What do you get when you combine rooibos tea with grass-fed butter?
A keto-friendly, heart-protective, antioxidant-rich latte.
We crafted this vanilla rooibos ketogenic latte so you can reap all the health benefits of rooibos while staying in ketosis.
Rooibos tea has more perks than you may think. Take a look:
Health Benefits of Rooibos Tea
Rooibos is Afrikaans for “red bush”, and true to its name, it comes from a South African bush (Aspalathus linearis) with unique compounds.
Rooibos leaves have been used to make fragrant tea for hundreds of years. They undergo fermentation, which gives them their signature reddish-brown color.
One big upside of rooibos is that it’s caffeine-free, so you can drink it at any point of the day.
Rooibos is rich in protective polyphenols, including two exclusive compounds:
- Aspalathin: Aspalathin is highly antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, and it’s almost 100% absorbable by your body. Fun fact: Rooibos is the only known source of aspalathin. [*][*][*]
- Nothofagin: Nothofagin is also excellent at scavenging free radicals.
Rooibos is also high in other beneficial polyphenols, including:
- Quercetin: Quercetin is cardioprotective and can aid recovery in heart disease conditions. It’s also excellent at fighting allergies because it suppresses histamines, the molecules that trigger allergy symptoms like watery eyes, rashes, inflammation, and sneezing. In addition, it’s highly antioxidant. [*][*]
- Rutin: Rutin keeps your skin glowing and toned. According to research, it fights harmful free radicals in the skin, increases skin elasticity and decreases the length, area, and number of wrinkles.[*]
- Orientin: Orientin protects your circulatory system. It can preserve the integrity of your blood vessels, as well as reduce and prevent the inflammation in vessels triggered by high levels of glucose.[*][*]
- Vitexin: Vitexin is found in many plants used in traditional Chinese medicine and it has anti-oxidant, anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, and neuroprotective activities. [*]
Essentially, rooibos tea contains special compounds that fight oxidation, inflammation, blood vessel malfunction, DNA mutations, and skin aging.
Here’s why you should mix it with these healthy fats:
- Macadamia nut milk: Macadamia is the fattiest nut, with 21 grams of fats in two tablespoons, which means they’re perfect for ketosis.
- Grass-fed ghee butter: Grass-fed butter is superior to regular butter not just ethically, but also nutritionally. Grass-fed cows have higher levels of vitamin A, vitamin E, and antioxidants, which are passed down to the milk.[*]
If you want prettier skin, a healthy heart, and protection against inflammation and disease, why not brew some rooibos? Start with this keto latte.
Vanilla Rooibos Ketogenic Latte
- 1 sachet Pique - Vanilla Rooibos
- 8 oz water
- ¼ cup macadamia or other nut milk
- ½ tsp grassfed ghee butter or coconut butter
Mix 8oz Pique - Vanilla Rooibos with hot (not boiling) water
- Combine ½ tsp ghee butter with ¼ cup macadamia nut milk and froth with a frother or blending until smooth
- Add to Vanilla Rooibos tea, mix well and enjoy!