While we are on the topic of fall drinks I wanted to talk about a new protein shake that I have been in love with lately; Warm Chai Tea Protein Shake. I have been finding it harder and harder to get out of my nice warm bed in the cold fall weather so i havent had alot of time for breakfast, and this has been a great fill in, because I can drink it in the car on the way to work.
Warm Vanilla Chai Tea Protein Shake
3/4 cup milk, warmed
1/2 cup water
2 chai tea bags
1 scoop vanilla whey protein
Bring 1/2 cup of water to a simmer. remove from heat and steap with both tea bags. Once fully steaped, the water should be a dark color. Place all ingrediants in a blender and mix well. Serve warm.
I use loose tea when I make it so I can make the chai as strong as I want. I also use a protein shaker bottle instead of a blender, less clean up that way. If you want you can use a prebought chai mix as well just warm it up with the milk. I have also been known to make regular tea and spice it up myself with cinnemon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves. Another thing that you can do is add a 1/4 cup of oatmeal to thicken it up and add some carbs. It’s really about whatever floats your boat.