MAKES one 12-ounce (350-ml) serving

PREP TIME: 1 minute (not including time to brew coffee)

COOK TIME: —

I make this drink when I need a strong pep in my step come morning time. If you like the idea of exogenous ketones and are interested in learning how to incorporate them into your daily routine (aside from just adding them to a glass of water), this recipe is a perfect template. If you’re looking for a good exogenous ketone brand, Perfect Keto is one that I trust. Exogenous ketones have a slightly sour taste, which is why this recipe has a touch of sweetener and vanilla extract to offset the flavor.

What is cordyceps? It’s a type of fungus that can aid in the reduction of inflammation and leaky gut symptoms, improve athletic performance, and assist with detoxification. If you’ve always been curious about how to incorporate it into your keto diet, drinks like this and fat bombs are great ways. If you have no interest, simply omit the cordyceps. The flavor is really mild, so leaving it out it won’t affect the end result.

1¼ cups (300 ml) brewed coffee (decaf or regular), hot

2 tablespoons full-fat coconut milk

2 tablespoons coconut oil, unflavored MCT oil powder, or ghee

2 tablespoons collagen peptides or protein powder

1 teaspoon erythritol, or 2 drops liquid stevia

½ teaspoon exogenous ketones

¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

0.1 ounce (3 g) cordyceps (optional)

  1. Place all the ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend for 20 to 30 seconds, until incorporated. Alternatively, place all the ingredients in a stainless-steel bottle or Thermos, seal, and shake for 10 seconds.
  2. Transfer to a 12-ounce (350-ml) or larger coffee mug. Best enjoyed immediately.

STORE IT: If there are leftovers or you need to make the drink ahead of time, store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. When ready to enjoy, give it a little shake and drink it cold or follow the reheating instructions below.

REHEAT IT: Transfer to a 12-ounce (350-ml) or larger microwave-safe mug and microwave for 1½ minutes, or place in a saucepan, cover, and reheat over low heat for 5 minutes.

make it AIP/LOW-FODMAP:

Do not use ghee. Opt for stevia.

make it DAIRY-FREE:

Do not use ghee.

make it VEGAN:

Do not use ghee or collagen. Opt for a plant-based protein powder.

make it VEGETARIAN:

Do not use collagen. Opt for a plant- or egg-based protein powder.

Per serving, made with coconut oil and collagen, without cordyceps:

calories: 334 | calories from fat: 259 | total fat: 28.8 g | saturated fat: 24.9 g | cholesterol: 0 mg

sodium: 224 mg | carbs: 0.4 g | dietary fiber: 0 g | net carbs: 0.4 g | sugars: 0.3 g | protein: 18.5 g

FAT : 78%
CARBS : 0%
PROTEIN : 22%