The Perfect Chai

Chai lattes are so incredibly yummy, however to purchase one at your local coffee shop will cost you more than just a pretty penny. You can expect to pay anywhere from $6 for a cup and to top it off, they’re usually loaded with sugar. Making them in the comfort of your own home is  much more cost affective and believe or not.. tastier too! Best part is that you have control over what kind of sugar you wish to use and how much.

Here’s what you’ll need:

1 cup Almond milk

1/2 cup water

Cardamom     5 (whole not ground)

Whole gloves    8-10 (whole not ground)

Ginger 1 teaspoon

cinnamon 1 teaspoon

black tea(I used a vanilla spice, but any kind will do) 1 teaspoon or 1 tea bag

honey 1 teaspoon or more(depending on your taste buds)

Directions:

1)Place cinnamon powder and loose tea in a loose tea bag.. tie into knot and toss into pot 2) Peel and chop fresh ginger into tiny chunks 3) Place all ingredients in the pot except for honey and bring to a light boil, in the mean time use a whisk and keep stirring. 4) Once your latte is boiling bring it to a simmer and stir in your honey, give it a taste test and adjust honey, ginger or spices to your liking 5) ENJOY!

BONUS: Make your latte a maca chai.. mix in 1 teaspoon of maca powder  for extra health benefits. Maca adds a creamy and sweet taste so they blend perfectly together. ( mix in during step 3)

Maca heath benefits:  Aside from containing loads of nutrients and antioxidants, maca is an immune boosting and complete body balancing supplement, also know as an adaptogen. Maca is fabulous for increasing energy, endurance and stamina. As well as muscle strength, libido and acts as an aphrodisiac. Regulates hormonal processes, increases circulation and supports emotional health.

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