Low carb diets have been around for a very long time but it is only within the last decade or so that they seem to have gotten a new breath of life. More and more people are beginning to try out various diets, including the trending keto diet. Unlike many other types of diets, the keto diet still allows people to have their beloved morning coffees.
What Is the Keto Diet?
The ketogenic diet, otherwise known as the keto diet, is a diet that consists of eating high amounts of fat and protein while significantly lowering the number of carbohydrates. This helps to force the body to start burning off fat rather than burning off carbohydrates. By taking the proper steps, a person can make their coffee fit perfectly into the keto diet regiment.
The Benefits of Adding Butter and Oil to Coffee
There are many benefits of making keto coffee with a Nespresso machine or Keurig machine and then adding butter and oil to it. One of the main benefits is that the combination of butter and oil helps to curb cravings throughout the day. The high concentration of fat mixing with the caffeine also helps to provide an energy boost that will help jumpstart a person’s morning.
It is recommended that people who are new to keto coffee only add a small amount of MCT oil at first. Otherwise, a full tablespoon of the oil could end up causing some digestive issues for the drinker.
- A single cup of freshly brewed Glorybrew 100 percent compostable coffee (for Keurig) or Lungo Arabica Forte (for Nespresso machines)
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 tablespoon of coconut oil or medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) oil
- A blender or milk frother
- Add the butter and MCT oil or coconut oil to the freshly brewed coffee.
- Either put all of the ingredients in a blender and blend it together or add the butter and oil to the mug of coffee and then froth it.
- Serve and enjoy.
The best method for making this coffee is using the blender because it is able to combine the ingredients very thoroughly. This method will create the optimal amount of foam but also requires a fairly large amount of clean up afterwards. So for someone who makes coffee every single day often as they are leaving for work, or someone who waits to make their coffee until they get to the office, this might not be the best option.
The other option is using the milk frother, which comes with its own set of benefits and downsides. The most obvious reason not to use a milk frother instead of a blender is that it will not produce the same amount of foam. However, if they are willing to sacrifice a bit of foam, then there are plenty of benefits to use a milk frother. Not only is it much more portable and easy to store than a blender, but it also requires far less clean up afterwards.