I love that tradition is making a comeback. Making bone broth, oil pulling, taking fermented cod liver oil and putting butter in tea are not new concepts. While these things seem to be making headlines lately, the fact is that these ideas have been around for thousands of years.
Before there was bulletproof® coffee, there was buttered tea. Tibetans have been drinking this hot beverage since the 15th century. In India, drinking chai made with ghee isn’t out of the ordinary. Growing up, my mom and her family members drank buttered chai in India.
I’m convinced that there’s no better way to start your day than by slowly sipping on a hot cup of buttery chai. If you’ve never experienced the creamy, rich flavor of buttered chai, you’re missing out. A cup of this creamy, frothy drink will make you forget about your troubles, at least for a few minutes.
You can make butter tea with butter, ghee or coconut oil. Lately, I’ve been using Coffee++ by Pure Indian Foods. It’s a butter creamer, made with their organic cultured ghee and MCT (Medium Chain Triglyceride) oil made from coconut and palm.
I wake up pretty early to get to work and the fact is, I’m not typically hungry when I wake up. While I might not be in the mood for breakfast, I am always in the mood for coffee or tea. Using butter as a creamer helps keep me full and by mid-morning, I’m ready for a hard boiled egg or two. I don’t believe in skipping breakfast altogether, but I’m okay with delaying it a bit. Besides, eating a late lunch helps the work day go by quickly. Eating healthy fats in the morning helps me manage my cravings. I’ve also noticed more energy in the mornings.
Do you put butter in your tea or coffee? Would you?
- Add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
- Strain the drink if desired, then serve.
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