Whats on tap for Thirty Thursday? Bulletproof Chi Tea Latte!
Controlling blood sugar, hunger, cravings while increasing energy is a pretty tall ask. When you start your day with a high FAT, moderate protein, and no carbohydrate power drink, it is doable. When you rise in the morning, the body has been on a 7-8 hour fast (hopefully!). By consuming a quality source of fat, as well as medium chain fatty acids, your body will continue to use fat as its primary source of energy. This is great for weight loss and for brain function. The addition of quality butter, not only, gives the latte its foamy, velvet texture, but also, gives the brain a straight shot of thinking power with its omega-3 to omega-6 ratio and butyric acid. Finally, with the lack of carbohydrates, there will be no rise and crash of blood sugar that destroys energy levels and effects other regulatory hormonal chains.
The Bulletproof Chi Tea Latte is a delicious mix of all this nutrition science. You simply brew your tea and then add the other components. Blend in a high speed blender and enjoy. (Note: you can also try this with brewed coffee instead of tea for an extra kick!)
1 cup of hot chi tea – Any brand of choice is just fine.
1 tablespoon of butter – Kerrygold is a fanstastic grass fed butter from Ireland that you can find in most grocery stores.
1 tablespoon of MCT oil – These medium chain fatty acids, in the form of capric and caprylic acid, are the key to helping your body switch to using fat as energy instead of carbohydrate.
1 – 2 tablespoons of collagen protein (or grass fed whey) – Collagen protein is an upgraded source from regular protein powders. The body is able to digest the collagen more efficiently which helps support muscle mass, skin, and tissues.
Dash of stevia
Dash of cinnamon