|November 17, 2023

How to Choose the Best Keto Creamer

By Courtney Sperlazza, MPH
Reviewed by Theresa Greenwell for Scientific Accuracy on 10/20/2023

How to Choose the Best Keto Creamer

  • Keto coffee creamers are convenient, but do not always contain quality ingredients to support your health goals.
  • Bulletproof Creamers can support your day with high-quality fats, like grass-fed butter and MCT oil.
  • In addition to powdered keto creamer, there are other convenient ways to power your coffee cup each day.

When you first start the keto diet, one of the first big steps is transitioning out of your sugary morning coffee routine. You have a few choices… You can sip black coffee, if you’re hardcore like that. You can make a mug of traditional Bulletproof Coffee, which keeps you satiated with quality fats and tastes like a creamy latte. Or, you can opt for a quick and convenient scoop of Bulletproof Original Creamer (the best keto creamer, if we do say so ourselves) to help power your day.

The skinny on Bulletproof Creamer

a hand pours a scoop of original bulletproof creamer into a blue mug of coffee

Crafting your beneficial morning java just got even easier. Thanks to Bulletproof Original Creamer, you can seamlessly add grass-fed butter and MCT oil to your coffee in one, easy-to-scoop powder. This new Bulletproof formula offers both sustained energy and fat-burning fuel and, of course, it’s keto-friendly.

As you probably already know, we’re #BUTTERPROUD at Bulletproof, which is why we spent time ideating and innovating to offer this butter-fueled version of the best keto creamer that turns your ordinary coffee into a rich, creamy indulgence—with benefits!

Whether you’re a diehard Bulletproof Coffee consumer or a newbie to the groundbreaking cup of joe, this powdered keto creamer is a worthy contender to fuel your days. (Move over, almond milk and coconut cream!) Anticipate a fully powered brain and body, thanks to the fat-burning fuel in MCT oil, and access high-quality fatty acids and nutrients, courtesy of grass-fed butter. Together, these quality fats work with your coffee’s natural caffeine to deliver sustained energy.

And, once you’re acquainted with our traditional Original Creamer, give our other flavors a try:

The pitfalls of typical, sugar-free coffee creamers

A Bulletproof Creamer versus commercial coffee creamer comparison chart

While Bulletproof Original Creamer is junk-free—there’s no sugar or artificial sweetener in this powerful powder—not all keto creamers are created equal. Make sure to do your homework surrounding ingredients (and carbohydrates) that may impact your well-being, as well as your weight management goals.

Artificial sweeteners

Mainstream manufacturers want keto creamers to taste good, so oftentimes, they come sweetened. The cheapest low-carb sweeteners are chemical sweeteners, which can activate the brakes on your health goals.

Furthermore, chemical sweeteners like aspartame, sucralose, saccharin and acesulfame potassium don’t have any sugar and contain zero carbs, but can wreak havoc on your body in other ways. Specifically, they mess with your digestion and gut bacteria,[1] making it harder for you to reach your weight management goals. They’ve also been shown to disrupt the nervous system of mice.[2][3]

Simply put, it’s not easy to find a powdered keto creamer that has a high-quality, natural, low-glycemic sweetener, or one at all… However, if you’re working extra hard to stick to your macros, we recommend pairing our unsweetened keto creamer with low-glycemic options like stevia, erythritol and monk fruit, if you must.

Related: Kick Your Sugar Habit With These Bulletproof Alternative Sweeteners

Low-quality fats

The fat in a typical creamer that supports the ketogenic diet is not always optimal. For instance, powered heavy whipping cream may lead to inflammation. Additionally, some powdered medium-chain triglycerides are derived from questionable sources or contain toxic chemical solvents like hexane. On the other hand, Bulletproof Original Creamer contains Bulletproof MCT Oil, a blend of C8 and C10 MCTs derived from coconuts.

The benefits of adding quality fats to your morning coffee cup

a hand pours brain octane oil into a teaspoon next to a beast blender and a plate of ghee

Still not convinced a cup of coffee packed with quality fats is right for you? First and foremost, if you’re worried about the mouthfeel, there’s an easy solution! Using a good blender or a powerful milk frother can ensure all of the fats in your coffee combine seamlessly. You’ll know your fats are properly blended when you see a nice froth accumulate at the top of your cup.

Hung up on the concept of infusing your diet with more fats? As the brains behind the Bulletproof Coffee movement, there are several reasons why we think MCTs, especially, belong in your coffee cup, including:

  • Brain-boosting potential, including improved cognitive performance.
  • Increased ketone production for fuel.
  • A jumpstart in your metabolism that encourages fat burning.
  • More control over food cravings.

When it comes to clean MCT oil in your coffee, don’t skimp! Move over traditional coconut oil. It’s time to blend in the good stuff, like Bulletproof Brain Octane C8 MCT Oil. Made of 100% caprylic acid triglycerides from pure coconuts, this quality fuel is triple-distilled without solvents and chemicals, which means you get the purest MCT oil possible.

Related: Study Shows How Bulletproof Brain Octane C8 MCT Oil Powers the Brain

Additional Bulletproof products that can support your coffee game

a hand pours a bulletproof instamix on the go original creamer packet into a to-go mug of coffee

When you want a low-glycemic coffee with quality fats to get your day started, look no further than the Bulletproof Coffee recipe, which, when not made with powdered creamer, should consist of Brain Octane C8 MCT Oil and grass-fed ghee.

While you’re out and about, a packet of Bulletproof InstaMix Keto Creamer will do the trick for keto on the go. And, if you’re traveling, grab a 3-ounce bottle of Brain Octane C8 MCT Oil to throw in your tote before you head out the door.

The bottom line: Always read your food labels! Although mainstream keto creamers may seem like a convenient shortcut, you may find that you’re doing your body more harm than good. However, trust in Bulletproof Original Creamer to take care of you—and all your powdered keto creamer needs.

Knowledge is power, even when it comes to coffee. Learn more about what to leave out of your cup of coffee each morning.

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