London Fog Latte (AIP & WahlsPaleo+)

Mmmm

Yak butter tea is a primary food in Tibet, providing the essential fat that enables people to thrive, spiritually and physically, in a harsh environment.

This London Fog latte is a (much less pungent) variation on the theme. It is warming and stimulating while also providing high-quality fat to help you rock your day.

In Tibet, tea, salt and yak butter are churned into a hot frothy beverage. At my house, coconut cream, MCT oil, vanilla & tea are whirled in a blender.

I’ve heard that yak butter tea is an acquired taste. Especially when the butter is rancid . But ~I promise~ this tea latte is love-at-first-sip.

Dave Asprey used Yak Butter Tea as the inspiration for his Bulletproof Coffee. This bring the beverage back to it’s roots… with tea~!

It’s also AIP-complaint & extremely friendly to a ketogenic protocol such as the Wahls Paleo Plus.

London Fog LattePre-AIP, I loved London Fogs. Not those sweet drinks they make in coffeeshops with vanilla-flavoured syrup, but homemade, with frothy milk, vanilla extract & Earl Grey tea. I have no idea why I gave them up, because this AIP version is actually better than the London Fogs I used to make.

In fact I’ve been drinking these daily throughout these chilly, foggy, damp late-Autumn days.

In the winter months, it only makes sense to keep a couple of tins of coconut milk in the fridge so you’re always ready to counteract any accumulating interior or exterior gloom with a hot frothy London Fog.

London Fog Latte (AIP & WahlsPaleo+)

 from petra8paleo

  • 1 tin full-fat no-additive Coconut Milk, refrigerated
  • ½ teaspoon Vanilla Powder
  • 2 Earl Grey tea bags
  • 1½ cups boiling water
  • 1 Tablespoon MCT Oil (optional)

Drink!Advance prep: Chill the tin of coconut milk in the refrigerator for several hours, to separate the cream from the coconut water.

Scoop the coconut cream out of tin into a saucepan. Reserve the coconut water for another use.

Pour the boiling water over the tea bags & steep for just 2 minutes.

Add the steeped tea & the vanilla powder to the saucepan & heat until bubbling.

Pour the hot mixture into a blender, add the MCT oil (if using) & blend on high for 30 seconds.

Pour into 2 mugs & be in love with life.

Note: MCT oil can take a while to get used to, digestively speaking. If it is new to you, start with 1 teaspoon & gradually increase the quantity. MCT oil is a liquid nutritional supplement made from refined coconut & red palm oils.

Rooibos Variation

Substitute rooibos for black tea for a delicious caffeine-free version.

Vanilla Coconut Cream

Drink Me

 

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18 responses to “London Fog Latte (AIP & WahlsPaleo+)

  1. Winner! Great recreation Petra, the recipe has me salivating

    Coincidently, my first London Fog was in Canada, at Horeshoe Bay, on the way to Nanaimo. I have such fond memories of that trip and in particular Vancouver Island! It sure is a beautiful part of the world.

  2. Alice

    I am longing for tea, so I`m trying this tomorrow morning. Thanks, Petra!

  3. You’re REALLY back! I’ve never heard of London Fog tea… I may have to experiment…

  4. Cati Blitz

    Sorry – MCT oil…what’s that an acronym for… Can’t wait to try it!

    • MCT stands for ‘Medium Chain Triglyceride’, which refers to the molecular structure of fat naturally found in coconut & red palm oil. MCTs are more directly absorbed by the body than other fats & more readily available for energy (& less inclined to be stored as body fat). ‘MCT Oil’ is a liquid dietary supplement which offers the benefits of MCTs in a refined & concentrated form. I’ve experimented a fair bit with MCT oil (putting it in & taking it out & then putting it in again. observing all the while) and I experience a significant increase in energy & well-being when I include it in my diet. MCT oil also promotes the development of ketones, so is adored by anyone who is experimenting with a ketogenic protocol.

  5. I adore Earl Grey and London Fogs. These sound very comforting and delicious!

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  8. Jo

    What is the vanilla powder in this and where do you get it? Is it AIP?

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