The fragrant spices of Chai flood your senses in this refreshing Chai Smoothie perfect for warm days and nights.
Chai Tea can be made in several different varieties, including a warm Chai Latte, and Iced Chai Tea and this Ice Cold Smoothie.
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What is in a Chai Smoothie
- Chai Tea Torani Syrup
- Unsweetened Almond Milk
- Frozen Banana
- Ground Chia Seeds (Optional)
- Black Tea
- Vanilla Protein Powder (Optional)
- Ice Cubes
Directions to Create Your Chai Tea Smoothie
Once you choose what ingredients will go into your Tea Smoothie, get a pretty glass like the one shown here from Joyjolt Called Stella Highballs.
Depending on which appliance you will be making your beverage, get it prepared. I like to use my Bullet.
Add the prepared Hot Tea, and the items listed above. Make sure you have ice in the container so it won’t explode while blending.
Taste Your drink to decide if it needs more or less of any ingredient. I like 3 TBS of the Torani syrup, but you can start with 2 and then add as needed.
You may want more protein powder also.
I have been enjoying using Chia seeds more lately. I usually add them into my shakes and in the morning I add some to my water bottle. They are full of Anti-Oxidants. Make sure you buy Ground Chia Seeds.
What is Chai Made up of?
There are 4 components that make Chai Tea.
1. Spices: The Indian flavors of Chai are a blend of black tea, ginger, cloves, cardamom, and cinnamon, it is a beautiful balance of smooth and spicy.
2. Milk: The Western Version of Chai is made with cows milk, almond milk, coconut milk, etc.
3. Sweetener: You can use sugar, honey, agave, brown sugar, etc. The India tradition would be turbinado or demerara.
4. Tea: Typically you would use black tea, such as Assam or Darjeeling
What does Chai Mean
Legend has it that the origin of chai dates back more than 5,000 years when a king in what is now India ordered a healing spiced beverage be created for use in Ayurveda, a traditional medicinal practice in which herbs and spices are used for healing.
The heat from the ginger and black pepper were believed to stimulate digestion; the antiseptic properties in cloves were thought to help relieve pain; cardamom was used as a mood elevator; cinnamon supported circulation and respiratory function, and star anise was known to freshen the breath.
The above was cited from Teatulia.com
- 1/4 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
- 1 Banana (Frozen)
- 1/4 ts Ground chia seeds
- 1 Cup Fresh Brewed Black Tea Strong
- Ice Cubes
- 3 TBS Chai Tea Spice Syrup Torani
- 1 TBS Vanilla Protein Powder Optional
- Use your Blender, Ninja or Magic Bullet to blend
- Add all your ingredients with the Ice Being Last.
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