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Nov 14

Chocolate Blood Orange Chai

I love yogurt, and generally am not a fan of the kind you usually find at the grocery store because there’s so much sugar in it.

Siggi felt much the same way back in 2004, and was homesick for the yogurt he’d had in his childhood, traditional Icelandic yogurt called skyr (pronounced “skeer”), so he decided to start making his own, and siggi’s yogurt was born!

As compared to standard yogurt, skyr uses 4x the amount of milk to create a thicker, creamier, and more concentrated yogurt. The milk comes from grass-fed cows in family farms who don’t use rBGH growth hormones.

I’ve been living kinda in the middle of nowhere for the past couple years, but was pleasantly surprised to discover siggi’s yogurt during my first year here. Granted, they don’t always have every flavor available at my local supermarket, but I’m going to count my blessings.

(Case in point: this was the only flavor that my local Kroger's carried!)

(Case in point: this was the only flavor that my local Kroger’s carried, but I love blood oranges, so yay!)

Every cup has more protein (hooray!) than sugar–even with the flavored varieties! The list of ingredients is super simple, with no preservatives, artificial coloring, gelatin, or high-fructose corn syrup.

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siggi’s dairy is hosting a Healthy Holidays recipe challenge for Recipe ReDux members–by posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by siggi’s yogurt and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.

There’s just something about the combination of chocolate + oranges that reminds me of the holidays–it could well be because the first time I ever had the Lindt dark chocolate + orange bar was around Christmas time, but for whatever reason, that combination is one of my favorite ones around.

I realize that hot drinks are usually more the norm when it comes to the holiday season (e.g. Mexican Orange Hot Chocolate), but…if all goes well, I may actually get to be back on the west coast to spend the holidays this year!!! I haven’t seen my family in well over a year, so I’m really looking forward to that and the warmer weather.

In preemptive-celebration of that…you’re getting a cold drink recipe–to be enjoyed on those occasionally warmer days, because I’d like to remain hopeful that it won’t get too cold this year!

I’m still in the midst of moving to a different state every couple weeks, so one of the few things I have with me is…my blender, as well as some ingredients I had from Choctoberfest. (If you don’t happen to have Barleans on hand, you can sub it with chocolate protein powder!)

Since I’m all about simplicity and no-nonsense recipe these days (somewhat of a necessity when you’re half-living out of your car), it’d be pretty hard to get much less complicated than this recipe! It takes only 5 ingredients (using ingredients I already had hanging around), and makes two servings!

Chocolate Blood Orange Chai

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Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Combine chai tea (chilled), orange juice, skyr, and chocolate silk greens (or protein powder) into blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Top with hemp hearts.

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  1. Eva

    From all the cow milk yogurts Siggi’s is my favorite. It’s awesome in waffles, cakes and breads! I buy vanilla a lot. But blood orange is such a great flavor too. My daughter loves blood oranges dipped in blood orange yogurt.
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    1. Farrah

      I need to try em’ in waffles and cakes! <3 (+ yay for blood oranges!!)

  2. Rachel @ RachelMcMichael.com

    I’ve never heard of Siggi’s but that recipe looks fantastic! I’m excited to try it out! :)
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    1. Farrah

      I hope you get to try it out sometime! :D! I love all the different flavors siggi’s has! :]

  3. GiGi Eats

    Chocolate + Orange reminds me of this Swiss Chocolate my Swiss Babysitter brought me once when she came back from visiting home. Mmmmmmmmmmmm!!!

    1. Farrah

      Ah! Now I’m hungry again! *-* Twas so nice of your babysitter! 😀

  4. Susan

    I have never heard of Siggi’s but I will look for it at the store. This drink sounds spectacular, I can hardly wait to try it!
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    1. Farrah

      Thanks so much, Susan! I hope you like it! I can’t wait til I get my hands on their pomegranate + passionfruit flavor! :]

  5. Clare Speer

    Never heard of Siggi’s -thanks for sharing – looks so healthy!
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    1. Farrah

      Thanks! It was pleasantly refreshing! 😀

  6. dixya | food, pleasure, and health

    chocolate and chai together is my fav combo..but adding this blood orange sounds fantastic!!!
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    1. Farrah

      😀 Twas a fun experiment!

  7. Heather Mason @NuttyNutrition

    This drink looks delicious! I love chai! Also, thanks for telling me how to pronounce skyr, I never knew before! Glad to have found your blog Farrah :)
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    1. Farrah

      Thank you! I had to look it up, or I wouldn’t have known either! 😛 Glad you found my blog, because it led me to yours! <3!

  8. Sarah N

    This recipe sounds delicious! I can’t wait to try it.

    1. Farrah

      I hope you like it! :]

  9. Carla

    You had me and my family at the words: blood orange.
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    1. Farrah

      Gotta love the citrus flavors! *-*

  10. Liz @ The Clean Eating Couple

    Oooh interesting flavor combo! I’ve never had that flavor of siggis! Now I want to find it :)
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    1. Farrah

      I hope you do! 😀 It’s a good one! (I’m still searching high and low for the pomegranate + passionfruit! *-*)

  11. Natalie @ A Fit Philosophy

    I love love love chai! Such a festive flavor!
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    1. Farrah

      Agreed! 😀 So glad I discovered it a couple years back! <3

  12. Aishwarya S

    I wasn’t aware of this. It looks really great! :)

    1. Farrah

      Thank you! 😀

  13. Jenn - a traveling Wife

    This looks like heaven!!!

  14. Nina @ Hugs and Lattes

    Mmmmmm this looks so good! I definitely will need to try some of this sometime :)
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  15. Jess @hellotofit

    Tea in a smoothie: GENIUS!
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  16. Sonali- The Foodie Physician

    What a delicious combination of flavors and ingredients! I really hope you make it back home for the holidays :)
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