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Coconut Butter Rooibos Latte

I recently came upon a wonderful blog: Dolly and Oatmeal. Beautiful food and photography. The recipe below was adapted from her recipe.

This recipe is simple and tasty.. and I had beet powder laying around so it made this all the more exciting :) I know, who just has beet powder hanging out in the kitchen?! ;) If you don't have beet powder, it makes no difference!

One tip: you can buy coconut butter or make your own. I had to buzz mine extra long because it seemed to still have flakes vs creamy texture. It's definitely cheaper to buy coconut flakes and use your food processor.

This serves 1 person: 3/4 cup filtered boiling water

1 rooibos tea bag

3/4 cup unsweetened soy or almond milk

1 tablespoon coconut butter

1 teaspoon coconut nectar, maple syrup, or stevia (I used maple syrup since we make it each spring)

1/2 teaspoon beet powder (optional), more for dusting

  1. Add tea bag to boiling water; steep for 5-6 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile heat milk until steaming. remove teabag, add rooibos tea, steamed milk, coconut butter, maple syrup (or sweetener of choice), and beet powder (if using) to a high-speed blender. Blend on high for 1 minute until mixture is combined and frothy.

  3. Pour into a mug, dust with beet powder (if using) and enjoy.

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