Chai Smoothie

By Alexandra Caspero on February 2, 2024
A dairy-free smoothie that tastes like a chai milkshake!
Serves 1-2

If you love the flavor of chai, then you’re going to want to try this chai smoothie! Made with a handful of ingredients, including a homemade chai spice blend. So thick and creamy, this chai smoothie is great for breakfast or a snack!

A decade ago, when I was really into my smoothie-making days, I discovered that blended frozen bananas taste a little like ice cream! They are the base for my vanilla milkshake, my Snicker’s milkshake, and now, this creamy chai smoothie!

Blended bananas with homemade chai seasoning along with vanilla and dates– it’s like a creamy chai milkshake without any dairy! Delicious for breakfast or for a snack, you’ve gotta try this one.

See below for more details, or scroll down to the recipe card for full directions and ingredients.

Chai Smoothie With Bananas

Ingredient Notes

  • Bananas: As mentioned, the bananas are key in this chai smoothie recipe. The frozen is key and I really recommend freezing for best results. To make frozen banans– peel them, break them into pieces or chop them, and then place them in a freezer-safe bag (these stand silicone ones are my favorite).
  • Chai Seasoning: The seasoning blend is great to store in a jar for up to a year. Mix it all together to make this smoothie over and over again.
  • Dates: The dates help to sweeten this chai smoothie naturally– plus they add in fiber along with other vitamins and minerals, like potassium, magnesium, and copper.
  • Almond Butter: I don’t recommend swapping in peanut butter or other nut butter for this recipe as the almond butter is neutral enough to add creaminess without overpowering like peanut butter would be.
Chai Spice Mixture

How to Make this Chai Smoothie

Make the Chai Seasoning

Chai Ingredient Mix

Mix together all of the ingredients for the chai seasoning

Make the smoothie

Blender With Ingredients For A Smoothie With Chai Season

Add the rest of the ingredients to the blender along with 1 teaspoon of the chai seasoning.

Blend until creamy and smooth

Two Milkshakes With Bananas

Blend until creamy smooth and serve.

How to Soften Dates

Pro tip! If your dates are too hard to blend, then you can soak them in warm water for a few minutes before adding them to your blender. I do this whenever my dates are too hard and the secret for making date paste.

Soaked Dates

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Chai Smoothie

  • Author: Alexandra Caspero
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x
  • Category: smoothie, drink, breakfast, snack
  • Method: blender
  • Cuisine: American, Indian-Inspired
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

If you love the flavor of chai, then you’re going to want to try this chai smoothie! Made with a handful of ingredients, including a homemade chai spice blend. So thick and creamy, this chai smoothie is great for breakfast or a snack!


  • Author: Alexandra Caspero
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x
  • Category: smoothie, drink, breakfast, snack
  • Method: blender
  • Cuisine: American, Indian-Inspired
  • Diet: Vegan
  • Author: Alexandra Caspero
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x
  • Category: smoothie, drink, breakfast, snack
  • Method: blender
  • Cuisine: American, Indian-Inspired
  • Diet: Vegan
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Ingredients

  • 2 bananas, frozen*
  • 1 1-1/2 cups soy milk or other milk of choice
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 4 pitted dates
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 teaspoon chai seasoning, recipe below

Chai Seasoning*:

  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons ground cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Mix together the chai seasoning.
  2. Place the rest of the ingredients together in a blender and puree until creamy.

Notes

*You can store the spice mixture in a jar for up to a year so you can make this smoothie all the time!

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Alex Caspero is a Registered Dietitian, New York Times Bestselling Chef, and mom of two. She aims to cut through the nutrition noise by providing real-life, nourishing tips for body and mind. Learn more about Alex.

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