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Green Vanilla Chai Smoothie

Most mornings in our house begin with a smoothie. My husband leaves early on weekdays, so he makes his own and the poor guy misses out on the wonderful creations I make with the boys.

Green Vanilla Chai Smoothie

K (age 7) loves to be my smoothie co-creator and is now great at helping me tweak a new flavour. He’s been hooked on green mint chocolate chip for the past few weeks, but this morning he was preoccupied and I was able to change it up.

This is sooooo goood! ~ F (9 years old)

I work at a health food store, so I am constantly trying out new plant-based protein powders. I generally go with a vanilla because it’s easy to customize. If I find a particular brand is a little too sweet, I’ll blend it half and half with an unflavoured one. Today for 3 servings I used 1 scoop Vanilla Vega Proteins & Greens and 2 scoops Manitoba Harvest Hemp Pro 50. You can use whatever plant-based protein powder you choose, your smoothie may just taste a little different than mine.

For the green-ness, I add a handful of baby spinach or spring mix per serving. The taste is very mild, which makes it easy for kiddoes. If you are more adventurous, you can substitute a stronger green. I’ve also been throwing in some concentrated liquid chlorophyll, but that’s completely optional. Another optional addition for the adults is matcha, which is a great source of antioxidants and gives a calm focused energy.

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Green Vanilla Chai Smoothie

Course: Breakfast | Cuisine: Vegan
Prep Time: 5 min | Total Time: 5 min | Serves: 1

Ingredients

  • 1 cup nut or seed milk
  • 2 medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 handful baby spinach or other mild greens
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 scoop vanilla plant-based protein powder
  • 5 mL concentrated chlorophyll (optional)
  • 1 tsp matcha powder (optional for adults)
  • 2 ice cubes

Directions

  1. Add all ingredients except ice to blender and blend until coconut oil is well mixed. (This prevents the coconut oil from being frozen and turning into hard lumps.)
  2. Add ice cubes and blend until desired consistency.
  3. Serve.

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