If I'm feeling fancy, my go-to caffine fix in the morning is a dirty chai latte, which is a chai latte with an added shot of expresso. I love the taste of the spicy cinammon and frothy milk, but I'm not a fan of the high sugar count. Recent research led me to discover that a Grande Starbucks Chai Latte has 42g of sugar! No thanks. As the saying goes, when life gives you too much sugar, find a healthy alternative, right? And thus the search began for a healthy dirty chai latte. 

The Facts

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Abigail Shipps

Starbucks drinks sure do taste good, but when I looked up the nutrition facts to my favorite drink I was disappointed. Just one drink contains a whole lot of sugar, which isn't the best thing for your body in the morning. Manufactured sugar is a source of empty calories, which are calories that lack any nutritional value. In addition, having a lot of sugar in the morning causes sugar crashes later on- not the best for fueling your day. 

The Alternative

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Abigail Shipps

I came upon a healthy alternative to my dirty chai latte by accident. I was shopping in Sprouts, and while browsing through the milk section my eyes landed on a small carton of chai flavored Rebel Kitchen Mylk. I prefer coconut milk to regular milk (judge me if you want), so this find was a win-win. I could get my coconut milk AND my chai latte fix with one carton!

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As an added bonus, all the of the ingredients are organic and simple- the milk is made with organic coconut milk and organic spices. In addition, as opposed to the whopping 42g of sugar in a grande Starbucks Chai Latte, this whole carton of "mylk" has only 25g naturally sourced sugar, and the recipe below only contains about 12g! Here is how I put together my healthy alternative to a Starbucks dirty chai latte with my milk discovery:

Healthy Dirty Chai Latte

  • Prep Time:1 min
  • Cook Time:0
  • Total Time:1 min
  • Servings:1
  • Easy


  • 1 cup coffee
  • 1 carton Rebel Kitchen Coconut Milk Drink Chai
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  • Step 1

    Make or buy 1 cup of coffee.

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  • Step 2

    Shake the coconut milk.

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  • Step 3

    Pour about half of the coconut milk into the coffee.

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  • Step 4

    Stir and enjoy!

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