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What The Heck is Bulletproof Coffee (Keto, Paleo)
February 20, 2019
Bulletproof coffee in white cup on table.

I was listening to a podcast this morning from the guys over at and they were going on and on about Bulletproof or ‘buttered’ coffee in their intro. I’ve heard of bulletproof coffee a lot lately, especially with the boom of the ‘fat movement’ and popularity of Paleo and low-carb lifestyles. Which I’ve followed for several years but I’m not sure if everyone knows what bulletproof coffee is or why people drink it.

So I took the topic to Google and found some interesting articles on the topic. One good article was from Fast Company, What it’s Like to Drink Bulletproof Coffee Every Morning for Two Weeks.They actually talk about the benefits of bulletproof coffee, which are actually kinda cool and it totally makes sense for folks who are trying to live a Paleo, Keto, or low-carb lifestyle.

Among Bulletproof coffee’s listed benefits: It triggers weight loss by way of ketosis, a metabolic state triggered by a lack of carbs that kicks fat-burning into overdrive; it kills pesky cravings; and it boosts cognitive function, mainlining a shining dose of mental clarity into your foggy morning skull. Maybe it would even fold my laundry.

If you think about it, bulletproof coffee is actually the perfect breakfast for folks like who are interested in improved nutrition, few carbs, and peace of body. In one cup you get a good number of calories, the pleasure of coffee, and good fasts that keep you satiated and set you up for success for the day.


Peace of Body is my made up term for eating safe foods that I’m not allergic to with a focus on hormonal balance, and reduced inflammation.


It’s just coffee with fat like butter, coconut oil, or MCT oil mixed or blended into it.

Bulletproof coffee in white cup on table.

What The Heck is Bulletproof Coffee (Keto, Paleo)

  • Author: Heather Cooan
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x


Kickstart your day with a full breakfast in a cup with bulletproof or buttered coffee.



  • 1 Cup of your favorite coffee
  • 1 Tbs. unsalted grass-fed butter (Kerry Gold is a good one)
  • 1 Tbs. MCT Oil or Coconut Oil (I use coconut oil)
  • Powerful Blender


  • Brew your favorite coffee.
  • Add 1 Tbs. per cup of butter.
  • Add 1 Tbs. per cup of MCT or coconut oil.
  • Blend until foamy and enjoy.

  • Category: Beverages
  • Method: Blend
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: fatty coffee, bulletproof coffee


About author

Heather Cooan

Heather is a marketing executive turned nutrition counselor, consultant, and educator. Heather is currently a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner and Nutrition Therapy Practitioner candidate. Heather advocates for informed consent, bodily autonomy, and self-directed healthcare. She speaks and writes on nutrition and lifestyle interventions for improved health and wellness. Heather successfully avoided radiation and chemotherapy and healed her body of vulvar cancer utilizing a food-as-medicine approach combined with alternative and conventional interventions. Heather has also put two autoimmune diseases into remission (Hashimoto's and Lichen Sclerosus) and reversed estrogen dominance, insulin resistance, atherosclerosis, and fatty liver through diet and lifestyle change.

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