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Chai smoothies are amazing! The warm spices coupled with the icy coldness of the smoothie, like fire and ice! I found the perfect breakfast recipe that is fast, delicious, and a complete breakfast!
Smoothie- Its what’s for Breakfast
Smoothies are great breakfast foods, especially if you are short on time. Oatmeal is super filling, but can take a while to make and eat, not to mention the blow ups in the microwave! By tossing oatmeal into a smoothie (uncooked) it saves a ton of time! (And no messy microwave clean ups!)
I came up with the recipe a few years ago when I was working early in the morning. I needed to come up with something yummy, fast, and filling! This smoothie was the result, and it was perfect! It can be made in just a few minutes, and can be consumed in the car! Which was perfect for me as I never had any time to sit down and eat…I was lucky to remember to put on pants!
Another huge bonus, my girls LOVE this smoothie! Really, they love all my smoothies, but this one…I am lucky if I get a few sips! If I ever need to get some good nutrition in them, this is one of my go to recipes!
Super Food Sneak
This whole smoothie is packed with super food nutrients! From the chia seeds (high in fiber and omegas) to the oatmeal (so filling, may lower bad cholesterol) to all the spices, not to mention the almonds and protein powder. However, if you are looking for even more, I sometimes like to add in some greens. The greens don’t affect the taste at all, just the color. 🙂 Kale or spinach are my green go to add ins!
A few notes on this recipe…I like to spice things “by taste” so a lot of my amounts are a little subjective. As a general rule, I would always say to go light on spice first, then add more if needed. It is always easier to add more. Other optional add ins are greens like spinach or kale, but make sure to blend up first with the almond milk to get it really smooth.
Almond Banana Oatmeal Chai Smoothie
- 1 1/2 whole frozen bananas
- 3-4 ice cubes
- 1/4- 1/2 cup oatmeal plain, uncooked, I like extra thick rolled oats
- 2 scoops scoops vanilla protein powder or add some almond butter for added protein
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or powder
- 1-2 teaspoons of maple syrup depending on how sweet you want your smoothie
- 1 cup almond milk adjust according to how thick you like your smoothies
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon clove
- 1/2 teaspoon cardamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 dash cracked black pepper
Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
The spice measurements in this recipe are to taste, so depending on how much chai spice you like, add more or less.
Also, if you would like to add in some greens, blend up kale, spinach, or any other green thing you like with the smoothie. Blend your greens with your almond milk before adding in the rest of the ingredients to make sure everything is nice and smooth.