Pinch punch, it's the first of the month. Thank the lord that we are leaving gloomy January! But whilst we are still in the cold Winter season, I thought I would share something (a recipe) with you that has been long awaited by those who attended my Christmas Yoga Event on the 2nd of December.
Towards the end of the Christmas event, my kind helpers stirred the cashew milk and chai mixture on a very low heat so that once everyone came out of Savasana, they were greeted with a warming fragrant cup of creamy chai. This took me four attempts to finally find the right balanced recipe/measurements for the 25 students I taught. But I have finally taken the time to scale it down and find the right recipe for you all.
Not sure about chai? If you like comfort, cinnamon and the aromas of christmas, you will love it. It is really such a good yummy satisfying alternative to coffee or tea.
I think I have finally figured out the recipe that is right for me, so here it is - let me know what you think.
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp all spice
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 black/chai teabag
300ml Alpro cashew mylk (welcome to use almond also)
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp maple syrup/honey (or sweeten to taste)
1. Place water and spices into a pan and bring them to the boil. Once bubbling, leave to simmer for five minutes. Add the teabag(s) and bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and leave to simmer for another 5 minutes minimum.
2. Meanwhile, start heating the cashew mylk in another pan on a very low heat and consistently stir this *if it burns, it tastes awful*. Add the cinnamon (1tsp recommended but add more/less to taste) - it may clump, so use a whisk to mix it in.
3. Strain the tea mix into two mugs and you will have a dark coloured, strong smelling liquid. Add the cashew milk equally and finally drizzle in the maple syrup to taste and perhaps a sprinkling of cinnamon on the top... et voila.
To make this extra special, I made a dairy free whipped cream with coconut cream and a little icing sugar. I used this recipe by Minimalist Baker and just added a dollop in each mug. De-LISH. Enjoy.
Lots of January loving,