This is an absolutely wonderful beverage: caffeine-free, dairy-free, low-carb, warming, nourishing, AND relaxing. What more could you ask for?
Here's what you need...
1 small can coconut cream, warmed
3 scoops Blue Lotus Rooibos Masala Chai
2 scoops collagen powder
2 scoops Perfect Keto vanilla MCT powder
1 1/4 cup boiled water
2-6 Kava Forte tablets from MediHerb, crushed (available through trained health professionals)
Combine all ingredients in blender until frothy and enjoy. This recipe will make two 8-ounce cups.
A few more thoughts...
If you want to learn more about kava, you can read my blog post titled Kava: Herbal Stories From My Heart to Yours. In this writing, I share some personal experiences with this plant as well as a recipe for Kava Coladas. I developed this Kava Chai recipe out of a desire to have a kava-enriched, low-carb beverage during the winter months. Plus, the flavor of kava blends in really well with the spiciness of a well formulated chai. Black pepper and kava are both members of the piperaceae family, also known as the pepper family.
While I enjoy making homemade chai, I absolutely love this product from Blue Lotus. It's made with organic hot water soluble rooibos powder and organic powdered ginger, cardamom, nutmeg, black pepper, cinnamon and cloves. It's a lovely shortcut in your kitchen! Traditionally, chai is made with black tea, but who needs the caffeine if you're trying to relax with kava? Not me!
All of these warming spices offer amazing digestive support, as well as increasing circulation and relieving the body of stagnation - gotta keep that blood moving, particularly during the winter time when we are prone to the constricting effects of cold and are immune systems can be stressed. Sometimes I notice that my face will turn pink after drinking this beverage, especially if I enjoy it in a hot, relaxing bath. It's herbal medicine at its very best!
I hope you enjoy it.
PS - I have many more recipes in the back of my book Eat in Peace to Live in Peace: Your Handbook for Vitality, and if you want to keep in touch, be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter here. In the meantime, drink your Kava Chai in peace!