Chai Smoothie with Spirulina

Chai Smoothie with Spirulina

Credit: Julie Morris

A good chai is composed of an orchestra of warming spices, which contrast so nicely with the coolness of a creamy smoothie. You can add extra ice to this blend and eat it with a spoon like ice cream.

Makes 2, 16oz servings.


- 3 TBSP raw cashews
- 2 TBSP hemp seeds
- 2 large Medjool dates, pitted
- 2 TBSP cacao nibs
- 1 TBSP chia seeds
- 2 TSP maca powder
- 1/4 TSP Hawaiian Spirulina powder
- 1 TSP cinnamon powder
- 1 TSP ginger powder
- 1/4 TSP cardamom powder
- 2 cups coconut water
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 1/2 cups ice
- Sweetener to taste (optional)


Blend together all the ingredients, except the frozen banana and ice, until smooth. Add the remaining ingredients and blend again until frosty. Taste, and sweeten as desired.