Thursday, March 4, 2010
For the loooove of Chai!
Venti, Nonfat, Extra hot, No foam, with 6 pumps (that's one extra) of chai please
(If you've been to SBUX with me, you know that the ordering of this drink borders on annoying. But I can't help it. You work for the BUX for any length of time and on slow days you perfect your favorite drinks.)
Oh dear. I love my chai tea lattes.
Turns out. That according to the SBUX website that little fix of mine is costing me 260 calories (more since I get an extra pump of chai deliciousness) and almost $4 bucks. The 260 wouldn't be so bad except for my propensity to couple the chai with a delicious pumpkin scone. YUM!
I tried the oatmeal. It was pretty good! Still I just feel like there could be healthier ways to start the day that don't involve a sugar blowout. Any ideas for making a lower sugar yet delcious chai at home? I'm thinking steeping chai tea and then adding it to hot Nonfat milk. Maybe a little sugar? It won't be the same as the SBUX chai but far less calories** and dollars!
**A note about calories. I'm not really counting calories right now. But I am trying to actively make healthier food choices. I've been recording my food in a food log for a while now and so I'd like to use that as a tool to start noting patterns and food habits.