When it's apparently Fall, but it's still 100 degrees in LA, this Chai Tea Smoothie is the way to go. Since I'm not a coffee drinker, chai tea lattes have always been a favorite of mine. There's something about a chai latte (when it's nice and cool outside) that just makes you feel cozy and happy. I've seriously been craving those comforting Fall flavors, so this smoothie has been the perfect breakfast lately. Now we can all enjoy that chai tea deliciousness before it's officially sweater weather!
By the way, if you're overwhelmed by what you should be putting in your smoothies, make sure to check out this post about all of my smoothie essentials. There's a few ingredients that I always throw in my smoothies, no matter what. First is a great quality protein powder. I use plant-based protein and always have a chocolate and vanilla flavor at home so I'm ready to go no matter what I'm craving. Next on my list is chia seeds. I never make a smoothie without them. They blend perfectly into smoothies and provide a great boost of fiber and healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Between the protein, fiber, and healthy fat, your blood sugar will be stable and you'll stay fuller much longer. From there, I add ingredients based on what I'm craving and I'm good to go for the day!
Ok let's make some chai tea smoothies, shall we?
1 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/2 frozen banana
1 scoop vanilla protein
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp cloves
1 tbsp chia seeds
Blend all ingredients. Serve with an extra sprinkle of cinnamon on top!
For some extra chai flavor, brew one chai tea bag in 1 cup hot water, allow to cool, and use half almond milk, half
chai tea in smoothie!
Photography by Kristen Schellenberg
July 28th, 2016
June 23, 2017
Lindsay is a Holistic Nutritionist who lives for a great meal, a beautiful farmers market, daily matcha lattes, and homemade chocolate chip cookies. Weeknight Bite is Lindsay's happy place where her nutrition practice, simple recipes, and wellness tips come together to inspire you to live a healthy, balanced life.