Banana Chai Smoothie Recipe

This time of year, autumnal spices creep into almost everything we eat.  I recently read about how to make your own chai spice and this smoothie is the perfect place to use it. It adds just the right kick to the smooth, light combination of banana and almond milk!

banana chai smoothie

I found a variety of different combinations you can use to make chai spice, so you can definitely experiment with this and adjust it to your liking. Here’s what I used:

Homemade Chai Spice

2 tsp ground cardamom
2 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp fresh ground black pepper
1 tsp ground all spice

Mix them all together and store in a mason jar to reuse whenever you want! This would be an amazing addition to your coffee in the morning :).

banana chai smoothie

Banana Chai Smoothie

Makes 1 smoothie

1 banana
1 cup almond milk
1 tbsp chai spice (add more or less, depending on your taste!)
1 cup ice cubes

Add all ingredients to a blender, and blend until smooth.  Top with a little bit of nutmeg or cinnamon!

banana chai smoothie

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10 years ago

this looks so yummy! I love chai spice, it smells so delicious

The styling of these posts is killer!

10 years ago

Oh my goodness this looks so so delicious!

xo, Juliette Laura

10 years ago

My son and I drink this almost daily with our breakfast.. it’s also very good with a scoop of homemade almond butter and a tbsp of carob powder!

10 years ago

I am totally obsessed with chai lattes. So this sounds like something I would love!

10 years ago

I made this at night so I could have a quick start to breakfast in the morning and this smoothie is amazing!! Also, its really easy to make, with very little ingredients. Great post!!!

10 years ago

can the spice be made without cardomom? I have everything else!

10 years ago

I bought everything to make this and im sorry but it wasnt good at all.It needs some more sweetness and vanilla.It just tastes bitter.And i made this to the letter.Sadly very dissapointed.

Gina Bean
10 years ago

I just made the chai spice today and put a dash in my hot chocolate and it’s out of this world! I’ll have to try the banana smoothie when i get some almond milk!

10 years ago

The spice flavoring mix is great. I made this once following the directions but a tbsp of the seasoning mix was way too much
I tried again using. 1/4 tsp and it was perfect.

9 years ago

drinking it right now, and it actually tastes like tea, well done. this is so going on my regular smoothie rotation :D

Jenny ekberg
9 years ago

It should probably teaspoon not tablespoon of chai spice right? I put in a tablespoon and had to up the rest of the recipe 5 fold to get rid of the bitter taste

8 years ago

Quite a delicious recipe! If it comes out too “spicey,” I like adding a dash of vanilla extract, a bit of honey, and one more frozen banana for some good flavor and texture :)