Chai spices make the perfect addition to a creamy banana shake.


Vegan Banana Chai Milkshake

I love a good cup of chai, but I’m not always in the mood for a hot beverage. So when cravings for a dessert-like smoothie kick in, I whirl up this frosty Banana Chai Milkshake. A creamy base of frozen bananas, dates, and walnuts is infused with spices like cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, and fresh ginger—and the result is sheer heaven. My version is caffeine-free, but you can always swap the water for black or green tea if you need a little kick!

Serves 1

What you need:

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 5 Medjool dates
  • 2 tablespoons raw walnuts
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon 
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ teaspoon chopped fresh ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla bean powder
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt 
  • ⅔ cup water

What you do:

  1. Into a high-speed blender, place all ingredients. Blend to a creamy consistency.

Healthy hints:

  • >> Frozen banana is essential for the extra-creamy texture. I always have a bag of bananas in the freezer for my shakes and ice cream.
  • >> Want a richer or more substantial shake? Swap the water for your favorite vegan milk

>> Make this milkshake boozy by adding a shot of bourbon (or bourbon extract)! Just sayin’.