Sunday, June 23, 2013

Chia Chai Breakfast Popsicles!

Hello Summer! Even though we are getting our fair share of rain these days, this hot weather demands a refreshing breakfast. If you're like me, breakfast on a weekday morning is usually a grab-and-go meal: a banana, a muffin, granola with yogurt and berries, or sometimes just a coffee. (I know, not such a nutritious breakfast but sometimes there are days where you just need one!)

On those sticky, humid mornings, why not reach for a popsicle to start your day? A popsicle? Yes — you can dare to be a kid again and enjoy a healthy treat as you hop in your car, board the bus or take the heel-toe express to your place of business.

Last summer I came up with a few different popsicle flavours for a family gathering, so I decided to add a few more healthy ingredients to one of my recipes to create this breakfast popsicle.

Chia Chai Breakfast Popsicles

You will need: 
  • Chai tea (or any spiced black tea) -- 2 bags' worth
  • Chia seeds
  • Almond Milk (or any milk to your liking)
  • 1/2 a banana
  • A splash of vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • Blender
  • French Press or Teapot
Brew the tea and let it steep until it is a rich brown colour. Stir in the honey while the tea is steeping. In a blender, pour the milk so the blender is just under half full. Add the banana, a splash of vanilla extract, and a small handful of chia seeds. Let the tea cool down, then add the tea to the blender. Blend well. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze. Make ahead and enjoy! 

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