Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Chai Banana Smoothie

Chai Banana Smoothies

New Year's Resolutions. Are you still keeping yours? I dropped mine after 5 days. I swore off dairy--good-bye cheese, pastries, and cappuccinos. Then, I realized that the twice-baked pumpkin croissants at Jane on Larkin were only around for a limited time, and they are pretty amazing. Oh, and they have dairy in them. Au revoir resolutions!

That being said, I am still limiting my dairy intake. I avoid dairy Monday through Friday, except for the occasional post-workout pizza and a little bit of cream in my coffee. 

I've been relying on creamy and delicious smoothies to help me forget about my recent lack of dairy. In particular, I love spicy and creamy chai tea lattes, and I've been missing them. These smoothies remind me that just because I'm dairy free doesn't mean I have to give up on my chai. 

These smoothies are creamy and faintly sweet, but have no added sugar! I make up a batch for Z and I in the mornings. They give me a boost of energy for the day. 


Chai Banana Smoothies Chai Banana Smoothies

1 frozen banana
1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Puree all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Add more almond milk if necessary. So easy and delicious!

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