Across the entire United States right now (and other places too!) the hot topic (pun intended!) is the weather. It’s FREEZING out there!
On Many cold nights, Bruce loves a scalding hot cup of Asian tea. I always keep four or five kinds in the pantry for him. But the past few years, I can’t drink it at night anymore as it is too acidic. Hot Cocoa is swell, and I make that with cocoa & coconut milk sometimes. But it is heavy and rich to have too often. So one night, while poking around in the pantry, deciding what to have, my eyes locked on a secret love of mine. The jar of ground cloves.
I loooove the spicy, sensual smell of cloves. I sneak pinches into my chocolates and my chilis. Along side my love, Cloves, was his posse, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla.
These are delicious and nutritious super foods – most spices contain antioxidants and have anti-inflammatory properties.
And the proverbial light bulb went off. I love chai latte. I bet I could make it using Almond Milk instead of the tea,…
Hot Spiced Almond Milk “Chai Latte”
Serves 1 (double for 2 servings)
Heat 10 oz almond milk plus 2 oz water on the stove top or in a large mug in the microwave until very hot. Stir in 1-2 tsp raw sugar (or stevia or agave), 1/4 tsp cinnamon, 1/8 tsp nutmeg, 1/8 tsp of cloves (i added a bit more 😉 ). Add 1/4 – 1/2 tsp vanilla. Taste, and adjust sugar or spices to your liking if needed. If it is too spicy, add a little more almond milk or water. Stir, and enjoy!
That’s It! It couldn’t be easier! Give it a try, and let us know what you think!
Cheers, and Happy Eating (and Drinking! 😀 )