Last year I made a huge effort to stop drinking multiple cups of coffee full of sugary creamers. Earlier in the year I started paying attention to my calorie consumption and realized all those cups of coffee full of creamer were adding over 500 calories a day. Yikes. It was hard but, other than a rare treat, I completely stopped drinking coffee. In less than two months I lost almost 20 pounds. My normal diet is pretty healthy and I didn’t realize that one indulgence was adding so many unnecessary calories to my day. I slowly reintroduced coffee to my diet but am careful to avoid going back to a routine full of sugary creamers. I love my morning routine of a warm beverage but instead of coffee, I’ve been reaching for a chocolate chai tea latte with almond milk.
Compared to my favorite coffee creamer, almond milk has less than half the sugar and calories. It’s also dairy free.
- 1 Bigelow chocolate chai tea bag
- 1/2 C almond milk
- 1/2 C water
Prepare the chocolate chai tea in 1/2 cup water. My mornings are always rushed so I microwave a cup with water then drop in the tea bag to steep for a few minutes.
Add 1/2 cup of almond milk and stir.
Enjoy your chocolate chai tea latte!