Ginger Chai (AIP, Paleo, SCD)

Ginger Chai (AIP, Paleo, SCD)

Before I knew better, I used to drink (almost daily – egad!) soy-milk tea-based lattes from a popular coffee house.

Now that I know better, I haven’t had one of those soy drinks in a couple of years, but I still get excited by anything masala chai flavoured, especially when those spicy notes meld delightfully with warmed dairy-free milk. Mmmmmm…the beloved chai latte will always remain one of my palate’s besties.

However, try finding a bevvy joint that doesn’t serve up masala chai with tons of refined sugar and loads of gut-irritating emulsifiers, which are oh-so-annoyingly-common in those store-bought dairy-free milks. Yeah, pretty much mission impossible. This maddening dilemma prompted my desire to create a simple and clean chai, one that retains a spicy bite thanks to the addition of fresh ginger.

Ginger Chai AltI hope you’ll soon be steeping and relishing in a cup of this lovely chai. Oh, and don’t underestimate the power of multiple infusions – be sure to maximize your tea leaves and ginger by steeping a second serving. Good quality tea leaves can hold up to at least a second and often third infusion.

Happy sipping!

Ginger Chai (AIP, Paleo, SCD)
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Recipe type: Beverage
Serves: 2
  • 1¼ c filtered water
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 4 tsp fresh ginger diced
  • 2 tsp loose leaf tea (My favourite is rooibos.)
  • ½ c coconut milk
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ⅛ tsp cardamom (Do not use if following elimination-phase AIP, as this is a Stage 1 reintroduction.)
  • pinch of cloves
  1. In a medium sauce pan, place water, honey, ginger, and tea leaves. Bring to a gentle boil. Allow to simmer for 5 minutes. Strain ginger and tea. (Reserve for a second infusion if you like.)
  2. Return liquid to the saucepan and add remaining ingredients. Stir and heat until simmering gently. Remove from heat and serve.



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Martine Partridge, founder of Eat Heal Thrive, is an eater of whole, nourishing, real food. She is also a combatter of Crohn's Disease. Martine wholeheartedly believes that food is the fulcrum for good health and has had wonderful results in managing autoimmunity by eating to heal, and healing to thrive.