I’ve actually started making smoothies more regularly now because it’s a good way to get my boys to up their fruit & veggie intake. I love that I can sneak some greens in smoothies and they don’t even notice! We were recently talking about eating healthy with Lincoln, and he was quite annoyed to learn that I had put spinach in this smoothie and he had declared it good – ha! #momwin You can leave the spinach out if that’s not your thing, but really, you don’t notice! My nieces & nephew were over when I was making this smoothie for the shoot and so I had 6 kids taste test it and they all liked it! The chai flavor is a nice addition and a more subtle flavor. You do need to use chilled chai, as well as a frozen banana, so you’ll have to plan ahead a little when making this. I just try to keep some chai milk in the fridge now for making this. And I usually always have some frozen bananas on hand too – they’re great for any smoothies!Chai Berry Smoothie
1 cup chai tea, made with milk, chilled (I used Bigelow Spiced Chai Black Tea)
1 frozen banana
1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
1-2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 cup mixed berries (I use strawberries, raspberries & blueberries – mix of frozen & fresh)
handful of baby spinach
Add ingredients to a blender, blend until smooth. Serve immediately. Makes approximately 3 cups (enough to share 😉).
(And if you’re curious, I did blend my berries separate from the rest of the ingredients for this photo shoot, just cause I thought it would look pretty; but I stirred everything together before drinking!)
Any favorite smoothie recipes you enjoy?