There’s frost on our car this morning. Yep.
So I’m done with icy cold drinks and on to warm tea for the next
couple of, several months.
One of my favorite drinks over the summer has been The Shrinker which was posted on Trim Healthy Mama’s fb page. I would make this, add it to a quart sized jar, fill it with ice and sip on it all morning.
But I don’t want to think about ice right now unless it’s to put in my son’s steaming hot soup.
However, I have tweaked this to make a really yummy warm chai with added protein powder.
Pearl and Serene mention Oolong tea in their post, which has amazing health benefits. I, however, already had a bunch of loose green tea and, since it has similar health benefits, decided to substitute that.
Now, I’m not originally a tea drinker, so I don’t much care for the taste of green tea. Enter Red Rooibos Chai. The kind that I have is a loose leaf tea with no sugar… just strait up tea. (And it is a favorite around this house.)
Here’s how I make it:
2 cups boiling water
1/2 TB loose green tea
1/2 TB loose red rooibos chai
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp stevia
pinch of cayenne
pinch of salt (optional)
1 tsp vanilla (optional)
1/2 c almond milk
2 scoops chocolate whey protein
2. Put 1 TB of coconut oil in the other cup of boiling water until it melts. (The 1 TB of coconut oil makes this an S drink.)
3. Meanwhile, put your tea mixture in a blender. Add the spices, almond milk and whey protein. Turn your blender on and slowly add the water/coconut oil mixture. (I actually use my Magic Bullet for this.)
It’ll get nice and frothy and yummy. 🙂
You’ll be surprised how quickly this goes down & how full you’ll feel!
Thanks for stopping by and let me know if you give it a try.
Have a great day!