Winter Warming, Fat Burning, Protein Chai Latte
When I think Chai Latte, I think of all the warm delicious spices as a comfort on a wet and cold day....
Unfortunately though when I think Chai Latte I also think about the sugar spike - yikes!
So I decided to create a health friendlier version of this delicious pick me up, with the added benefit of protein, lower carbohydrates and some good quality fats making for a great snack or mini meal.
The recipe consists of coconut milk, which although high in saturated fats, not all saturated fats are created equal! Coconut milk contains a beneficial fatty acid called Lauric acid. This Medium Chain Triglyceride is used by the body for energy and is easily absorbed by the body. Lauric acid has been proven to help improve cholesterol levels as well as cardiovascular health. MCT oils are also known to be fat-burning fuel, decrease inflammation and balance blood sugar. Coconut milk also contains electrolytes and is an excellent source of plant-based iron.