Try This Fatty Coffee for Ketogenic Fat-Fasting with Grass-fed ghee
At this point, you’ve probably heard about Fatty Coffee or Bulletproof Coffee made famous by my buddy Dave Asprey.
But can putting fat in your coffee actually help you drop fat? The answer may surprise you.
Now, some people go overboard by slugging many hundreds of calories of pure fat every day in their coffee and wonder why they’re not dropping fat. In this blog post, though, you’ll learn how to make your coffee the right way to rev your fat-burning engines.
Most days, I enjoy 1-3 cups of coffee in the morning with a tablespoon or so of grass-fed heavy whipping cream per cup. If I’m feeling hungry, I might add a teaspoon of full-fat Grass-fed ghee Keep in mind that my typical daily Fatty Coffee calorie burden accounts for around 100-150 calories – NOT the 500+ calories some people dump into their cuppa joe when they’re going nuts with slugging Bulletproof coffee all day. (All calories are not created equal, but they do count.)
A cup of coffee or tea infused with grass-fed ghee, and even a little grass-fed heavy cream can be a tasty way to get quality fats into your diet… especially if you’re doing a ketogenic or cyclical fast and avoiding carbs and protein in the morning to help normalize insulin and blood sugar.
These days, a lot have you have been asking me, “Can I eat fats while I’m fasting in the morning?!”
Sure! When you add fats to your fasting window, it’s technically a ketogenic fast or “Fat-Fasting.” The short-chain fats and medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) found in grass-fed ghee, coconut oil, and whipping cream are burned readily as brain fuel. Compared to the carb-crash cycle that happens when you eat toast and cereal for breakfast, you might feel alert, satiated, and free from cravings when you focus on getting fats in the morning.
Why would you want fat in the morning instead of carbs? Recent research shows that what you eat in the morning programs your metabolism to run on that fuel for the rest of the day. So if you’re eating cereal, bread, juices, or other carbs in the morning, many people experience carb cravings and elevated (fat-storing) insulin for the rest of the day. But when you focus on fat in the morning, you’re programming your body to BURN fat as its main fuel which can spur fat loss.
HOW TO MAKE FATTY COFFEE THE RIGHT WAY
Since coffee is one of the most sprayed crops on Earth, start with organic coffee to avoid exposure to pesticides. French-pressing coffee is a quick and dirty way to get full extraction from your coffee grounds—or try an AeroPress.
Do yourself a favor and always get the freshest beans you can—most of coffee’s flavors dissipate two weeks after roasting. I love to roast fair-trade, organic, green coffee beans at home on the stove to ensure I always have the best-tasting and freshest coffee possible.
If you can’t roast your own beans, then go for a good quality, freshly-roasted, whole bean coffee to ensure your beans aren’t stale or full of nasty chemicals.
In this video, I’ll walk you through the process I use to make Fatty Coffee, inspired by Dave at Bulletproof. Having a bit of butter and MCT oil in your coffee can be a great way to feed your brain in the morning, but it can be easy to over do it. You don’t need to count calories, but you do need to track what you’re eating and be sensible about what you’re putting in your body throughout the day. There’s a big difference between one or two cups of coffee, and polishing off an entire pot by yourself. Cheers!
So rich and creamy—Try this fat-burning Fatty Coffee recipe for yourself.
Prep time Cook time 5 mins || Total time 11 mins
Author: Abel James
Recipe type: Coffee
2 cups hot French-pressed coffee from hand-roasted, fair-trade, organic beans
About 1 tablespoon grass-fed whipping cream, butter, or ghee
About 1 teaspoon ghee or butter oil, full-fat coconut milk, or coconut oil (optional)
Boil purified water.
Coarsely grind roasted coffee beans.
Add ground coffee to French Press, and pour hot water over the top.
Stir with a wooden spoon.
Steep for 3-5 minutes, then press down on the top of the French Press.
Meanwhile, pour hot water in your mug to warm. Empty hot water from mug, and pour in coffee.
Add any add-ins you’re using like grass-fed cream or butter, MCT oil, coconut oil, and/or spices.
Using a handheld milk frother, skim along the mixture just below the surface. The frother will whip air into the coffee mixture and a nice froth will begin to form on the top. Fully immerse the frother a couple of times just to mix everything up underneath.
A food pair perhaps made in chef’s heaven! Ghee and chocolate are the two best feel-good foods that world is crazy about. If you are one of them or your family members are madly in love on ghee chocolate delicacies, you can try preparing a few of them to show your love for them.
Fortunately lots of recipes are available to pamper your culinary expertise. The addition of ghee makes the culinary delight a longer shelf-life too!
Pour all the prescribed ingredients into a food processor. Keep on Blending until all get mixed and evenly combined.
Place some plastic wrap or parchment paper in a loaf pan to cover the bottom and sides of the pan.
Pour the chocolate mixture into the loaf pan and cover with the plastic wrap (gently).
Press down or tilt to even out the thickness. I like mine about 1/2 inch thick. You can also spread the mixture onto some parchment paper on a cookie sheet or roasting pan and put the pan in the fridge. This avoids the plastic wrap and works just as well.
Place the loaf pan with the fudge into the freezer and let it set for about 20 min. Remove and slice into bite sized pieces.
I put these in a jar and store in the fridge. I like to store in the freezer for a cold chocolaty treat!
Fatty coffee with ghee has been the latest topic of discussion on the internet.
High profile celebrities and health gurus such as Kourtney Kardashian have even mentioned having this drink every morning.
Celebrities along with health enthusiasts including the keto community are on board and so are we! If you have not heard of this new drink yet, you have come to the right place. Essentially, it is just your regular morning hot beverage but with the addition of a fat, for example ghee, butter or coconut oil.
If you feel yourself having to drag yourself out of bed every morning, with little to no energy, then try out this Keto fatty coffee to kick start your morning and experience the amazing wonders this drink can do to your energy levels during the day.
Not only is grass-fedcow ghee packed with fats and no carbohydrates, it also contains vitamins and omega fatty acids.
Adding ghee to your coffee also adds a rich buttery flavor to your drink and makes it super creamy. Ghee is also lactose-free for those that are intolerant and prefer to have dairy-free coffee options.
A fatty coffee infused with grass-fed cow ghee is an easy way of getting fats into your diet quickly. It is especially beneficial if you are on a Ketogenic diet, Low Carb High Fat (LCHF) diet, or cyclical fast.
The main objective of these diets is to minimize carbohydrate intake and switch the body’s natural mechanism of using sugars as an energy source, to using fats as the primary energy source.
The norm of having carb-heavy breakfasts have recently been shown to not necessarily be the best option if you are trying to lose weight. Typical breakfast options such as cereal and toast can cause your body to feel sluggish and not burn fat as easily as opposed to a high-fat breakfast such as bacon or eggs fried in ghee.
A high-fat morning routine can create the feeling of being full for longer, thus allow you to not be hungry for a longer period of time.
A high fat, low carb meal can also prevent the usual large spike in insulin levels that normally occur when a high carb meal is consumed, allowing you to normalize your insulin and blood sugar levels.
Keto fatty coffee is as simple to make as just making your everyday morning coffee, the only thing extra you have to add is a dollop of ghee, and you will get to taste the delicious creamy flavor that ghee adds to your coffee.
Not only is a fatty coffee tasty, when consumed on an empty stomach in the morning it programmed your body to burn fat as its main energy source, and can actually help decrease stored body fat content.
So go on and give this exciting new beverage a try, you won’t regret it!