Just in case you have no idea what Bulletproof coffee is (if that is the case, I assume it hasn't been a long keto journey for you yet), let me introduce you to the (ultimate?) morning keto beverage before I start offering my solid (and yummy) version. Bulletproof coffee mug cake that is.
Imagine yourself getting up in the morning, needing some coffee to get going. You make yourself a cup or two. But before you pour it into your favorite coffee mug, it finds its place in a blender, together with a tablespoon or two of grass-fed butter and a tablespoon or two of coconut or MCT oil. You blend this together, add a hint of stevia if you wish, and drink down the latte-like fat-bomb that is about to keep your energy levels up for hours. Supposedly.
Where it comes from
The guy standing behind bulletproof coffee or bulletproof anything is Dave Asprey. His idea for this morning beverage sprouted in Tibet. He says that the keto coffee is good for you if you use high-quality beans, the grass-fed butter is full of quality fats and nutrients, and MCT oil provides almost immediate energy with no crash.
Among the keto and Low-carb fellows, there's a lingering debate about the bulletproof coffee being good for you or not. I say you like it; you have it. I've come across many discourses and seen people arguing against it, saying it's a bunch of extra liquid calories not providing you with firm nutrients. You might end up drinking up to 500 calories without feeling adequate satiety. On the other hand, some people report feeling full and energized for hours after having consumed only bulletproof coffee in the morning. Moreover, I'm sure there are many guys and even gals out there who are physically very active, don't need to worry about their daily calorie intake too much and find themselves enjoying this full-fat "latte."
Me? I'm one of those weirdos who rarely feel satiated from a liquid form of food. I even put psyllium husk into my occasional smoothies, not exactly aiming to get in fiber, but rather preventing the smoothie from being liquid. Still, I do like coffee, butter, coconut oil, and the benefits of MCT oil.
Bulletproof coffee breakfast
As I just mentioned, I am not into the bulletproof coffee practicing, but I do like and do consume its ingredients on a regular basis. That is why I needed to come up with a solid form of bulletproof coffee. Doing so, I put together the mug cake that is about as quick and simple to make as the coffee. I followed Dave Asprey's Complete Bulletproof Diet Roadmap to include only the bulletproof ingredients.
Now you can enjoy the bulletproof coffee in bites! Add a couple of dairy-free dark chocolate drops, and it will turn out extra fudgy ... Enjoy your satiating and energizing breakfast!
Bulletproof Coffee Mug Cake
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 large egg
- 2.5 oz coconut milk - (full-fat)
- 2 tablespoon coconut flour
- 2 teaspoon coffee - (instant, organic)
- 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
- ½ tablespoon psyllium husks
- ¼ teaspoon baking powder - (organic, gluten-free)
- 1 dash salt
- 1/16 teaspoon stevia extract - (or other form of sweetener as desired)
- Using an electric hand mixer, mix all the ingredients in a medium-size bowl.
- Distribute the dough into two microwave-safe mugs.
- Optional: You can get extra pleasure adding in a few bites of sugar-free extra dark chocolate.
- Microwave on high for a couple of minutes (depending on the strength of your microwave). Flip onto a plate and enjoy your breakfast.