Raw Vegan Indian Spiced Chai

Two glasses of chai
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  • Total: 15 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 4 cups (4 servings)

Making raw chai will have you heading for the blender on a regular basis. The combination of ginger, spices and rich nutty milk soothes, satisfies and leaves a memorable impression. If you don't have the whole spices, you can easily substitute ground spices though it may make the drink a wee bit more grainy. You may wish to soak the nuts ahead of time.

This Indian chai tea recipe is caffeine-free, vegan, and suitable for a raw food diet.

What You'll Need

  • 4 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups walnuts, almonds or other nuts
  • 4 cinnamon sticks or 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons green cardamom pods or 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole cloves or 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon whole black peppercorns or pinch fresh ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup sliced ginger
  • 1/4 cupagave nectar to taste

How to Make It

Place all of the ingredients except the agave nectar in a blender and blend on high speed for 30 to 40 seconds or until the nuts are thoroughly ground. Pour the mixture through a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth.

Rinse the blender and pour the spiced nut milk back into it. Add the agave nectar, blend for a few seconds, taste and adjust any of the flavors or sweeten to your liking before serving.

Enjoy your raw food chai latte!

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
323 Calories
30g Fat
14g Carbs
8g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)