Recipe: Dr. Jiwani’s Caffeine-Free Chai Latte
Dr. Jiwani’s Caffeine-Free Chai Latte is the perfect warm beverage in your quest for greater health this New Year. Check out my post, Caffeine the BitterSweet Poison that Destroys Your Health for more information. This year we are experiencing a snow-ridden, freezing winter wonderland that so inspires a hot drink to warm you from within.
Masala Chai (Spiced Tea) has always been reminiscence of home & comfort in my culture, well before it hit the mainstream. The problem is the dairy, sugar & caffeine that my body is so reactive to. I needed a substitute to emotionally simulate and physically satiate. Enter Dr. Jiwani’s Caffeine-Free Chai Latte made with Rooibos: Super Food, Super Comfy. Rooibos is harvested on bushes grown only on specific mountains in the Western Cape of South Africa, which produce a nutrient-rich, naturally sweet RED tea equivalent to GREEN tea in its antioxidant and health benefits.
Dr. Jiwani’s Caffeine-Free Chai Latte is ideal for those looking for the comfort of a latte and the kick of Indian Spices, yet Low Carb, Gluten-Free, Egg-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Corn-Free, and suitable even for those following Paleo, Keto, Vegan & Grain-Free Diets.
Health Benefits of Organic Rooibos (Red Bush) Tea:
Naturally Caffeine Free
Rich in Minerals: Iron, Calcium, Potassium, Copper, Zinc, Magnesium, Manganese
Rich in Minerals for Strong Bones & Teeth, Immunity & Skin
High Antioxidant Polyphenols Supporting Immunity & Health
Anti-Inflammatory, Antiviral & Anti-Cancer
Quercetin Potent Antioxidant for High Blood Pressure, Cholesterol & Heart Disease
Powerful Antioxidants for Allergies, Eczema, Hay Fever, Bronchitis & Asthma by Opening Airways
Reduces Wrinkles & Premature Aging (Alpha Hydroxy Acid)
Reduces Severe Muscle Spasms including Colic, Stomach Cramps & Abdominal Pains, Diarrhea
Rare Phenolic Antioxidant Aspalathin
- Stabilizes Blood Sugars
Improves Insulin Resistance
Improves Insulin Secretion from Pancreas
Happy New Year Everyone!
Dr. Jiwani’s Caffeine-Free Chai Latte
Serving: 4 Cups or 2 Large Cups
4 tablespoons Organic Rooibos Loose Leaf Tea Rishi Brand
1/16 teaspoon (Pinch) Organic Raw Stevia Organic Traditions Brand
1/32 teaspoon (Smidgen) Organic Stevia New Roots Brand
4 teaspoons Organic Chai Spice Mix Gathering Place Brand
(Organic Fair Trade Cinnamon, Fennel, Ginger, Cardamom, Black Peppercorns & Clove Hand Blended)
Homemade Masala Chai Spices
1 Stick Organic Cinnamon
1 Organic Star Anise
5 Organic Whole Black Peppercorns
10 Whole Organic Green Cardamom Pods
10 Whole Organic Cloves
1 tablespoon Organic Fresh, Minced Ginger OR 1/4 teaspoon Organic Ground Ginger
2 teaspoons Organic Ground Nutmeg
½ teaspoon Organic Ground Vanilla Bean Organic Traditions Brand
2 cups Filtered Water
2 cups Organic Coconut Milk Creamer Silk/SO Delicious Brand AVOID if Allergic to Cane Sugar
Use Creamer NOT Milk as it’s too thin, and has more “allergenic?” ingredients
4 cups Dr. Jiwani’s Homemade Coconut Milk:
- 3 cups Filtered Hot Water
- 1 ½ cups Organic Unsweetened Shredded Coconut Let’s Do Organic Brand
- 1/16 teaspoon (Pinch) Pink Himalayan Sea Salt
- Blend together carefully in Vitamix on HIGH until thickened consistency
- For Chai, pour directly into saucepan as the entire mix will be strained later
Grind Homemade Masala Chai Spices (only Peppercorns, Cardamom, Cloves & Star Anise) with a mortar & pestle or coffee grinder
Combine Wet & Dry Ingredients in large saucepan, including Ground & Whole Homemade Masala Chai Spices
Whisk all ingredients together occasionally
Simmer on stovetop for 8 – 10 minutes, making sure it doesn’t boil over
Strain into Mugs or Tea Cups using a Super Fine Strainer
The Good Fats in Coconut Milk are important to extract the full benefit of Rooibos, and to minimize the bitter tannins. Remember, good fats will satisfy you without causing fat gain
Rooibos is part of the Legume, Pea or Bean family so please AVOID Rooibos if you are allergic
A Substitute Herbal Tea Latte can made by substituting Rooibos for Red Raspberry Leaf Tea
Simmer on low heat to extract the full benefit of Rooibos tea
Be cautious when straining hot tea, to prevent burn accidents
Please avoid your specific food allergies. This recipe is allergy-free as above, when the correct ingredients are used as per the recipe above.
This is best made fresh
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