Bulletproof Coffee Recipe

by | Recipes | 5 comments

Healthy Bulletproof Coffee Recipe

Coffee is my vice and this bulletproof coffee recipe will always be my favorite go-to healthy option!

Butter Coffee Recipe for Coffee Lovers

Before I share my butter coffee recipe, you need to know something incredibly important about me — I’m a coffee addict.

I absolutely love coffee in all forms, especially its truest form – freshly ground, pressed, and black.

On the rare occasion, I do enjoy a simple latte or a touch of vanilla-flavored almond milk, but the truth is — I like it unaltered most of all. 

There’s something else you should know…

Before I created this power coffee recipe, I was constantly drinking a new cup of coffee just to make it through the day.

Before Creating my Keto Coffee Recipe

I always started with at least 10-12 oz in the morning, adding on an additional 6-8 oz in the afternoon, then another cup in the evening hours. It really didn’t seem to matter how much coffee I got in my system, my energy level never really changed.

Guess what though?! After I started drinking this butter coffee recipe on a regular basis, I began to notice a huge difference!

Do I still need coffee to become less zombie-like in the morning hours? Heck yes!

Do I still drink way too much coffee sometimes? Also yes.

However, when I make time for myself by starting the day with a simple cup of butter (ghee) coffee — I definitely feel the difference. 

Bullet Proof Coffee & the Collagen Difference

After some quick research on the benefits of collagen – skin, gut, and joint health were all advertised. I decided to jump on the bandwagon and added collagen to my daily regimen.

While skin and gut health are both great benefits, my main purpose for trying was definitely joint health!

I had some hip discomfort as well as constant knee popping and clicking.  Keep in mind, I’m barely in my thirties! However, my body was feeling much, much older.

Butter Coffee Recipe using Collagen Powder

So I broke down, got myself some collagen powder, started adding a scoop to my morning butter coffee recipe, then waited and prayed for some results.

After several weeks, something struck me.

Sweet relief had come! My joint discomfort had definitely improved and it was so gradual I almost didn’t even notice the change till it was practically gone.

I can’t say I’ve seen a huge improvement in my skin or gut health. However, I have had many people comment on my skin recently, so maybe there is a difference and I’m just my own worst critic? Most likely the case.

This was the start of my bulletproof coffee recipe, and it only gets better from here!

Finalizing my Butter Coffee Recipe

Adding collagen powder to my coffee was just the beginning.

Before too long MCT oil joined the party.

End result? A bulletproof coffee recipe that changed my life.

It all started with ghee, then I added powdered collagen, and MCT oil.

Ghee is clarified butter.

Probably sounds like something you probably wouldn’t want in your coffee, right?

Absolutely Wrong. This stuff is fabulous!

Ghee & MCT Oil for Boosting Metabolism and Energy

Not only does it promote good digestion, but it’s also a natural mood and energy booster! Plus, it froths up really nice — adding an incredibly yummy and smooth flavor to my bold cup of coffee.

MCT oil (medium chain triglycerides)

I seriously love this stuff!

If you are struggling with a little extra jiggle in your middle, this could be a great option for you. MCT oil can help with weight management and encourage a healthy body composition. Plus, it’s absolutely great for boosting your metabolism.

The plus side? The plain version is totally flavorless!

Simple Bulletproof Coffee Recipe…

Ready for the main event? This bulletproof coffee recipe is where it’s at, you guys!


Freshly brewed or pressed coffee – around 10 oz

Multi collagen powder  – 1 scoop or recommended dosage (mine is around 7g)

Ghee – 1 tbsp (my ghee of choice is a 50/50 blend of ghee and coconut oil)

MCT oil -1 tbsp

Optional: almond milk creamer or heavy cream.


Easy Bulletproof Coffee Recipe


First, add the collagen supplement (and sometimes a little ground turmeric) to the bottom of a coffee cup.

Then, pour freshly pressed coffee over the top.

Next, add in MCT oil & ghee (yes, the gross-looking oil separation is totally normal — don’t let that keep you from trying this amazing concoction!!).

