Banana Chai Smoothie

Posted by: on Jul 25, 2012 | 5 Comments

Banana Chai Smoothie

I sometimes feel a little silly posting smoothie ‘recipes’ since they are so simple, but I know I am always looking for new ideas. The coconut flour in this makes it a little thicker and creamier. This trick works fairly well as a substitute for yogurt if you don’t eat dairy. ¬†I used a strong chai blend of black tea, cardamon, black pepper, cinnamon and other spices.The spiciness of the chai pairs well with the banana and adds just enough sweetness. You could always add a bit of honey if your banana is under ripe or you just prefer it a little sweeter.

Banana Chai Smoothie

1 very ripe banana
1 cup  strongly brewed chai (2 teabags or equivalent per 1 cup of water)
1 tbsp coconut flour
1 cup coconut milk
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground cloves
2 cups ice

Brew the chai and allow to cool completely. Combine all the ingredients and pulse in a blender until completely smooth! This makes about 2-3 servings.

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5 Comments

  1. grace
    July 28, 2012

    i LOVE chai, in any way, shape, or form, especially cupcakes. i haven’t had a smoothie using chai, but i have no doubt that it’s magnificent!

  2. jillian
    July 29, 2012

    Grace, I’m not sure it’s as good as a cupcake, but it’s pretty good! :)

  3. ellenbcookery
    August 1, 2012

    Don’t feel silly about posting smoothie recipes. I love learning different recipes for these and just learned a new trick from you regarding the coconut flour and milk. Thanks for sharing :)

  4. jillian
    August 2, 2012

    Thanks Ellen! Glad you appreciate the trick!

  5. Smoothie Maker
    August 13, 2012

    Interesting concept, a chai smoothie. Will give it a try.

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