Smoothie of the Month: Green Chai Smoothie

green chai smoothie

When I think of appropriate drinks for this time of year, warm and spicy drinks, hot chocolate and mulled wine is what comes to my mind. So when planning a smoothie recipe for this month I wanted to make something inspired by those warm winter tastes. On the other hand, nowadays I feel the lack of fresh veggies and vitamins more than ever. It is so dark here in Helsinki that I crave fruits, juices and greens more than ever, so I can at least taste the sun, if there's such a thing. So I decided to make a smoothie that combines the freshness of fruits and greens and the warmth of chai tea and ginger. Perfect combination for the dark winter days, if you ask me!

Green Chai Smoothie

1 1/2 cup coconut milk
2 teaspoons loose leaf chai tea (or yogi tea)
2 cups leafy greens (spinach and kale are my favorite)
2 bananas
1 pear
2-3 cm ginger root, grated
nuts to taste (walnuts and brazil nuts work great!)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-2 teaspoons maple syrup

Heat coconut milk in a small pan, brew your chai tea in it for 5-10 minutes and refrigerate until cool. Blend the tea with your leafy greens until there are no green chunks left. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth. Enjoy!

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