Whether you are on a vegan keto plan or want to add more coconut oil to your diet, this Vegan Bulletproof Coffee is for you!
For those of you who have been following me for a while 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 and drink it as a meal replacement.
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 cup of 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.
The original recipe for bulletproof coffee by Dave Asprey (the founder of the bulletproof diet) calls for non-toxic coffee, free of herbicides and pesticides. It also contains MCT fats.
One ingredient that the original bulletproof coffee has in it is grass-fed butter or ghee. Since I am vegan, I'll share with you the vegan version.
❤️ Why You'll Love It
- It's an easy way to meet your macronutrient goals while stabilizing your energy levels.
- It is smooth and creamy.
- If you like to have a morning coffee, this keto coffee is a great way to start your day. The coconut oil helps the caffeine to last longer.
Can You Make It with Coconut Oil?
Yes! That's what this vegan bulletproof coffee recipe calls for.
You can also use coconut butter or MCT oil as the fat source. 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 coconut milk because it has the consistency of whipped cream, so it feels more indulgent.
When you blend the mixture, 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.
- Coffee: I used organic coffee beans to make my coffee. I prefer to cold brew coffee because it is less acidic. You could use whatever your favorite coffee is.
- Coconut oil or coconut butter: I preferred organic coconut oil over coconut butter, but you could use either one. You could also use MCT oil.
- Almond milk or coconut milk: I like either unsweetened almond milk or full-fat coconut milk. The coconut milk will help you get in more fat to meet your macronutrient goals.
- Stevia: Adds sweetness. You could use your favorite sugar-free sweetener. If you aren't on a keto diet you could add maple syrup or your favorite sweetener.
To see the full list of ingredients with measurements and instructions, see the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
📖 Variations / Additions
- Spices: Pinch of cinnamon, nutmeg, or other spices
- Powders: Mushroom powder or cacao powder (both will add a couple of grams of carbohydrates depending on how much you add)
- Extract: Vanilla extract, peppermint extract, or orange extract for some flavor
- Creamer: Vegan Keto Mint Chocolate Coffee Creamer
- MCT oil in place of coconut oil
- Another non-dairy milk
- Matcha powder in place of coffee
- Nut butter: Almond butter or macadamia nut butter to make it extra creamy
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Step 1: Pour stevia into a mug with coffee.
Step 2: Pour coconut oil into the mug with coffee.
Step 3: Use a milk frother to froth the almond milk. If you don't have one you can shake almond milk in a mason jar.
Step 4: Pour over coffee.
- Do not blend hot coffee in a Nutribullet! It doesn't do well with hot liquids. If you need to use it, blend room temperature coffee in it and warm it up in the microwave.
What Can I Drink Instead?
You could have a vegan bulletproof tea or cacao tea instead.
👩🏻🍳 Recipe FAQs
Yes! You can use MCT oil, coconut oil, or coconut butter instead.
Most MCT oil is made with coconut oil or a combination of coconut oil and palm kernel oil, which is suitable for vegans.
Other Vegan Keto Recipes
If you tried this Vegan Bulletproof Coffee Recipe or any other recipe on my website, please leave a ⭐️ star rating and let me know how you like it in the 💬 comments below. I love hearing from you!
Vegan Bulletproof Coffee
- Pour hot coffee into a mug.
- Add stevia and coconut oil.
- Froth almond milk by pouring it into a mason jar with a secure lid and shaking vigorously.
- Pour almond milk on top of the coffee.
*Note: Nutrition information should be considered an estimate only. Different nutrition calculators give you different results.
**Important! 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 learned 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.