6 Recipes for a Bulletproof Thanksgiving, From Breakfast to Dessert (2024)

|November 17, 2023

By Dave Asprey
Reviewed by Theresa Greenwell for Scientific Accuracy on 10/16/2023

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Enjoying yourself around the holidays means eating (and sharing!) delicious food. If you follow a keto or gluten-free diet, you might wonder what’s on the menu this Thanksgiving. Good news: It’s easy to enjoy flavorful, satisfying meals that fit your health goals.

Here are a few delectable dishes to whip up this Thanksgiving—full recipes are below.

Bulletproof Thanksgiving feast menu

Find the full recipes below.

  • Breakfast: Bulletproof Pumpkin Spice Latte
  • Lunch: “Oh My Word” Bulletproof Chili
  • Dinner: Bulletproof Roast With Brussels Sprouts, Bacon Mashed Cauliflower and Chocolate-Drizzled Pear Salad With Lemon Rosemary Vinaigrette
  • Dessert: Bulletproof Cupcakes

Looking for Thanksgiving co*cktails? Try these low-carb co*cktail recipes (plus mocktail recipes for alcohol-free sipping).

Related: The “Healthiest” Alcohols and How to Hack Your Hangover

Bulletproof Thanksgiving recipes

Breakfast

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Bulletproof Pumpkin Spice Latte

This pumpkin spice latte recipe captures the warm, spiced, buttery flavor or the original, all with no milk or sugar. (Paleo-friendly, too.)

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Prep5 minutes minutes

Cook5 minutes minutes

Total Time10 minutes minutes

Servings6 cups

Ingredients

  • 4 cups Bulletproof coffee (brewed)
  • 1 ¼ cup full fat, unsweetened coconut milk
  • 3 tbsp Brain Octane C8 MCT Oil
  • 3 tbsp organic pumpkin puree
  • 1 tbsp Bulletproof Grass-Fed Ghee or grass-fed unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tsp xylitol or stevia to taste (optional)
  • 2 tbsp raw whipped cream or whipped coconut cream on top (optional)

Instructions

  • Prepare a pumpkin spice base for your latte. Using a stand mixer, whisk or hand mixer, cream together the pumpkin puree, Brain Octane MCT oil, butter, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla and optional sweetener. The fats should be well-incorporated into the pumpkin, and the mixture should look a lot like pumpkin pie filling. (You can also double this recipe or make it ahead of time, and store it in the refrigerator for up to five days. Stir before using.)

  • In a small saucepan on low heat, add coconut milk and warm gently.

  • In a high-speed blender, add pumpkin spice base, brewed coffee and warmed coconut milk. Blend on high for 30 seconds, or until creamy and frothy. If you don’t have a blender, combine all the components in a saucepan and blend with a whisk or stick blender—it will still taste amazing, but not be so frothy.

  • Pour into mugs and serve with raw whipped cream or whipped coconut cream, if desired.

Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 162
  • Fat: 17 g
  • Sugar: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 2 g
  • Net Carbs: 2 g
  • Sodium: 25 mg

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Lunch

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“Oh My Word” Bulletproof Chili

A recipe like this is always better if it sits in the refrigerator all day, or overnight. This is easy to put together in the morning, refrigerate and reheat at night.

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Cook30 minutes minutes

Total Time30 minutes minutes

Servings4

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp MCT oil
  • 1 tsp grass-fed butter
  • 1 cup onion , chopped and 1/4 set aside
  • 4 large garlic cloves , chopped (+ 1 extra clove, chopped set aside)
  • 1 1/2 lb grass-fed ground beef
  • 2 tbsp ancho chili powder
  • 1 tsp chipotle chili powder
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tbsp cumin , ground
  • 6 medium organic tomatoes chopped
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp oregano , freshly chopped
  • 2 tsp basil leaves , dried
  • 1/2 cup organic chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free beer
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste , organic
  • 1/2 oz stevia sweetened chocolate , grated
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 butternut squash, cubed and baked or steamed
  • 1 pinch salt and pepper , to taste

Instructions

  • Heat oil and butter in large skillet. Add 3/4 cup chopped onions and 4 chopped garlic cloves. Sauté over medium heat until onions are translucent.

  • Add beef and sauté until beef is browned, breaking up large pieces with spatula.Salt and pepper beef to taste.

  • When beef is browned, add ancho, chipotle, red chili powder and cumin. Set aside.

  • In large kettle, add chopped tomatoes, water and remaining ¼ cup chopped onions. Remaining chopped garlic clove and let simmer for approximately 4-5 minutes over medium heat. Add salt to taste.

  • Reduce heat to medium-low. Add oregano, basil and allow to simmer a few minutes more.Add cooked beef to cooked tomatoes and add chicken broth and gluten-free beer. Let simmer for 2-3 minutes.

  • Add chocolate and cinnamon. Stir in and let simmer for approximately 5 more minutes.Remove from heat and let cool.

  • When ready to serve chili, heat chili over medium heat and add baked butternut squash cubes.Serve and enjoy.

Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 700
  • Fat: 44 g
  • Protein: 36 g
  • Fiber: 12 g
  • Sugar: 13 g
  • Sugar Alcohols: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 45 g
  • Net Carbs: 32 g
  • Sodium: 472 mg

Dinner

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Slow Cooker Pot Roast

This pot roast recipe couldn't be easier in the slow cooker. A flavorful mix of spices pairs well with rich, grass-fed beef.

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Prep30 minutes minutes

Cook8 hours hours

Total Time8 hours hours 30 minutes minutes

Servings4

Ingredients

  • 1 lb sirloin tip steak , grass-fed
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp oregano , dried
  • 2 tbsp MCT oil
  • 3 tbsp grass-fed butter , unsalted
  • 1.5 tbsp apple cider vinegar

Instructions

  • Coat the steak with the salt, turmeric and oregano.

