I just love the beautiful spicy flavours and aromas of chai tea and so versatile too.
For me I find a chai drink the perfect substitute for coffee. Especially during winter when you are looking for something warming and cosy.
Recently I read that to promote better more restful sleep, it is recommended not to drink coffee after 2pm so that any stimulant effect has left your body by the time you are ready for sleep. So I have been enjoying experimenting with this and trying all sorts of teas and I have been finding my sleep is more restful.
The idea for this creation came from feeling like having an iced coffee after training but not wanting something thick like a smoothie. I have been enjoying this Twinings Chai Vanilla Tea so I thought I would use this as a base and go from there.
So here is how I made it - easy and delicious.
The first part requires a little time to cool the tea so now I have some ready made in the fridge so I can have this shake whenever I feel like it.
Creamy Vanilla Chai Protein Shake
1 Twinings Chai Vanilla Tea bag
100ml boiling water
50 ml milk
1 scoop vanilla flavoured protein powder
3 tbsp coconut vanilla flavoured yoghurt
2 or 3 ice cubes
Make your tea by pouring boiling water over the tea bag. Allow to cool.
In your blender container put your cooled tea, ice cubes, protein powder, yoghurt, milk and nutmeg and blend until deliciously creamy.
Top with a little sprinkle of nutmeg and enjoy.
NOTES - I am sure you could substitute the ingredients for your favourite milk or yoghurt - I often use a coconut/almond milk blend but I always use the coconut yoghurt as i just love the delicate flavour of it and it just adds a lovely smoothness to the shake.