Blood Orange Chai Tea Latte Recipe - An easy and dairy-free drink made with chai tea, fresh blood orange juice, and vanilla. A sweet and spicy beverage to warm you up this winter!
Hey hey my friends!
I'm here a day early, because it's time for this month's Recipe Redux rendez-vous!
Here's what this month's home-coming theme was...
New Year, New Ingredient:
Introduce us a ‘new’ (or new-to-you) ingredient you’ve discovered recently and show us how you’re using it in a healthy new recipe.
I'm all about trying new foods, especially those that are in season, or native to a region. Which is why I was more than eager to try (and LOVE) escargots while I was in France.
Sadly, those are not in season nor as popular in Maine. At least there's always lobster. 🙂
While it may not be native to New England, citrus is definitely in this season. I've gone through my fair share of grapefruit and crates of clementines this winter, but one of their citrus cousins has come and stolen my heart.
And I have my job to thank. Since one of our nutrition classes introduces kids to a new fruit or vegetable group each month, January fittingly was citrus fruits. I knew most kids have probably had a navel at least once in their lifetime, but more than likely not a blood orange...myself included.
Besides the one girl who knew what it was because it was a basket ingredient on Cupcake Wars. This girl is my spirit child.
And the rest was history. While I could (and do) easily just eat them as is, I wanted to combine it with one of my other favorites of the season. CHAI TEA LATTES!
I love the warming spiciness of chai, and knew it would work well with the sweet tang of the blood orange. Hence, how the blood orange chai tea latte was born. You done right girl.
Money Saving Tips for this Blood Orange Chai Tea Latte Recipe:
- Buy on sale. Blood oranges go sale more frequently during the winter, so take advantage of the deals when you see them.
- Opt for refrigerated. The almond milk in the cooler section tends to be less expensive, and some options don't have as many preservatives as the shelf stable containers.
I should have named this what my students would have called it...a vampire latte. They never seize to amaze me.
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Now go on ahead, and check out all the other new ingredient recipes while you sip away at your vampire latte!
Make it a great day!
Have you ever tried a blood orange?
What new ingredient are you loving lately?