The Recipe:

Smoothie of the Week: Coconut Chai Breakfast Smoothie


By:  Jenn  Jozwiak  Communications Coordinator, Tealish  January 15th, 2015

As the warmer weather sets in, a cup of hot tea might not be what you want to wake up to. But you can still have your morning tea. Try this Coconut Chai Breakfast Smoothie for a refreshing iced version of a traditional spicy black tea.

Tealish Coconut Chai Breakfast Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana, peeled, sliced and frozen overnight
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • 2-3 slices of fresh ginger (optional)
  • 1 T honey or agave
  • Dash of coconut extract
  • 1 cup iced chai tea (see notes)

Garnish:

  • Cinnamon
  • Shredded coconut

Instructions: 

  1. Put all ingredients into blender and process until smooth. 
  2. Serve in chilled glasses and top with cinnamon and coconut. Enjoy!

Iced Chai Tea Recipe

If you don’t already have a jug of iced chai tea sitting in your fridge, no one would blame you. Don't worry — it only takes a few extra moments to make a glass of freshly brewed iced tea. All you need to make this magic happen is:

Ingredients:

  • 4 T of your favorite loose leaf chai tea
  • 1 cup of boiling water
  • 1 glass of ice

Instructions: 

  1. Start by brewing your tea. Put the leaves in a brewing vessel, pour the boiling water over them and allow to steep for 3-5 minutes. You want to create a very strong infusion.  
  2. When the tea is steeped, pour it over the glass of ice. 
  3. The ice will begin to melt, cooling the tea and diluting that strong brew. You'll be left with the perfect glass of iced tea!


 

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Jenn Jozwiak

Communications Coordinator, Tealish

Jenn Jozwiak Jenn is a vegetarian feminist writer who loves horror movies, Larry David and samosas. She holds two graduate degrees and lives in Toronto with her partner and two cats. Jenn spends her days drinking tea and writing about food, film and feminism.

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