If you follow the ketogenic (keto) diet then I'm sure you've heard of bulletproof coffee. The popular beverage has become a big part of the keto diet as many use it as a breakfast that doesn't break intermittent fasting or as a craving suppressor between meals.
The high fat drink is also a tasty way to boost your fat content for the day if you are running a bit low.
Adaptations have meant that you can even enjoy bulletproof coffee if you are vegan. However, what if you do not want caffeine in your diet, can you make a bulletproof coffee decaf ?
What is Bulletproof coffee
Bulletproof Coffee (aka Butter Coffee) is a great replacement for breakfast, in a convenient form. Especially as you can put it in a flask or travel mug and drink it ‘on the go’.
Unlike other quick and filling breakfast alternatives like cereal bars, Bulletproof Coffee has no added sugar or preservatives.
MCT oil is made of medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) derived from the fat of coconuts. This natural ingredient is what makes our keto coffee pods so special and one of the key ingredients of bulletproof coffees.
MCTs are a fast acting energy source as they are rapidly absorbed into the blood stream due to their smaller chain length.
For those following the keto diet, MCT oil adds a boost of healthy fat to help you meet your macros for the day.
Can you use decaf for bulletproof coffee?
Decaf coffee is short for decaffeinated coffee.
Decaf coffee has had roughly 97% of the caffeine removed using one of three methods: The Swiss water method, Chemical solvent or Carbon dioxide.
Just because the caffeine has been removed it doesn't mean that decaf coffee can not be used for bulletproof coffee.
In fact if you are sensitive to caffeine then a decaf bulletproof coffee is a good idea.
If you are looking to make a bulletproof coffee decaf, then you need to make sure you choose the right decaf coffee as some use chemicals in the decaffeination process.
Rejuvenation waters decaf keto coffee pods are a great way to make a decaf bulletproof coffee.
Each Nespresso decaf keto pod already has MCT oil added to them, so all you need to do is simply pop your pod your Nespresso machine and enjoy an espresso of bulletproof coffee.
To boost the fat content you can add cream, butter or a plant-based alternative.
By Alex Warmisham ANutr - Nutritionist at Rejuvenation Water