Chai Tea - Super Easy No Added Sugar

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Posted In:  Beverages and Smoothies
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Preparation Time:  10 minutes
Cooking Time:  15 minutes
Course: appetizers
Cusine: asian

Ingredients

Serves: 6
Carbs Per Serving: 5.5g
Prep Time:<10 minutes

Skill Level: Easy


Chai's roots come from the 5,000 year old Indian Science of Ayurveda, healing with food.


You'll find that the ingredients in Chai are used to promote healing and strengthen various parts of the body.


  • Cinnamon strengthens the blood and teeth. Ceylon Cinnamon is soft and light tan colored. Hard, red-brown cinnamon is actually Cassia Bark. Has a real strong flavor. Use what is available to you and adjust the recipe accordingly.
  • Black Pepper stimulates digestion, brings heat, circulation, breaks a sweat, breaks down calcium deposits.
  • Cloves stimulate the appetite.
  • Cardamom opens the nerves, helps digestion.
  • Ginger strengthens the nerves, circulation.
  • Tea catalyzes the spices. Opens the lungs, circulation, anti-oxidant. Lots of new research!
  • Milk helps buffer the digestive tract from the spices and relax the muscle system.

Directions

2 Tb sp Black or Darjeeling tea
2 Tb sp Pumpkin Pie Spice
4-5 1/4" ginger root, sliced thin
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 cinnamon stick or a sprinkle to garnish
7 Cups water
4 Cups whole or low fat milk
6 Tb sp Fructevia
, Steviva Brand Stevia Blend or 1/8 Teaspoon Steviva Brand Stevia Powder

 


Add spices and herbs, bring to a boil, and simmer 5 minutes then add 2 Tb sp Black or Darjeeling tea and let steep for 5 minutes.


Add 6 Tb sp Fructevia, Steviva Brand Stevia Blend or 1/8 Teaspoon Steviva Brand Stevia Powder and 1 Cup milk.


Stir and serve hot or pour over ice and enjoy cold.


Nutritional Facts
Total Calories: 596
Calories Per Serving: 74.5 (1.5 cups)
Total Fat: 32.1g
Saturated Fat: 20.9g
Cholesterol: 136 mg
Sodium: 486mg
Total Carbohydrates: 44g

Carbohydrates Per Serving: 5.5g
Dietary Fiber: 09g
Sugars: 44g
Protein: 32g

Reviews

Added By : Steviva Brands on 2010-06-22 23:15:16
Fantastic!