Fatty Teas & Coffees

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Full disclosure: I typically like my coffee black. But lately, I’ve been drinking a lot of fatty teas and coffees.

You may be asking yourself, “Why would I want to make a fatty tea or coffee?!” Well, I’ll tell you! It’s a great way to get your essential fats in, especially when you are struggling with getting enough fats without going overboard on the protein. Additionally, if you drink them in the morning, they help keep you satiated until lunchtime. I do not mean you should skip breakfast! Breakfast is an essential meal. However, if you are doing Intermittent Fasting (also called IF), or a Fat Fast (also called FF), then these fatty teas and coffees can help keep you on track.

This coffee goes by many different names (and I’m pretty sure the most popular name is trademarked so I won’t be mentioning it here), but this is what we at For The Love of Lard like to call “Fatty Coffee” or “Fatty Tea.”

There are some folks who are against coffee for one reason or another. I’m not going to argue with them, caffeine truly is a drug. However, it is an essential part of some people’s day, so I’m not going to tell you that you can’t have coffee. Talk to your doctor if you are concerned about caffeine intake. These recipes can be used in naturally non-caffeinated herbal teas, as well.

ALL THE FATS!
This coffee or tea has 5 different fats in it! When I make this, I use a tbsp of each type of fat, but you can choose to use less if you are first starting out. 3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon, so adjust according to your fat intake needs. Some people cannot handle MCT oil right away, or they don’t like cacao butter. That’s fine too! Do what works for you! Blend the oils and hot coffee/tea in a small blender and pour into your favorite coffee mug. Enjoy!

  • 1 tbsp grassfed butter (I use Kerrygold brand)
  • 1 tbsp heavy whipping cream (also called HWC)
  • 1 tbsp unrefined organic coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp MCT oil
  • 1 tbsp cacao butter (I use Caveman Coffee brand)
  • 1/2 tsp real vanilla extract
  • (If you like it sweet, you can add a little stevia to taste)

Macros: 100/0/0

  • 531 Calories
  • Fat: 59g
  • Protein: 0g
  • Carbs: 0g

 

KEEP IT SIMPLE COFFEE
This coffee has only 1-2 fats in it. It’s simple, easy and tastes delicious! It’s Lee’s favorite. She loves sugar-free syrups from Starbucks and grocery stores, so check them out if you need a bit of flavor in your coffee or tea!

  • 1 tbsp heavy whipping cream (HWC)
  • (optional 1 tbsp grassfed butter)
  • (optional sugar-free syrup to taste)

Macros: 100/0/0 (with HWC & butter, no syrup)

  • 153 Calories
  • Fat: 17g
  • Protein: 0g
  • Carbs: 0g

 

ORDERING COFFEE OUT
We all love our Starbucks and other specialty coffees. Does being keto mean you can’t still have your favorite latte? NO! Of course you can! Just be one of those people who give picky orders. Embrace it. Just leave a dollar in the tip jar.

  • Americano with a splash of HWC and sugar free syrup.
  • Replace any of the normal milks (even whole milk has carbs!) with HWC, and you can even specify how much they use.
  • If you can’t decide, you can always have black coffee or plain tea.
  • Add your own HWC at the condiment table so that you can control how much goes in your coffee or tea.

 

KETO COFFEE/TEA BOMBS

This is so easy and tasty and you can adjust the recipe as needed. First, I didn’t have a regular ice cube tray, so I bought a silicone ice cube mold from Bed, Bath & Beyond for around $5. It’s cute and makes ice in the shape of coffee beans. I measured that it held about 2 tbsp of liquid in each reservoir, so I measured out my fats accordingly. Somehow it still made a little more when the fats fully melted, so I ended up having enough for a fatty tea before freezing them.

  • 4 tbsp grassfed butter (I use Kerrygold brand)
  • 4 tbsp unrefined organic coconut oil
  • 4 tbsp MCT oil
  • 4 tbsp cacao butter (I use Caveman Coffee brand) – I measured by the gram, so this may be where I ended up with a little more oil at the end.
  • 2 tsp real vanilla extract
  • (If you like it sweet, you can add a little stevia to taste)

Melt the fats on low in a small saucepan and then carefully spoon them into the silicone mold. Gently place on a flat surface in your freezer and allow to freeze for at least 2 hours. I always make mine before bed and then they are ready for my morning coffee or tea. Pop them out of the mold when they are frozen and place them in a freezer-safe container. They are ready for you to blend with any tea or coffee of your choosing!

Macros: 100/0/0 (per keto coffee/tea bomb)

  • 139 Calories
  • Fat: 15.9g
  • Protein: 0g
  • Carbs: 0g

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XOXO,
Heather

Fatty Teas & Coffees

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