What do you get at a coffee shop? If not coffee, I’ll be ordering chai. A vanilla chai and chia seed smoothie sounded absolutely amazing to me, so at home I put together this tasty treat. With ginger powder and cinnamon adding spice, cardamom and nutmeg for smooth flavors, this chai and chia smoothie is one that you’ll be making over and over again.
How to Make a Vanilla Chai and Chia Smoothie Recipe
First, you will need to place all of these ingredients into a blender:
Milk: You can easily make this chai smoothie dairy-free with using your favorite non-dairy milk alternative.
Chia Seeds: These only contain a few calories with many health benefits like antioxidants. Chia seeds provide omega-3, fiber, and protein.
Ginger Powder: Adds flavor and aroma.
Cinnamon: A popular anti-inflammatory spice that has been known to be the healthiest spice in the world.
Nutmeg: This spice detoxifies the body and kicks up some flavor. A small pinch goes a long way.
Cardamom: Another spice that you just need a pinch of. It may help prevent cavities and freshen your breath.
Honey: Use raw honey for health benefits and to sweeten things up.
Protein Powder: Use the brand and flavor that you like.
How to make a Chia Seed Smoothie
Easy Vanilla Chai and Chia Seed Smoothie with Spices
- Serving cups
- measuring spoons
- 3 cups milk, of choice
- 2 Tbsp chia seeds
- ¼ tsp ginger powder
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 1 pinch nutmeg
- 1 pinch cardamom
- 2 Tbsp raw honey
- 6 cubes ice, or more if you like it thicker
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1 pinch salt
- Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Serve! You can sprinkle extra cinnamon on top if you’d like.