You all may or may not be completely aware of my love affair with chai tea. Especially, a freshly frothed hot cup with a swirling dollop of whipped cream from Starbucks (it’s basically my go-to drink unless I’m feeling extra adventurous, because I know I love it… and strangely it just feels like home.)
Lately, while I still love a great cup of coffee or made-to-order chai tea, I’m also focusing on my health and the health of my family. After hearing of chai tea made with only health boosting ingredients and essential oils, I knew I wanted to try it!
The result is smooth, delicious and although different from a classic java-cafe style frothy drink, I don’t mind the difference, especially knowing that each sip is making my insides happy. Plus, my kids love it too!
Of course, I had to mix it up a little and decided to make some coffee ice cubes to create a dirty iced chai… and woah, that was really good! I’m just going to go ahead and use the benefits of coffee to say that it makes the drink that much healthier, instead of the opposite, because I’m sure it could totally go both ways.
- 6 Cups Almond Milk
- 5-6 Tbs Honey
- 2-3 Tbs Vanilla
- 2 Drops Spark Naturals Cinnamon Essential Oil
- 2 Drop Spark Naturals Clove Essential Oil
- 1 Drop Spark Naturals Ginger Essential Oil
- In a saucepan or pot, heat milk and honey over medium heat.
- Add in vanilla.
- Carefully add in essential oils (I would place each drop into a spoon first and mix in, so that you don't accidentally add too much to the pot)
- When heated through and mixed thoroughly, serve and enjoy.
- Can refrigerate for up to 6 days.
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If you make it, I’d LOVE to hear what you think! Take a pic and tag me on Instagram or Twitter at @TabithaBlue, and I’ve also started a new Instagram account called @FreshMommyEssentials to document our journey with essential oils, come find me!
A word on using essential oils internally: I’m definitely an advocate for using essential oils internally when using a very high quality, pharmagrade essential oil. I’m confident using oils in our recipes because we use Spark Naturals. Their 100% pure oils are not processed, diluted or manipulated in any way with solvents or other additives. I don’t suggest using other oils for ingestion because I don’t know of their purity. However, essential oils are VERY potent, and especially when using “hot” oils like cinnamon, make sure they are well diluted and don’t overuse. I like to add a drop of Lemon oil to my water daily, and I do this in the morning to stimulate detox rather than adding it all day long. I also usually drink a cup of green tea and love to add a drop of Peppermint to my tea, although again, it’s one drop so that I’ll benefit from the health properties of the oil while not over-using it.