The Velvety Golden Detox
THM Deep S, low carb, sugar free, gluten/egg free | Use carton coconut milk in place of the almond milk for a nut free version. Most people with tree nut allergies can have coconut products, but check with your doctor first to make sure. | For a dairy-free version, you can use collagen in place of the whey protein and more coconut oil in place of the butter, but the drink won't be as creamy.
Serves: 1
  1. Heat the almond milk, water, tea bag, and fresh ginger together in the microwave for 2½ minutes. (You could also bring the ingredients to a boil on the stovetop.) Let it steep for a few minutes. You want the flavors to strengthen, but don't let it cool off too much because you won't be reheating after blending the ingredients together.
  2. Meanwhile, add all the other ingredients to a blender. After the tea has steeped, remove the tea bag and add the liquid (and ginger) to the blender and blend immediately so the glucomannan doesn't clump. Blend until smooth.
  3. If you like, you can strain any lemon and ginger pulp out of the drink before sipping. I don't bother. (Are you surprised?)
*I highly, highly recommend fresh ginger for the best taste, but you can try substituting the dried, powdered form from the spice aisle if you prefer. I would try ¼ tsp. and increase from there if desired. If you have ginger juice, that would be a better alternative to dried ginger, but I'm not sure how much you would use. I also recommend using a real lemon, not bottled lemon juice. It just tastes so much better!
**I prefer whey protein over collagen in this drink for creaminess, but you could use collagen if you like.
***Use refined coconut oil if you don't want a coconut flavor. We prefer this brand from Amazon.
Feel free to use a different kind of tea (like a ginger tea!) if you prefer. You can add more fresh ginger as well for a spicier drink.
Always be careful when blending hot liquids and vent the blender as necessary to avoid explosive pressure buildups.
Recipe by Briana Thomas at