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Chai Tai Smoothie

Chai Tai Smoothie by Tess Masters

If the world were ending, I’d make this decadent treat my finale. The incredible creaminess and blend of warm spices in this banana- and date-based smoothie will make you weak in the knees. The boosters add an injection of protein and omega-3s. Reprinted with permission, from The Blender Girl Smoothies © 2014, 2015 by Tess Masters. Photographs copyright © 2014 by Erin Kunkel. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC.

Chai Tai
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Recipe type: Smoothie
Cuisine: Vegan / Healthy
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Serves: 2
 
The incredible creaminess and blend of warm spices in this banana and date-based smoothie will make you weak in the knees.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk or other nut, grain, or seed milk (strained if homemade)
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • ¼ cup chopped pitted dates (soaked, if using a conventional blender)
  • 1 teaspoon natural vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • Pinch of ground cloves
  • Pinch of natural salt (optional, to bring out flavors)
  • 2 medium frozen sliced bananas
  • 1 cup ice cubes (optional)
Boosters (use any or all, if you’d like)
  • 1 tablespoon blanched raw almonds, soaked
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseed oil
Instructions
  1. Throw all of the ingredients into your blender and puree on high for 30 to 60 seconds, until smooth and creamy.

 

Nutrition information
Per serving:  Calories: 227;  Total fat: 1g;  Sodium: 280mg;  Carbs 52g;  Fiber: 6g; Sugars: 35g;  Protein: 3g;  Calcium 284mg;  Iron 1mg

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