Three Recipes to Spice Up Your Tea Routine
Tired of a single tea bag in your morning mug? We’ve teamed up with Primal Kitchen and Primal Blueprint to enhance your cup, making your morning pick-me-up or mid-day tea-treat even MORE beneficial for your body and baby. Does a Mint Matcha Latte sound good? How about a Rooibos Vanilla Spice Latte or a Lemon Cardamom Golden Milk—wait, what’s golden milk you ask? Keep reading because you’re going to love these three tea recipes that are easy to make and can keep you sipping pretty for a long time coming.
Stage 1: Fertility
Mint Matcha Latte
A dash of gentle caffeine from magical matcha, an energy pow from peppermint leaves, all wrapped in a soft, sweet and cozy cashew milk blanket. Matcha has been shown to increase energy, improve focus and concentration, and boost your mood – exactly what you need for Saturday morning brekky, Sunday afternoon chill out, or Monday morning rush. As well as the smooth taste, Matcha green tea is also ridiculously high in antioxidants, at 137 times that of regular green tea, and 21 times that of blueberries. Which means it’s great for anti-aging (we all need a bit of that), and reversing free radical damage which occurs daily in our bodies due to unavoidable environmental threats.
1 Bundle Organics Peppermint Leaf tea bags
1 packet Primal Kitchen Collagen Peptides
1 heaping tsp. matcha powder
1 cup cashew milk
1 tbsp honey (or to taste)
2 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder (optional)
1. Place one mint tea bag in the bottom of a 16oz. mug and steep in a few tablespoons of water (just enough to cover the tea bag) for 4-5 minutes.
2. Warm milk in microwave or on stove top to about 115 degrees, or just before boiling.
3. While milk is warming and after tea is steeped, remove tea bag and add a few more tablespoons of water to the mug.
4. Whisk in matcha powder and collagen peptides until fully dissolved (add cocoa powder too, if desired)
5. Pour the liquid evenly among 4 glasses.
6. Froth warm milk. If you don’t have a frother, add milk to a watertight container (a mason jar will do) and shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
7. Pour milk over matcha. Add honey to taste.
Stage 2: Pregnancy
Rooibos Vanilla Spice Latte
Rooibos is a fantastic fall-time tea in that’s rich in polyphenols and said to help boost your immune system. It also contains chemical compounds, antioxidants, enzymes that reduce inflammation. Rooibos tea has a sweet, nutty flavor with hints of caramel, vanilla, and smoky essence. This recipe especially enhances rooibos’s deep flavor thanks to touches of exotic spices and a dash of maple syrup.
1 Bundle Organics Rooibos tea bags
1 scoop Primal Kitchen Collagen Fuel
1/4 cup coconut milk (or other plant-based milk)
1 tsp coconut oil
1 tbsp maple syrup
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground cloves
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tbsp Pumpkin Purée (optional)
1. Place one rooibos tea bag in a large mug of boiling water for 5 minutes. Press on tea bag and discard.
2. In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring milk and coconut oil to a light boil.
3. Add maple syrup, vanilla extract, spices, collagen powder and stir.
4. Put mixture in a high speed blender or frother. Blend on high for about 1 minute or until smooth.
5. If desired, add pumpkin purée and blend again until frothy.
6. Pour the frothy warm milk mixture over the tea. Sprinkle a little cinnamon and nutmeg over the top.
Stage 3: Nursing
Lemon Cardamom Golden Milk
If you haven’t tried golden milk yet, you’re missing out! It’s a creamy, comforting hot milk (dairy-free) drink that’s filled to the brim with nutrients. Thanks to a dose of peppery turmeric, this fall spice tea (which is similar in flavor to chai) is packed with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, and will keep you feeling warm and healthy all season. A touch of honey adds just the right amount of sweetness, while the ginger and black pepper add a little heat. We’ve found that using a mix of light (canned) coconut milk and unsweetened almond milk creates the perfect creamy base. Black pepper makes the Curcumin in Turmeric more bioavailable, so it’s an important addition.
2 Bundle Organics Lemon Cardamom tea bags
1 scoop Primal Kitchen Golden Turmeric Collagen Fuel
1 cup light coconut milk (canned is best, but a carton will work too)
1 cup unsweetened plain almond milk
1 cup water
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1 whole cinnamon stick
1 pinch ground black pepper
Sweetener of choice: honey, maple syrup or coconut sugar
Ground cinnamon (for serving, optional)
1. To a small saucepan, add coconut milk, almond milk, water, 2 tea bags, ground ginger, cinnamon sticks, black pepper and sweetener of choice.
2. Whisk to combine and warm over medium heat. Simmer until flavors have melded, whisking frequently, about 10 minutes.
3. Turn off heat and press tea bags on the side of pan and discard. Remove cinnamon stick.
4. Mix in collagen powder until dissolved.
5. Taste to adjust flavor, add more sweetener to taste or more ginger for intense spice and flavor.
6. Serve immediately, dividing between two glasses. Top with a dash of cinnamon if you’d like!