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Easy Keto Protein Coffee

This easy keto protein coffee is the perfect way to start your mornings with healthy fat and yummy flavor!

This easy keto protein coffee is the perfect way to start your mornings with healthy fat and yummy flavor! | heyketomama.com

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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.

Protein Coffee.

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

This easy keto protein coffee is the perfect way to start your mornings with healthy fat and yummy flavor! | heyketomama.com

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.

Calories: 342
Total Carbs: 3.9g
Fiber: 1.8g
Net Carbs: 2.1g
Protein: 27g
Fat: 26g

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.

The difference?

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)

 

So here’s how I make it!

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This easy keto protein coffee is the perfect way to start your mornings with healthy fat and yummy flavor! | heyketomama.com

Easy Keto Protein Coffee


  • Author: Hey Keto Mama
  • Total Time: 5 Minutes
  • Yield: 1 Serving 1x

Description

This easy keto protein coffee is the perfect way to start your mornings with healthy fat and yummy flavor! 


Ingredients

Scale

6 oz espresso or brewed coffee

1 tbsp coconut oil or butter

2 tbsp heavy whipping cream

1 scoop of your favorite protein powder (I like to use Isopure because it’s 0g carbs)

1 tbsp cacao powder


Instructions

Mix all ingredients in large mug and combine with frother or immersion blender

Alternatively, shake ingredients until fully combined in mason jar with lid

Notes

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.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 Coffee
  • Calories: 342
  • Fat: 26g
  • Carbohydrates: 3.9g Total Carbs, 2.1g Net Carbs
  • Fiber: 1.8g
  • Protein: 27g

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Lorena Williams

Monday 22nd of June 2020

Can I use protein liquid, the one that’s ready to drink, to make this instead of the powder?

Kells

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!

Elizabeth Blane

Friday 13th of December 2019

This did not work, even though I blended it. The protein powder clumped together in a horrible mush.

Carole Kinkopf

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.

Hayley

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!

Nicole

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.

Samantha

Monday 1st of April 2019

Is it possible to make this iced?

Moses Gunn

Thursday 6th of August 2020

Yes you can ice it but would recommend using a bullet blender option of some sort as opposed to stirring the ingredients.

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