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Who else is a sucker for chai everything? Well, for this breakfast recipe I am combining two of my favourite things, chai and smoothies. You all know how much I appreciate a smoothie recipe that is delicious, healthy and that will fill my belly and is easy to make. Since I like to keep it interesting, a chai smoothie bowl was bound to happen.
I can't really say I put too much thought into this recipe. I had one of those mornings when you open the fridge and you just stand there with a dead stare. There wasn't a lot in my fridge butI knew I wanted a smoothie and I needed something other than ice and water to make it.
When I was about to give up, I remember I had brewed chai tea that was now cold and ready to be used. I figured using chai tea would add a bit more flavour to the smoothie the result? AMAZING! It makes it so much more special and flavourful!
Making a chai smoothie bowl is as easy as making any other smoothie bowl. You are just adding an extra step, brewing the tea. You can either do this right before you make the chai smoothie bowl or you can brew it ahead of time and leave it in the fridge.
There are many chai tea recipes in the market. It's basically black tea with a mix of spices and herbs. Since there's caffeine in black tea, I like to save this recipe for the morning. It will only take you between 10-15 minutes to make the chai smoothie, even less if you brew the tea ahead of time. So it's still time friendly for hectic mornings.
For this chai smoothie recipe, and whenever I brew chai I make it from scratch. Nowadays, there are many different ways to get your chai fix. At the store you can find syrups, powders, tea bags, you name it. But honestly, I think making your own blend is the way to go. It is super easy and the extra effort is absolutely worth the outcome.
Masala Chai is an ancient blend of herbs and spices originally intended for healing. It wasn't something you drink out of pleasure, as we do nowadays. Actually, black tea was added during the 1800s, when the British Crown occupied India.
The variety we drink in the western world comes from Masala Chai which translates to spiced tea. There are many different recipes which allow us to be flexible. And we love that.
I found a good balance of flavours and that's what I used for the chai smoothie bowl. But if, for instance, you like it sweeter you can add more anise. For a spicier blend, you can increase the amount of pepper or ginger. The possibilities are endless.
To make our chai smoothie bowl whole we are adding a scoop of protein powder to the blend and top it off with bananas, goji berries and granola. A delicious well-balanced breakfast. For more amazing chai recipes also check out our Pink Protein Chai Smoothie.
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For the smoothie ingredients
For the topping
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 418||From Fat 80|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 9g||13.73%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||5.27%|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 62g||20.56%|
|Dietry Fiber 9g||35.23%|
|Vitamin A 2017.36IU||40.35%|
|Vitamin B-12 0µg||0%|
|Vitamin B-6 0.84mg||42.15%|
|Vitamin C 20.02mg||33.36%|
|Vitamin D 110.04IU||27.51%|
|Vitamin D3 2.62µg|
|Vitamin E 9.42mg||31.38%|
|Vitamin K1 7.61µg||9.51%|
|Pantothenic acid 0.89mg||8.95%|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Calories per gram:
Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4
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