Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Banana Chai Smoothie


This is my version of something I had at a coffee shop in town. You could make this really sweet or less so depending on if you are looking for a healthy breakfast/snack, or if you're wanting a tasty treat. Using frozen fruit in place of ice makes smoothies much creamier- especially banana! Plus who doesn't end up with brown bananas that no one wants to eat?

6 oz brewed chai tea, chilled
1 frozen banana
1/2 cup greek yogurt- plain
1 tsp vanilla
1 Tbs honey

Blend together- add ice if you want it thicker.

Variations-
If you used vanilla yogurt you can skip the honey and vanilla.
Vanilla carnation instant breakfast would add more protein and you could also skip the honey and vanilla.
Nonfat dry milk powder is a great protein source to add to smoothies without the cost of health food/supplement store protein powders.

yum-o!
Emmy


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12 comments:

  1. Maybe I can convince the mister to substitute his expensive protein powder for milk powder!?!?! I had no idea!!! Thanks for the idea.

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    1. well- you can try- those boys can be stubborn

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  2. Ummm... YUM! I have really been getting into smoothies lately (incl some green ones for the kiddo), this sounds super tasty!

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    1. I've tried the green thing too, I like it! Great for the babies!

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  4. I never thought of dry milk powder! I even have some from making cocoa at Christmas! You're so smart!

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    1. well, I AM a dietitian... I should know a few things...

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  5. Sounds so yummy! I love Chai!

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  6. I love chai! Thanks for sharing at Fluster's Creative Muster. I'm looking forward to seeing what you link up next week.

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