The ketogenic diet is a type of diet that involves a drastic change in your carb, protein, and fat consumption. It entails high fat and extremely low carb intake, which may be why some people think that it is necessary to avoid tasty food while on this diet.
However, keto foods aren’t necessarily bland or unappetizing. In fact, you can still have mouthwatering meals while staying true to keto. The key is finding the right kind of ingredients to make sure that you get just the right amount of macronutrients without feeling confined by your diet.
To help you start your day right, here are three breakfast recipes you can try to get you going for the rest of the day while keeping your ketogenic diet clean:
For most people, breakfast won’t be complete without coffee, and there’s one specific reason why this is truer than you might think.
Coffee has tons of health benefits. Aside from being packed with key nutrients and antioxidants, this popular breakfast beverage has been found to lower the risk of some major illnesses. It is also known to boost a person’s energy and promote mental clarity because of its caffeine content.
On top of that, caffeine is also considered one of the few substances that actually promote the burning of fat. When combined with healthy fat that aids in curbing your cravings, coffee is most definitely a viable addition to your keto breakfast.
To prepare a cup of Keto coffee, you would need:
- 1 cup of hot and freshly brewed coffee
- 2 tbsp of unsalted, grass-fed butter
- 1 tbsp of coconut oil or MCT oil
In this recipe, you can adjust the amount of fat to be added according to your “level” in the ketogenic diet. If you’re just starting to adjust, adding a teaspoon of MCT oil to your cup should be enough. From there, you can gradually work your way up to one tablespoon as some people experience stomach issues when they are introduced to a significant amount of oil in one go.
Collagen Keto Bread
While it is baked like any other bread, collagen keto bread packs a more powerful punch without the added carbs, thanks to its collagen protein content. This type of bread contains zero carbohydrates and is best served as a breakfast sandwich with eggs, avocado, or bacon.
Aside from containing no carbohydrates, every slice of the collagen keto bread is also grain-free, dairy-free, and gluten-free. On top of that, the collagen protein gives it a fluffy bread structure and does not have an overly eggy taste. Below are the ingredients you would need to bake this delicious and carb-free bread:
- 1/2 cup of unflavored collagen protein (preferably grass-fed)
- 6 tbsp of almond flour
- 5 pastured eggs, separated
- 1 tbsp of liquid coconut oil (unflavored)
- 1 tsp of baking powder (aluminum-free)
- 1 tsp of xanthan gum
- a pinch of Himalayan pink salt
- a pinch of stevia (optional)
Keto Iced Matcha Latte
If you’re not much of a coffee person and prefer a cool beverage during warm summer mornings, you may find this keto iced matcha latte recipe quite refreshing.
Coming off as creamy and fresh, this keto breakfast beverage offers just the right amount of caffeine (not quite like coffee, of course) to start your day right. It also contains healthy fats with its Brain Octane and coconut milk contents. Plus, with just 4.8 net of carbs in a mug, it is best paired with bacon.
The key to concocting this beverage lies in the selection of matcha powder. When choosing this ingredient, make sure you go with one that has a lighter hue. Avoid those with an olive green or slightly brown color and go with the local organic brand to make sure that you get the tastiest, most keto-friendly matcha latte.
- 1 tsp of matcha powder (must be high-quality)
- 1/2 tbsp of Brain Octane Oil
- 1/2 tsp of stevia powder (as sweetener)
- 1 tsp of vanilla
- 1 tbsp of collagen protein
- 1 cup or 150g of ice cubes made with coconut milk
- 1 cup of water
- 1/2 to 1 tsp of ashwagandha or any adaptogenic herb of your choice (optional)
Although the addition of the adaptogenic herb is optional, it can be used to “spike” your keto matcha latte to provide your body protection against anxiety, stress, and fatigue.
Start Your Day Right
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day because it jumpstarts your body and gets you going through the day.
In a ketogenic diet, breakfast is important to ensure that you get enough energy while promoting the fat burning process known as ketosis. Choose keto-friendly recipes for your next meal using this article as a guide.
Dave Asprey is the creator of the widely popular Bulletproof Coffee, host of the #1 health podcast, Bulletproof Radio, and author of the New York Times bestselling book, “The Bulletproof Diet.” Through his work, the Silicon Valley investor and technology entrepreneur provides information, techniques and keys to taking control of and improving your biochemistry, your body and your mind so they work in unison, helping you execute at levels far beyond what you’d expect, without burning out, getting sick, or allowing stress to control your decisions.