An absolutely delicious caffeine-free substitute for your afternoon chai latte or evening brew! Red Rooibos tea is blended with almond butter, dates and soy milk to create a creamy, frothy and incredibly tasty recipe.

Masala chai is a flavoured tea made with black tea and a mixture of aromatic spices and herbs. It comes from India but has become extremely popular all over the world and can be found in most coffee shops and cafes.

Why make it caffeine free?

Although there’s nothing wrong with having a little caffeine in your diet – not everyone can tolerate it the same way.

Caffeine is known for making us more alert and awake but it can also heighten anxiety and make us a little jittery and unsettled.

Caffeine can also affect your quality of sleep which is extremely important for your health so I like to provide caffeine free options that are just as delicious and comforting!

Not to mention, cinnamon has been priced for its medicinal benefits for thousands of years. Some evidence suggests that it may help to slow down the absorption of glucose in our body. Although this has implications for those with diabetes; such as supporting better blood sugar – by preventing spikes, evidence practice guidelines, from Diabetes Canada, argue that the demonstrated effects on A1C in research studies lasting at least 3 months in adults with type 2 diabetes is conflicting. Not to mention, eating large amounts of cinnamon have been associated liver problems. I could not find an established dose.

Is Chai Latte Healthy?

My version of this latte is definitely a healthier option to enjoy more often. Lets say, it nothing like the one you buy in coffee shops. Starbucks’ version, for example, contains more sugar than a snickers bar! Crazy, right?

I do not use any added sugar and prefer to sweeten my chai latte naturally. Cinnamon and dates give just the right amount of sweetness and add a ton of extra flavor!

2 cups of chai latte tea with cinnamon sprinkled on top

How to Make a Caffeine Free Chai Latte in 4 Easy Steps

  1. Cover the teabag and dates (if using) with 2 cups of boiling water and steep for a few minutes
  2. Discard the tea bag and place tea, soaked dates, soy milk, and almond butter into a blender
  3. Blend until creamy and frothy
  4. Add cinnamon, serve and Enjoy!

Top Tips to remember

  • Use unsweetened soy milk to reduce extra sugar intake
  • The soy can be replaced with nut milk but again, make sure to use unsweetened and be aware that the flavor will change.
  • Use a high-quality tea for best results
  • You can add more or less cinnamon as desired
  • This latte is best served immediately

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2 cups of chai latte tea with cinnamon sprinkled on top
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Get the Recipe:

Caffeine-Free Chai Latte

Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Yield: 2 cups
I'm so glad you wanted an absolutely delicious caffeine-free substitute for your afternoon chai latte or evening brew! Red Rooibos tea is blended with almond butter, dates and soy milk to create a creamy, frothy and incredibly tasty recipe.

Ingredients
 

  • 1 rooibos tea, 1 bag
  • 2 cups water, boiling
  • 1/4 cup soy milk, unsweetened
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter, creamy
  • 2 dates, optional
  • pinch cinnamon

Instructions
 

  • Cover the teabag and dates (if using) with 2 cups of boiling water and steep for a few minutes
  • Discard the tea bag and place tea, soaked dates, soy milk and almond butter into a blender
  • Blend until creamy and frothy
  • Add cinnamon, serve and Enjoy!

Notes

  • Use unsweetened soy milk to reduce extra sugar intake
  • The soy can be replaced with nut milk but again, make sure to use unsweetened and be aware that the flavor will change.
  • Use a high-quality tea for best results
  • You can add more or less cinnamon as desired
  • This latte is best served immediately

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 82kcal (4%)Carbohydrates: 8g (3%)Protein: 3g (6%)Fat: 5g (8%)Saturated Fat: 1g (5%)Polyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 27mg (1%)Potassium: 148mg (4%)Fiber: 2g (8%)Sugar: 6g (7%)Vitamin A: 117IU (2%)Vitamin C: 2mg (2%)Calcium: 79mg (8%)Iron: 1mg (6%)

Keep in mind that the nutritional values provided are approximations and suggestions. This nutrition facts table cannot account for your individual needs. Your body — including your hunger and satiety cues — change daily. It’s perfectly fine to eat more or less on different days. Instead of letting food guilt take over, consider mindful eating.

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Cuisine: American, Western
Course: Drinks
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