A creamy keto Bulletproof tea is the perfect way to start the day if you aren’t a coffee drinker. It’s loaded with healthy fats for any low carb diet.
Most people have heard of Bulletproof Coffee, but what’s the option for those that don’t drink caffeine? Is it any good to make it with tea?
Well, I set out to give it a try because I stopped drinking coffee about a month ago. On the AIP elimination diet, no seeds are allowed and coffee is considered a seed.
I’m feeling a lot better after a month of being on the elimination diet. So much, that I’m only going to consume nuts and seeds on occasion. And, I decided to avoid dairy for good.
When making my Bulletproof tea, I didn’t add any butter or ghee. Instead, I used some coconut oil and canned coconut milk to make it completely dairy-free.
A lot of people like to use MCT oil in keto coffee. I usually have some on hand, but decided to just use regular virgin coconut oil instead since it’s cheaper and easier to find.
They have started to sell liquid coconut cooking oil in my local grocery store with the other cooking oils. The bottle states that it contains 5 times more MCT than the regular oil.
I may try using the higher MCT oil in my Bulletproof tea. It’s a lot cheaper than buying MCT oil which is derived from coconut oil.
As you can see, there are tons of options for making the popular keto coffee or tea. If you are a tea drinker like me, there’s even more options depending on the tea you prefer.
I’m avoiding caffeine so my tea of preference is rooibos. And, I’ve ben using the loose leaf tea that contains a chai spice blended in.
Although you could add in butter or ghee to give a nice creamy taste, I’ve been using a little bit of full fat coconut milk. Without dairy in my diet, I’ve found that coconut milk is an excellent replacement.
A lot of people whip up their Bulletproof coffee in a blender. But, I prefer mixing it in the mug using a milk frother. That way, you won’t have to worry about washing another container. I love the frothy top that results, and the frother is a lot more portable for taking to work.
I also like to sprinkle on a little more cinnamon on the top. This is totally optional. It should take no more than ten seconds to whip up this delicious hot beverage after the tea is brewed.
If you aren’t a coffee drinker, you should definitely give this recipe a try. I enjoy drinking it each morning shortly after waking up. And, it curbs my hunger so I’ll go a few hours before making breakfast.
With so many options, what’s your favorite ingredients to use in keto tea or coffee?
Keto Bulletproof Tea Recipe
A creamy keto tea is the perfect way to start the day if you aren't a coffee drinker. It's loaded with healthy fats for any low carb diet.
- 10 ounces strong tea
- 1 tbsp coconut oil or MCT oil
- 1 tbsp canned coconut milk or butter or ghee
- 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 scoop collagen peptides optional
Place all ingredients into a tall mug and blend with a milk frother.
The 1g carb comes from the coconut milk. Using butter or ghee results in zero carbs.