Cloudy Chai Coffee Protein Shake

Serves 1

5 Minute Prep Time

By Emma Andrews on April 14, 2015 , categorized in Smoothies, Workout Fuel

Cloudy Chai Coffee Recipe

A specialty coffee, a dirty chai is typically a chai latte with a shot of espresso. This chilled and blended version still combines the warming spices of masala chai, with the bold, roasted taste of coffee, but adds a solid 25grams of plant based protein, and functional carbohydrates from both bananas and dates.

I designed a version of this smoothie as the seasonal feature for a local juice and smoothie bar in Vancouver (with rave reviews!). This smoothie is a not-to-be missed boost of energy perfect about an hour pre- or post-workout.



  1. Add all ingredients to the blender (liquids first).

  2. Blend until smooth.

Emma Andrews

Emma Andrews is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, certified in Plant-based Cooking. An endurance runner and cross-training addict, Emma believes the kitchen is your playground. She loves exploring new and innovative ingredients, recipes and food trends almost as much as she loves beating a personal best in trail and road races all around North America. Her motto? “Live a life that’s anything but average!” Learn more about her work as a public speaker and wellness educator at or join her on social @emmamazing_life