fat Bombs
- Cauliflower Pizza Crust
- Sriracha Deviled Avocados
- Low Carb Vegan Almond Cookies
*The first three recipes are also good for adding more coconut oil into your diet.
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Vegan Bulletproof Coffee
- 1 cup organic coffee**
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil or coconut butter*
- 2 tablespoons – 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk or full fat coconut milk (optional)
- 5 drops stevia (optional)
- Blend freshly brewed coffee with the rest of ingredients in a blender or NutriBullet. Coconut oil blends better with hot coffee.
*Note: I prefer coconut oil over coconut butter. I liked the consistency and taste better, but I include coconut butter because it is also a good way to include coconut into your diet.
If you are gluten free you may want to avoid coffee altogether. I personally have never had a problem drinking it, and I have a gluten intolerance. It is probably because I drink whole bean organic coffee, and grind it myself.
I just learned after posting this recipe from some readers on Facebook that it can be problematic for people who don’t tolerate gluten. So I did some research and one article mentioned to try organic whole bean coffee because it isn’t highly processed causing cross-reactivity issues.
So please do the research yourself, and test it out. I try to only post recipes that are 100% gluten free since I have a gluten intolerance. I am really careful about avoiding gluten in my daily life, so this was all news to me.