Thai Chai Protein Shake Recipe

I’ve had more than one person tell me that tea must be the secret to my success.  Since I eat all the time it must be the cups and cups of tea I drink each day that keep me fit. I laugh and tell them, no it’s my workouts, what I eat and how much I eat that are what keeps me healthy and fit.

Thai Chai Protein Shake Recipeimage by *saxon*

I do love tea. Tea has a long list of health benefits including:

  • Lowers the risk of certain cancers due to the high antioxidant content
  • Increases metabolic rate
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Lowers stress hormones
  • Inhibits the growth of bacteria that cause bad breath
  • Lowers the chance of stroke

I could go on and on. New potential benefits are found every day. Tea also tastes good. On a cold day nothing is better than a hot cup of tea. Sitting back at night with a good book and cup of tea is a perfect way to end the day.  On a hot day, nothing is more refreshing than iced jasmine green tea.

Green tea, by the way, is my normal morning tea.  Jasmine pearls most of the time. However, lately I have been drinking some amazing tea a friend of mine, Jeremy, gave me to try. It’s a black tea called Thai Chai (or Chai Thai, we aren’t sure) and it is a perfect morning beverage.

Traditionally when you order a chai tea at a coffee house, it is blended with milk, sugar and spices. While you get the health benefits you can also get a potential calorie bomb.  Instead of giving up milky chai, I thought, why not turn it into something healthy.

That’s how this month’s recipe was born.

Thai Chai Protein Shake Recipeimage by visualpanic

Thai Chai Protein Shake

  • 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder (I like Designer Whey Vanilla Praline)
  • 6 oz brewed black chai tea
  • ½ cup vanilla almond milk
  • 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
  • A dash of nutmeg
  • Ice cubes (to your liking, I normally use 2-3)

Place all ingredients in blender and combine until smooth.

Creamy, tasty and healthy. This could also be a good pre workout shake as well due to the caffeine in the tea, a little energy kick for your workout. Give it a try and let me know what you think.

  • http://katdoesdiets.blogspot.com Katdoesdiets

    That sounds amazing!

  • http://www.thrivepersonalfitness.com/about-pamela/ Pamela

    I think so. Make it and tell me what you think.

  • http://RobynRedmon.wordpress.com Robyn

    trying this one this weekend …any way I can get the whey protien in is a plus – I just don’t like it so I have to disguise it – this sounds great. I’ll let you know what I think!

  • http://www.thrivepersonalfitness.com/about-pamela/ Pamela

    Please do! It takes some experimenting to find the right whey protein. :)

  • Patricia

    does that work as a meal replacement?

  • http://www.thrivepersonalfitness.com/about-pamela/ Pamela

    I wouldn’t recommend it as a meal replacment. For most of us there aren’t enough calories in it to justify a full meal.

  • Rena

    I love chai frapuccino and always looking for healthy alternatives. This recipe really works. For sweetness I also added vanilla fat free dairy free creamer from Trader Joe’s.

  • http://twitter.com/ThriveFit Pamela Hernandez

    Don’t be afraid of fat. :)

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