Vegan Chai Banana Smoothie

from The Blender Girl Smoothies app
October 26, 2014

This chai banana smoothie from The Blender Girl Smoothies app and book is vegan, gluten-free, and paleo-friendly, and is super creamy and delicious.

This chai banana smoothie from The Blender Girl Smoothies app and book is vegan, gluten-free, and paleo-friendly, and is super creamy and delicious.

I called this smoothie the Chai Tai in the app and book and this chai banana smoothie is one of my favorites recipes.

The incredible creaminess and blend of warm spices in this chai banana smoothie will make you weak in the knees. The boosters add an injection of protein and omega-3s—so you may feel a tad less cheeky as you head to heaven.

There are 100 smoothies in the app with three optional boosters that work separately and together to ramp up nutrition and/or flavor. The cool search feature lets you search for recipes by ingredient and dietary needs, or you can use the cool I feel, I need, I crave story feature to find a smoothie to suit your needs at any particular moment.

But, the feature I’m the most excited about is the smoothie glossary that shows you how to incorporate leafy greens, herbs, spices, juices, milks, superfoods, flavor enhancers, sweeteners, oils, protein powders, salt, coconut, etc for the best results. I really wanted to create a smoothie how-to app, and I feel confident that by using the recipes as inspiration, and by following some of my tips, you will be making amazing smoothie blends of you own.

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*Probiotic Powder – I add 1/2 teaspoon of probiotic powder to all smoothies to replenish stores of healthy bacteria for immunity, digestion, detox, and to balance the acidic effects of high-sugar fruits and other sweeteners. The really potent probiotics require refrigeration. If you have capsules, break the shell and release the powder. Unsweetened probiotic-rich liquids like kefirs (water, coconut water, milk varieties) or kombucha make wonderful health-promoting additions to shakes, too.

*Celtic Sea Salt – I add a pinch (or more) of this alkalizing, mineral-rich salt to all smoothies to boost the natural flavor of fruits and veggies; temper the acidity of sweet fruits and sweeteners; stimulate the lymphatic system; replenish electrolytes; aid digestion; and help the body access energy. I do not recommend adding common table salt which is generally heated to extreme temperatures, iodized, bleached, processed, and refined. This salt does not have the same benefits. If you have a health condition that requires you to limit your sodium intake consult your doctor before adding salt to your smoothies.

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Vegan Chai Banana Smoothie

This chai banana smoothie from The Blender Girl Smoothies app and book is vegan, gluten-free, and paleo-friendly, and is super creamy and delicious. 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 16-ounce glasses
Author Tess Masters

Ingredients

optional boosters

Instructions

  1. Throw all of the ingredients into your blender (including any boosters), and blast on high for 30 to 60 seconds, until smooth and creamy.

Recipe Notes

*Probiotic Powder - I add 1/2 teaspoon of probiotic powder to all smoothies to replenish stores of healthy bacteria for immunity, digestion, detox, and to balance the acidic effects of high-sugar fruits and other sweeteners. The really potent probiotics require refrigeration. If you have capsules, break the shell and release the powder. Unsweetened probiotic-rich liquids like kefirs (water, coconut water, milk varieties) or kombucha make wonderful health-promoting additions to shakes, too.

*Celtic Sea Salt - I add a pinch (or more) of this alkalizing, mineral-rich salt to all smoothies to boost the natural flavor of fruits and veggies; temper the acidity of sweet fruits and sweeteners; stimulate the lymphatic system; replenish electrolytes; aid digestion; and help the body access energy. I do not recommend adding common table salt which is generally heated to extreme temperatures, iodized, bleached, processed, and refined. This salt does not have the same benefits. If you have a health condition that requires you to limit your sodium intake consult your doctor before adding salt to your smoothies.

Recipe from The Blender Girl Smoothies app
Photo by Trent Lanz; styling by Alicia Buszczak

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