coconut keto coffee
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Now that I’ve finally found success losing weight with a ketogenic protocol, lots of my habits had to change. I am now eating a much different percentage of macronutrients (70/20/10 – fats/carbs/protein). These macros in this particular ratio tell the body to unlock fat reserves to be used as fuel, and you lose weight. Once you’ve lost weight you just slightly increase total calories in order to maintain your weight. So this is really a lifestyle that can not only guard against the dreaded belly bloat/insulin resistant weight gain in midlife, but it can also be used to maintain your optimal weight indefinitely by controlling insulin levels. Another nice side effect of eating this way is that you tend to wake up and not be very hungry, which is why Ketonians love and swear by their fatty keto coffee.
why keto coffee
This morning fasting period is the most efficient time to be burning your own fat for fuel, and it’s easy to do because when you are a fat burner you tend to not be hungry in the morning. In order to preserve this fat-burning fasting cycle, it’s very important that even if you just have coffee in the morning that you make it in such a way that it also preserves those same macronutrients so it doesn’t kick you out of ketosis (fat burning).
step by step instructions
step 1: heat coconut milk up in your mug
I pour desired amount of full-fat organic coconut milk from Pacifica in a large mug and microwave for about 30 seconds. or froth it in a frother. You can pick it up in-store at Whole Foods.
Pacifica is the only coconut milk brand I’ve found that doesn’t add carrageenan, which is an emulsifier that has been associated with malignancies and other stomach problems in lab testing.
step 2: add coffee
Brew a Nespresso espresso ‘luongo’ (large shot) or however you make your coffee into the mug with your warmed coconut milk.
step 3: add coconut oil
Add 1/2 TBS of organic virgin coconut oil if you are going to have 2 cups of coffee or a full tablespoon if you’re just having one. If you don’t like the taste of coconut oil, then substitute a good quality MCT oil.
step 4: sweeten
If you like sweetness add 5 drops of your favorite all natural liquid stevia flavor. I’m totally addicted to the English toffee flavor, but there is also vanilla, chocolate, and plain.
step 6: emulsify in a mug
I use a handheld Aero-latte frother to emulsify everything together. It takes a few seconds and there is no cleanup except to rinse the frother head with water. My keto coffee stays emulsified and I don’t see any of the oil collected on the top.
optional: add some cinnamon or cacao powder
This coffee is what I look forward to waking up to every night as I go to bed. I just know you’re going to love it. Let me know how you like it – comment below. Shopping links are below so you can stock up on your supplies.