Keto - Bulletproof Hot Cocoa


Prep Notes


This is strictly for those who are on a LOW CARB diet. For regular carb eaters, please please do not make this. Regular hot chocolate consist of cocoa powder, milk and sugar or marshmallow. Follow that instead.


The concept of mixing butter in beverages is very well known with  LCHF dieters. It’s supposed to leave you feeling full, energized and focused for hours. Some of the claimed benefits is that it helps you stay in Ketosis, burns fat, boosts brain power and bumps  up energy levels.  What’s important when drinking this is to always make sure it fits in your diet and check if it fits your macros. 


This recipe does not use regular white sugar. It’s also not advised to use any other sugar substitute if you have sugar addiction. Recipe also contains coconut oil which is essential for rapid fat-burning, and butter (preferably grass-fed if you can find) but I just use KerryGold, salted. Recently I have been omitting the coconut milk in the recipe due to the extra calories that I could not spare. It taste’s just as great. 


Ingredients


  • ½ cup Filtered Water
  • ½ cup Coconut Milk
  • 2 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter (grass-fed)
  • 1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil or MCT Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • A dash Cinnamon
  • 1-2 teaspoons Erythritol (Sukrin) - Optional

Directions


  1. In a medium sized pot (if using hand blender) or a small pot (if using blender), bring water and coconut milk to a boil.
  2. Remove from heat.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients into the coconut milk and water.
  4. Blend using a hand blender (like the ones for soups) or pour the mixture into a blender and blend till frothy.
  5. Pour into a mug and enjoy.

Notes


  • Nutrition Facts (based on my ingredients) : 

  • Per serving (1) 486 kcal, 
  • Total Fat – 48 g, 
  • Total Carbs – 7 g, 
  • Fiber – 4 g 
  • = NET Carbs – 3 g, 
  • Protein – 4 g.