Dirty Chai Protein Shake

Now that my routine has changed from getting up for 10am classes to waking up at 6am to run before work, I’ve made some adjustments to my morning routine. I’m never in the mood for a big breakfast, especially when it’s early in the morning. However, after a run I need some fuel to start my day so I came up with this delicious shake to get a jolt of caffeine and protein.

Perfect for an on the go snack, breakfast, pre-workout jolt or as a magic potion to transform yourself into a morning person.

dirty protein chai

Makes 1 shake

Ingredients:
1 cup cashew milk
1 cup brewed and chilled chai tea
1/2 cup cold brew or chilled coffee/shot of espresso- check out my cold brew coffee how to here  !
1 scoop vanilla protein powder (my favorites are organic Tera’s Whey or Vega OneVega One for a vegan option)
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
Sweetener of choice to taste

Directions:
Put everything into a mason jar and shake (preferably with the top on)- and that’s it!
If you’re worried about protein powder clumpage you could alternatively blend it for 20-30 seconds in a blender.

unmixed dirty protein chai shaking dirty protein chai

For a frozen blended treat, another option is to make the mixture sans cashew milk and freeze in an ice cube tray. Place it in the freezer and once it’s frozen, pop the cubes into the blender and add cashew milk until you’ve reached a desired consistency.

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