Creamy Chai Latte


Every once in a while I feel the need to re-balance my body (most particularly after a rich food blow-out!), and start by making up a pot of this delicious, yet healthy hot drink (it’s also wonderful during the winter months to warm you up). It’s rich in healing spices – the ones I’ve included are turmeric (an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant), ginger (an antioxidant, great for intestinal issues), cinnamon (an antioxidant; also anti-clotting, anti-microbial and blood sugar stabilizer), cayenne pepper (anti-bacterial, digestive aid, promotes heart health), and star anise (anti-fungal, antioxidant, anti-bacterial). The recipe is inspired by Dr Sanjay Gupta’s Creamy Turmeric Tea (found on, however it’s very amenable to adapting, which I’ve done, adding a few extra components. Feel free to adapt for your own needs and tastes.


Serves 2


  • 1 cup almond milk (or your own favourite type of milk)
  • 1 cup purified water
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp grated ginger
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 or 2 star anise (or you may prefer a couple of cardamom pods)
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tsp honey or maple syrup (or to taste)


  1. Combine all the ingredients in a saucepan and bring to the boil over a medium heat. Turn down and simmer for about 5 minutes. If you’d like some latte-like froth on top (see image below), simply whisk it vigorously when you’re ready to serve.
  2. Strain into two cups and enjoy!



Food Photography Info: Canon 550D (EOS Rebel T2i); Canon 50mm 1.8 lens / Natural lighting


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