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How to Make Diabetic-friendly Chai Latte

diabetic-friendly chai latte

Living life without sugar ain’t always easy. It’s difficult enough when you’re skipping the sweet stuff for health reasons by choice – but when you’ve got diabetes there’s no compromise.

Aura Chai founder Rose isn’t diabetic, but both her grandparents on one side had Type 2 Diabetes. She avoids sugar for health reasons, opting for unrefined and low GI alternatives. “I was really keen to make sure our chai latte blends could be enjoyed by everyone. That’s why I made them without sugar or sweeteners. This way people can add their own – whatever they like, and however much they like!”

If you’re a chai latte lover you might feel as though you often have to miss out on your favourite treat. But what if you could enjoy a delicious, spicy, diabetic-friendly chai latte at home? Read on to find out more!

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Chai-Spiced Cinnamon Rolls

cinnamon rolls

Anything chai-spiced gets us going here at Aura Chai… but I am particularly excited to post this recipe!! I am gluten-intolerant, I avoid sugar, and I’m transitioning from veggie to vegan. Although things are getting better it’s still hard to come by tasty treats when I’m out and about.

This cinnamon rolls recipe ticks allll the boxes. It’s free from gluten, animal products and refined sugar. And it’s super easy. Continue reading Chai-Spiced Cinnamon Rolls

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Vegan Chocolate Chai Blondies


The leaves are turning brown…there’s a nip in the air…the nights are drawing in. Winter is on its way! Although we at Aura Chai prefer warmer climates, there’s something undoubtedly romantic about snuggling down and cosying up with your faves in front of the fire. One thing we just CAN’T go without during winter are cookies and cakes…and this one’s sure to kick off Autumn nicely. These chai blondies are crispy on the top and gooey on the inside. And the recipe is vegan, gluten free AND refined sugar free – what more could you want? Continue reading Vegan Chocolate Chai Blondies

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Vegan Vanilla Chai Cupcakes

vanilla chai cupcakes

As I’m writing this the weather has taken a slightly gloomy turn and little grey clouds are drifting past my window – perfect weather for cupcakes! It’s been so lovely and hot recently that I admit I’m glad of a little rain. It’s also an excuse to bake (and eat) lots of delicious cakes and cookies!

Vanilla chai cupcakes have become a modern classic. This version is made with our Aura Chai original blend – for a truly delicious and authentic flavour. Not only that – this recipe makes a healthy, wholesome treat – using wholewheat flour and no refined sugar.

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Recipe: Vanilla Chai Frappuccino (Frappuchai)

chai frappuccino

One thing I have always loved about Starbucks (sorry cofficionados!) is their frappuccinos. On a hot day the creamy frozen coffee totally hits the spot!

I love chai lattes and dirty chai lattes iced – so when the hot weather hit us I started thinking about creative ways to serve and enjoy Aura Chai.

This chai Frappuccino is totally delicious and mega healthy. It’s super quick, really easy and you only need several ingredients and a blender. Whip one up in no time as a morning treat or afternoon pick me up.

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Vanilla Chai White Choc Chip Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies are my go-to for everything. Lazy Sunday? Choc chip cookies. Romantic night in? Chop chip cookies. Break up? Choc chip coo- You get the picture. These gorgeously gooey cookies feature delicate chai spices with warm, soft vanilla and creamy white chocolate chips. They’re crisp on the outside and gooey in the centre – just as a cookie should be!

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Chai Banana Bread

chai banana bread

chai banana bread

I always pop a little cinnamon and ginger in my banana bread – so I thought I’d take it a step further and introduce cardamom and nutmeg to the mix for a true chai flavour 💕 When I put chai banana bread up for a vote against chai-chocolate doughnuts you guys voted this the hands-down winner on Instagram! So here it is – gluten free, vegan and refined sugar free of course… Continue reading Chai Banana Bread

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Recipe: Chai-Spiced Persian Love Cake

persian love cake

Once upon a time a beautiful woman fell in love with a handsome Persian prince. She knew that as she was not a princess herself, she couldn’t get him to notice her without a little help – so she baked a delicious, aromatic cake filled with magical love potions. There are two endings to the story – in one they live happily every after (my favourite), in the other the prince shuns her advances and she eats the entire cake to herself! Now these gorgeous cakes are popular at extra special occasions such as weddings and sunshine-soaked summer parties.

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