Sep 24, 2013

Foodie Fall: Homemade Healthy Chai Tea Latte



Welcome to Foodie Fall. Obviously I'm from the UK, and generally call Fall Autumn, but I'm a fan of alliteration what can I say! This is going to be a new mini-series on my blog of seasonal autumnal recipes that are simple, comforting but most importantly healthy! (Or at least healthier than the original version) 

We all tend to put on a few pounds in the autumn/winter and I have already over eaten this summer and am feeling a little.... porky, for lack of a better word. I love this season, but all the up and coming celebrations revolve around food so I thought it would be a good idea to experiment with some warming comfort food that won't leave me dreading summer come next spring. This first recipe is so incredibly simple a monkey could do it, but I wanted to post it none-the-less because it is delicious and until recently it had never occurred to me to make it - it is, the chai tea latte. This one is dairy free, lower in calories than its Starbucks counterpart, lower in artificial flavouring and preservatives and not to mention MUCH CHEAPER! Without further ado here is the recipe (if you can call it that) 

Ingredients
Green Tea Chai Bags (from Holland and Barrett)
1 Drop Organic Vanilla Extract 
1 tsp Sweetener of choice (unrefined sugar, honey, stevia- whatever you fancy)
Half a mug of Almond Milk
A pinch of Cinnamon and/or Nutmeg

All you do is steep the tea bag in hot water (in your mug, only fill it to the half-way point). Then add the sweetener, nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla. While your teabag is steeping heat the milk in a pan and whisk to make it frothy like a latte. Remove the tea bag, pour in the milk and top with a sprinkle of cinnamon. Told you it was easy. Depending on what sweetener you use, and how much there is probably around 50kcals and 20 mg of caffeine in this compared to Starbucks' 179kcal and 75mg of caffeine. Not bad! 

Let me know if you try this! 

Onna



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9 Comments:

At September 24, 2013 , Blogger Racholle M said...

If you put the milk in the microwave for a minute and whisk it fast then add it you can get a really foamy top x

 
At September 25, 2013 , Blogger Hannah said...

You can't beat a chai latte as the weather gets colder, but they're so loaded with extra calories and can cost a bomb too! Definitely going to be trying this soon :)

Hannah's Haven

 
At September 25, 2013 , Blogger Dorilyss said...

Looks so delicious! If I find the tea I'll try it...I loved it when I was in uk but here I never see it :)

 
At September 25, 2013 , Blogger Dorilyss said...

Looks so delicious! If I find the tea I'll try it...I loved it when I was in uk but here I never see it :)

 
At September 27, 2013 , Blogger Onna said...

tried it in the microwave and it worked great, thanks for the tip! x

 
At September 27, 2013 , Blogger Onna said...

let me know how it works out :) x

 
At September 27, 2013 , Blogger Onna said...

you can do it with regular tea and just add spices! x

 
At September 27, 2013 , Blogger Dorilyss said...

Oh, I thought that the "green chai" was different...then I'll try it for sure, thanks :)

 
At September 30, 2013 , OpenID thecambridgexperience said...

this looks so delicious! i will be doing this soon :)

xx

 

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Foodie Fall: Homemade Healthy Chai Tea Latte



Welcome to Foodie Fall. Obviously I'm from the UK, and generally call Fall Autumn, but I'm a fan of alliteration what can I say! This is going to be a new mini-series on my blog of seasonal autumnal recipes that are simple, comforting but most importantly healthy! (Or at least healthier than the original version) 

We all tend to put on a few pounds in the autumn/winter and I have already over eaten this summer and am feeling a little.... porky, for lack of a better word. I love this season, but all the up and coming celebrations revolve around food so I thought it would be a good idea to experiment with some warming comfort food that won't leave me dreading summer come next spring. This first recipe is so incredibly simple a monkey could do it, but I wanted to post it none-the-less because it is delicious and until recently it had never occurred to me to make it - it is, the chai tea latte. This one is dairy free, lower in calories than its Starbucks counterpart, lower in artificial flavouring and preservatives and not to mention MUCH CHEAPER! Without further ado here is the recipe (if you can call it that) 

Ingredients
Green Tea Chai Bags (from Holland and Barrett)
1 Drop Organic Vanilla Extract 
1 tsp Sweetener of choice (unrefined sugar, honey, stevia- whatever you fancy)
Half a mug of Almond Milk
A pinch of Cinnamon and/or Nutmeg

All you do is steep the tea bag in hot water (in your mug, only fill it to the half-way point). Then add the sweetener, nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla. While your teabag is steeping heat the milk in a pan and whisk to make it frothy like a latte. Remove the tea bag, pour in the milk and top with a sprinkle of cinnamon. Told you it was easy. Depending on what sweetener you use, and how much there is probably around 50kcals and 20 mg of caffeine in this compared to Starbucks' 179kcal and 75mg of caffeine. Not bad! 

Let me know if you try this! 

Onna



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Onna's Little Blog: Foodie Fall: Homemade Healthy Chai Tea Latte

Foodie Fall: Homemade Healthy Chai Tea Latte



Welcome to Foodie Fall. Obviously I'm from the UK, and generally call Fall Autumn, but I'm a fan of alliteration what can I say! This is going to be a new mini-series on my blog of seasonal autumnal recipes that are simple, comforting but most importantly healthy! (Or at least healthier than the original version) 

We all tend to put on a few pounds in the autumn/winter and I have already over eaten this summer and am feeling a little.... porky, for lack of a better word. I love this season, but all the up and coming celebrations revolve around food so I thought it would be a good idea to experiment with some warming comfort food that won't leave me dreading summer come next spring. This first recipe is so incredibly simple a monkey could do it, but I wanted to post it none-the-less because it is delicious and until recently it had never occurred to me to make it - it is, the chai tea latte. This one is dairy free, lower in calories than its Starbucks counterpart, lower in artificial flavouring and preservatives and not to mention MUCH CHEAPER! Without further ado here is the recipe (if you can call it that) 

Ingredients
Green Tea Chai Bags (from Holland and Barrett)
1 Drop Organic Vanilla Extract 
1 tsp Sweetener of choice (unrefined sugar, honey, stevia- whatever you fancy)
Half a mug of Almond Milk
A pinch of Cinnamon and/or Nutmeg

All you do is steep the tea bag in hot water (in your mug, only fill it to the half-way point). Then add the sweetener, nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla. While your teabag is steeping heat the milk in a pan and whisk to make it frothy like a latte. Remove the tea bag, pour in the milk and top with a sprinkle of cinnamon. Told you it was easy. Depending on what sweetener you use, and how much there is probably around 50kcals and 20 mg of caffeine in this compared to Starbucks' 179kcal and 75mg of caffeine. Not bad! 

Let me know if you try this! 

Onna



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