Chocolate-chai smoothie lets you get away with dessert in the morning

Feb 9, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. ET
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Starting your day with a smoothie can be a great option for people who like to have their breakfast on the run. This smoothie is packed full of chocolate flavor with a hint of chai spice to give it a fun twist. It's almost like drinking your dessert.

For this smoothie I also threw in a little Greek yogurt to give it that tangy feel that adds a nice punch of protein. The whipped cream and chocolate sauce are optional, but who doesn't love whipped cream and chocolate sauce?

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Chocolate-chai spice smoothie recipe

Yields 2 – 4

Prep time: 5 minutes | Blend time: 5 minutes | Total time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 cups ice
  • 1-1/2 cups unsweetened nut milk (I used cashew)
  • 1 cup plain or vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 – 4 tablespoons maple syrup (more or less, depending on desired sweetness)
  • 2 teaspoons chai spice blend

Directions:

  1. To a blender, add all the ingredients, and blend until smooth. If the smoothie is too thick, you can add more nut milk until you reach your desired consistency.
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