Last, add a splash of heavy cream (or almond milk creamer) and use a hand-held frother to froth that bad boy!


Fresh Pressed Coffee is Best for this Bulletproof Butter Coffee Recipe

Told you this bulletproof coffee recipe was super simple, you guys!!

Frothing simply allows the oils and milk to combine, leaving you with a very smooth and enjoyable drink! You are totally welcome to skip the creamer or stir by hand — Just keep in mind that it doesn’t look nearly as pleasant without the frothing step.

*Note: I use a classic french press coffee maker for this recipe (and most of my coffee needs). However, a single-serve coffee maker would work as well.

Simply adjust how you add your collagen powder by adding it to your cup prior to brewing! Then, brew your cup directly over the powder!

Love this recipe but want to mix it up? Sweeten it up a bit by turning it into a mocha latte instead!

Bulletproof Coffee Recipe Add Ons

At first, I thought I had taken this power coffee recipe a little too far.

However, the way I feel when I drink this on a regular basis has me totally sold. I feel incredible and it’s possible that I have even trimmed up a little. This coffee is liquid gold, you guys!

Additional add-ins to try:

If you just can’t get the hang of drinking bulletproof coffee on a daily basis or simply get bored with the flavor over time, you can easily mix it up by adding a little sweet or spicy to this butter coffee recipe!

Check out some of my favorite add-ons!

Yummy Add in Options


  • 2 drops of peppermint vitality oil (my top pick!)
  •  a sprinkle of cinnamon and cardamom
  • 1 drop cinnamon bark vitality oil
  • Low Sugar or homemade whip cream
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Turmeric – Turmeric is a powerful tool against inflammation and is great for the brain, heart, and gut! It also works with your immune system, not against it. Adding it to your coffee can heat up the flavor a touch. So if it’s not your thing, I highly suggest trying it in pill form instead (that’s typically my go-to option)!

Love this butter coffee recipe?? Take a moment to share it on social media for others to try!

Bulletproof Coffee Recipe

Meet the Author

Life & Homeschool Author

Hey guys! I’m Mary, homeschool mom of 3 amazing kiddos.

I’m so excited that you decided to check out my little corner of the world!

If you have been following our journey for any length of time, you already know that I’m obsessed with coffee, organization, and all things simple.

I’m also a huge dog lover and introvert 💗

My homeschool style is very eclectic.

I enjoy a solid mixture of structure and free range. I set goals for myself and my children each week, but I put no pressure on perfection.

We use a wide variety of curriculum in our home.

Some of our current favorites are The Good and the Beautiful, Life of Fred, Beautiful Feet Books, and Lifepac.

While my kids do spend a good amount of time learning at desks, they also spend countless hours exploring their creativity and practicing a little independence.

I love mountains, rainy days, and sitting by the campfire. 

Our family recently relocated to the PNW and we have been enjoying finding new nature spots to explore together 🙌🏼

I can’t wait to connect and share all the things I’ve learned on our new journey! 

Just a Note…

Thanks for checking out the recipe portion of the blog! 

Cooking & creating new flavors in the kitchen is one of my favorite things to do when I’m not teaching, writing, or adventuring.

I’m so excited to share some of my favorite dishes with you!

If you enjoyed this recipe or simply want to see more of our journey, feel free to follow us on social media for more frequent updates.

You can find all of our social accounts below!


Don’t forget to check out our Facebook group too!

This group is open to all homeschool moms.

Whether you are already knee-deep in your homeschool journey or just dipping your toes in — all homeschool moms are welcome!

Looking forward to connecting! Simply Be Wild & Free Life + Homeschool Blog

Easy Cabbage Soup Recipe

Super simple cabbage soup recipe the entire family will love!

Easy Cabbage Soup Recipe

Mocha Latte Recipe

Simple mocha latte you can easily make at home!

Mocha Latte Recipe

Simple Vegetable Stock Recipe

Super simple 3 step veggie stock recipe you can make at home!

Simple Vegetable Stock Recipe