Chai Breakfast Smoothie

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A simple way to turn chai tea into breakfast….

It’s January: Everyone feels unnecessarily guilty for indulging and enjoying themselves over the last few months, everything we’ve been putting off ‘until January’ is suddenly a matter of urgency, and that new year’s resolution is beginning to take it’s toll even after a couple of weeks.

It’s time to stop, take a breath, and drink some chai.

Chai is basically the drink that ‘makes everything better’, so by starting your morning with a chai smoothie, you know that today is going to be a very good day.

Chai spices = Beneficial for digestion, warming and nourishing,

Banana = Lots of sustaining energy and blood sugar balancing

Flax = Healthy fats and a digestive aid

Coconut milk = Lactose free, and is high in iron, cacium and magnesium.

Raw honey = Anti-viral and anti-bacterial. Promotes digestion and is a powerful antioxidant.

Vanilla extract = An effective way to calm the nervous system

Simple. Let’s get whizzing….

Ingredients

  • 1 large banana
  • 1 cup coconut or almond milk
  • chai spices (see this chai tea recipe for the spice mix and use ¼ tsp of each spice)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp ground flax
  • 1 tsp raw honey
  • Optional good quality protein powder (I suggest raw pea protein) and a shot of coffee for morning smoothies

Optional toppings

  • Shredded coconut
  • Cacao nibs

How to

  • Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth
  • Pour into a glass and top with coconut and cacao nibs to sip straight away, or store in a jar in the fridge for up to 2 days.
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