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This recipe is called The Shrinker because the ingredients are thermogenic and help promote energy and boost metabolism! Hey, sign me up for that. You can use it to sip on between meals to reduce snack cravings, or just stay cool and hydrated all summer!
The Shrinker by the lovely ladies at Trim Healthy Mama
2 Oolong tea bags (I use looseleaf tea – about one tablespoon per tea bag)
1 mug boiling water (8 – 12 ounces)
1/4 cup unsweetened almond or cashew milk or if you are nut-free 1/2 teaspoon Just Gelatin, 1 teaspoon Integral Collagen, 1 teaspoon MCT oil, and optional 1/4 teaspoon Sunflower Lecithin. Dissolve the gelatin into the mug of hot brewed tea, add the other ingredients in the blender, and 1/2 cup cold water. Ultra creamy!!!!
1 or 2 generous pinches Mineral Salt
1 to 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 to 4 fat pinches of Pure Stevia Extract, or 2 to 3 teaspoons Super Sweet Blend, or sweeten to your own taste
1/2 – to 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon or 1 drop Cinnamon Vitality Oil
1 to 2 pinches cayenne pepper (I like to double this)
Ice cubes and cold water
- Steep the tea bags in about 8 – 12 ounces of hot water in a quart jar. Allow to cool and remove tea bags (I usually reuse them!).
- Pour the tea into a blender and add the almond milk (or your replacement), salt, vanilla, sweetener, cinnamon, and cayenne. This is your Shrinker concentrate!! Blend well!! I like to make a 4x batch of this and keep in the fridge for a few days’ worth of drinks. Fast and easy!!! It doesn’t take any longer to make extra!
- Place the concentrate in a quart jar (or 1/4th of it if you multiplied the recipe), and fill to the top with ice cubes. Add enough cold water to the liquid reaches the top of the jar. Put a lid on, shake and insert a straw. OH MY WORD!!!! THIS IS SO GOOD!!!
Enjoy, my friends, and stay cool!!!!