  • Place the seasoned steak in the slow cooker and pour on the MCT Oil.

  • Add the butter and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or until the meat is shreddable.

  • After the meat is cooked, shred it with a fork and add the vinegar.

Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 285
  • Fat: 19 g
  • Protein: 25 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Sugar: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 2 g
  • Net Carbs: 1 g
  • Sodium: 3629 mg

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Brussels Sprouts With Turmeric

Tender baked Brussels sprouts are tossed with turmeric to deliver a new layer of flavor.

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Cook45 minutes minutes

Total Time45 minutes minutes

Servings4

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Brussels sprouts , halved with outer leaves removed
  • 2 tbsp Bulletproof Grass-Fed Ghee or grass-fed, unsalted butter
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tsp turmeric , ground

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 300°F.

  • Place the sprouts in a baking pan with the butter.

  • Sprinkle on the salt and turmeric. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes.

  • Serve and enjoy.

Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 112
  • Fat: 7 g
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Fiber: 5 g
  • Sugar: 3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 11 g
  • Net Carbs: 6 g
  • Sodium: 1191 mg

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Chocolate Drizzled Pear Salad With Lemon Rosemary Vinaigrette

Crunchy, sweet, tangy and perfectly balanced, this salad will steal the show.

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Prep10 minutes minutes

Cook10 minutes minutes

Total Time20 minutes minutes

Servings4

Ingredients

Salad Base

  • 3 cups mixed organic baby greens
  • 1 shallot , sliced

Lemon Rosemary Vinaigrette

  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup Bulletproof MCT Oil
  • 1 garlic clove , crushed
  • 1 tbsp fresh rosemary, roughly chopped
  • 1/8 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 slice pear , peeled and sliced 1/4" thick
  • 1 pinch Himalayan pink salt
  • 1 pinch freshly ground black pepper , to taste

Chocolate Pear Drizzle

  • 1 pear sliced, skins on
  • 1 tsp raw honey , organic
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves , chopped
  • 1/2 oz stevia sweetened chocolate
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp fresh rosemary , finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup goat cheese , crumbled

Instructions

Salad Base

  • Combine organic greens and shallot in salad bowl and set aside.

Dressing

  • Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Set aside.

Chocolate Pear Drizzle

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Lay sliced pears out on cookie sheet. Drizzle pears lightly with raw honey and chopped thyme.

  • Put in oven to bake until just soft, approximately 8-10 minutes.

  • While pears are baking, in a saucepan over medium heat, melt 1/2 ounce of chocolate.

  • When chocolate is fully melted, add the cayenne pepper and rosemary. Stir and let sit.

  • When pears are done, remove from the oven. Using a spoon, drizzle the pears lightly with the melted chocolate sauce. Set aside.

  • When ready to serve salad, toss salad with Lemon Rosemary Vinaigrette. Top with pears and crumbled goat cheese. Serve and enjoy.

Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 398
  • Fat: 35 g
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Sugar: 10 g
  • Sugar Alcohols: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 19 g
  • Net Carbs: 14 g
  • Sodium: 74 mg

Dessert

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Bulletproof Chocolate Cupcakes

These will be one of your favorite desserts on a low-carb diet!

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Cook45 minutes minutes

Total Time45 minutes minutes

Servings18

Ingredients

  • 12 tbsp powdered erythritol monk fruit blend, such as Lakanto
  • 12 oz 85% chocolate chunks
  • 3/4 cup grass-fed butter , unsalted
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 6 eggs , pasture-raised and room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract or 1 teaspoon ground vanilla
  • 1 tsp cocoa powder , or very finely ground coffee beans
  • 1 tbsp sweet rice flour (omit if you can’t find it and do not use normal rice flour, which is gritty)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.

  • Line 18 muffin tin cups with paper liners.

  • Melt the chocolate and butter in a heavy, medium saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly, until smooth. Remove from the heat and stir often as it cools a little. Set aside.

  • Mix 6 tablespoons of the powdered sweetener, salt and all 6 egg yolks and beat on medium to high speed for about 3 minutes until you get something very thick and pale.

  • Using a spatula, fold the egg-xylitol blend into the still-warm chocolate and add the vanilla, cocoa powder or coffee and flour.

  • Use a separate bowl to beat the egg whites on high speed until soft peaks form. Slowly add the remaining 6 tablespoons of powdered sweetener and beat until medium-firm peaks form.

  • Fold the egg whites into the chocolate–egg yolk mixture little by little, in 3 or 4 batches.

  • Fill the cupcake liners 3/4 full and bake for 11 minutes. Rotate the pan and bake for 11 more minutes.

  • Use a wire rack to let them cool completely.

  • If you want to make a frosting, use the sweetener of your choice mixed with grass-fed butter, cocoa powder and vanilla.

Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 200
  • Fat: 18 g
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Sugar: 2 g
  • Sugar Alcohols: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 9 g
  • Net Carbs: 5 g
  • Sodium: 98 mg

The most important thing to do on Thanksgiving (aside from feasting, of course)? Carve out some time with your family to reflect on your gratitudes. For more holiday tips and recipes, check out five ways to stick to your goals this Thanksgiving.

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About Dave Asprey

Dave Asprey is an entrepreneur, author and the founder of Bulletproof. In 2011 Asprey introduced the world to the widely-popular Bulletproof Coffee and in 2014, through his New York Times best-selling book of the same name, the Bulletproof Diet. He is a four-time New York Times bestselling author, host of the Webby award-winning podcast Bulletproof Radio, and has been featured on the Today show, Fox News, Nightline, Dr. Oz, and many more.

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