This easy keto protein coffee is the perfect way to start your mornings with healthy fat and yummy flavor!
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I was walking through the mall the other weekend and passed by one of those health supplement stores.
I always like to peek in to see what Quest bars they have available (they’re really tasty—especially the Quest Hero bars) but this time I was a bit surprised to see the featured product right in the entryway.
I was mostly surprised because to my understanding it’s pretty much protein powder, mixed with espresso priced at $35 for 15 servings.
I was also surprised because I make this stuff every morning.
So I want to share my version with you!
Easy Keto Protein Coffee
The ingredients are simple, and it has plenty of benefits. It’s similar to bulletproof coffee, but I actually prefer the added protein.
It’s just coffee or espresso, coconut oil or butter, heavy whipping cream, protein powder (Isopure is a great zero carb option) and cacao powder.
My recipe always includes cacao powder for the chocolatey taste. Who doesn’t love chocolate??
The macros might surprise you for a coffee drink, but it truly is very filling and can easily be substituted for your breakfast any day. You should be totally fine if you plan for it ahead of time and track what you eat throughout the day.
Total Carbs: 3.9g
Net Carbs: 2.1g
Important note: this is CACAO powder (pronounced Ka-cow) , not COCOA powder. At the risk of sounding totally stuck up about this, I’ve come to greatly appreciate cacao.
Cacao powder is made by cold-pressing cocoa beans, preserving the living enzymes and containing a higher antioxidant level than cocoa. (read much more about the differences here)
Alternatively, shake ingredients until fully combined in mason jar with lid
Please note that I am not a certified nutritionist. Any nutritional information that is discussed or disclosed in this post should only be seen as my best amateur estimates based on NET carbs. If nutrition is important to you, I highly encourage you to verify any data you see here with your favorite nutrition calculator.
Your values can change GREATLY based on what brands of protein powder you use. Keep that in mind.
I tried this, but used collagen powder instead of protein powder and left out cacao, chose coconut oil over butter. Great recipe. Thank you
Monday 22nd of June 2020
Can I use protein liquid, the one that’s ready to drink, to make this instead of the powder?
Monday 6th of January 2020
I'm not loving the cacao. Are there health benefits? or is it added for taste? I was wondering if I could just skip it. Thanks!
Friday 13th of December 2019
This did not work, even though I blended it. The protein powder clumped together in a horrible mush.
Monday 20th of April 2020
You have to dissolve the protein powder in cool water first. Then add the coffee. The hi tense heat of the coffee curdles the protein.
Monday 13th of May 2019
I decided last night that I was going to give Keto a shot this week, but because I'm an endomorph wanted to add in a little more protein. Did a quick Google search this morning and found this recipe! It was delicious! I actually had chocolate flavored protein powder so I didn't add in the cacao but it was still delicious! I've found my new breakfast - thank you!
Friday 1st of November 2019
Putting protein powder in hot water or milk or anything hot really is poison. Protein powder should be consumed cold and immediately.
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