I have a weakness for chai lattes! Is it the spicy scent or the sweet taste? Maybe a little of both. Chai lattes from a coffee shop can be rather pricy. Sometimes I would make my own using chai tea filter bags. I was excited when I was given the opportunity to sample Tazo Chai (selected filter bags and the concentrate) through Smiley360. I took this as a challenge to create my own decadent chai latte drink! The result is a richly flavored, sweet and spicy concoction.
Disclosure: I received free samples of Tazo Chai from Tazo through Smiley360 to sample and to share.
Chai Coconut Delight Smoothie
|My Chai Coconut Delight Smoothie
According to SparkPeople.com, this smoothie contained around 304 calories, so it is quite decadent for a drink. To make it lighter, use a filter bag to make the chai tea instead of using the concentrate. (That would save around 70 calories from sugar). If you do this, be sure and use just a little water and brew the tea strong. You could use light coconut milk or other nut milk (or skim milk if you prefer). Or you can treat it as a “sometimes treat” like I did!
1/2 can coconut milk
1 serving TAZO Chai
2-3 Ice cubes
Directions: Put ingredients in a blender, then blend. Pour into a glass and enjoy!
About Tazo Chai:
Product Description From Tazo:
TAZO® Chai began with our signature Chai tea in filter bags, which brings together classic spices such as ginger, pepper and cardamom for a deliciously distinct taste. We then developed smooth and creamy latte concentrates, the perfect way to enjoy our delightfully unexpected Chai flavors with milk.
Now we are introducing new flavors to Chai – from the sweet creaminess of Vanilla Caramel to the seasonal flavor of Pumpkin Spice, TAZO® believes there is truly a Chai for everyone.
I tried the filter bags and the concentrate and both were lovely. I enjoy the spicy scent and the equally spicy flavor. In my opinion, the tea bags are more for regular use as they are versatile, low in calories and sugar. But it is easier to make a sweet and spicy latte with the concentrate.