Start to Keto Challenge: Brain fuel ‘Bulletproof’ turmeric latte (Intermittent Fasting)


1 person


5 minutes



  • 2 to 3 cups (480 à 720 ml) hot water
  • 1 tablespoon grass-fed butter, unsalted (or vegan: cacao butter)
  • 1 tablespoon MCT oil (or extra virgin coconut oil)
  • 2 to 3 cm (1 inch) fresh turmeric root (of ½ to 1 teaspoon turmeric powder)

Optional add-ons:

  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds (protein to build strong muscles)
  • 1 to 3 teaspoons maca powder (energy, stress management & hormone balance)
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon (stabilizes blood sugar levels)
  • Generous pinch of Himalayan crystal salt and black pepper
  • Pure liquid stevia, to taste (optional)

This week I’d like to share one of my favorite recipes to practice intermittent fasting. I follow the 16:8 method which means that I fast for 16 hours (usually from 8pm until noon the next day) and then have my meals - usually two big meals and a snack - within a timespan of 8 hours (12am-8pm). It’s one of the most effective strategies to burn fat, improve your mental clarity, heal your digestion and keep your body young and healthy.

Don’t worry: fasting doesn’t mean you have to starve yourself until lunchtime. I never just skip breakfast. This brain fuel turmeric latte will allow you to reap all the benefits of intermittent fasting without feeling hungry or light-headed.

It contains grass-fed butter (for a vegan version, use pure cacao butter) and MCT oil (available in our online shop), a very concentrated source of medium-chain triglycerides from coconut oil with a number of important health benefits, including appetite reduction, weight loss, increased energy and improved athletic performance.

I’ve written more about the benefits of intermittent fasting and how you can incorporate it into your daily lifestyle in my new book ‘Het Keto Plan’. Let me know in the comments down below if you’d be interested in an English version!

Did you miss the previous video from our free Start to Keto challenge? You can find the recipe for sweet potato toast with avocado right HERE.

See you next week!


Brain fuel ‘Bulletproof’ turmeric latte (Intermittent Fasting)


Blend into a smooth golden milk, about 30 seconds until you get a foamy top.


  • Do you have difficulty digesting dairy, even organic grass-fed butter? You can use pure cacao butter (the same ingredient used to make chocolate) for a vegan version or try replacing the butter with ghee (clarified butter) and see how your digestion responds.
  • If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, trying to get pregnant, or if you’d like to gain weight, it’s better not to practice intermittent fasting. Consult a specialized therapist like the kPNI Belgium team for medical advice.

Nutritional value (per person)

Total carbs 8,9g Fiber 2,1g Net carbs 4,4g Protein 4g Fats 33,7g Of which saturated 24,4g Calories 272,4 kcal

Macro nutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (9,9%), protein (4,4%), fats (85,7%)

Now I would love to hear from you!

Have you ever tried intermittent fasting before? What was your experience?

Let me know by leaving a comment down below.

Next week I’ll be sharing my favorite low carb comfort food pasta recipe – perfect for summertime and ready in just 10 minutes!



Danny Carr

Hi, when do i drink this? Midday or for breakfast?


Danny Carr wrote Reply
Hi Danny, If you'd like to practice intermittent fasting, you can have it to replace your regular breakfast. If you're having it as a pick-me-up snack to satiate hunger & boost your energy levels, you can certainly have it as an afternoon snack too!
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I listened to the Dutch video, but am English and didn't understand the portions for this recipe and couldn't find them but imagine it has in it cacau butter, coconut oil, cumin and Brain Fuel not sure if you explained the measurements?

Jan wrote Reply
Hi Jan, you can find the exact recipe in English right here: Enjoy! :)
wrote Reply

I think I only tried the intermittent fasting by accident :) when I wouldn’t have breakfast for some reason. But it’s interesting to hear that it’s in fact a good thing to do.

My favorite meal is breakfast :) but I will be happy to have it at 12!

Thank you for sharing a recipe. I was looking at several recepies for turmeric latte. It looks like yours is the simplest.

I also didn’t know about the butter you mentioned... (but I have cacao butter).

Thank you, Julie! I love the photos and all the additional information you provide ?

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Hi Olya, Thanks for your lovely comment. It's always great to hear from you ❤️ My favorite meal used to be breakfast too :) Now I love changing it up and replacing breakfast a few days a week with a 'brain fuel' turmeric or matcha latte. It has really helped to soothe my digestion and beat sugar cravings/keep my blood sugar levels stable. I'd love to hear your experiences too once you've tried it for a few weeks :) I usually use organic grass-fed butter because it has a powerful healing effect on my gut flora, but the recipe is great with cacao butter too! Enjoy beautiful ☺️
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Karin Lang

Hello Julie, I you hope that you and Simon are well and happy. Unfortunately Carl and me are not coming to your lovely part of the world this summer. :(

But we will see each other at some point soon.

I enjoyed your dutch version of the intermittent fasting and tumeric latte.

I would also like to watch it in English as some of it was not clear to me (even with my German). I have done intermittent fasting for the last 8 weeks and really enjoy it. to make it even more enjoyable I would like to use some of your fabulous drink recipes like the tumeric one.

have a great week

love to you and Simon from Carl and me


Karin Lang wrote Reply
Hi Karin, So great to hear from you! We would have loved to see you two again and catch up over some good food but I'm sure our paths will cross again soon :) Glad you're enjoying the recipe videos even though they're in Dutch. Give all my love to Carl & big hug from Simon and George too! xx Julie
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Hey,I'd like to try this, just need to get the MCT first. It looks amazing!?I have a question, if you have this drink during your 16 hours fast, before the first meal, it actually break the fast. No? As this have calories in it.. Thanks!

Shira wrote Reply
Hi Shira, it depends on what you'd like to achieve with your fast. If you're practicing intermittent fasting to boost your energy levels and get into fat-burning mode, having a brain fuel latte or coffee won't disturb those processes. If you are looking for deep cleaning and DNA restoring, it's best to stick to water, herbal tea, coffee or broth (veggie/bone).
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Evy Agneessens

Ziet er mij lekker uit .

Alleen recepten in Engels begrijp ik niet helemaal.

Grt Evy

Evy Agneessens wrote Reply
Julie Van den Kerchove
Dag Evy, Je kan de volledige website en alle recepten in het Nederlands bekijken door rechtsboven op NL te klikken. Vele groetjes, Julie
Julie Van den Kerchove wrote Reply

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