Healthy Coffee Recipe (with Butter!)

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After a recent Facebook post where I mentioned I put some strange ingredients in my coffee, I’ve gotten a few emails asking for more details …

I have a love/hate relationship with coffee. Basically, I love coffee but my adrenals don’t always love it! Also, since I don’t eat/drink sugar or much pasteurized dairy, it can make for some pretty boring coffee … until now.

Drink the Fat…

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I’d always mixed coconut oil into my coffee or tea to help make sure I consume enough healthy fats, though it always floated on the top and the texture was sometimes rough (especially when I was pregnant … the texture made me so nauseous!). At the suggestion of a friend, I tried a strange twist that has become my new favorite!

Basically, I blend coconut oil and grass-fed organic unsalted butter (yes … butter) into coffee with a dash of vanilla and sometimes a drop of stevia. The blender emulsifies the coconut oil and butter so the texture is more creamy than oily and it is a delicious way to get a boost of beneficial fats. This type of healthy coffee also gives much more extended energy throughout the day without making me jittery.

This is similar to the Bulletproof® coffee recipe recommended and popularized by Dave Asprey, though Dave uses MCT oil in place of the coconut oil. Both have their benefits, but coconut oil has more immune-boosting properties while concentrated MCT oil does more for an immediate energy and brain boost.
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I also tried his Bulletproof Coffee which is much smoother than regular coffee and which he claims is produced carefully to avoid the presence of mycotoxins: “Most coffee beans are processed by either leaving them in the sun and elements to wither and dry, or by pressing them and letting them ferment (spoil) to remove the outer layer of the bean. Both of these techniques are known to produce significant levels of mycotoxins as they enhance flavor. Upgraded coffee beans are mechanically processed right after picking using only clean cold water. This more expensive process is safer because it dramatically reduces harmful molds or bacteria from impacting your health.”

I’ve also used various other forms of organic coffee with great results.

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Bulletproof Coffee Recipe

A delicious and creamy coffee that packs a powerful nutritional punch!
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 3 minutes
Calories 148kcal
Author Katie Wells


1 cup



  • Put all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Mix on high speed for 20 seconds until frothy. Drink immediately and enjoy all the energy!


Nutrition Facts
Bulletproof Coffee Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 148 Calories from Fat 146
% Daily Value*
Fat 16.2g25%
Saturated Fat 11.8g74%
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 88mg4%
Carbohydrates 0.1g0%
Sugar 0.1g0%
Protein 0.5g1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Additional Notes: I take my fermented cod liver oil right before drinking this to give all the fat soluble vitamins some beneficial fats to digest with. If you aren’t regularly taking coconut oil, start with a teaspoon and work up, as too much at once might upset your stomach. Coconut oil often increases metabolism and some people notice feeling warmer or like their heart is racing if they start off too fast.

I’ve also recently started adding collagen powder for extra protein and for hair, skin, and nail support and it works wonderfully!

Do you drink coffee? Put butter in it? Too weird? Weigh in below!

This delicious and easy healthy coffee packs a lot of nutrients and gives you lasting, healthy energy all day long.


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About Katie Wells

Katie Wells, CTNC, MCHC, Founder of Wellness Mama and Co-founder of Wellnesse, has a background in research, journalism, and nutrition. As a mom of six, she turned to research and took health into her own hands to find answers to her health problems. WellnessMama.com is the culmination of her thousands of hours of research and all posts are medically reviewed and verified by the Wellness Mama research team. Katie is also the author of the bestselling books The Wellness Mama Cookbook and The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox.


750 responses to “Healthy Coffee Recipe (with Butter!)”

  1. Kim Avatar

    Do you wait until 11:00ish to drink your bullet proof coffee to maintain the fasting period or can you drink it earlier like you would a cup of coffee in the morning?

  2. Aine Avatar

    5 stars
    Thank-you Katie! I made this this morning (using just coconut oil) with chai tea and it was fantastic! It tasted like I had added creamer!

    I love your site! 🙂

  3. Joe Archibald Avatar
    Joe Archibald

    I like coffee with brandy or bourbon over butter 😉 Maybe not as healthy though, at least not in the quanities I drink it…lol!

  4. Nathalie Avatar

    Hello Katie
    Thank you for a great website with some really interesting and informative articles. I am wondering about trying bullet proof coffee however no longer have a gallbladder and am concerned about processing such a heavy fat drink. Could you please tell me your opinion regarding this?
    Kindest regards

    1. Katie Wells Avatar

      I now actually drink plain black coffee or Four Sigmatic packets each day as I’ve found I don’t do well with much fat either. If I didn’t have a gallbladder, I wouldn’t ingest this much saturated fat at once.

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