Strawberry Chai Smoothie


This strawberry chai smoothie recipe is from my friend Lori at What Runs Lori. She’s a personal trainer and an expert in making nutrient-packed smoothies. She proclaimed this recipe “One of the best smoothies I’ve made thus far,” crediting the addition of some granola as the icing on the cake!

Paleo Chai Strawberry Smoothie

Special Diet Notes: Strawberry Chai Smoothie

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, optionally nut-free, peanut-free, optionally soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian.

Strawberry Chai Smoothie
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Serves: 1 smoothie
  • 1 cup leftover chai (chai tea + dairy-free milk beverage)
  • 1 small frozen banana
  • ½-1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 scoop dairy-free protein powder (vanilla or plain), optional
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ice, optional
  1. Blend until creamy and smooth.
  2. Pour into a tall glass and top with sweet and savory granola- like the Paleo People Apple Crisp Granola that I used here.
If you want to make this a little less smoothie and add a little more green, spinach would be the perfect green-of-choice to add in. This recipe is Vegan, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Gluten-Free, Peanut-Free, Wheat-Free, optionally Sugar-Free, optionally Soy-Free, and optionally Nut-Free. You can sub your favorite milk alternative for the almond milk (to make it nut-free), and choose your protein powder wisely if you want soy-free and sugar-free. There are many unsweetened hemp and brown rice protein powders on the market.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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