Creamy Chai Smoothie {raw, vegan, paleo, dairy & gluten free]

By , On June 26th, 2014, In: Breakfast, Dairy Free, Paleo/Grain Free, Raw, Sweets, Vegan

2 Servings
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  • 2 cups strong chilled Chai tea
  • 1/2 cup soaked nuts
  • 1 small frozen banana
  • 1/2-1 tsp loose Chai tea
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • dash nutmeg
  • dash stevia

I have been enjoying chai tea these days chilled instead of hot, especially since the weather is sweltering even early in the morning.  I was late in the game with the rave for how yummy chai tea was (better late than never is my motto, wink wink). Well, probably because I don’t patron those fancy coffee places so I was out of the loop.

This creamy medley of spices could be a hit in some of those savvy shops!  If it already is, I will tell you this, it will not be as good for you as opposed to the simple and real ingredients that you use to make this recipe. Not to mention, it will fill a hungry belly up just right!

I was half asleep throwing ingredients in my Vitamix and even though I use that ( multiple times) everyday, it always just about scares the pee right out of me when I press the button.  It is POWERFUL indeed!  Our sweet little bird has also taken a liking to the Vitamix because every time I turn it on Olive tries to outdo it’s loudness!  Screeching and loud engines roaring in the wee hours of the morning are enough to frazzle my adrenals off the charts.

After I took my first chug I realized I was on to something and I heard ark angels singing; which is better than the ruckus going on in my kitchen.  I love hearing from you too so please comment below and let me know what you think or even if you have a favorite ingredient to add!


Enjoy the medicinal properties of Chai!

Creamy Chai Smoothie {raw, vegan, paleo, dairy & gluten free]
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Serves: 2
  • 2 cups strong chilled Chai tea
  • ½ cup soaked nuts
  • 1 small frozen banana *or dates
  • ½-1 tsp loose Chai tea
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • dash nutmeg
  • dash stevia
  1. Brew a strong batch of chai tea and chill it overnight or cool it for an hour.
  2. In a strong blender or Vitamix add all the ingredients except the protein powder.
  3. Blend until creamy, add protein powder and stevia to taste.
*If you want to omit the banana you can replace it with 4-5 ice cubes and 3-4 whole pitted dates. The texture will be thinner but delicious all the same. I have used soaked brazil nuts, almonds and cashews in this smoothie. They all work beautifully. I like to brew the tea the night before and refrigerate 2 cups overnight so in the morning I can add it to the smoothie. I have added more loose tea in the smoothie but it will depend on the blend you have. I have a Rooibos blend of chai that is caffeine free and it seems more pungent than the Yerba Mate' blend with the caffeine. Please use a clean protein {without added sugars etc} to fit your dietary needs.


With a Spoonful of Health,



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5 Comments on "Creamy Chai Smoothie {raw, vegan, paleo, dairy & gluten free]"

  1. Kristen June 26, 2014 at 10:02 am - Reply

    Curious what clean protein you use? I was t our local sprouts and was excited to see a Grass Fed protein powder, but it had sunflower oil which I wouldn’t want to consume regularly……

    I love this smoothie idea!

    • Dawn Rofrano June 26, 2014 at 5:47 pm - Reply

      Hello Kristen,
      Happy to hear from you on here!!! I switch between a clean vanilla whey and a pea protein by Design for Health, and Biopharma’s whey. Sometimes I use just hemp seeds rather than buying it in the powder as it tastes better and I feel it is always better to use whole food than processed. We have tried so many, none of them are perfect it seems, not organic, too much sugar, icky oils, GMO’s, hidden “natural flavors, or even poor sources of added mineral and vitamins. Our Clinic’s Natural Medicine formula’s is developing a clean protein just for this reason! Keep you posted!

      • Kristen June 26, 2014 at 6:14 pm - Reply

        Yes that sounds exactly what the issue is whenever I think I find one. I’ll look up Biopharma. I have used other supplements from them . And keep me posted!! I would prefer to find a clean grass fed whey protein and since I don’t eat grains, I don’t use pea protein.

  2. Lisa Farriss June 26, 2014 at 10:12 am - Reply

    Hi Dawn,
    I just made this in a chocolate version.. Using chocolate protein powder and some cocoa powder.. Used soaked walnuts and almonds.. It was delicious !

    • Dawn Rofrano June 26, 2014 at 5:31 pm - Reply

      Hello Lisa, Thank you for sharing that idea! I can’t wait to add cacao powder next time! What kind of protein powder do you like?

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