Cacao Chai Latte Recipe

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Sometimes I just crave a warm and soothing drink to end the day despite the fact that it is no longer chilly outside (I'm truly a grandma at heart, I know). After a little experimentation in the kitchen, I have created the perfect milky beverage without any refined sugars, chemicals or preservatives but without compromising on taste! In addition to being guilt-free, this drink is also served with a nice bundle of health benefits. Let me run you through the ingredients...



Ground ginger - this aromatic spice traditionally used in Indian chai is known to aid digestion and prevent bloating in addition to reducing inflammation, relieving stress and strengthening immunity.

Ground cinnamon - this spice not only acts as a flavour enhancer but is also believed to fight against fungal infections, lower bad cholesterol and stabilise blood sugar.

Raw cacao - although chocolate has a reputation for expanding the waistline, raw cacao has surprising health benefits. Cacao contains a high level of antioxidants, could reduce risk of cardiovascular disease and boosts mood-lifting endorphins in your body!


Here are the ingredients for the ultimate 'hug in a mug'
  • 1 cup of almond milk (oat milk also works really well and has a creamier consistency)
  • 1/2 - 1 tsp of raw cacao
  • 1/4 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • A pinch of ground ginger
  • Your choice of sweetener, e.g. honey or maple syrup
Method
  1. Pour the almond milk, spices and cacao into a saucepan
  2. Gently heat on the stove for a few minutes and stir continuously
  3. Pour into your favourite mug and sweeten to taste
Such a delicious yet amazingly simple recipe that could easily replace your usual tea or coffee. I hope you give it a go too!

Amy ♥



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