Combine rich cocoa with fragrant chai in a creamy, probiotic and protein rich beverage. My Chocolate Chai Kefir is easy to make (and a great way to hide bitter supplements).
Kefir is such a wonderfully delicious way to get some protein into your body. It’s the perfect base for quick and easy beverages (especially on busy days or after a workout).
I often add various powders to my kefir drinks, such as baobab, ashwagandha, maca, and moringa. Ashwagandha in particular is fairly bitter, and moringa has a pretty green flavor that some may not find so pleasant.
But stir them into a chocolate drink and you won’t even notice they’re in there!
Make Chocolate Chai Kefir Your Way!
This week is the S for Success Challenge, and I made this Chocolate Chai Kefir for my Tuesday Meal Task: a mid-morning S snack. After a low fat and low carb breakfast of an egg white, kale, and jalapeno scramble I was ready for some nourishing fats.
This recipe can easily be made to suit higher fat meals, higher carb and low fat meals, or low carb AND low fat meals — totally up to YOU.
Don’t you love a recipe that is versatile?
Make Chocolate Chai Kefir With All The Fats.
To make your healthy, probiotic-rich Chocolate Chai Kefir with All The Fats is very simple:
- Use double-fermented whole milk kefir (low or no fat is also OK but whole milk kefir is just soooo good)
- Add a up to a tablespoon of MCT oil for extra-nourishing and fast-metabolizing fats
Make Chocolate Chai Kefir With Low Fat.
- Use regular or double-fermented kefir made with 1% milk (if you’re a THM, keep the regular fermented kefir in E settings) – this will give you 2.5 grams of fat per cup
- Don’t add any other fats
- Alternatively, use fat-free double-fermented kefir and add a teaspoon or two of MCT oil
Make Chocolate Chai Kefir With No Fat.
- Use regular or double-fermented kefir made with skim milk (again, keep the regular fermented kefir for THM E settings)
- Don’t add any other fats
Homemade Kefir Is Perfect For This Yummy Beverage!
You can, of course, use store-bought kefir for this recipe. If you make your own, though, it’s even more delicious!
Most of the time I make skim milk kefir simply because it’s more versatile. If I want more fats, I simply add some to it when using the kefir in a recipe.
Interested in making your own homemade kefir? You’ll need some grains of course. They are not actually grains, like wheat, but what is called a SCOBY – a Symbiotic Culture Of Bacteria and Yeast.
They ferment your milk and infuse good probiotics and beneficial bacteria into it, along with amino acids and other nutrients you need for a healthy gut and body.
Many people who make their own kefir have an abundance of grains and are more than willing to share, just ask! If you don’t know anyone nearby who has any, Look for a reputable source online. I got mine from Mrs and Mrs Kefir on Amazon.
They arrived in great condition, started working within a couple days, and have been happily producing the most delicious kefir I’ve ever had.
For an excellent course on making kefir, as well as other fermented things and traditional foods preparation, I highly recommend Traditional Cooking School!
HOLD ON: What’s In Your Chai Blend?
A few years ago I was shocked and dismayed to read that my store-bought chai blend had both sugar and sulfiting agents in it!
I don’t want those and chances are, neither do you. As a health-conscious lover of kefir, you want only the purest and healthiest ingredients in your foods, right?
So, what else could I do but make my own chai blend? You can read this post to see how easy it is to make your own: Homemade Chai Spice Blend.
Then grab your ingredients and…
Let’s Make Some Chocolate Chai Kefir!
Pick Your Kefir
- LOW FAT: 2 cups regular or double-fermented kefir (THMs see notes)
- NO FAT: 2 cups regular or double-fermented fat-free kefir
- ALL THE FAT: 2 cups whole milk, double-fermented kefir
Make it Tasty
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Homemade Chai Spice Blend (or your preferred chai, to taste)
- 2 pinches pink himalayan salt (or other high mineral salt)
- 2 to 4 doonks (1/16 to 1/8 teaspoon) THM Pure Stevia Extract OR 1/2 teaspoon THM Super Sweet Blend (or preferred sweetening option, to taste)
In a quart mason jar (or blender) add all ingredients.
Add any optional powdered supplements you'd like, such as ashwagandha, maca, moringa, etc.
Use a stick blender to mix everything well (or blend a few seconds in a regular blender)
Taste and adjust for flavor, if desired.
TRIM HEALTHY MAMAS:
For S settings: make sure to use only double-fermented kefir
For E settings: Always use low or no fat kefir, double-fermented is optional
For FP settings: Always use low or no fat double-fermented kefir
Recipe contains around 16 grams of protein, if you want it for a quick meal, add half a scoop, or whole if desired, of whey protein or collagen
*I did not include more nutrition information as it will vary due to type of kefir used. Please refer to the ingredients list of the products you use for other nutrition info.
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Nutrition Information:Serving Size: 212
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 933Total Fat: 49gSaturated Fat: 32gCholesterol: 191mgSodium: 1260mgFiber: 4gSugar: 69gProtein: 53g
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