If you’re like most people, you need a little kickstart to get out of bed in the morning. The smell of coffee brewing will sometimes do the trick, but if you’re not a coffee drinker or you just need a caffeine-free pick me up later in the day this recipe is for you.
Unlike most coffee shop specialty drinks, this energizing tea is sugar-free and full of satiating fat.
You get all the health benefits from the herbal tea you choose, plus a burst of energy from the MCTs and grass-fed butter. Plus, it tastes just like your favorite Starbucks keto tea latte.
It may taste like an indulgence, but this keto tea recipe is a great way to keep your energy steady and your cravings at bay. So add it to your keto meal plan, and the next time that afternoon dip hits, you can brew up a cup of energizing keto tea.
To make your tea dairy-free, you can either skip the butter or replace it with some coconut oil.
This keto-friendly tea recipe is:
The main ingredients in this keto drink are:
Optional additional ingredients
- Collagen peptides
- Full fat coconut milk
- Heavy cream
3 Health Benefits of Energizing Keto Tea
#1: Instant Usable Energy
MCTs (medium chain triglycerides) are absorbed by your body differently than other forms of fatty acids. Instead of taking a journey through your lymph, as most fats have to after absorption, MCTs can go directly to your liver.
MCTs are often converted to ketones in your liver, which also enhances your state of ketosis[*].
#2: Great Source Of CLA
Choosing grass-fed butter over standard butter is essential if you want to maximize the health benefits of this energizing herbal tea.
Grass-fed butter is 500% higher than traditional butter in a compound called conjugated linoleic acid (CLA)[*].
Research shows that CLA has many health benefits including; reducing body fat, protecting against cardiovascular disease and cancer, improving bone mass, and enhancing immune and inflammatory responses in your body[*].
#3: Curbs Cravings
Whether your goal is weight loss, or you just want to kick your sugar habit, cravings can be a huge obstacle.
Research shows that consuming MCTs can lead to reduced sugar cravings, and help balance your blood sugar[*].
In one study, researchers divided a group of people into three cohorts; a low MCT group, medium MCT group, and high MCT group, with protein and carbs remaining static for all three groups.
The group with the highest intake of MCTs had the lowest energy intake after the study. Researchers concluded that increasing MCTs in place of other fats provided a more satiating effect, leading to less subsequent food consumption[*].
Energizing Keto Tea
If you’re a coffee drinker following a low-carb diet, your trips to Starbucks might get a little boring. It can be tough to find enticing coffee drinks with low carb-counts at most places — so sometimes you have to think outside the box a bit.
There’s only so much Bulletproof coffee you can drink, and this non-coffee recipe is as versatile as it is delicious.
While you have an almost endless array of herbal teas to choose from, you can also kick it up a notch with some caffeine from green tea, chai tea, or black tea.Print
Energizing Keto Tea
This keto tea is ready in minutes and is a creamy alternative to keto coffee with MCTs or coconut oil and butter. Ready for a keto coffee alternative? This is it.
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 1 cup 1x
- 8 ounces hot herbal tea of choice
- 2 tablespoons grass-fed butter or ghee
- 1 scoop Perfect Keto MCT Oil Powder
- Steep tea bags for as long as directed, then add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and mix on high until frothy, about 20-30 seconds; option to use a milk frother to mix.
- Serving Size: 1 cup
- Calories: 280
- Fat: 31g
- Carbohydrates: 3g (1g net)
- Fiber: 2g
- Protein: 1g
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