Chai smoothie recipe

Serves 1 

The flavours of Chai are commonly associated with Chai Tea; a hot drink most popular in the winter months. This recipe for a cold smoothie combines spicy flavours with Indi’s Body powder to make a delicious, comforting and creamy morning smoothie... for any time of the year.

It's all about the spice

Cinnamon is a powerhouse spice derived from the bark of the cinnamon tree. This fantastic ingredient is loaded with anti-inflammatories and antioxidants to help prevent disease, and has also proven to support gut health and circulation. Freshness is key to maximise its nutritional value, so try making your own powder by grinding cinnamon sticks. I use a Thermomix to grind all my spices; the resulting smell and flavour, as well as the extra health benefits, mean I would never return to store-bought, ready-ground versions.  If you can’t make your own, always make sure your jars are in date and replace them often.

Ginger is an amazing digestive aid, helping to fight inflammation and boost immunity.  Tip - try using the back of a teaspoon to peel ginger. A simple trick that makes prep work easier!

Cardamom is beneficial for the heart and has detoxifying properties. It is also thought to help lower blood pressure, protect against chronic disease and even helps to prevent bad breath. 

Nutmeg helps to relieve pain, soothe indigestion and strengthen cognitive function, boost skin health and improve blood circulation. 

  • 1 scoop of Body
  • 1cm piece of fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp cardamon
  • 1 date
  • 1 banana, frozen in chunks
  • 1 tbsp flaxseeds
  • 200 ml plant based milk (almond milk)

1. Place all ingredients in a high power blender and blend until smooth.

2. Pour into a glass and drink immediately.

Caroline Snook - Recipe Developer