Anti-Inflammatory Chai Smoothie

Chai smoothie in glass cup with handle on chopping board

So good! Made this today.. after what feels like months of wanting to make my own turmeric latte using fresh turmeric.. though the taste reminds me much more of a chilled chai latte!

Ginger and turmeric are two wonderful herbs that reduce inflammation. Be it a headache, injury, period pain, arthritis or stomach ache. I remember suffering with period pain sometime ago and sipping on a hot turmeric latte.. it totally eased the pain! Turmeric needs ginger and healthy fats for increased absorption. If you don't like, or have almond milk try coconut milk. If you opt for oat or rice milk I would recommend adding a little coconut cream or some almonds to increase the fat content, just a little.

Try this smoothie as a warm chai latte.. heat the blended ingredients in a saucepan (or in a Thermomix) until hot.

Next time I'm definitely going to increase the amount of turmeric and ginger! For some extra creaminess I've been adding 1 scoop of my awesome vegan protein powder mmm mmm!!

Ingredients
  • 3 Medjool dates, pitted (or 2 x frozen ripe bananas, chopped)
  • 300mL plant milk
  • 1 tsp ginger powder (or 1 inch fresh)*
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder (or 2 inch fresh)*
  • 1/2 tsp cardamon powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • Pinch nutmeg powder
  • Pinch clove powder
  • 2 ice cubes
Serves
1
Instructions
  1. Step 1

    Blend all ingredients on high until smooth.

  2. Step 2

    *Taste smoothie. Try adding a little more turmeric + ginger to increase the anti-inflammatory benefits (..if you add too much the smoothie will start to taste bitter.. and non-drinkable lol.. but it will be oh so powerful)!