Banana Coco-Chai Smoothie


Love chai? Chocolate? (Who doesn’t?)

Here we go: my favorite breakfast smoothie. A supremely unique flavor, kind of chocolatey and fruity and spicy all at once in a way that completely works. Justin was also a big fan.


Incidentally, it’s perfect to bring along to those 4 hour summer classes I’m currently taking… where of course, after only an hour or two I start to feel really restless and hungry and the hard¬†melamine desk becomes unbearably uncomfortable. Distracting, delicious, filling.



Banana Coco-chai Smoothie

Yield: 2 Servings


  • 1 chai tea bag
  • 1/3 cup hot water
  • 2/3 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 ripe frozen banana, peeled and sliced
  • 3/4 tablespoon dark cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon oats
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • Honey to taste (I would say between 1 and 2 tablespoons would be about right)
  • Pinch of ground ginger



Brew the tea in the hot water for 3-4 minutes. Strain the liquid and cool for a few minutes.

Add the brewed tea and all the other ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy!


Adapted from Flavour Fiesta.