In New England, a frappe (pronounced “frap” in Maine) is an iced milkshake, sometimes with a coffee or ice cream base. In this variation, I’ve used brewed tea instead. You can use either a chai or cinnamon tea bag, but brew it strong in 1 cup of hot water so the flavor is prominent after blending with the ice and other ingredients. It’s important to cool off the tea before adding the kefir so the gut-healing probiotics remain alive. To make this beverage “bulletproof,” and thus a great meal replacement, add 1 tablespoon of coconut oil. This is a delicious way to begin a happy and healthy New Year!
Bulletproof Cinnamon Chai Kefir Frappe
Makes 1 serving
1 cup of strongly brewed chai or cinnamon tea
1 cup of ice
1/2 cup of plain, unsweetened kefir
1 tablespoon heavy cream (or full-fat coconut milk)
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
A pinch of salt
1/4 teaspoon stevia powder or to taste (I used Sweet Leaf brand)
1. Place the brewed tea and ice into a blender. Blend until the tea is cooled and the ice is melted.
2. Add the remaining ingredients and blend until frothy. Serve immediately.
Nutritional Information: 249 calories, 3.3 g carbohydrate (0.6 g dietary fiber, 3 g sugars), 23.2 g total fat (16.2 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 33 mg cholesterol, 121 mg sodium, 129 mg calcium, 149 mg potassium, 234 mg Vit A, 4.9 g protein. Net carbs per serving: 2.7 grams
Recipe and photo by Kathy Sheehan, copyright 2017
All rights reserved. Please do not duplicate without the author’s permission.