Are you a morning coffee drinker? Statistically speaking, you probably are. About two-thirds of Americans drink a cup of coffee to start their day.
Most of us look forward to a morning coffee, and the recipe we’re about to share was passed to us by Tim Tebow himself.
Not only does it taste delicious, but the fats in the coffee provide a satiating boost while helping you stay in ketosis.
If you make this recipe, be sure to post a photo on Instagram and tag @ketologic and #GoKetoWithTebow!
Top Four Benefits of This Keto Coffee
The major benefits of this recipe come from two things: the natural metabolic boost provided by caffeine, and the health benefits of MCT oil. On their own, they’re impressive. Combined into one tasty drink, though, it’s like jet fuel. Here are four benefits that make this recipe stand out.
#1: Coffee is Full of Vitamins & Minerals
The nutrients from coffee beans are also found in a freshly brewed cup of coffee. These include riboflavin (11% of the Reference Daily Intake), pantothenic acid (6% of the RDI), manganese and potassium (3% of the RDI), and magnesium and niacin (2% of the RDI) .
#2: Caffeine Has a Host of Benefits
Studies show it can also help improve brain functions, including memory, focus, reaction times, and improve your mood .
#3: Grass-Fed Butter is Super Nutritious
Compared to regular butter, grass-fed butter offers greater health benefits. It’s a good source of vitamin A, vitamin K2, and the antioxidant beta-carotene . Grass-fed butter also has a higher proportion of healthy, unsaturated fats and conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) . These vitamins and antioxidants are linked to bone, heart, and vision health.
The fats in grass-fed butter and MCTs are also very satiating. Tim starts most mornings with one of his egg recipes, like his keto omelet or a nutrient-packed keto smoothie. But if you’re in a hurry or don’t have time for breakfast until later, this coffee recipe can keep you satisfied through the morning.
#4: Coconut Milk Contains MCTs
Coconut milk is a star in this recipe because it contains MCTs . MCTs, or medium-chain triglycerides, may promote weight loss and boost your metabolism . These fats also promote ketone production, which helps you keep burning fat.
Use a splash in this coffee recipe for flavor and benefits from MCTs.
This recipe is very easy to modify. As long as coffee and MCTs from coconut milk make it into your mug, you’ll receive the health benefits above. If you find something that doesn't work for you or need a substitute, though, it’s easy to modify the recipe and stay keto-compliant (see the next section for specific tips).
Sold on giving keto coffee a try? Before we share Tim Tebow’s recipe, here are a few tips for first-time drinkers.
Never Tried Keto Coffee Before? Use These Tips
The recipe below is the way Tim Tebow drinks his coffee, and that works for him. But some people like their morning coffee a little differently, so we want to give you a few suggestions to make sure your version helps you stay in ketosis.
These tips will help you customize or make substitutions based on your preferences:
- If you don’t like heavy cream, any dairy without added sugar will work. Try KetoLogic’s Coffee Creamer (mocha is Tim’s favorite) or just using extra full-fat coconut milk.
- Use half-caf if you don’t want too much caffeine in the morning.
- KetoLogic’s Erythritol is a favorite natural sweetener for coffee. It’s a sweetener derived from corn and has 70 percent of the sweetness of regular sugar with no calories. You can also use other sweeteners like stevia, xylitol, or monk fruit sweetener. Just avoid sugar, as it will prevent you from getting into ketosis (or knock you out).
- To spice up your drink, try adding a pinch of cinnamon to give your coffee a different flavor. It’s keto-compliant, delicious, and festive around the holidays.
By the way, if you’re not sold on using butter, try blending it instead of stirring with a spoon. This helps emulsify the two liquids and ensures it doesn’t float on top. We can almost promise you’ll be surprised (in a good way) by the taste.
And finally, if you’re not a big coffee drinker, try adding coconut milk or MCT oil to a cup of green tea. That way you still get the thermogenic benefits of caffeine along with the benefits of MCTs.
With plenty of options at your disposal, let’s get to the recipe.
- 1 cup coffee (can be half regular-half decaf or all decaf)
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 tablespoon heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons coconut milk
- KetoLogic Erythritol (optional)
- Brew a cup of hot coffee.
- Stir in coconut milk, heavy cream, and erythritol (if using) to your taste.
- Top with a tablespoon of butter.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 1 cup