I have been a little obsessed with smoothies lately. It’s such an easy and quick breakfast during the work week, and the hardest part is remembering to clean to blender each time! I’ve been experimenting with some fun flavor combinations and found some really tasty smoothies. Today, I’m sharing a fun and healthy version of a coffee shop favorite with this vegan chai latte green smoothie.

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I am a major chai lover (here’s my favorite). I’ve been drinking chai lattes hot and iced at coffee shops for as long as I can remember, so it was a natural jump to incorporate one of my favorite morning beverages into a smoothie. At first, I was thinking of trying a hot smoothie here, but the flavors work nicely cold as well, so I stuck with that.

Smoothies have become one of my favorite ways to get some vegetables into my diet early in the day. This green smoothie features spinach. I can never believe how much spinach you can cram into the blender without tasting it at all. It seriously blows my mind. But I promise, other than the color, you wouldn’t know this smoothie is stuffed with leafy greens.

To make my smoothies plant-based, I like using coconut milk, coconut sugar, and coconut milk yogurt. If you’re more into nut or oat milk or a different plant-based yogurt, you can try those instead. I bet it will still be delicious! If you want dairy in your smoothie, feel free to sub those out with regular milk and yogurt.

For texture, it’s all about frozen bananas and almond butter. I’ve been randomly adding a spoonful of almond butter to smoothies lately, and it really does and a nice creaminess. As for bananas, I buy a whole bunch in the beginning of the week, and store them in the freezer. The best way is to peel and cut them in half. That way they’ll fit better in your blender.

Looking for more plant-based recipes? Try banana, date, and coconut milk quick oatmeal for breakfast, or carrot “bacon” wrapped water chestnuts as a fun snack!

This recipe makes one large serving that can be a meal, or two smaller servings to go with something else (like apple butter brioche cinnamon rolls). I like drinking it with a reusable straw, to feel like I’m being healthy to myself and the planet.

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Vegan Chai Latte Green Smoothie

Get your greens and morning chai all together in this plant-based green smoothie, featuring chai tea, coconut milk, cinnamon, and almond butter.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 smoothie
Calories: 471kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 1 Chai Tea Bag
  • 3/4 cup Coconut Milk plus extra if needed
  • 1 Banana frozen
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Milk Yogurt
  • 1 cup Spinach
  • 1 Tbsp Coconut Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Almond Butter
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Vanilla

Instructions

  • Add the tea bag and 1/4 cup boiling water to a heat-safe one cup measuring cup, and let steep for 5-10 minutes. Squeeze out the tea bag and discard. Add the coconut milk until you have 1 cup of liquid, and stir until combined.
  • Add the tea mixture and the other ingredients to a high speed blender. Mix until smooth and serve immediately.

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11 thoughts on “Vegan Chai Latte Green Smoothie

  1. Hi Kait, I love unusual recipes and this smoothie is one of those. It is clever to incorporate tea into a healthy smoothie and I am going to give this recipe a try. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you! I love making recipes that have a little bit of a twist, so keep an eye out for more unusual and unique recipes around here.

  2. I love to start the morning with a smoothie but sometimes get into a rut of making the same thing over and over again. I love that this one is vegan/plant-based because I try to eat as plant-based as possible. And chai latte…yum!

    1. I have definitely been in that rut, and that’s why I like to have a bunch of recipes and the supplies on hand! I also have been trying to eat more plant-based, and I am loving discovering new flavors within that.

    1. Thank you! I felt really great after drinking this, so it definitely felt good for me! But at the same time, it’s rich, and creamy, and flavorful. I hope you love it!

  3. I think I find myself most excited when I come across a recipe that doesn’t include a single ingredient I’m allergic to! This not only ticks that box, but it also sounds DELISH. I’m a sucker for a good chai latte, and make it a full meal and I’m a happy gal! I can’t wait to try this for myself.

    1. Yay, I’m so excited that I finally made something that you don’t have to alter for allergies! I love only having to make one thing for breakfast, so smoothies totally fit that bill. I hope that you love it!

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