Sunday, October 18, 2015

#10 - It's quality not quantity when it comes to delicious chai

Apparently the goal to aim for when we consume food is quality not quantity...although, I'm sure we could extend that recommendation to pretty much everything we do.

For example, when I go out on one of my famous non-date coffee dates with a lucky individual, I can only hope that the lovely coffee I'm about to consume will be complemented by some lovely shared poetic discourse (i.e., quality) vs. having my eardrums assaulted by a non-stop narrative of a self-involved human who did not have the privilege of being born me (i.e., quantity).

Please note that the only exception to quality not quantity is when I speak. As no matter how much I speak (and it is usually a lot!) it is all gold. You're welcome.

Other things I'm good at? Finding out how to replicate my favourite foods/drinks so I can make them at home and not go broke! Yup, it's true, when I like something, I really like it, to the point where significant amounts of money going into said thing of interest happens that it forces me to figure out a more economical way to get my fix otherwise it's second mortgage time for Andrea!

So this week I figured out how to make the medicinal Chai I can't stop buying from Be Love. Be Love if my favourite restaurant in Victoria on account of it not serving me food that destroys my innards. Basically Be Love is the quintessential place to find food that meets the quality over quantity goal #10. So it comes as no surprise, that Be Love is my go to when I want to eat healthy dessert that I don't have to make first.

#SundaySelfie curling wand fun!

Perfect Saturday night?

Be Love cheesecake, medicinal Chai and a Walking Dead marathon on Netflix!

Is it just me but isn't Daryl Dixon killing and burning zombies for Carol, not the most romantic thing ever?!?!

Sigh...

Now here is the recipe I created that gives you a pretty good replica of Be Love's medicinal Chai without breaking the bank!
1 cup filtered water
1/2 - 1 cup almond milk
1 Tbs goji berries
1 tsp seven medicinal mushroom tincture
1 tsp astragalus tincture
1tea bag chai decaffeinated
1 Tbs honey

Ingredients i use in my chai
 It's totally up to you what ingredients you use to make your medicinal chai, although I would think you would use quality ingredients seeing as we are making something that is supposed to be healthy, but of course you can do what you want, just don't tell me about it because I will judge you harshly!

Step 1 - don't forget to eat the goji berries when you are done!

Steps:

  1. Brew chai in water, with goji berries and tinctures. 
  2. Bring to boil, reduce heat and brew for 5 minutes. 
  3. Add as much almond milk and honey as desired and brew for another 5 minutes.
  4. Strain tea into a mason jar (my preference for taking my drink on the go).
  5. Eat goji berries (full of antioxidants!)
  6. Let tea cool a bit before consuming.

Apparently this drink is used for boosting immunity and fighting colds and flu. Great for this Fall season as we move into Winter :)



 




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