Spicy Chai Latte

I have recently just started to drink chai tea and I don’t know what took me so long to try it!!!! It is so AMAZING. It is sweet + spicy and will warm you up from the inside out! This traditional Indian drink is full of amazing spices that all convey their own health benefits. All the spices having warming properties, which is exactly what you want when it comes to fall and winter!

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The tea:

  • Black tea is a common variety of tea and includes English breakfast and earl grey
  • Black tea is rich in alkaloids, and I’m sure you know which one it is… CAFFEINE!!
  • Caffeine helps to increase mental awareness, promote longevity and prevent disease
  • Black tea also contains epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) which is a powerful antioxidant. It helps to scavenge free radicles and prevent the oxidation of cholesterol

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The spices:

  • Cinnamon — antioxidant, regulates blood sugar, digestive aid
  • Ginger — digestive aid, anti-nausea, antioxidant
  • Ansie — antioxidant, anti-bacterial, blood sugar regulator + immune modulator
  • Clove — anti-bacterial, anti-candida, antioxidant, digestive aid + immune system booster
  • Cardamom — freshens breath, tooth health, hypotensive + digestive aid
  • Black pepper — anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, circulatory stimulant, aids in digestion and absorption + lowers cholesterol
    • WOW who knew black pepper could be so beneficial!!!

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The benefits:

  • Help aid in digestion
  • Helps reduce nausea
  • High level of antioxidants
  • Great anti-inflammatory
  • Aids in cleansing + detoxifying the body

Spicy Chai Latte
 
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Barefoot Brit:
Recipe type: Anytime
Serves: 1 serving
Ingredients
  • 2 C waters
  • 1 cinnamon stick (crushed)
  • 1 tsp cardamom
  • ½ tsp clove
  • 1 anise star
  • 8 peppercorn
  • 1 knob ginger (or 1 tsp dried ginger root)
  • 1 C almond milk
  • 1 black tea bag (or 1 tbsp)
  • 1 tbsp collagen powder
  • 1 tsp coconut sugar
Instructions
  1. Add water and all spices to a medium saucepan
  2. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 30-45mins (the longer you simmer the stronger the flavor)
  3. Add tea to the pot to simmer for 5 more minutes
  4. Warm up milk in a separate pot
  5. Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and whip for 1-2 minutes
  6. Pour into a cup + sprinkle with cinnamon
  7. ENJOY!

 

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