Bulletproof coffee

Bulletproof coffee provides a shot of ketogenic fats to the brain to raise ketone levels, improve mental function and help to stabilise blood sugars.    

While many people find that BPC helps them transition away from a highly processed junk food diet once they stop fearing fat BPC may not be ideal in the long term if you are looking for weight loss as it doesn’t provide a lot of micronutrients or high levels of satiety. 


One serving provides 288 calories but has 1 g of protein, 25 g of fat and 0 g of net carbs.


The Cronometer screengrab below shows the nutrients provided by 2000 calories of this recipe relative to the Optimal Nutrient Intakes.  


Butter, Salted1.50tbsp152.621.3 g
Espresso, without Flavored Syrup2shot or solo – each 1 fl oz5.359.2 g
MCT Oil1tbsp116.214.0 g


  1. Brew 1 cup of coffee using filtered water, just off the boil, with 2½ heaping tablespoons freshly ground coffee beans.
  2. Add in 1-2 tablespoons MCT oil (like this) to the hot coffee (start with 1 tsp. and work up over several days).
  3. Add 1-2 tablespoons butter or ghee.
  4. Mix in a blender for 20-30 seconds until it is frothy.


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nutrient density23%
lean bulking/bodybuilder22%
fat loss18%
blood sugar & fat loss28%
blood sugar/diabetes 57%
ketogenic 94%