Chai spiced almond milk recipe

A soothing wintry beverage, with just the right blend of spices

Serves: 4

Everybody loves curling up on the couch with a nice warm drink on a cold winter’s night – and this dairy free alternative is both delicious and nutritious. Cinnamon not only gives this drink a beautiful flavour, it is also has the benefit of balancing out blood sugar levels, helping to control sweet cravings.

Ingredients

1 cup raw almonds

3 cups water

4 medjool dates, pitted

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Method

1. Soak almonds in water overnight. Drain and rinse.

2. Add almonds and water to a high speed blender and whizz for 1 ½ minutes to make your ‘milk’.  Strain the blended liquid through a nut bag or muslin cloth into a bowl or jug.

3. Add your almond milk back to the blender and add the rest of the ingredients. Whizz on high speed for 1 minute or until everything is well blended.

4. Pour the milk into a pot and gently heat on medium heat until it just starts to boil.

5. Pour into 4 mugs, sprinkle with extra cinnamon and serve.

This milk can be stored in the fridge for 3 days.

Note: You can store the leftover almond pulp in the freezer to use for other recipes such as gluten free cakes and biscuits.

Recommended reading - Sun safety

Lifestyle

3 tips for getting kids to wear sunscreen

Creating sunscreen habits for your kid is important - here’s a few tips on how to get started.

Read more
Experts

Natural after-sun remedies

Soothe and protect your skin this summer with remedies from Chinese medicine.

Read more
Experts

Sun safety: How to protect your eyes

Your vision is unique - Opthamologist Gerard Sutton explains how and why you should protect it.

Read more
Experts

Sun safety: How to protect your skin this summer

Keep your skin safe and healthy while you're enjoying the beautiful outdoors.

Read more
In Brief

Sunscreen works in more ways than one

A new study by the Queensland Insititute of Medical Research gives us more reasons to use sunscreen.

Read more
Lifestyle

Protect your pet this summer

RSPCA shares its top tips for keeping your pet safe this summer.

Read more

For full functionality of this site it is necessary to enable JavaScript. Here are instructions on how to enable JavaScript in your web browser.