Spiced Chai Smoothie


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Spiced Chai Smoothie


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This is a smoothie that every tea-lover would have dreamed of, but never tried! Well, we tried it for you and it turned out great – so now it’s your turn.

In this unique creation, tea and curds are blended together with an aromatic spice infusion and a hint of vanilla and nutmeg, to make a refreshing smoothie that has a strong tinge of tea.

The Spiced Chai Smoothie gets its flavour from a special infusion of honey and whole spices. It is important to allow this mixture to cook for the specified time, in order to get a rich aroma and flavour. It is also essential to let the tea bags to infuse in the spiced water for a whole five minutes – if it is not properly infused, you will not get a deep tea flavour in the smoothie.

Follow the recipe as mentioned, and you will end up with a really exotic treat! You can also try your hand at other fabulous smoothies like the Melon Smoothie , Mango Banana Smoothie , and Peach Yogurt Smoothie .

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Spiced Chai Smoothie recipe - How to make Spiced Chai Smoothie

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 1.25 cups
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Ingredients
5 tbsp honey
3 cinnamon (dalchini) sticks , 25 mm. (1”) each
5 cloves (laung / lavang)
1 tsp finely chopped ginger (adrak)
5 tea bags
1 cup chilled curds (dahi) (dahi)
1/4 tsp vanilla essence
1/2 tsp ground (jaiphal) nutmeg (jaiphal)
1/4 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder (elaichi)
Method
  1. Combine 1 cup of water, honey, cinnamon, cloves and ginger in a deep non-stick pan, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 10 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  2. Switch off the flame, add the tea bags and keep aside for 5 minutes.
  3. Discard the tea bags, strain and cool completely.
  4. Combine curds, the prepared tea mixture, vanilla essence, nutmeg powder and cardamom powder in a blender and blend till smooth.
  5. Serve immediately.

Nutrient values per cup
Energy430 cal
Protein9.3 g
Carbohydrates73.8 g
Fiber0.8 g
Fat10.4 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A256 mcg
Vitamin B10.1 mg
Vitamin B20.2 mg
Vitamin B30.2 mg
Vitamin C2.4 mg
Folic Acid11.4 mcg
Calcium376 mg
Iron0.7 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium34.4 mg
Potassium552 mg
Zinc8 mg

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