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Banana Chai Smoothie Recipe

Banana Chai SmoothieLet me start by saying that everyone in my family loved this smoothie, from ages 3 to 50 everyone really liked it.  If you want to make it a little healthier you can omit the sugar but we all felt the extra sweetness was needed. All other ingredients in this smoothie are very healthy.

Let’s go over the three main ingredients in this smoothie.

First we have the banana which has potassium, fiber and an impressive amount of Vitamin B6.

Second is the milk, depending on the kind of milk you use the nutritional value changes. Almond milk has some great features!  It is rich in a number of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin E, magnesium, potassium, iron, fiber, and calcium. Almond milk is also low in calories and fat.  Plus in today world of growing allergies and sensitive’s, Almond milk is lactose, gluten and casein free.

Now the for third main ingredient, Chai tea. Chai tea is comprised of Black tea, Cinnamon, Cardamom, Clove, Black pepper, Nutmeg, Chinese Star Anise, ginger and fennel. Black tea is a rich antioxidant and has been used for thousands of years to promote good health, Cinnamon has been known to help stabilize blood sugar therefore adding in weight loss and can help lower your bad cholesterol (LDL).

All in all we love this smoothie and will be making it often.  You should give it a whirl too, I don’t think you will be disappointed!

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup unsweetened original Almond milk (or milk of choice)
  • 1 Ripe frozen Banana
  • 1 Chai Tea Bag
  • 1/4 Cup hot water
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 Cup of ice (maybe a little more depending on your preferred consistency)
  • 1/8 cup of cane sugar

How to make this smoothie recipe:

  1. Pour boiling water over tea bag and let sit til cool
  2. When you remove the tea bag from the water gently press all the water out of the tea bag for full flavor
  3. In a blender combine all ingredients and blend to desired consistency
  4. Pour in glass and enjoy

Nutritional content for 1 Serving

  •   Calories: 241.6
  •   Total Fat 3.6 g
  •   Cholesterol 0.0 mg
  •   Sodium 181.3 mg
  •   Potassium 658.9 mg
  •   Total Carbohydrate 53.8 g
  •   Dietary Fiber 3.8 g
  •   Sugars 38.7 g
  •   Protein 2.2 g
  •   Vitamin A 11.9 %
  •   Vitamin B-6 34.1 %
  •   Vitamin C 17.9 %
  •   Vitamin D 25.0 %
  •   Vitamin E 51.6 %
  •   Calcium 45.7 %

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