What about using chai tea in oatmeal?

To make your morning oatmeal even “yummier”, use chai tea instead of water when making it.

yummy / Originally posted on The Healthiest Beverage


What a fantastic idea! I’m always trying to think of ways to sneak more of those antioxidant-packed spices into my daily diet (that was the inspiration for my Healthy Pumpkin Pie recipe). If anyone else has creative (or at least palatable! :) ways to sneak cloves into one’s diet please do share. Like my new Pink Juice with Green Foam video, this site is all about trying to translate these new findings into practical ways to incorporate the best available science on nutrition into our day-to-day lives.

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  • Angie

    I make a cider type drink with my juicer and use clove in it. I juice 4 medium apples, 3 meduim oranges and 1 pomegranate. Then I put 2 drops of clove essential oil and 2 drops of cassia essential oil. I have tried the powder as well and that is also good. I have also juiced the pomegranate and then put the apples, peeled oranges and pomegranate juice in the blender. Also add in the cinnamon and clove. Really tasty! I am making mine for 2 people though, so you could half the recipe. :-)

  • Angie

    People especially like this drink around the holidays. It is way better than any apple cider you can buy. And it is from organic live fruit, not some sugar and preservative filled bottle at the store.

  • catbear

    I make a delicious smoothie with 1/2 a frozen banana, 1 peeled orange, a few fresh or frozen pineapple chunks, a whole clove or two, plant milk, a few ice cubes and some flax or hemp seeds.

  • derbym

    Does boiling the tea to cook the oatmeal destroy the antioxidants in the spices? Likewise would putting herbs in your soup while cooking destroy them too?