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This raw banana chai smoothie is very rich and sweet, almost more of an after-dinner treat than a morning smoothie. Bananas, coconut and cardamom spice are some of key ingredients in this dessert smoothie.
  • Prep Time

    5 min
  • Total Time

    5 min
  • Suggested Servings

    1 serving
  • Shelf Life

    Drink immediately
  • Equipment

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Nutrition Facts

Directions

  • 1. Add all ingredients to blender. 
  • 2. Blend in your high-speed blender until nicely smooth.
  • 3. Empty your blender immediately. Pour smoothie into little dessert cup(s) for dessert smoothie goodness. Enjoy!

The Rawtarian's Thoughts

By The Rawtarian

I've been enjoying this raw chai smoothie often over the past few weeks as a dessert, almost as a replacement for a sweet coffee or hot cocoa after dinner.

If you have cardamom in your spice cupboard, it really adds an interesting, surprising chai-esque taste. But if you don't have it, no worries - you can omit it and just use the cinnamon.

I don't often add coconut to my smoothies, but it provides added richness, which is nice and turns it into more of a dessert smoothie. (If you can't do coconut, feel free to omit and cut the water down a little to compensate.)

Nutrition Overview

B+grade
  • This recipe is very low in Sodium.
  • This recipe provides you with 100% of your daily Vitamin B6.
  • This recipe is an excellent source of Dietary Fiber.
  • This recipe is a good source of Protein, Vitamin C, and Riboflavin.
  • This recipe is a noteworthy source of Iron.

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When a recipie like this calls for cardamom do I need to separate the chafe from the pods?

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Love all these ingredients. Almost never use cardamom - am going to have to try. Thanks for sharing.

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Hi Gwen,
How many should this serve?

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Hi Debbie, This recipe is 1 serving

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I make mine with just nutmeg, the perfect spice imho!

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Love nutmeg Monika!!!

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Loved it! I was browsing your website and found this recipe and since I love, love, LOVE Cinnamon, I had to try this smoothie. After a quick glimpse at the ingredients I realised I had everything in my kitchen cupboard because I use most of the ingredients on a daily basis, and voila!.. no more than 5 minutes later; I'm sitting here, typing this while enjoying the best dessert smoothie I've ever made! Thanks for sharing this recipe with us.

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Hi Ann!

Love that moment when you realize you have everything in the kitch! Glad you enjoyed :)

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Awesome. Loved this.

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I'm kinda partial to this one, myself! :)

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I need your help...what can be substituted in raw foods or smoothies for the raw banana? I am violently allergic to raw bananas and would love to make these luscious raw drinks and foods with something that won't cause problems. It's genetic, my Mother & Sister have it too...we can eat dried or cooked bananas, but we can't digest raw ones.

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Hi Jan,

That's a tough one - in this case I don't recommend substituting - instead I recommend looking for smoothie recipes that do not contain bananas. (Bananas are used for creaminess and sweetness.) (You can use cashews or avocados for the creaminess, and a variety of other options for sweetness, like dates or agave/etc)

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When a recipie like this calls for cardamom do I need to separate the chafe from the pods?

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Hi Greg,

Yes :)

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I loved it. I took it to my son's early morning hockey game. It was quick, delicious & satisfying. Thank you for sharing your recipes!

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Thanks, Francesca. Smoothies are the way to go in the morning!

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How much Chai do you add to the raw banana chai smoothie?

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