Cloudy Chai Coffee Protein Shake

By Emma Andrews, Vega National Educator
Originally posted on

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.


  • 1 serving Vega Sport Performance Protein Vanilla or Chocolate
  • 1 cup chilled coffee
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk, or almond milk
  • 1 frozen banana; or 1 fresh banana and 1/3 to 1/2 cup ice
  • 2-3 dried dates (Medjool dates are preferred for softness and taste)
  • 1 tsp fresh or dried ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cardamom


  1. Add all ingredients to blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Enjoy!

Author Bio:
Emma Andrews
Emma Andrews is the National Educator at Vega, a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and is certified in Plant Based Culinary Nutrition. An avid endurance runner and lifelong athlete, she is a big believer in setting goals that are anything but average.

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