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Clean Egg Coffee

Updated: Apr 16, 2023

A surprisingly tasty swap out for creamer - better than Bulletproof?

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Bulletproof/Keto coffee has been huge for a while now, but it's not really that nutritious.

It is about 1000x better for you than the American tradition of sugar and powdered or liquid mystery creamers, but at the end of the day it's just fat. Good or even great fats? Absolutely. But it doesn't have much in the way of protein or minerals. A high quality grass fed butter will have the fat soluble vitamin A-D-E-Ks, but ends there. It's not the best start to your day, especially if it's replacing breakfast like so many people use it for. A simple but huge nutrient-boosting swap out? The humble egg.

The Incredible Egg (Yolk)

Egg yolks are packed full of nutrients. Eggs are naturally rich in vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin B12, vitamin D, selenium and iodine. They also contain vitamin A and a number of other B vitamins including folate, biotin, pantothenic acid and choline, and other essential minerals and trace elements, including phosphorus.

Egg yolk is also one of the richest natural sources of phosphatidylcholine, as well as the Omega 3 DHA, both of which are incredibly important for brain health and focus. Egg yolk actually helps coffee do it's job better!

Clean Egg Coffee

Feel free to adjust these to taste, just be mindful coconut sugar is still sugar and can stack up quickly. If you like really sweet coffee then consider boosting the coconut sugar with stevia, or switching to allulose or other natural sugar free sweeteners.

Coffee and eggs with coffee grounds on wood table


  • 8-16 oz coffee

  • 1-3 pastured egg yolks

  • 1 tsp of healthy sweetener: coconut sugar for paleo, or allulose if you want to make it keto

  • optional pinch of salt

  • optional other flavorings: cinnamon, vanilla extract, etc


Method 1: No Blender

  1. Brew coffee. My favorite method uses 1/8th cup fresh ground organic beans that I put in a French press and top with 16 oz hot water for 3 minutes. Or just hot water with a spoonful of organic instant if I'm feeling lazy or in a hurry.

  2. Separate the egg yolks from the whites and place into your coffee mug.

  3. Take a fork or a small whisk and vigorously stir the egg yolk. At the same time, slowly pour the coffee from the French press (or other coffee cup if using instant/pods) into the mug with the yolks.

  4. Add sweetener, flavors, and salt if using to taste.

Method 2: Blender

  1. Brew coffee.

  2. Separate the egg yolks from the whites.

  3. Put the coffee in a blender, add the yolks and immediately blend.

  4. After a few seconds, add sweetener, flavors, and salt if using to taste.

  5. Blend it a little more, then pour into a coffee mug.


The Blender method creates a thick head of foam similar to a latte or cappuccino, the Non-blender method has minimal to no foam.

Want to add more protein? You can add the whole egg but it makes the coffee texture a little silkier/thicker. Some people love it, some don't.

You can also add a scoop of clean whey protein powder (vanilla is closest to coffee creamer) which can be added at the end to make sure the coffee doesn't burn the whey.


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