Banana-Turmeric Chai Smoothie Recipe

Banana-Turmeric Chai Smoothie Recipe
Staff Writer
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Ginger has earned a reputation as a powerful herbal remedy for a variety of health problems from poor circulation to impotence. A recent study from the University of Sydney has found that ginger is effective for managing high blood sugar levels, and it has a low glycemic index. Turmeric is recommended for the treatment of diseases and disorders from cancer to diabetes. It contains curcumin which is an antioxidant and an anti-inflammatory, so if you suffer from aches and pains that slow you down during the day, these natural anti-inflammatories are your best friend. Chai tea is, of course, a source of caffeine. Combined? You've got a recipe for energy that can last you all day long. 

2
Servings
156
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 2 cups of brewed and chilled chai tea
  • ¼ cup rolled oats
  • 1-2 teaspoons raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lucuma powder
  • ¼ inch fresh ginger root (or ½ teaspoon powdered)
  • ¼ inch fresh turmeric root (or ½ teaspoon powdered turmeric)

Directions

Brew the chai tea and chill in the fridge until cold. Add all ingredients to the blender and blend till smooth. This smoothie is a much healthier take on the ever-popular chai latte with the same caffeine boost but without all the sugar and dairy that slows you down, plus, nature’s powerhouses.

Nutritional Facts

Sugar
37g
41%
Carbohydrate, by difference
39g
30%
Protein
1g
2%
Vitamin A, RAE
50µg
7%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
5mg
7%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
5µg
6%
Calcium, Ca
13mg
1%
Choline, total
7mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
6µg
2%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
10mg
3%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
19mg
3%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
13mg
1%
Water
164g
6%

Banana Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Banana Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.