Join Joy Houston, a Sonima chef, in making this delicious and nutritious pumpkin-chai smoothie. According to Ayurveda, a traditional Indian system of health and nutrition, when autumn turns to winter the body craves warming, soothing, easily digestible foods. The protein and spices in this pumpkin smoothie provide that balancing nourishment, and it’s also perfect to blend together and take on the go. With a splash of chai tea, the caffeine will give you a nice healthy morning boost. Watch the video above to learn more, or follow the recipe below.
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Photo by Lacy Kiernan
By Joy Houston
- 1 can organic pumpkin puree
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 to 1.5 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
- 4 tablespoons organic grade B maple syrup (optional)
Combine all ingredients in blender and mix on high. Pour the batter into an ice cube tray and freeze overnight.
The next morning, place the cubes back into the blender with your choice of protein powder, almond milk, and tea. Blend until you find desired consistency.
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat
- Dietary Fiber