Before starting the Autoimmune Protocol (find out more about it HERE), bullet proof lattes (aka butter coffee) were definitely my daily jam! But since coffee and grass fed butter are out on the strict phase of the protocol, I had to find a new morning drink.
In comes roasted chicory root. This one is so reminiscent of my old butter coffee lattes that I do not even miss the real thing anymore!
Chicory root is a plant in the dandelion family. It has a smell and taste similar to coffee. It’s also full of nutritional benefits like a high fiber content and plenty of inulin (a prebiotic)!
This recipe is nutrient dense, Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) friendly, lower carb, grain free, gluten free, dairy free, nut free, egg free, nightshade free, paleo, primal, keto & pregnancy/lactation friendly!
What Makes this High-Vibing Food?
First and foremost, putting your own love, gratitude, time and energy into making foods at home will automatically raise the vibration of the foods/meal. This will also help to balance your sacral and heart chakras. Putting your love into the food you prepare will literally raise the vibrational frequency as love is the highest vibration out there!
You are what you eat and what your food eats. Using organic, GMO free, free/pasture raised, wild caught, minimally processed ingredients lead to an overall higher vibrational frequency. Basically, eating organic provides us extra energy currency!
This dish is rich in collagen, which is grounding and protective. It also supports the root chakra.
This recipe is heavy in water, which supports the sacral chakra.
This recipe is full of healthy fats and/or oils, which supports the sacral chakra.
Contains yellow/tan/golden colored foods, which help raise the body’s frequency to that of the solar plexus, helping to balance it.
A Short Note on Swaps or Ingredients:
*While I cannot guarantee that using these swaps will yield the same flavors I have create in this recipe, these swaps should generally work well!*
Use the roasted chicory root listed below if you're a mama-to-be, breastfeeding mama, anyone else avoiding coffee, or in the strict phase of the AIP. You CAN also use a clean, organic coffee instead if you're not sensitive to it or in the strict phase of the AIP.
If you don't use the brand of collagen I suggest below, Primal Kitchen, be sure your collagen peptides are grassfed. If you want to learn more about this amazing protein click HERE to read my article all about it!
Equipment Needed to Create this Recipe:
small sauce pan or tea kettle
a big mug
“Bullet Proof Latte”
(gluten free, coffee free, dairy free, AIP/paleo & pregnancy/nursing safe)
Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 5 minutes Yield: 1
~ 1 tbsp. roasted chicory root
12-16 oz. hot water
1 scoop of Primal Kitchen collagen peptides
1-1 ½ tbsp. coconut oil
½-1 tbsp. maple syrup
⅛-¼ tsp. pure vanilla bean powder
A few good sprinkles of cinnamon
How to Create this Recipe:
First, boil your water. While the water is boiling, take ~ 1 tbsp. of roasted chicory root and add it to a tea diffuser.
Then, add all the remaining ingredients (from collagen peptides down) to a high-powered blender. Set aside.
Once the water has boiled, pour it into a big mug (about 12-16 oz.) and then add the tea defuser to the mug. Allow it to steep for at least 5 minutes. After it has steeped, you can reheat it so it’s piping hot, or pour it straight into the blender. Make sure to remove the tea defuser BEFORE microwaving or blending.
Blend for a minute or two until creamy and frothy.
Serving Size: 1 (based off of 1 serving total)
Fat: 13 g
Carbs: 11 g
Protein: 7 g
*All nutritional information are estimations and will vary.