Velvety Chai
Low-carb, sugar-free, THM: Deep S, Gluten Free, Peanut Free - this can be used as breakfast or a snack, if you like. Bulletproof-style
Serves: 1 serving
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 bag Vanilla Chai tea (I used Bigelow brand. Feel free to substitute your favorite chai flavor.)
  • ½ scoop vanilla whey protein powder (this drink is also egg free if you use a compatible protein powder)
  • ½ T butter
  • Rounded ½ T refined coconut oil
  • Pinch salt
  • 2 doonks THM Pure Stevia Extract Powder (a doonk is 1/32 tsp. Feel free to use more if you like.)
  • Pinch each of cloves and cinnamon
  • Dash of vanilla extract
  1. Heat the water and almond milk and steep the tea bag in the liquid for 5 minutes. Squeeze out the tea bag to get all the flavor you can, and transfer the hot liquid to a blender (I used my Ninja single-serve cup). Add the other ingredients and blend until smooth and frothy. Always use caution when blending hot liquids.
I used what I had on hand to make this drink. Grass-fed butter would offer more health benefits than the regular butter I used. I've never used MCT oil or virgin coconut oil, but either could probably be substituted for the refined coconut oil I used (I cannot vouch for the amounts or flavors, though).
(I changed the name to "Velvety Chai" 12.6.16, but the recipe has not changed.)
Recipe by Briana Thomas at