I hope you had a productive weekend. I’ll admit, I’ve been a little depressed last week
since my boyfriend went back. I slept a lot, and if it weren’t for my love of the Thug
Kitchen cookbook, I wouldn’t have cooked anything or blogged either. But yesterday, I
had a breakthrough. In church, the message spoke on dealing with depression
(something I have openly shared my struggles with). We discussed the story of Elijah in
1 Kings 19. And I was reminded that the worst thing I could do when I’m in that state is
to isolate myself. If any of you guys struggle with feelings of depression, feel free to
reach out to me if you need someone to talk to. If you’re ready to talk, trying sipping this
This is actually my second time trying this so I’ve made a few very slight adjustments.
The original recipe calls for earl grey tea, but when I smelled the Stash© Christmas Tea,
I bought that instead. Plus the smell has me longing for the 60 degree weather winter
we had. Tea and coffee can be great, but it’s so hot outside. So keep a jar of this in your
fridge for whenever you need a creamy caffeinated cool down. The tea mix will actually
keep in the fridge for at least a week.
Blended White Christmas Tea Lattes
2 cups vanilla almond milk
½ cup water
2 bags Stash© Christmas Tea*
1 to 2 teaspoons maple syrup or agave syrup (to taste)
2 cups ice cubs (I only used 1 cup)
½ banana (I used a whole banana)
1. In a small saucepan, heat the almond milk and water over medium heat until it starts to bubble around the edges. Turn off the heat and add the tea bags. Let them steep for 2-5 minutes. If you let the tea steep too long it could taste bitter, (especially if using a mint based tea, it will be too minty and overpower the creaminess) so set a timer. Take the bags out and stick all that in the fridge/freezer to cool down at least 1 ½ hours (faster in the freezer).
2. When you’re ready to drink, add the maple syrup, ice, banana and tea mix to a blender and blend until it is smooth.
*Honestly you can use chai, peppermint, earl grey, whatever you like to drink. Go crazy.
This drink makes an excellent pick me up and I strongly recommend drinking this on a day when you’re feeling down. What do you like to eat or drink when you’re feeling down? Sound off in the comment section below and don’t forget to subscribe! Here’s to a great week!