Morning routines are everything for me as they start the day with the right vibes and intentions! I don’t know about you, but when I stick to my routine, I feel like I am ready to take on whatever the day throws my way. As someone who used to really love my morning coffee or matcha, no longer being able to have caffeine due to high histamine issues means I am having to get creative with my morning drinks more often, and this new drink combo is such a hit, you know I had to share. If you are someone that also cannot tolerate caffeine, or perhaps you just want a tasty caffeine-free alternative, give this one a try!
There is something so cozy about having a morning drink, so when I am longing for that cozy morning drink, I have been loving Blume’s Oat Milk Chai. Not only is it super tasty, but it is also loaded with many health benefits, thanks to ingredients like Black Tea, so you can feel good about your new morning drink routine.
This one little drink has so many benefits, but my faves are-
- Black Tea reduces stress and inflammation while boosting the metabolism.
- Ginger encourages healthy digestion and breaks down stored fats.
- Clove reduces blood sugar and bloating.
- Milk Thistle supports our detox function.
- Black Pepper helps everything absorb better while boosting the mood.
Did you know that decaf black tea contains a kind of polyphenol called theaflavins that offers various amazing benefits? First, they support your metabolism by encouraging your genes to switch into lipolysis and beta oxidation, or burning fat for fuel. Black tea also reduces stress, likely because it contains L-theanine. Additionally, it contains loads of powerful antioxidants that work to lower inflammation.
Another main ingredient is ginger. Ginger can reach stored fats and can get them mobilized and ready for break-down. Its compounds can improve the ratio of blood fats and have been shown to protect against nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. You may not think much about fatty liver, but the scary reality is that we all should be. Our food supply has become so tainted with fructose, corn-based and artificial sweeteners that they are showing up everywhere. We all need to do our research and cook at home as much as we can and adding in foods like ginger supports our bodies in handling some of the damage we’ve already endured.
Ginger not only gives chai its warm, spicy flavor, but it also relives a whole host of gastrointestinal ailments- from bloating to stomach aches; it even works as a digestive aid that supports your body’s own ability to break down food and move it along.
Cloves are similar to ginger in their warming properties. This spice works well in calming peptic ulcers by increasing the natural mucosal lining of your gut. With a stronger protective buffer keeping acids or other materials contained, you are less likely to feel any post-meal pains. It reduces blood sugar and aids in managing glucose levels and may improve liver function.
Milk thistle is another therapeutic herb with compounds that support healthy liver function by targeting free radicals that can stress the organ. A go-to herb for managing an over-taxed liver and for supporting detox functions.
Not to be overlooked, black pepper is a powerful nutrient that helps you absorb nutrients more easily. It promotes a positive mood and assists in cognitive brain function. Like so many other ingredients in Blume’s Chai, it is also gastro-protective.
Fennel promises benefits to women’s health, from relieving symptoms of menopause to increasing milk supply for breastfeeding mothers. Since it’s a common ingredient in colic and gas-relief drops for babies, it can even help little ones too.
How I Make It-
To make it hot, you simply heat water and mix or froth in a scoop of the mix. With oat milk in the mix, all you need is hot water here, which makes it so easy for you on the go.
To make it cold, start with hot water to ensure everything dissolves fully. You can let it cool in the fridge if you are making it ahead of time or pour it over some ice if you’re ready for it now!
So, what do you think about leaving coffee behind? If you’re looking for a new tasty treat with loads of health benefits, Blume’s Oatmilk Chai is a great option to try!