Turmeric, Banana & Chai Thickshake

Photography by  Elisa Watson .

Photography by Elisa Watson.

Another Monday is here and so along with it comes another beautiful recipe! 

This drink is a truly delicious and nourishing treat that is so thick you might be safer to ditch the straw and pick up a spoon instead. This drink is my go-to afternoon smoothie on those days where you just need something calming and delicious. It's creamy, energising and super super good! There is something about the combination of chai and banana which goes so well together and provides such a mood boost (in my opinion). This little beauty has all the ingredients you need to thank your body. It contains anti-inflammatory turmeric, the blood sugar level regulator cinnamon to provide you a steady release of energy throughout the afternoon or morning then it's also got cardamom, a dollop of raw honey (or coconut sugar for my vegan friends) and ginger to sooth the stomach and get the digestive system flowin'. 

I completely adore this drink and it fills my belly up with complete nourishing happiness. Make this drink and take a moment to enjoy, relax and zen out!

Serves 1
Prep time: 5 minutes

1-2 frozen bananas
1/2 tsp ground turmeric
1/2 tsp cinnamon (plus extra to sprinkle on top)
1/4 tsp ground cardamom
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1 heaped tsp honey or coconut sugar
1 tsp black tea
1/8 tsp black pepper
1/8 tsp sea salt
1 clove
1/4 star annise
alternatively just add in 1/2 tbsp wet chai mix!
small handful ice
1 - 1 1/2 cups plant based milk (such as oat or almond milk)
1 tbsp coconut milk/cream

optional - 1 scoop vanilla protein powder

Add all ingredients into a blender and blitz to combine. Once smooth (about 1-2 minutes depending on your blender), pour into a glass and enjoy immediately!