Want the benefits of bulletproof coffee without the caffeine boost? Bulletproof tea is a great option if you’re not a regular coffee drinker.
This bulletproof-style tea is a relatively new concept that is made using much of the same ingredients such as coconut oil, butter, or ghee.
Like butter coffee, it has numerous benefits for persons who are on a low carb or keto diet. This warm keto beverage staves off hunger for a couple hours in the morning. It also helps you to get some healthy fats into your diet.
If you’re wondering how to make bulletproof tea and the best types of tea to use, keep reading.
HOW TO MAKE BULLETPROOF TEA
PART 1- THE BREW
If your goal is to get a nice kick to start your day, there are a couple of different leaves that you can use in your keto tea.
Black tea is a great option because it has a low caffeine content but it still brews a strong tea that will ensure that you’re not missing coffee.
The compounds in black tea are also smaller than the ones in green tea– which is another great option for bulletproof tea.
However, the smaller compounds in black tea mean that it’s absorbed faster, and you’ll feel the effects for around 2 hours.
On the other hand, if you are looking to feel the effects of your keto tea for a longer period of time- say 4-6 hours, then green tea is the way to go. You could also experiment with an Oolong Tea.
PART 2: THE FAT
Adding healthy fats to your diet has many benefits. This is why bulletproof coffee is the main beverage choice on the keto diet.
If you want to truly make your bulletproof tea work, then adding some fats is essential. If you choose to use black tea as your brew for this, then adding fats will actually help you to absorb it better.
Here are some of the fats that you can add to your bulletproof tea:
- Coconut Oil
- MCT Oil
You can also add coconut milk or collagen peptides for a creamier taste, then whip up everything with a milk frother to get a delicious frothy effect.
SIMPLE BULLETPROOF TEA RECIPE
- 8-10 oz brewed tea
- 1 tbsp coconut or MCT Oil
- 1 tbsp coconut milk/ghee/butter
- Pinch of cinnamon
Combine all of the ingredients and mix together until combined.
You can choose to do this in a blender, or you can do in it a regular cup with a milk frother to avoid the extra container to wash.
This simple recipe has zero carbs. However, if you choose to use coconut milk or any other type of creamer, check the package for the carbs. (It’s normally around 1g carbs for 1 tbsp coconut milk).
Serve immediately and enjoy!