The Dirty Fat Chai

November 1, 2019

Part eccentric statement, part delicious beverage. It’s 2019 and we are over
our fear of fat and dirt!

A dirty chai latte, says the former barista, is a chai latte with espresso. What’s a dirty fat chai? It’s even better, as it includes organic medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil sourced ethically from coconuts.

Dirty Fat Chai

Cook Time: 5 minutes

5 minutes

Category: Recipes

Servings: 2 cups

Dirty Fat Chai

Dairy-free, gluten-free, refined-sugar-free


  • 1 + 1/2 cups milk of choice (I used cashew)
  • 1-2 pitted dates
  • 2 generous tsp cinnamon
  • 1 + 1/2 inch knob of fresh ginger
  • 2 tsp cloves
  • 1 tsp cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp anise
  • 15 cracks black pepper
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • 2 tbsp Flora Organic MCT Oil
  • 2 shots of espresso *


  1. Add all ingredients except MCT Oil and espresso to a blender, and blend on high until frothy and well combined. Transfer to a small saucepan over medium-low heat and whisk until the milky mixture warms up to drinking temperature. Set aside.
  2. Pour two espresso shots into two cups. Add 1 tbsp MCT oil to each cup. Pour milk mixture on top. Garnish with cinnamon and serve.


Espresso can be substituted with ¼ cup drip coffee or ¼ cup black tea.

Lindsey Young is a registered holistic nutritionist, advocate for intuitive eating, and functional food recipe creator. For the original hot cacao post and more delicious recipes, follow her on Instagram @eatyoungnutrition and visit

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