Banana Chai Spice Smoothie

It is well and truly smoothie season. Over the past weeks I have shifted from eating mainly porridge brekkies to total smoothie town. I alternate flavours regularly, but lately this one has made been amongst the reruns.


Banana Chai Spice Smoothie

1 frozen banana
1 1/2 cups almond milk
1 date
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground cardamom
Pinch of black pepper
1 tsp maca
1 tsp chia seeds

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy!



  1. I’m totally bummed smoothie season just ended up north of the earth. I’m actually huddled over a hot bowl of soup trying to warm up, but I bet this banana smoothie would taste great heated with all the chai spices.

    1. Haha – yes, confusing cooking anagrams! I love adding spices to smoothies now, as for a while I got into a bit of a smoothie funk…same old same old all the time. Now another favourite instead of just choc-banana smoothies is choc-cinnamon – really gives it that little something extra!

  2. oooh I love chai spice anything, I wanted to make a chai spiced icecream today and use the ice cream maker I haven’t opened yet but figured it would take me ages to read the instructions. Guess I should open the box…

  3. Although we do not exactly have smoothie season right now, I think this is a great winter smoothie with all those christmassy spices!

    1. Absolutely – I should have called it a smoothie for all seasons! Perfect for spring and summer, but the warming spices make it great in autumn and winter as well. I bet with fresh ginger instead of ground you could even add a bit more heat.

  4. This sounds right up my street. I love banana and almond milk together – it’s sweet enough that I feel like I’m getting a treat and it’s still good for you. Nutmeg on anything gets my vote!

    1. Absolutely – it makes a great dessert! I often have after dinner smoothies, or just some frozen banana with a splash of almond milk and vanilla – if it’s thick enough to eat with a spoon it DEFINITELY feels like a dessert treat 😉

    1. It’s crazy isn’t it? Particularly when it’s so easy to mix up yourself – I mean, you could mix up the blend with ground spices and it would keep for ages. It’s not like chemicals and preservatives are even needed! Not to mention milk powder….sneaks into everything!

  5. You’re right, it’s totally smoothie season! This is a great way to have chai all year round – it’s becoming waaaay to hot to brew a pot on the stove but I always crave that chai spice mix 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

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