The perfect breakfast beverage, Paleo Chai Latte, made with warming Ayurvedic spices will keep you cozy during the cold weather. Made with eggs, coconut oil, and antioxidant rich chai spices including cinnamon, cardamom, and cloves, this rich hot drink makes a great on-the-go breakfast. Sometimes I serve Paleo Chai Latte as a healthy snack in the afternoon, since it gives me a burst of real energy without any of the caffeine.
Giving Up Coffee and Caffeine
Speaking of caffeine, while many people on the paleo diet start their days off with bulletproof coffee, I do not. I haven’t had coffee since 1993. I think I had a headache for three days straight when I gave up coffee cold turkey a couple of decades ago. My body simply doesn’t tolerate caffeine. The silver lining of giving up coffee is my homemade Dandelion Root Coffee, my favorite coffee substitute beverage. In the winter I drink it almost every day, and a couple of times per week in the summer.
Caffeine-Free Dandelion Root Coffee
Fans rave about my Dandelion Root Coffee. Like regular coffee, its primary flavor is bitter, a flavor that is highly underrated in our culture and very important in Ayurveda and Chinese Medicine. Finally, my homemade Dandelion Root Coffee is a great liver cleanser. For me, giving up caffeine and getting healthy liver cleansing dandelion root into my body every day is a win-win!
Paleo Chai Latte for Breakfast
This Paleo Chai Latte is another great hot drink that’s similar to chai tea, or a chai latte! It’s packed with protein from eggs, and full of fabulous fat from coconut oil. If you are raw egg-phobic, the great thing about this paleo drink is that the boiling water poaches the eggs a bit. If you’re looking for a quick and easy, healthy breakfast recipe this is it!
Paleo Chai Latte
- 2 large eggs
- ½ cup boiling water
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ground cardamom
- ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 date (remove pit) or ⅛ teaspoon stevia
- In a vitamix, combine eggs, water, coconut oil, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, and date
- Blend on high until mixture is frothy
Another benefit of this paleo breakfast drink? No pan to wash after breakfast. Just rinse out the container of your blender or throw it in the dishwasher, and you’re set! Feel free to customize Paleo Chai Latte to your liking with more eggs or coconut oil. To make this a Keto Diet recipe, omit the date and use stevia. Paleo Chai Latte is my new favorite healthy breakfast recipe.
Hot Drinks that are Caffeine-Free
Here are some of my other healthy, dairy-free, caffeine-free hot drink recipes for you!
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Susan L Evans says
I added a tablespoon of pumpkin for fun. It was delicious. Thank you for the recipe and for your website. Much love to you!
Susan, right back atcha, sending you lvoe :-)
Would like to try this but I can’t have too many eggs or coconut oil, is there a way to substitute them?
Anna, I haven’t tried that so not sure :-)
I really love this recipe. It really helps when I have brain malfunctions because it is easy and simple to make. It is do-able. I love the minimal ingredient factor. I have even left out the date/stevia completely. Thank you Elana <3
Reb, so glad to hear you love this recipe!
Thank you for the Paleo Chai Latte recipe. This drink is a quick boost to our day on Saturday or Sunday morning when my wife and I are trying to catch up on food prep for the coming week. This recipe is quick, and efficient, and it doesn’t leave a wake of dirty prep tools in its path from creation to consumption. The spicy warmth of this drink, and the energy we have after drinking it should truly warrant this recipe being a staple in your permanent listings.
Thanks again for all your efforts and for the wonderful items that you share with the world.
JB, thanks for your comment and for letting me know that you and yours are enjoying this recipe :-)
I just tried this recipe today. It’s delicious and filling. I did steep a teabag in the boiling water like one of the other readers did and added one more date (I have a sweet tooth!) Boy, I felt like I was having a delicious drink at Starbucks!!!! Great recipe.
Lori, thanks for letting me know this is a great recipe!
Hi. I am new to this group. I love your recipes but I am allergic to coconut oil and coconut milk. What do you recommend as a substitute?
Jay, thanks for stopping by again! For more on substitutions please go here:
Have a wonderful day!
Hi. I am new to this group. I love your recipes but I am allergic to coconut oil and milk. What do you recommend as a substitute?
Jay, nice to meet you and thanks for your comment! I haven’t tried that so not sure :-)
Rachel Vaughn says
Can we just stop with this paelo nonsense? It’s utterly stupid to think paleolicic people were sitting around drinking chai lattes with coconut oil and cardamom. Seriously, just stop.
Rachel, thanks for your comment! I value your opinion. I think my Whole30 recipes might be just what you’re looking for:
Have a great day!