Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Cool Product Alert: Vanilla Chai Latte

If you are a Chai Latte lover you must try this stuff. Big Train No Sugar Added Vanilla Chai Mix. Mmmm tea, vanilla, cardamon, ginger, clove. Yum it was soooo good. It's a 99% caffeine-free drink for those of you who can't have the "leaded" stuff and can be served hot or cold...

For a Hot Chai Latte: Empty entire contents of bag into 6 ounces of hot water, stir and serve. It was so good hot. Perfect drink on Christmas morning. It smells and tastes like Christmas.

For an Iced Chai: Add entire contents of bag into 2 ounces of hot water, stir rapidly. Pour over 8 oz. of ice, then add 2 oz. of cold water or milk. I topped mine with Sugar Free Land o Lakes Whipped Cream and a dusting of the dry Chai Mix.

If you want to be really good toss the bag in your blender bottle with a scoop of your favorite protein powder for a Chai Protein Smoothie. Mmmm I'm thinking it would be killer in Protein Ice Cream or Pudding. It's on my list to try.

Nutritional Facts:
110 cals per serving (so equivalent to Starbuck's Lattes but much lower in sugars Bux Chai Latte has 40+ grams)
Sugars 2 g. (sweetener is Sucralose, there's also a little non dairy creamer in the mix so that has some sugars.)
Fats 2 g.
Protein 2 g.

Verdict: Yum! A definite keeper in the pantry. Hot is my favorite.


Ms. B said...

Oh that sounds so good! I found sugar free apple cider and hot chocolate mix at my grocery store last week and have definitely been enjoying those!

d said...

I have heard these are great! I am not a Chai-fan though. I wanted to share a little recipe I made the other night for dinner...crock pot stuffed peppers! I used cooked lentils in place of the rice...texture was perfect and I didn't miss the rice one bit! I used ground beef, lentils, onion, garlic, herbs, salt, pepper, cheddar and Worcestershire and stuffed it all into green peppers and placed them in the crock. I combines a little beef broth and tomato sauce to pour over top. Cooked on low for 5-6 hours....yum-a-licious! Just wanted to share!

auntiesuze1 said...

Ooooh! Definitely making a note of this one. I love my chai lattes so this would be perfect!