My Homemade Chai Latte: The Perfect Winter Warming, Blood Sugar Controlling and Pregnancy Craving Fixer

I don’t know about you, but winter always has me craving lots of warming drinks, and being pregnant has just ramped this up. Now it seems all I want are these delicious chia lattes, that my husband got me hooked on.

Now i’m sure you’ve tried a chai latte from a café before, but trust me this one is so much better. For starters its made with the real chia mixture (so many store versions use a sugar syrup), it’s a little spicy instead of just being sweet and best of all you can whip it up in the comfort of your own home, which I love, especially since it’s now often so cold and wet outside.

You probably didn’t know but chia lattes are really nutritious and can be a great drink to add to your diet to help control those pesky sugar cravings (which I definitely have more of since being pregnant). Apart from keeping you warm, they are also a great way to fill your diet with antioxidants and phytochemicals, which we could all use a lot more of.

Cinnamon is also a great fertility boosting spice, so if you’ve been following my Blog this month and are interested in pre-conception nutrition (check out my workshop here) then this is another great food to add to your diet.

Another reason why I’m hooked on this deliciously creamy chai drink, is because its low in caffeine. When your pregnant or trying to conceive, its recommended that you reduce the amount of caffeine in your diet to no more than 150 milligrams per day. Now the great news is, that a chai latte only has around 40-50 milligrams per cup, so you can happily enjoy your spicy latte without any guilt.

Now you know the reasons why I’m in love with this chai latte, I think it’s about time you whipped it up and had a taste for yourself. Trust me the recipe is simple and definitely worth trying. I love mine as a mid morning snack, or occasionally right before bed, especially when its really cold.

Enjoy x

My Home Made Chai Latte (serves 1) 

Ingredients:

  • 2 tsp of ‘Mister Chai Guy’ Chai Mixture
  • 1/4 cup of boiling water
  • 1 cup of almond milk or coconut milk
  • knob of grated ginger (use as much or as little as you like)
  • 2 tsp of coconut sugar

Method:

  • Boil the kettle and then pour 1/4 cup of boiling water into a mug and add your chai tea in a strainer. Let it seep for 3-4 minutes.
  • In the meantime, heat the nut milk on the stove until warm.
  • Then in a blender add the warmed almond milk, the seeped chai water, grated ginger and coconut sugar. Blitz for 10-20 seconds or until frothy and combined.
  • Pour into two mugs and top with a sprinkle of cinnamon.

Encase you missed it…….

Oh and in case you missed it, the other day I opened up spots for my NEW ‘Pre Conception Nutrition’ workshop, which is perfect for you if your thinking about getting pregnant in the near future and wanting to know how to get your body as healthy as possible.

The first workshop is completely sold out, but I still have two spots left in my 2nd workshop on the 23rd of August, so if your interested please email me at hi@reneebrown.co.nz and I’ll get back to you with a confirmation of your place and more info.

Have a great week,

RB x