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Beauty Chai

Excerpted from Super Powders by Katrine van Wyk. The spices found in traditional chai tea are warming, comforting, and exciting all at once. This version also includes some great skin-benefiting ingredients: pearl for that glowing-from-within skin, collagen to plump and increase elasticity, and maca for hormone balance and energy. The…

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Excerpted from Super Powders by Katrine van Wyk.

The spices found in traditional chai tea are warming, comforting, and exciting all at once. This version also includes some great skin-benefiting ingredients: pearl for that glowing-from-within skin, collagen to plump and increase elasticity, and maca for hormone balance and energy. The spices are anti-inflammatory and blood sugar-balancing, and the heat from the pepper and ginger are great for boosting your digestive fire.

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Servings
1

Ingredients

  • ½ cup warm water 

  • 1 Tbs. sliced fresh ginger 

  • 1 tea bag (dandelion root, rooibos, or decaf chai blend)

  • 1 cup almond milk 

  • 4 cardamom pods, smashed

  • 1 cinnamon stick, or ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/4 tsp. pearl powder

  • 1/4 tsp. maca

  • ¼ tsp. rhodiola

  • 1 Tbs. collagen peptides

  • 1 tsp. raw honey

Preparation

  1. Place warm water and ginger in small pot, and bring to a simmer. Turn down heat, add tea bag, and let steep 5 minutes. Remove ginger and tea bag.
  2. Add nut milk, cardamom pods, and cinnamon stick, and gently warm, being careful not to simmer or boil the milk.
  3. Strain into a mug and add the adaptogen powders and collagen. Whisk well to combine.
  4. Add raw honey, and sip.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories 70
  • Carbohydrate Content 9 g
  • Cholesterol Content 0 mg
  • Fat Content 3 g
  • Fiber Content 0 g
  • Protein Content 2 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Sodium Content 190 mg
  • Sugar Content 6 g