Enjoy traditional chai tea, Masala chai with this simple Keto Chai Latte recipe. It’s a delicious blend of fragrant spices, black tea, heavy cream, and sugar-free sweetener.
Wondering how you can add more micro-nutrients into your diet via spices? What if you can do so by having a delicious cup of keto chai latte? Well, that exactly what my chai tea recipe will provide.
A few years ago I began to study the benefit of including an array of herbs and spices in our diet. One of the things I learned firsthand, was the power they had in curbing inflammation in the body. This is why finding ways to add my spices via a keto chai tea made lots of sense for me.
My recipe for keto chai tea is Goan style and it’s a flavorful way to give your body a boost of nutrition.
Keto Chai Latte
This chai tea Is packed with good for you ingredients, for example, black tea is known to be a good source of antioxidants. The fact that it’s high in antioxidants means that it helps fight free radicals in your cells. This basically translates into less damage to your DNA and cells.
Black tea leaves are also high in both polyphenols and phytochemicals, which are scavengers for free radicals. There are health studies that even point to possible aid against metabolic diseases like type 2 diabetes, obesity, and elevated cholesterol.
Who knew that enjoying a keto chai tea could be so good for us!
Of course, if we want to see some of these benefits you want to be certain that it’s not a chai latte that is loaded with sugar like those found in coffee houses all around. Unfortunately, the damaging effect of sugar will outweigh any black tea benefits.
It’s actually quite shocking to see the amount of sugar that is added to these drinks. With some being close to 50 grams of carbohydrates. Thankfully, you can make a delicious cup of chai latte at home and stay safely in ketosis while you sip on your tea.
How To Make Low Carb Chai Tea
To make a homemade cup of healthy chai, you can either make your own blend like I listed in the recipe or use a premade powder like Organic Masala Chai powder.
I make mine with a little heavy cream. However, you can also make it with almond milk or full-fat coconut milk.
Another delicious option that further enhances the benefits of this tea is to add a scoop of collagen. By adding a little collagen you are also adding protein to your chai making it a great quick breakfast.
Best Sweeteners For Sugar-Free Chai
As far as which sugar-substitute to use for this sugar-free chai tea, I have a few recommendations. My favorite is, of course, Lakanto Monk Fruit.
Frankly, after I tried Lakanto I was blown away. This is because the texture of Lakanto is spot on and because there is barely any aftertaste. If you are not familiar with their product is a blend of monk fruit and erythritol and it’s delicious.
It’s also all-natural and it gets its sweetness from antioxidants called mogrosides, instead of fructose or sucrose. And it has zero calories and zero glycemic impact. Winning!
That being said, I’m also partial to Swerve another erythritol blend. It works well in this chai recipe and is a great choice if you are looking for a sugar substitute that has no bitter aftertaste and measures just like sugar.
Swerve is made from ingredients found in select fruits and starchy root vegetables and contains no artificial ingredients, preservatives, or flavors. Like Lankanto, Swerve has a 0 % impact on blood sugar.
I know some of you are stevia fans, If that’s you, you can use the stevia and erythritol-based brand Pyure in this recipe. However, it’s important to note that if you are using Pyure you will want to use 1/2 the amount called for in this recipe since it’s a much sweeter option.
Lastly, if you cannot easily find a more natural sugar substitute you can also use Splenda with great success.
Goan Spice Properties
I’m always looking for creative ways to add a variety of spices to my food. I’ve learned firsthand the benefits of these micro-nutrients as I continue to experiment.
In fact, my quest to explore new flavors is how I discovered the rich Goan spices. If you’re a fan of Indian spices then trust me you would love Goan spices.
Spices have powerful properties and it’s why a little goes a long way. The following is a list of some of the possible benefits:
- Cinnamon- Can lower blood sugar, triglycerides, LDL. By just adding one-fourth to one-half teaspoon of cinnamon twice a day you can reap the benefits.
- Ginger-Helps with motion sickness and nausea; may also relieve pain and help those with arthritis and inflammation. Studies have shown that a range from 500 to 2,000 mg of powdered ginger or a quarter-size piece of the fresh root which contains about 1,000 mg is needed for benefits.
- Turmeric- Contains curcumin, a cancer-fighting compound. It’s known for its ability to reduce inflammation and improve joints. Curcumin is effective both in protecting against cancer and helping those that have it.
- Cayenne- Is known to have many health benefits. It has been shown to increase circulation and reduce the risk of heart problems. Red pepper in all its forms enhances the metabolism, increasing satiety and potentially stimulating fat burning, too.
- Cumin-Has antimicrobial properties and is great for keeping your gut healthy.
- Anise-Is great for calming an upset stomach and when you have a cold help with coughs and runny noses. It has estrogen-like properties and may increase milk flow in breastfeeding mothers.
- Cloves- May help with muscle pains and arthritis. Of all spices, it has the highest amount of antioxidants. It contains eugenol, which has a mild anesthetic benefit. Useful for toothaches, gum pain, and sore throats anise is just overall great for you. It may even help with respiratory ailments such as asthma and bronchitis. Studies also show that can help eliminate intestinal parasites, fungi, and bacteria.
- Nutmeg-Contains many plant-derived chemical compounds that are known to be anti-oxidant, and disease-preventing. It has been used in traditional medicine for its anti-fungal, and anti-depressant properties.
- Cardamom-Has been known to be antiseptic, antispasmodic. Has digestive properties and can act as a diuretic. It is a good source of minerals like potassium, calcium, and magnesium.
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- Black tea, 2 bags
- 3 ½ cups of water
- 4 teaspoons of granulated sugar-substitue , I like Lakanto Monk Fruit
- 1/4 cup of whipping cream or full-fat coconut or almond milk
- ¼ teaspoon of vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger or 1 inch piece of fresh ginger root thinly sliced
- 1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon of allspice or 4 allspice berries
- 1/4 teaspoon of ground star anise or 2 whole star anise
- 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon or 1 whole cinnamon stick
- 1/4 teaspoon of ground cardamon or 4 cardamon pods
- 1/8 of teaspoon of clove or 2 whole cloves
- In a small saucepan boil the water with the two tea bags and allow to simmer for 4 minutes.
- Next, add all the spices or 1/2 teaspoon of Organic Masala Chai Powder
- Once the tea has properly steeped add the sugar substitute and the heavy whipping cream, or almond, coconut milk.
- Serve either hot or cold.
Store any leftovers in the refrigerator for up to two days.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 70Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 27mgCarbohydrates: 1.5gSugar: 1g