If you’re like me and most moms, juggling the kids’s schedules has got you a little sleep deprived. If you’re trying to kick your coffee habit but still need a little caffeine boost, we’ve got a great energy boosting alternative for you to try– a delicious low-calorie chai tea latte!
Chai is commonly made with milk, black tea and a variety of spices such as cinnamon and ginger. There’s some caffeine (15-55 mg in 8 ounces–but less than coffee (100-200 mg in 8 ounces) so you’ll get a hydrating lift. Plus tea is packed with antioxidants to keep you healthy and invigorated. The spices have health benefits as well and cinnamon even helps with blood sugar control.
This latte has been hitting the spot for us in the mornings lately and we hope it does for you too!
Chai Tea Latte
Ingredients (serves 2)
- 2 individual tea bags
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- ½ tsp ground ginger
- ¼ tsp ground allspice
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup non-fat milk
- 4 tsp brown sugar
- 2 tbsp vanilla soy milk
Place the tea bags, cinnamon, ginger and allspice in the coffee filter of a drip coffeemaker. Add water and brew according to instructions on coffeemaker.
While tea mixture is brewing, combine the non-fat milk, soy milk and brown sugar into a small pan. Cook and stir over medium heat until heated through and sugar is dissolved.
Pour milk mixture into coffee mugs; stir in tea, until evenly mixed. Enjoy!
Per Serving: 78 calories, 1 g fat, 14 g carbohydrate, 5 grams protein, 1 g fiber, 12 g sugar, 75 mg sodium
Have you tried chai tea? Did you like it?