Are you a lover of all things chai, but have been missing out because of the honey?
Well, we have very exciting news.
Melbourne Chai specialists The Calmer Sutra Collective have created the most delicious Vegan Calmer Chai using The Sugar Breakup Organic Golden Rice Malt Syrup and we couldn’t be happier.
“We want to ensure that as our Fresh Calmer Chai is available to everyone and we acknowledge individual dietary choices & requirements. We have substituted honey for Organic rice malt syrup to create a vegan product that is also fructose free!
Our vegan blend still contains the fresh ginger root , the same 8-spice blend and the same delicate black tea leaves that makes our signature fresh chai blend so great. Its just a little less sweet…just add your sweetener of choice if you’re after a little more depth in your cup.”
It’s already in cafes and is available to buy on their website. Don’t forget to ask your local barista if they now have the Vegan Calmer Chai!
Check it out: http://bit.ly/1JrGWSj
What is Milk Kefir?
A fermented milk drink made with kefir “grains”. They’re not really grains but a symbiotic culture of yeast and bacteria that you use as a fermentation starter. You can buy kefir grains from a number of reliable sources online or at certain health food stores.
You add the grains to your chosen milk (I tested cow’s milk and coconut milk), leave the mixture to sit at room temperature for 24 hours or longer and the milk goes through a fermentation process resulting in a slightly sour fizzy drink that is like a thin yoghurt.
Why would you make Milk Kefir?
Basically for the Probiotics – we all know yoghurt is a good source but it is estimated that milk kefir contains 3 times as much probiotics as yoghurt so more good bacteria for your tummy.
What can you do with Milk Kefir?
Here’s 3 delicious recipes I created with mine:
Milk Kefir Choc Smoothie
1 cup milk kefir
2 tablespoons Mayver’s Peanut Cacao Spread
1 teaspoon chia seeds
1 teaspoon The Sugar Breakup Organic Golden Rice Malt Syrup
½ a banana
Handful of ice
- Place all ingredients in a blender, blitz until smooth, enjoy!
Since going fructose free do you miss “Milo”? There’s many different recipes online, but as always, The Sugar Breakup Team believes simple is best.
Here’s a great recipe that’s easy to make, fructose friendly and will really satisfy. Drink it hot or cold, it’s truly delicious!
- Prep time: Same time it takes for your kettle to boil
- Difficulty: very easy
- Serves: 1 – once you see the recipe you’ll realise you can make as many as you like at the same time
Chai tea is my favourite hot drink.
I first heard about Chai many years ago, from a friend living in India. She talked about the extremely sweet tea that was delicious, but what made it special was how it was made. Two small jugs are poured dramatically back and forth to create a frothy, spicy sweet drink.
Chai has certainly become prominent in the hot drink scene and it’s basically black tea infused with spices. You can drink just the infusion or add some milk.
Many years ago I traveled through Brazil and developed a love for their national cocktail known as a Caipirinha. This cocktail uses fresh limes, a local rum called Cachaça and a truck load of sugar!
For New Year’s Eve I decided to develop a cocktail reminiscent of the Caipirinha but switching Vodka for Cachaça and using some goodies from The Sugar Breakup.
1 whole lime cut into 6 wedges
1 tablespoon The Sugar Breakup Organic Golden Rice Malt Syrup (or 2 teaspoons of The Sugar Breakup Dextrose)
60ml Coconut Water
2 handfuls of ice