Addicted to Starbucks Chai? Here's How I Kicked the Habit & Switched to No-Sugar Tea! by Nicole DeAvilla
I was addicted to Starbucks Grande Soy Chai. I was also holding on to a few extra pounds. Being the yoga and health expert that I am, I knew I should cut back on the sugar found in my “drug” of choice. I started to make my own chai at home using non-GMO organic vanilla soy drink. This saved many calories because I did not add sugary syrup like many coffee shops do in their drinks.
I knew I could do better if I switched to plain soy drink with no added sugar. You may be thinking like I was – will it still taste good? Taste is acquired and can be changed. I started by putting in one-third plain and two-thirds vanilla soy drink. Over time, I reversed the proportions and eventually added no-vanilla soy. I love it! Occasionally I still have a short Starbucks Chai, but now enjoy it as a dessert, not as a daily habit.