What is Keto Coffee?

A Keto Diet is a low carb, high-fat diet. The goal of a Keto diet is to reach a metabolic state called “Ketosis”. This is when your body burns fat for energy instead of carbs. When you limit carbs on a daily bases, the body will burn more and more fat to keep up with its energy needs.

While fat stored by your body is burned and used as energy, you should also be eating a high-fat diet to keep up with your body’s fat burning fuel. Keto Coffee is a fat-rich beverage that can help your body reach the Ketosis state faster (1).

Keto coffee typically includes one or more sources of healthy fats. The most common are butter and MCT oil. These do not need to be processed by the liver and are used by your body for energy straight away.

Another benefit of MCT oil is that it can help you feel full for longer periods of time while helps suppress the appetite. Common benefits reported by Keto coffee drinks include:

  • Improved focus
  • Increased alertness
  • Increase in energy
  • Less hunger

Keto coffee should be limited to drinking one cup a day and as a replacement of a meal.

 

What is a Keto Coffee Creamer?

A Keto Coffee Creamer is what should be added to black coffee to make it high in healthy fats. Rather than manually measuring and adding butter and/or MCT, coconut oil, Keto Coffee can be made by simply adding a Keto Coffee Creamer.

Not all coffee creamers that claim to be low-carb or Keto friendly are healthy. There are a few ingredients that should be avoided. Here are the key ingredients that you should avoid when choosing a coffee creamer:

  • Artificial Flavors
  • Thickening agent
  • Preservatives
  • Artificial sweeteners
  • Added sugar and/or Partially Hydrogenated Oils

 

5 BEST Keto-Friendly Coffee Creamers

Finding the right Keto Coffee Creamer can be tricky business, especially if you are new to the Keto or low-carb diet. In fact, there are many coffee creamers that seem to be healthy on the outside but contain a number of additives and unhealthy ingredients.

The good news is that you don’t have to go through the work of researching a bunch of coffee creamers that claim to be Keto approved. The work has already been done for you!

These are my top recommendations for tasty keto-friendly/ low carb coffee creamers, no additives, refined sugars, or other unhealthy junk!

The top rated coffee creamer is Omega PowerCreamer and this is the one that I personally use and like the best. However, this might not be the best choice for you from this list.

I have included a Pro/Con and short description under each of the top 5 best keto friendly creamers so that you can pick the one that works best for you! Let’s get started! 

 

1. Omega PowerCreamer

bottles of the different omega powercreamer flavors

Nutrition: Per 1 Tbsp serving: 120 calories, 14 g fat (10 g saturated), 0 g carbs, 0 g sugar, 0 mg sodium, 0 g fiber, 0 g protein

Omega PowerCreamer Coffee Creamers are liquid and come in four flavors: original, cocoa, cinnamon and vanilla. They have 14 grams of fat and zero added sugar per serving and the main ingredients are grass-fed ghee, coconut oil, and MCT oil. Each bottle of this low-carb keto coffee creamer has 20 servings.

You can choose from a variety of flavors including original, cinnamon, vanilla and cacao. This Keto Coffee Creamer will help you increase your daily fat intake and help you to stay in ketosis.

This is my personal favorite keto coffee creamer. Learn more about it by reading my Omega PowerCreamer review for recipes and a 10% off coupon!

Pros

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 Great information and recipe database on their blog

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 0 Carbs & 0 added sugar

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Travel-friendly (does not require refrigerations, squeezable bottle)

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100% ketogenic-friendly ingredients,

Cons

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The liquid so it must be blended to mix with coffee well

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Only 20 servings per bottle

2. Perfect Keto Coffee Creamer

two containers of perfect keto mix

This coffee creamer is in powdered form and each container comes with 30 servings. There are no fillers or additives. This is another keto-friendly coffee creamer with 0 carbs and 0 sugars.

Perfect Keto is available in Vanilla, Salted Caramel, Chocolate or unflavored. However, this creamer is on the pricer side and retails for about $39.00.

Pros

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Two Flavor options: Cacoa and unflavored

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Great source of MCT oil and grass-fed butter

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Price is lower than average

Cons

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No flavor options 

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Only 20 servings

3. Bulletproof Coffee InstaMix Creamer

two packets of bulletproof inta mix coffee

This is one of the best options for “on-the-go” Coffee mixed with butter and octane oil. Bulletproof is probably the most popular and well known Keto coffee brand. Coffee is not the only product they sell.

