During that morning rush, it can be easy to forget to cook breakfast and brew coffee. You wake up, and soon you’re out the door or logging on to the computer, ready to work. McDonald’s has some great coffee drink options for those on the go and looking for a quick keto breakfast fix or even a caffeine fix throughout the day.
If you’re on the keto diet, you’re mainly sticking to foods high in fat and low in carbohydrates. It can seem difficult at first, especially when looking at fast food, but once you’ve researched the nutrition facts and found the foods that work with your diet and keep your body in ketosis, it’s smooth sailing.
Luckily, there are some customizations you can make to your coffee order to help you stick to your dietary restrictions. The best thing about keto is there are some easy ways to make restaurant food work for you while staying true to your diet. Just look at the nutrition information and make changes as needed.
Here are three easy McDonald’s coffee hacks to help you get your daily dose of coffee.
Order Coffee Black
Both options for hot coffee at McDonald’s are keto-friendly and taste great! The Americano coffee is zero calorie and has 0 g carbs, so it’s perfect for the keto diet.
Their Premium Roast coffee is also zero calorie with 1 g carbs, which is another excellent option. Order the coffee black without any added sugar or milk.
If you’re taking it back home, you can add almond milk, stevia, or keto-friendly sweetener to completely customize your coffee to your taste.
Many keto dieters add butter or healthy fat to their coffee to make “bulletproof” coffee, which is an easy way to add healthy fats to your daily intake.
If you like making your coffee at home, most grocery stores and retailers carry McDonald’s Premium Blend coffee as beans or in coffee pods. That way, you can make their signature roast from home with your coffee machine and enjoy a cup of keto-friendly coffee without going outside.
Skip the Sugar, Sweetener, and Milk
Most coffees are made to order with sweeteners and milk, which are not suitable for the keto diet. When you’re ordering in person, ask for no sugar, sweetener, or milk in your coffee.
If you’re a keto dieter ordering from the kiosks or the McDonald’s app, you can customize your coffee drink and remove these from your order or try something new, like McDonald’s iced coffee with sugar-free vanilla syrup.
Add Coffee Creamer
McDonald’s coffee creamer has zero net carbs and 2 g fat and meets the keto diet requirements. Mix some coffee creamer into your coffee to add a bit of creaminess and flavor to black coffee.
You can customize your drink by asking for no milk and sweetener and instead adding heavy cream to your coffee.
After drinking your cup of coffee, stick to healthy fats for breakfast. McDonald’s has plenty of breakfast menu items that you can accommodate for a low-carb, high-protein meal, like a sausage McMuffin or egg McMuffin, if you look at the nutrition information and make the necessary adjustments. You can quickly boost hydration and energy with coffee that suits your ketogenic diet.
Remember, keto is all about being consistent in your diet and primarily eating keto-friendly, low-carb foods. It’s a good thing McDonald’s has plenty of options that work for the ketogenic diet, and we can sit back with a cup of coffee and sip away!