Its always fun to look for new recipes and this Chai Smoothie Recipe from Healthfulpursuit.com is great. The original recipe link is here. There are ingredients here that aren’t usually in my kitchen so it took a trip to the store to gather everything but the results proved to be worth the effort.
In your favorite blender mix:
- 1 1/2 cup non dairy milk
- 1/2 cup pureed pumpkin (fresh or canned)
- 1 frozen banana, peeled and sliced
- 1 tbsp. Chia seed
- 2 pitted dates
- 1 knob fresh Ginger
- 1 1/2 tsp. Chai spice
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- Ice to taste
And for those unsure of what Chai is, here is a description we found on Chai-Tea.org. The whole post can be read at this link.
“Chai (pronounced as a single syllable and rhymes with ‘pie’) is the word for tea in many parts of the world. It is a centuries-old beverage which has played an important role in many cultures.
Chai from India is a spiced milk tea that has become increasingly popular throughout the world. It is generally made up of:
• rich black tea
• heavy milk
• a combination of various spices
• a sweetener
The spices used vary from region to region and among households in India. The most common are cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and pepper. Indian chai produces a warming, soothing effect, acts as a natural digestive aid and gives one a wonderful sense of well being. It’s difficult to resist a second cup.”
Thanks both to Chai-Tea.,org and Healthfulpursuit.com.