I love lattes, and all things frothy. Unfortunately, dairy products can be very mucous forming and inflammatory. Some cafe will have almond milk, but those boxed almond milks are often highly processed and simply do not match up with the real latte.
It is April, and spring is in the air. If you suffer from nasal allergy symptoms, dairy may make it worse, except for Ghee. This recipe, using ghee, is perfect for you to curb that craving for lattes. Also, I like to put in stinging nettle, an herb that makes the tea richer both in terms of texture and nutrients. Studies have shown that nettle helps with allergic rhinitis and several inflammatory conditions (reference1, reference2 and reference3). Rooibos tea is also high in antioxidants.
Ingredients for gut healing healthy tea latte
10 oz of boiling water
2 tsp ceylon tea
1 tsp nettle tea leaves
1 tsp oatstraw
stevia to taste
(optional) 1/2 tsp rooibos tea for flavor
(optional) chai spice, whole or ground
1 tbsp butter or ghee
1 tbsp gelatin
1. Brew ceylon tea, nettle tea and oatstraw with the 10 oz of boiling water for 3 – 5 minutes
2. Steep the tea, place in a blender, add butter and stevia
3. Turn the blender on the lowest setting with the lid covered (so the tea won’t splatter).
4. With the blender on, add gelatin. Blend for a few more seconds.
5. Pour into a cup, garnish and serve.
Other ideas: use a strong matcha tea instead of ceylon tea to make a matcha latte.
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