Ayurvedic Chai Tea; make your own yogic treat after practice

How do you feel when you finish a yoga class? In my experience, I perceive so much harmony and contentment after my practice that I feel beloved. My mind is in a state of peace… so I could increase that “feel-good factor” with a treat.

I’m always keen to satisfy that obsession I got with sweet things but after a few years of being aware of my body, I realize that following healthy options instead of food vices is a wise way to lead our relationship with food into a mindful eating lifestyle.

This psychology about food shows us treats as a pleasant experience that makes us feel good after we eat something we like a lot, but taking care of choosing in a smart way. As an emotional eater, I recommend this typical recipe of Chai Tea that I took from an Ayurvedic book.

chai tea

Ingredients (300ml.)

300 ml. of water
1 tbsp of black tea herbs
4 grains of whole peppermint
4 sticks of cloves
3 seeds of cardamom
1 stick of cinnamon
ginger to taste

Preparation

Put the water and the tea in a cooking pot
Add the peppermint, cloves, cardamon and cinnamon stick into the pot
Include ginger if you want to give a spicy taste
If you like the “chai latte” add a bit of milk (normal or vegetal)
Bring to boil for 20 minutes
Use a strainer to pour the mix in a cup

Help yourself and drink some tea 🙂 hope you like it!

Namaste

 

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