This rich and creamy Keto Bulletproof Chai Tea is the best way to start the day. Hot brewed chai tea, butter and coconut oil are blended into a sweet , spiced and delicious keto-approved warm drink.
As a mom, Bulletproof coffee is a lifesaver. When my first meal of the day doesn't go as planned, I can sip on a Bulletproof coffee to hold me over until lunchtime.
What is "Bulletproof" coffee?
Ketogenic diets emphasize high fat and low carbohydrate foods to burn food and maintain energy. To make a coffee "Bulletproof," butter (or ghee) and coconut oil (or MCT oil) are blended into black coffee. That added fat helps keep you feeling full and energized throughout the morning.
What is "Bulletproof" tea?
Bulletproof tea is simply the tea version of Bulletproof coffee. I started making this Bulletproof chai tea recipe and it's been the perfect alternative to my morning coffee.
Why Drink Bulletproof Tea
Brewing tea bags instead of coffee to make a Bulletproof drink is a great way to cut back on caffeine. Chai tea has about a quarter of the caffeine that coffee has.
Blending grass-fed butter (or ghee) and coconut oil (or MCT oil) in with the the tea makes it filling because of the extra calories and fat. Not to mention, the added anti-inflammatory properties from the healthy fats.
☕ Bulletproof Tea Ingredients
- Chai Tea Bags: Chai tea blends are a mixture of black tea, ginger and warming spices like cardamom, cinnamon and clove.
- Coconut Oil (or MCT oil): You can use either. Coconut oil adds very subtle coconut flavor while MCT is flavorless. They are good sources of medium-chain triglycerides. Sometimes I purchase MCT oil but I usually just use organic coconut oil. For Whole30 purposes, I use coconut oil.
- Grass-fed Butter (or ghee): is the secret to making a thick and creamy chai tea latte. For Whole30 purposes, be sure to use ghee.
- Boiling Water: to steep the tea bags.
🍵 How to Make Bulletproof Chai Tea
Follow these simple step-by-step instructions to make this hot drink just in time for wintry weather:
1️⃣ Brew chai tea:
Steep 1 to 2 tea bags in boiling water according to the package instructions.
In a blender, add freshly brewed chai tea, coconut oil (or MCT oil), butter (or ghee) and a pinch of sea salt. Blend on high until the tea is thoroughly combined and frothy. Serve hot.
👩🏻🍳 Recipe Tips
- Not all chai tea tastes the same. Some have a light, warming flavor and some have a strong spiced peppery flavor. A good balance of both is the chai tea from Trader Joe's and this one from Tazo.
- Feel free to half the amount of coconut oil and butter to cut back on the calories and fat.
- Add a pinch of ground cinnamon to your tea before serving.
- If you want to try a Bulletproof drink, try using half the amount of butter and coconut oil and see how that works for you.
Swap out the chai tea bags with a different tea. You can make Bulletproof tea with:
- Matcha Green Tea
- Green Tea
- Black Tea
- Rooibos Tea
- Use flavored ghee like this vanilla bean ghee or brown butter ghee to add pleasantly sweet flavor.
- If you prefer a sweeter drink add stevia or erythritol.
- Make your drink a creamy chai tea latte by adding a couple of tablespoons of non-dairy milk.
♻️ Storing & Freezing
Storing: Any leftover bulletproof tea should be kept in the refrigerator and consumed within a day. To reheat, microwave for a minute.
Freezing: You can freeze Bulletproof tea in a freezer-safe container or ice cube trays for up 6 months.
More Drink Recipes
Technically, yes. Anything with fat and calories will break a fast.
Bulletproof tea is best to drink first thing in the morning to get you going for the day. Drinking any caffeinated drink too late in the day can disturb your sleep.
Yes. Brew decaf coffee instead of regular to blend with coconut oil and butter.
It's all relative to your body and your dietary lifestyle. I believe that Bulletproof coffee is healthy for those that are consuming a diet that supports high fat intake and low carbohydrates.
Both are coconut-based and good energy sources. Coconut oil is made up of 50% MCT oil.
Bulletproof Chai Tea
- 1-2 bags Chai Tea
- 1 tbsp Coconut Oil
- 1 tbsp Grassfed Butter or Ghee
- 1 small pinch Sea Salt
- 10 oz Boiling Water
- Prepare chai tea as instructed on box. This recipe works best with a strong brew using 1-2 bags per 8-10 oz.
- Add hot brewed chai tea into a high speed blender along with butter, coconut oil and a small pinch of sea salt.
- Blend on high until all ingredients are mixed and tea is frothy.
- Serve hot.