Nutritional Style Chai

Chai is an ancient drink that’s a staple in the Eastern Indian culture. This traditional drink warms the body from the inside out by with traditional spices, creating a creamy, spicy, beverage that served warm or cold.

The Chai I’m sharing today contains cardamon, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger, which creates a delicious aroma and taste, and you’ll be happy to know that it’s dairy free and vegan, too. I created this for a segment that I did for ABC-TV Let’s Talk Live.


4 cups organic sugar free almond milk
4 cinnamon sticks or 1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons green cardamom pods or 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/4 teaspoon whole cloves
1/8 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
1/4 cup sliced ginger
4 tbsp organic palm sugar or sweeten to taste with raw honey or stevia.


1. Place all of the ingredients except sweetener in a blender and blend. Strain in a fine strainer, and press pulp to release all milk.

2. Whisk in your choice of sweetener. Serve slightly warm or chilled, your preference.