This butterfly pea latte is a perfect warm drink to have in the middle of the day or in the evening. It is delicious and caffeine free!
What is butterfly pea?
Butterfly pea comes from dried Clitoria ternatea flowers. It is then powdered so that it can easily be mixed into a drink.
What does butterfly pea powder do? What is really cool about this tea, is that is is highly affected by changes in acidity. So, if you add something with a low acidity, like lemon juice, it will turn purple!
What does butterfly pea taste like?
Steeped butterfly pea flowers taste similar to green tea. Butterfly pea flowers have a very subtle flavor, so it is common to add sweeteners and other flavorings like lemon or lemongrass.
What are the benefits of butterfly pea tea?
Butterfly pea is super high in antioxidants! So, this is a great drink to keep any impending sickness and colds away.
BUTTERFLY PEA LATTE INGREDIENTS:
- Soy milk (or milk of choice)
- Butterfly pea powder
- Maple syrup or honey (or other sweetener of choice)
HOW TO MAKE A BUTTERFLY PEA LATTE:
To make a butterfly pea latte, it is best if you use a milk steamer or frother. Either of these will create what's called “micro foam.” This gives your latte a delicious and smooth texture.
If you don’t have a steamer or frother, you can heat your milk over the stove and whisk your tea powder in while it heats! You will still be getting the health benefits and the yummy taste!
To make your latte, whisk the 1 teaspoon of butterfly pea powder and 1 teaspoon of maple syrup or honey in with about ⅛ cup of your milk in a mug. Set aside.
Steam the remaining milk using your milk frother.
Pour the steamed milk over your butterfly pea powder mixture.
And that is it!
Enjoy your butterfly pea latte warm!
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Butterfly pea latte
- milk frother or steamer
- Mix ⅛ cup of your milk with the 1 teaspoon of butterfly pea powder and 1 teaspoon sweetener in the bottom of your mug.Set aside.
- Steam the remainder of your milk using a milk frother.
- Pour the hot steamed milk over your butterfly pea mixture in the mug.
- Enjoy warm!