Banana Chai Smoothie

banana chai

A friend from my old home town has recently had her second baby, a precious little baby boy. He was eager to meet his family and arrived a little earlier than expected. Her story has made me think of my own mum, of my own birth. I was a tiny premature baby, and my mum had an anxious few weeks before and after my birth. It makes me realise how blessed I am to have my two healthy babies.

I know my friend has been enjoying our recipes and whipping up our pina colada for breakfast. When you have both a new born and a toddler in the house meals and snacks need to be quick, easy and delicious! This banana chai smoothie is one that we are really enjoying at the moment, I hope she likes it too.

Banana Chai Smoothie

2 frozen bananas

2 tablespoons coconut milk

1/4 teaspoon each of vanilla, cinnamon, cloves and ginger

1 cup of water

Place all ingredients into your blender, blend until smooth. Enjoy!

  • Felicity

    Hi there,
    Can you make this with unfrozen bananas? Also are the spices ground?
    Thanks! 🙂

    • bianca

      Hi Felicity, yes you can use unfrozen bananas and yes, the spices are ground. I hope you enjoy it. Bianca

  • This looks really yummy – thanks for sharing 🙂

    • bianca

      Thank you Liz, I hope you like it. xx

  • Wow, love this idea. The spices are a fab addition.

    • bianca

      Thank you Carolyn, I ma glad you like it. Bianca

  • Silvia

    Hi there,
    Probably a silly question, but the vanilla you use, is it vanilla essence? Vanilla seeds fresh from a bean? And the ginger – fresh grated ginger? (I’m not much of a ginger user so I have no idea!)
    Thanks so much. This sounds delish!

    • bianca

      Sorry Silvia, it is ground ginger. The vanilla I use is called natural concentrated vanilla extract, either beans, paste or essence will also work. I hope this helps. Thanks, Bianca

  • Paula

    Hi, how do you freeze your bananas? This is probably a really naff question, but I just threw 2 bananas in the freezer and now I have them out and I can’t peel them or anything (woops!) if I peel first before freezing they wont be that yukky brown colour? Total Noob here =)

    • Hi Paula, not a silly question at all!! Yes, peel first. You can put them into freezer bags to stop them going icy if you want to, they wont go brown, the freezing process stops this. I hope this helps. Bianca. x

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  • Heather

    This sounds so good, definitely going to make it. 🙂

    • I hope you enjoy it. Be sure to let me know. x

  • Katelyn Beck

    When we made ours the taste of the cloves were a little strong, but over all very good! Definitely making this again

  • Dawn Bakewell

    Hi Bianca, I have followed you for ages on Instagram and am currently completely overhauling my diet due to health issues. Your recipes are a godsend!! Quick (probably stupid) question. I am cutting out dairy and a lot of recipes call for coconut milk…is this the coconut milk in a can you would use in curries or the one in a carton (ie Sanitarium) or are the one and the same?

    • Hi Dawn, thank YOU, I am glad you like the recipes and that my little space has helped you.
      It isn’t a silly question at all. I refer to the one in the can in the asian section of the shops. I hope this helps.