Fertility Chai tea latte, done 2 ways. (PCOS chai and Egg quality/anti-ageing chai)

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A while back I created a tea recipe that helped with regulating blood sugar and improving egg quality. As it is now winter, meaning coziness and cravings are in full force, I thought I would update it with a festive feel. I have also modified it into two recipes:

 

  1. PCOS/blood sugar regulating chai  
  2. Anti ageing/egg quality chai

All those who know me, know that there is nothing I like more than Chai. Traditional Indian chai, starbucks chai, homemade chai, roobios chai, say the word chai and I'm in. So the fact I have only adapted my PCOS tea latte into chai form now is rather surprising. 
It may appear to be time consuming, but really, once you are comfortable with the steps, you'll be able to start your morning routine while the herbs simmer (or, if you're not as bananas over chai as I am, you can just have it on the weekend as a treat).

Without further delay, here is the base. 

Base Recipe for Chai: 

2-3 cups of water

4-6 green cardamon pods (I crack them a little first to release more flavour)

2 cinnamon sticks

1-2 slice of ginger

1-2 bags black or roobios tea bags (loose works too)

1-2 star anise (optional) 

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Milk of choice (Unsweetened almond milk, coconut milk or *grass fed/ full fat milk)

 

Directions: 

Pour 2-3 cups of water into a pot and bring to a boil on the stove. Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer for 10 minutes, then add 1-2 black or roobios tea bags and let steep for a few minutes. 

Add your milk of choice, then heat and stir until hot.  Take off the heat. (*If you are doing a PCOS tea, stick to a lower glycemic index milk like unsweetened Almond milk or coconut milk.)
 

Now for the modifications.

1: PCOS/blood sugar regulating chai. (This also works well for those on Keto or low carb diets, as well as those who love bullet proof coffee but want a tea version)

Once your base is steeped add: 
1 tsp of Myoinositol (start off with ¼ tsp for the first week and slowly work up to 1 heaping tsp (too much will give you loose stools, so watch out))

1-2 tsp of coconut oil

2 tbsp of Collagen powder 

2000 iu of Vit D 

extra powdered cinnamon

 

2: Anti aging, egg quality boosting chai. 

Once your base is steeped add: 
1 tsp of Myoinositol  (start off with ¼ tsp for the first week and slowly work up to 1 heaping tsp (too much will give you loose stools, so watch out))

2000 iu of Vit D 

2 tbsp of Collagen powder 

 

Why these teas are so good for you:

Tea- I have chosen tea rather than coffee because coffee is inflammatory (even decaf) and is not ideal in people with PCOS, autoimmune issues or any signs of inflammation.

Collagen- To be frank, this is the best, most digestible protein powder I have ever tried. With no flavor, no texture, no sugar or sweeteners, 11 grams of protein per serving and all the benefits of drinking grass fed/pastured bone broth, what’s not to love? (well, unless you are a vegetarian of course. In that case, you can just omit this step and have a healthy fat rich morning tea instead)

I like this kind

Myoinositol- This amazing supplement has been shown to have insulin sensitizing capabilities, which is very handy in insulin resistant PCOS. This sweet powder can also help mood and manage PCOS symptoms. Myoinositol also acts as a nutrient and can improve egg quality. 

Here’s a little study on myoinositol’s effect on ovarian function and metabolic factors in people with PCOS.

Coconut oil- Coconut oil is currently having it’s 15 minutes of fame. Nothing is a magic cure for all ailments, however, in this study the decanoic acid found in coconut oil has been shown to be beneficial for the management of both high androgen levels and insulin resistance in PCOS. Bonus, it taste delicious in tea. Who would have known?!

Cinnamon- Is delicious and happens to be great for people with insulin resistance.

 

Bon Appetit!  

Dr. Emilie Salomons Dr. TCM and lover of Chai. 

 

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