Alright guys and gals, things are about to get real basic over here at Peanut Butter and Fitness. I’m talking about the Chai Latte kind of basic…so everyone bust out your Uggs, yoga pants and scarves 😉 Now, I’m no Starbucks girl but this latte is pretty damn good and I made mine with a twist of course. A protein twist that is. And then I topped it off with some coconut milk froth and bam, it’s a paleo friendly latte!
Look at this shiz! I even painted my nails – which never happens BTW. I digress…truly this is the most simple latte you can make. I was feeling a little under the weather last weekend (the rainpocalypse/snowpocalypse in California wasn’t helping things) so I found a warm and cozy way to get my protein shake for the day. After some quick tea brewing and vigorous protein bottle shaking, I ended up with this gold mine of a latte!
For good measure, I’ll give you a look at the nutrition info for a Starbucks Chai Latte, just for reference:
And the info for the Protein Chai Latte is right down here..mine has about half the calories, more than 3 times the protein and 21 times less sugar. Just saying…
- Add chai tea and whey protein to a blender bottle. Shake well (opening the lid to release pressure as needed until smooth).
- Reserve 2 tbsp of the chai mix and pour remainder into a mug. Add coconut milk and Stevia to reserved chai mix and shake well.
- Pour coconut milk froth onto a spoon just above the protein chai to help keep it on top. Sprinkle with ground cinnamon if desired.
Look how creative I can be…I even added a scarf and a blurry picture of myself for even more basics. I surprise myself sometimes!
Any chai tea bags will do, but I like to spend a few extra bucks for a nice one because I think the flavors are better.