Dirty Chai Winter Mocktail
A Winter Mocktail – a holiday and healthy beverage ( with or without alcohol)
A dirty chai is a chai latte with a shot of espresso added. If you love the intense flavor but would rather not feel so caffeinated, try this alternative. Chai spices, including cinnamon, cardamom, black pepper, ginger, and cloves, benefit the immune and digestive systems, and can help regulate blood sugar. Maca is also known for its mood- and energy-boosting properties, so you’ll feel great without all the caffeine. Look for maca in powdered form at health-food stores or online.
Makes two servings
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
· 1 cup water
· 2 bags chai tea blend (if you are avoiding caffeine altogether, choose a blend made with rooibos or tulsi, also known as holy basil)
· 2 tbs. maca powder
· 1 tbs. maple syrup
· 1 cup non dairy milk
· Orange peel or freshly ground cardamom for garnish
1. In a small saucepan, bring the water to a simmer and add the tea bags.
2. Simmer for five minutes and then remove the tea bags and whisk in the maca powder, maple syrup, and milk.
3. Simmer until slightly thickened and warmed through.
4. Serve warm, garnished with a twist of orange peel or a sprinkle of freshly ground cardamom.
Add spirit: Add a splash of Grand Marnier and eliminate the maple syrup.
Reference : Experience Life
Marsha Fenwick, C.N.P. R.R.T.
Marsha is not your typical nutritionist. She began her career 20 years ago as a Registered Respiratory Therapist. Later, she earned her certifications as a Registered Nutritional Consultant Practitioner, Certified Nutritional Practitioner, and Registered Orthomolecular Health Practitioner. Marsha is also a Certified Cancer Coach. Her clinical practice specializes in: sustainable healthy weight loss, digestive health, women's hormones, diabetes, heart health, and cancer prevention and recovery. For more information and to book a FREE 15 minute consultation go to Marsha Fenwick Nutrition.