That’s my typical Starbucks order. Cold in the summer with one less pump and hot in the winter. I always joke that it tastes like Christmas in a cup. It’s the ducking best!!! It always makes me happy.
What doesn’t make me happy though are the freaking calories. 310 calories for one drink 😳. No bueno when you’re trying to lose weight.
I’ve been looking at recipes on line but haven’t found one that still didn’t have a ton of calories or didn’t require you to use chai tea. Today, one of the BeachBody coaches in my group posted a recipe for and Almond Milk Chai Latte. I just tried it and loved it!!
Recipe calls for 2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk, 2 black tea bags, 3/4 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp ginger, 1/8 tsp ground cloves, & 4-8 tsp honey. Basically you heat up the milk on the stove, steep the tea in it, and then add the rest of the ingredients, whisk and then serve.
I have to say, it was really good and was only 120 calories for the whole thing. Score!! I’m going to keep tweaking the recipe for my taste. I did you plain, unsweetened almond milk and added a little vanilla extract. I think next time I’ll skip the honey and use Truvia instead. I’m not a big honey fan and using Truvia will save me some additional calories. I’m probably going to play around with the spices too. I might use a little nutmeg and use less cloves.
I’m super excited to have this recipe and am thankful for Victoria Phillips for posting it & allowing me to share it. You can check her out on Facebook at Victoria Phillips.
What’s you favorite go to beverage? How do you lighten it up? Any other low calorie Starbucks recommendations?
Thanks for reading & responding!! ❤️ TC