A DIY Chai Latte
We generally recommend against drinking your calories — the truth is, calories from drinks simply won’t fill you up like calories from food — we make an exception for spiced sugar-free lattes. That’s because the strong flavor of spices can help you feel more sated than, say, a sugary cola, and a DIY latte offers legit health benefits. For one, you’ll get plenty of protein to support your active lifestyle and help with blood sugar control, and several spices used in chai lattes — including cinnamon and ginger — help with blood sugar control, too. Make your latte by adding a cup of low-fat milk and two bags of black tea to a saucepan. Add a cinnamon stick, a dash of ginger, a few cardamom pods, two or three black peppercorns and 2 star anise pods to the pot, and cook over medium heat until warm throughout. Strain into a mug and enjoy!