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Chai Latte with Detoxifying Ingredients

By Holly Darnell, RD

February 1, 2024

Chai latte recipe

Chai tea, chai latte, chai tea latte — no matter what you call it, chai remains a very popular beverage today. And now you’re about to be introduced to a detox chai latte, with a big assist from Multi Collagen Advanced Detox.

A tea latte is a variation on caffè lattes. They are made with steamed milk, but instead of using coffee or espresso, a tea latte is made with tea. Usually it’s served hot but can also come in iced form.

Because of all the spices that make it a chai tea, it should be a healthy drink … but the average chai latte that you see in coffee shops and cafes is often loaded down with milk and sugar. Not this version that uses nut milk, natural sweetener and even collagen protein. Tested and true, this detox chai latte is creamy, fragrant and absolutely delicious!

What Is Chai Tea?

Chai is the Hindi word for tea, which was derived from “cha.” Cha happens to be the Chinese word for tea. Chai is made customarily in India, where it’s commonly called masala chai.

A very popular drink in India, chai is often made by boiling tea leaves with milk (often buffalo milk) and adding sugar and spices. The spices that go into chai can vary from region to region or even household to household. Some of the most common spices include ginger root, green cardamom and cardamom seed, cinnamon, star anise, clover and peppercorn.

Does chai have caffeine? It all depends on the type of tea used. Usually a caffeinated black tea is used or green tea, but you can also go with an herbal tea like rooibos to make it caffeine-free.

Best Chai Latte Ingredients

This chai latte is extra tasty because rather than relying on milk and sugar, this drink is loaded with antioxidants, real spices and zero refined sugars.

Instead of milk, go with almond or cashew milk. We recommend cashew milk the most in order to impart that amazing chai flavor. Both also provide some healthy fats.

Instead of refined white sugar, maple syrup is recommended. It doesn’t jack up your blood sugar like refined sweeteners and has higher levels of beneficial nutrients, antioxidants and enzymes. Vanilla is also added to complete the flavor profile.

Spices called upon for this chai latte include fresh ginger, cinnamon and cloves. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can also add cardamom, star anise and even peppercorn.

For the tea, we recommend an Indian tea like Assam, Ceylon or Darjeeling. If you want a chai latte with less caffeine, go with a green tea. For an uncaffeinated, herbal tea version, go with rooibos.

Chai latte ingredients

Last but not least, and what puts the “detox” into this chai latte: Multi Collagen Advanced Detox. Part of the Multi Collagen Advanced line that is taking the industry by storm, Multi Collagen Advanced Detox Powder supports your body’s natural ability to detoxify. It features select clinically studied ingredients and ancient superfoods, such as organic reishi mycelium, fulvic acid mineral extract, organic fermented milk thistle seed, organic fermented burdock root, organic fermented dandelion root and organic apple cider vinegar.

Benefits of This Detox Chai Latte

The spices used in this chai latte are loaded with antioxidants, phytonutrients and polyphenols. All have cleansing and detoxing properties, including for a healthy gut.

Otherwise, one scoop of Multi Collagen Advanced Detox supports healthy detoxification, healthy liver function, a healthy immune system, and even healthy fungal and microbial balance.

How to Make Detox Chai Latte

In a medium saucepan on medium heat, bring the nut milk to a simmer (about 3 to 4 minutes). We recommend cashew milk but you can also go with almond milk or even light coconut milk.

Remove the saucepan from the heat and add in black tea bag. Go with Assam, Ceylon or Darjeeling if possible, but any black will do.

Steep for 4 to 5 minutes, pressing occasionally with the back of a wooden spoon to release the tea. Remove the tea bag from the saucepan and discard.

Put the saucepan back onto the stovetop over medium to low heat. Add in grated ginger, a scoop of Multi Collagen Advanced Detox, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, maple syrup and vanilla extract. Whisk until fully combined and serve hot.

Next, as a fun option, make the almond milk foam. In a small mason jar, add almond milk. Close the lid on the jar and shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Uncover and heat in the microwave for 60 seconds. Using a milk frother, place in the bottom of the mason jar and blend for 90 seconds. Top chai latte with almond milk foam. 

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Recipe developed by Holly Darnell, RD. Holly is a registered dietitian nutritionist who unlocked self-love at the intersection of exceptional food and practical solutions for healthy living. She’s passionate about helping others make simple, positive lifestyle changes on their individual path to healing.

Detox Chai Latte Recipe

Category

Beverages

Servings

1

Time

20 min

Calories

136

Author

Holly Darnell, RD

We often save our fancy tea and coffee drink orders for the coffee shop or cafe. But did you know you can make your own chai latte at home and with much better ingredients? This one is as good as it gets and even features great macros: 16 grams of carbs, 3 grams of fat and 11 grams of protein for a 136 calorie serving!

Ingredients
  • 1 cup cashew milk (or almond or light coconut milk)

  • 1 bag black tea (Assam, Ceylon or Darjeeling ideally)

  • ½ teaspoon fresh ginger, peeled and grated

  • 1 scoop Multi Collagen Advanced Detox powder

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ⅛ teaspoon cardamom

  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves

  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup 

  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

Almond Milk Foam, optional

  • ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk

Directions
  1. In a medium saucepan on medium heat, bring milk to a simmer (about 3-4 minutes). 

  2. Remove the saucepan from the heat and add in black tea bag. Steep for 4-5 minutes, pressing occasionally with the back of a wooden spoon to release the tea. Remove the tea bag from the saucepan and discard.

  3. Add the saucepan back onto the stovetop over medium heat. Add in grated ginger, collagen powder, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, maple syrup and vanilla extract. Whisk until fully combined and serve hot.

  4. To make the almond milk foam, use a small mason jar. Add almond milk and close the lid on the jar. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Uncover and heat in the microwave for 60 seconds. Using a milk frother, place in the bottom of the mason jar and blend for 90 seconds. Top chai latte with almond milk foam. 

Nutrition

1 serving (267 g) contains:

  • Calories: 136

  • Total Carbohydrates: 16.5 g

  • Fiber: 1.6 g

  • Sugar: 12.5 g

  • Total Fat: 3.1 g

  • Saturated Fat: 0.2 g

  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.7 g

  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1.9 g

  • Trans Fat: 0 g

  • Protein: 11.4 g

  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

  • Sodium: 216 mg (14% DV*)

  • Vitamin C: 90 mg (100% DV)

  • Manganese: 1.2 mg (67% DV)

*Daily Value: Percentages are based on a diet of 2,000 calories a day.

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