Technically, this isn’t a “chai” smoothie, since “chai” means tea in some languages, and there’s no tea in this…. but it does use the spices that are used in some variations of Masala chai – Indian spiced tea. Does that have enough qualifiers for you? 🙂
I actually cheated in this smoothie and used Vanilla Spice Hemp Protein powder (usually choose one from this great list). I love adding protein powder to my smoothies, and this is one of my favorites because it doesn’t have any stevia in it. Stevia is fine for some, but I can’t stand the taste, so I try to avoid it whenever possible. This one does have some sugar in it, but I’m willing to take that in exchange for no stevia.
If you don’t have this particular protein powder in your cupboard, you can replicate the flavor with a dash of vanilla, dash of cinnamon, dash of nutmeg, dash of ginger and a tiny dash of cloves.
The rest of the ingredients make this an AMAZING smoothie! As always, feel free to substitute with what you have on hand – if you don’t have all raw ingredients, non-raw will work just as well.
- 1 1/2 frozen bananas
- 2 dates (optional)
- 1 tablespoon raw almond butter
- 1 1/2 cups raw nut milk
- 2 tablespoons vanilla spice protein powder (or corresponding spices mentioned above)
- 1/2 tablespoon raw carob powder
Blend together until smooth and enjoy!
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Hey, Kelli…wanna turn u on to this great organically grown stevia extract where the stevia leaves are grown to have less of the bittterness and the taste is GREAT to me. I know what you mean, but this stuff is wonderful…and u can buy in bulk. Since one ounce containers are not listed on the site, I call and order one ounce containers at a time for $15.15, and they ship it priority US mail for $6.10, but is a little less to buy in bulk…
Then see all choices including whole leaf powder here….