The May RecipeReDux theme is “Cooking With Tea” with our goal being to create “tea-inspired healthy dishes”. I have never used tea in recipes before and have been wanting to try using chai tea so I figured a smoothie would be a fun way to go. It worked out great and the chai flavor was a nice, subtle way to spice up the average smoothie. So get one brewing n’ blending, and check out the other awesome recipes incorporating tea from the awesome RecipeReDux group!
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk ( or milk of your choice)
1 chai tea bag (I used zhena’s gypsy tea,decaf caramel chai- amazing!)
1 tablespoon almond butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 medium frozen banana, cut into chunks.
Directions: Warm the milk in a saucepan to before boiling and add tea bag. Remove from heat and allow to steep for 10 minutes or more. Then remove tea bag and cool the “milky tea” mixture in fridge. (You can do this overnight to have the milky tea ready to use in the morning). Add the milky tea, banana chunks, almond butter and vanilla extract to a blender and process until smooth.
Makes 1 full size smoothie or 2 snack size
Serving size: the entire recipe Calories 250 Protein 6 g Carb 33 g Fiber 6 g Sugars 16 g Fat 12 g Saturated fat 0 g Sodium 180 mg
Serving size: 1/2 recipe, snack size Calories 125 Protein 3 g Carb 16.5 g Fiber 3g Sugars 8 g Fat 6 g Saturated fat 0 g Sodium 90 mg