Friday, January 15, 2016

Chai - Tea on Keto

If you know me, you know that I love tea.  I like tea hot and I like it cold.  Either way, I like it most with milk.  Chai is my tea of choice and I used to get an Iced Chai from Starbucks a couple of times a week.  Since starting Keto, I knew that I would have to stop that habit.  Starbucks uses a Chai concentrate (Tazo) that is loaded with sugar and carbs.  No Bueno.

So I figured out a new way to make my iced chai at home.  Enter in the ingredients.

Archer Farms Chai Latte Black Tea Concentrate - Purchased at Target. You can find it near the coffee.

So Delicious Cashew Milk Unsweetened Vanilla - Purchased at Dillons. You can find it near the shelf-stable milk alternatives such as Almond Milk and Soy Milk.

The mixture is 1:1 so very simple to combine and stir together.  The chai is sweet but not overly so. 

I had never tried Cashew Milk before. I used to be a Soy Milk person but it had too many carbs so I moved to Almond Milk for awhile.  When I tried Cashew Milk (I think at the recommendation of my sister), I was much happier. I like both the unsweetened plain and the unsweetened vanilla.  Low carb and good for me.

I still drink hot tea as well.  My favorite tea is from David's Tea which I have to order online. One of the best chai teas I have ever tried. (They are actually having a clearance sale so check them out if you like tea!) Instead of Cashew Milk in my hot tea, I usually had a splash of heavy whipping cream to the tea.

And lastly, I am completely obsessed with iced tea.  I drink iced tea every day, all day.  My favorite is Diet Gold Peak Tea.  It uses a keto-friendly sweetener and keeps me from drinking diet soda all day.

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