It’s another wet, chilly day here in Brisbane so after walking out of the airport and into the somewhat “fresh air” after my early shift, I felt like I needed a little something to help warm me up.
This Chai and Almond Butter Smoothie (which I’ve adapted from Nutritionist Lola Berry’s 20/20 Diet Cookbook) is caffeine free, full of antioxidants, super nourishing and contains spices which help to stimulate the circulatory system and warm us up.
1 frozen banana
4 medjool dates, pitted
2 tablespoons almond butter
1/2 teaspoon chai spice mix
500 ml (2 cups) almond milk
1 teaspoon chopped almonds, to serve
Pop the banana, dates, almond butter, spices and almond milk into a blender and whizz till smooth. Pour into glasses and served topped with a pinch of chai spice and a sprinkle of chopped almonds.
Tip: If you can’t find any chai mix, you can make your own. This is Lola’s recipe …
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons crushed cardamom seeds
3 tablespoons ground turmeric
1 tablespoon ground cloves
2 tablespoons ground ginger
Combine the spices in a sealable glass jar and store in the pantry to use as required.
Now that I’m all fuelled up, I’m off to a hot yoga class to help warm myself up even more!