Date and Masala Chai Smoothie

Back to school this month, so we’re back to smoothies to kick start the day.

The base tends to be the same – an almond and coconut milk, banana and chai spices mix.  To this, I add flax seeds, almond butter or tahini, then some superfood like acai  or maca powder.  For sweetener, I like maple syrup, with honey or agave as alternatives.

Date and Masala Chai Smoothie

Date and Masala Chai Smoothie

Recently though, I have switched to using dates instead of those sweeteners.  I like it – the smoothie comes out tasting less obviously sweet plus it adds in some fibre.

I do accept the arguments against dates as an alternative to sugar, but I am using them here as a source of sugar so I think it’s fine.

Is it better than the other sugar alternatives – probably no.  If you want a low sugar version drop the banana and dates, then add some vanilla powder. The sugar-free version is delicious as well, but not as sweet.

Date and Masala Chai Smoothie

100ml almond milk
100ml coconut milk
1 chopped banana
1 tbsp almond butter
1 tbsp flax seeds
½-1 tsp chai masala spices
1 tsp maca powder
2-3 dates, ideally Medjool

Simple combine all the ingredients into a blender.  Whizz until smooth, then enjoy.



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