This recipe is posted as a courtesy to those following a variety of low-carb and ketogenic diets (not necessarily Meal Plans designed by me). This recipe may or may not be appropriate for you.
Okay, so it is Monday morning and a double or triple espresso cappuccino or latte is what you want, but not with all the carbs in the foamed milk.
Since weight-loss is one of your goals, and you know from reading an earlier article on leptin differences in overweight versus lean people that drinking “bulletproof“ coffee is not the best way to go, is there an alternative?
Yes there is!
I call it “Bullet-less Cappuccino“.
Bullet-less cappuccino (or latte) is made the same way as a regular cappuccino or latte, except instead of foaming milk (which has 12 carbs per cup!), I use 1/2 oz of heavy (whipping) cream diluted with 2 oz of ice cold filtered water. The ratio of cream to water can be changed to suit your taste and the amount of foam you want, and the total volume made can be adjusted depending on whether you want cappuccino or latte – but the good news is that regardless, the result is carb-free!
Since my diet naturally contains ~ 75% healthy fat and I was quite overweight before (obese, actually), I keep the amount of cream used low, so I don’t need to add much extra fat outside of those found naturally in the foods I eat.
This drink is very satisfying and is a great way to start an intermittent fast day. Yes, you can drink this while fasting as it does not cause an insulin release, because it is carb-free.
Whether you make it yourself, as I do or ask the barista at your favourite coffee house to make it for you…enjoy!
Be sure to read this new article about how starting your day with coffee has been found to boost nutritional ketosis. A summary of the study and results here: http://www.lchf-rd.com/2017/08/21/caffeine-substantially-increases-plasma-ketones-in-healthy-adults/
Note: Everyone's results following a LCHF lifestyle will differ as there is no one-size-fits-all approach and everybody's nutritional needs and health status is different. If you want to adopt this kind of lifestyle, please discuss it with your doctor, first.
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