Strawberry Vanilla Chai Smoothies | sweetpeasandsaffron.com

Only three ingredients for this seriously amazing and dairy-free smoothie!

I am on such a smoothie kick lately!  I love a good smoothie, particularly ones that are packed with berries.

Call me crazy, but I just can’t get on board with this ‘green smoothie’ thing.  Or even if the smoothie isn’t green in color, if it has spinach or kale in it, I just can’t drink it.  Because I can’t stop thinking about the fact that I’m drinking kale, and as much as I love kale, that just grosses me out.  It’s totally a mental thing 😛

Today I have a super delicious smoothie for you all.  No veggies allowed!  I want to say there are only three ingredients, because once you make your chai spice blend, that’s it, three ingredients: strawberries, vanilla almond milk, and chai spice.  Couldn’t be simpler!

Strawberry Vanilla Chai Smoothies | sweetpeasandsaffron.com

Strawberry Vanilla Chai Smoothies | sweetpeasandsaffron.com

I’m totally a fan of the strawberry-chai flavor combo.  Remember last summer when I made strawberry-chai muffins with a crunchy almond streusel?  I stocked my freezer up with them in anticipation of our little bundle of joy’s arrival, and they were pretty quick to disappear from the freezer.

There is something about the cinnamony-cardamomy-spicy chai flavors that really complements the fruity sweetness of strawberries.  And the vanilla just ties it all together.

This is another dairy-free/vegan smoothie, because dairy seems to irritate Kai {ugh I miss cheeeese!!!}.  I used vanilla flavored almond milk because it brought just the right amount of sweetness to the smoothie.  You could also use regular (unsweetened) almond milk, add a tablespoon or two of honey to sweeten, and 1/2 tsp of vanilla if you would like.

Strawberry Vanilla Chai Smoothies | sweetpeasandsaffron.com

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Strawberry Vanilla Chai Smoothie
 
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Recipe type: Beverage
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • ¼ teaspoon chai spice blend (see below)
  • ¾ cups strawberries (frozen)
  • 1¼ cup vanilla almond milk (chilled)
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients and blend. Serve immediately.
Notes
Nutritional Information:
Calories 140 // Fat 3 g // Saturated Fat 0 g // Cholesterol 0 mg // Sodium 189 mg // Carbohydrate 27 g // Fiber 4 g // Sugars 23 g // Protein 2 g

 
Chai Spice Mix
 
Ingredients
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons ground cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • ½ teaspoon ground white pepper
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in an airtight container. Can be used in baking or smoothies.

Chai spice mix recipe from about.com

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