Quick & Easy Pumpkin Chai

alignyo yoga recipes: quick and easy dairy-free pumpkin chai
Recipes by Sarah Miller

Get in the fall spirit with this quick and easy pumpkin chai recipe from Sarah Miller. 

Chai is such a yummy, autumn tea base because the aromatic lure of the cloves, the nutmeg, the cinnamon, and the vanilla are all used in so many of our pies, breads, and cookies this time of year. It’s a great way to enjoy all the same spice sensations we get from those yummy treats, without all the calories! 

This pumpkin chai is great for tea and coffee lovers alike. Because cloves are a wonderful natural antiseptic and anti-inflammatory, and cinnamon is a natural metabolism booster (amongst many other things), all things our bodies could use a little extra of this time of year, you can enjoy this guilt free, and know that both your body and soul are getting a little something extra with each sip. 

Pumpkin Spiced Chai

Makes two dairy-free servings 

  • 2 mugs
  • 2 chai tea bags (or 1 serving of loose chai blend of your choosing) 
  • 16 oz. boiling water 
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk (or unsweetened non-dairy milk of choice) 
  • 1 tsp. mesquite honey (can sub maple syrup for vegan option)
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon (can be adjusted to taste)
  • 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice (can be adjusted to taste)

Into each mug, pour 8 oz of boiling water over the tea satchels. Let steep while you heat ½ cup of unsweetened almond milk on the stove.

Use a whisk to aerate the milk, and when it becomes warm, add in the honey and spices. Whisk a bit more until all ingredients are combined. Divvy up the spiced milk into ¼ cup portions and pour on top of the steeped tea. Leave the tea bag in for stronger chai flavor or remove for a subtler version.

Sip, and enjoy the warmth of the season.

About the Author

Sarah Miller

Present: alignyo contributing writer; compassionate observer of humanity; Birch Coffee Barista; bibliolater; breakfast fiend.

Past: over-anxious, over-worked, under-slept student; regular attendee of The Awesome 80's Prom.

Inspiration: the simplicities found in the every day; the power of breath; the power of creativity; those who maintain hope, despite the odds.

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