No. 13: Chai & Chia Smoothie

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This recipe has endless possible combinations and variations. Don't be afraid to experiment - if you have a blender, add any kind of fresh or frozen fruit. Bananas, pears, and apples pair especially well with Chai. You can use fruits like this instead of using honey or maple syrup to sweeten your smoothie.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups milk (Any kind will work: dairy, soy, coconut, almond, etc.)
  • 1/2 C chia seeds
  • 1/2 C Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp. Rockerbox Chai Spice
  • Honey or maple syrup, to taste

DIRECTIONS:

  • Place all ingredients in a blender or mason jar and mix for 1 minute until completely smooth.
  • You can drink it immediately, but the texture will be better after the chia seeds have had some time to gel. They'll absorb a lot of the liquid in the smoothie, thickening the overall texture.
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TIP: When I'm in a rush, I avoid using a blender (so I have one less thing to clean), and opt for a mason jar and a blender ball, instead. Blender balls can be used for a lot of things, for example mixing up salad dressings.

No. 2: Authentic Chai Latte

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 1.5 C milk (milk alternatives like almond milk work pretty well, too!)
  • 2 tsp. looseleaf black tea
  • 1 pinch of Rockerbox Chai Spice
  • Your favorite sweetener, to taste

DIRECTIONS:

  • Place milk and spice in a small pot over medium heat.
  • Once milk has begun to simmer, turn off head and add black tea.
  • Allow tea to steep in hot spiced milk for 2-3 minutes.
  • Strain into mug, sweeten to taste, and serve hot.