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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Chai Smoothie

Julie Morris recently came out with her new book Superfood Smoothies and it looks to contain a lot of really good mixes.  I pre-ordered the book for Rebecca as a gift a ways back, since I figured she would love a copy.  After looking through it, several recipes caught my eye too.  This one is the Chai smoothie and it was delicious! 

Rebecca and I made this one together yesterday.  First thing we had to do was grind the Cardamom Seeds into a powder.  You can buy this in powdered form, but we happened to be all out, hence the grinding.  It was kind of fun doing it anyhow!

Getting Ready To Grind The Cardamon Seeds

These guys are spicy little suckers!  Their spiciness even wafts up into your nose while grinding them.

Grind, Grind, Grind ... Grinding the Cardamom Seeds

Combine all of the following ingredients and mix until smooth.

  • 3 tablespoons raw cashews
  • 2 tablespoons hemp seeds
  • 2 large Medjool dates, pitted
  • 2 tablespoons cacao nibs
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 2 teaspoons maca powder
  • ¼ teaspoon chlorella, or wheatgrass, powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 1 teaspoon ginger powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 2 cups coconut powder

Then, when you're ready add in:

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 ½ cups ice
  • stevia, to taste (optional)

and mix until frosty.

Get ready to enjoy a nice frosty smoothy with the warm spicy flavor of chai!

Chai Smoothie

I think this one might be one of my new favorite drinks.  It really hit the spot.  With the chia seeds, hemp seeds, cacao, maca and wheatgrass, it's quite the healthy mix too.

Chai Smoothie

4 comments:

  1. They sound wonderful!

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  2. It was! This is now my favorite smoothy!

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  3. Hi. This sounds great! Is it coconut powder or coconut milk or coconut water?

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    1. Hi there! We usually use coconut water. We've tried with the powder once, or twice, when we ran out of coconut water, but it didn't seem to taste quite as good. Haven't tried with coconut milk, but sounds like it might be yummy!
      Enjoy! :)

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