Bulletproof coffee sells MCT oil, protein mixes and a few other supplements and the Bulletproof website is a good source of educational information for keto related topics.

The main ingredients in this keto coffee creamer are octane oil and butter. This creamer is in a powder form, comes with 14 servings, and is available in original flavor or unflavored.

Pros

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Pre-blended powder mix, you do not have to blend it to mix it like many liquid creamers

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100% Grass-fed butter

Cons

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Has 6 carbs per serving (many other keto creamers have 0 carbs)

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Only 14 servings

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Not many flavor options

4. Keto Coffee Creamer (Left Coast Performance)

bottle of left coast performance ket coffee creamer

This Keto Coffee Creamer comes in two flavors: original and Cocoa. This is a liquid-based ket creamer so you will need to blend it for it to mix well with the coffee. The main ingredients are MCT oil, coconut oil, and ghee.

A full 32 servings are included and this creamer has 0 carbs and 0 added sugars.  To add this creamer to your coffee, simply add 1/4 tablespoon to your morning coffee, blend well and enjoy.

Nutritional Info: Per 1 Tbsp serving: 120 Calories, 14g Fat, 0 Carbs, 0 sugar.

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Two Flavor options: Cacoa and unflavored

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Great source of MCT’s

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Cacao Butter can help reduce cravings

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Refund available if you do not like it

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32 servings

Cons

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Must be blended to mix thoroughly

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Can be expensive

5. Rapid Fire Ketogenic Creamer

rapid fire coffee creamer bottle for keto coffee

The primary ingredients in this ketogenic coffee creamer include MCT oil and coconut. It has only 100 calories per serving and can be mixed with coffee or tea.

This creamer is in powder form and comes with 20 servings. Rapid Fire also has additional ketogenic coffee products including instant ket coffee, keto coffee pods, and pure MCT oil.

Pros

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Two Flavor options: Cacoa and unflavored

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Great source of MCT oil and grass-fed butter

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Price is lower than average

Cons

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No flavor options 

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Only 20 servings

Keto Coffee FAQ

 

Do Keto Coffee Creamers make you gain weight?

A common misconception is that since Keto Coffee creamers are high in fats, they will make you gain weight. This is not true. Traditional coffee creamer usually has high amounts of sugar and natural additives. In fact, one serving of regular coffee creamer can have a teaspoon of sugar. Since many people follow the Keto diet for weight loss purposes

Benefits of using low carb (keto) coffee creamers

The alternative option to using a Keto Coffee Creamer is to use traditional butter and/or coconut oil in their coffee. Not everyone can handle the taste and it can also get messy. If you are not a morning person or do not have a lot of time in the mornings, dealing with getting a knife for the butter and spoon for the coconut oil becomes a huge hassle.

  • A healthier alternative to sugar and traditional coffee creamers made with additives
  • Many flavor options
  • Good source of energy and healthy fats
  • Avoid sugar/carbs of traditional creamers and milk-based creamers

How to Make KetoCoffee Creamer at Home?

Buying specialty coffee creamer is not required. You always have the option of making a homemade keto coffee creamer. There are several increment combinations you can use to mix with your coffee:

  • Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Grass-fed butter
  • grass fed ghee
  • coconut oil
  • MCT oil
  • MCT Powder (AF LINK)
  • Collagen Powder(AF LINK)
  • Heavy cream/ heavy whipping cream

PRO Tip: Since many of these are oil-based, they will not mix very well with coffee so it is recommended to uses a blender or the frother. This will help make your coffee creamy and delicious! 

 

Questions? Comments?

If you have any questions about choosing the right keto coffee creamer or would like to share your own tips and experiences, please do so in the comments section below! 

References:

Dashti, H. M., Mathew, T. C., Hussein, T., Asfar, S. K., Behbahani, A., Khoursheed, M. A., … Al-Zaid, N. S. (2004). Long-term effects of a ketogenic diet in obese patientsExperimental and clinical cardiology9(3), 200–205.

Campos, M. (2018, July 06). Ketogenic diet: Is the ultimate low-carb diet good for you? Retrieved from https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/ketogenic-diet-is-the-ultimate-low-carb-diet-good-for-you-2017072712089