For this month’s recipe, I wanted to step outside my typical meat and veggies and share this gorgeous frothy latte. Coffee was one of the first foods I reintroduced when I started AIP three years ago. I do well with it when my sleep and stress is in check, but new motherhood has both of those lifestyle pieces going haywire. White tea, on the other hand, has low levels of caffeine that do not affect my health, and I just love the delicate taste of it.
If you can source a high-quality organic silver needle white loose leaf tea, it is my favorite for this recipe. Rose water can be found in the international aisle of many grocery stores or easily on Amazon. If you’re new to the taste of rose water, it’s quite floral of course and a common ingredient in Middle Eastern recipes. I always recommend those following the AIP to explore world cuisines for new flavors and preparations. It keeps an elimination diet interesting and fun to follow.
- Whisk together water, coconut milk, tea, rose water and cinnamon in a small saucepan. Turn heat to medium and gently bring the liquid to a simmer. Once it begins to simmer, set a timer for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and let steep for 5 more minutes.
- Strain tea using a fine mesh strainer into a high-powered blender. Add collagen and honey to blender and blend on high for 20 seconds until frothy.
- Serve immediately or place in the refrigerator until cold and serve with ice.