Winter Maple Chai CBD Smoothie Bowl
I absolutely LOVE starting my day with a nutrient dense, healthy smoothie. I love it even more when I can make it into a smoothie bowl with fun toppings! There’s something to be said for actually eating your breakfast with a spoon, rather than drinking it (even if it’s a delicious smoothie).
Smoothies aren’t just for summer either! This smoothie bowl has a hearty banana and almond milk base, with warm the spicy, warm flavors of maple and chai, finished off with a stress-melting, sweet kick from Vanilla Ketones Plus with CBD). This is one of my favorite smoothie bowl creations, and I am very excited to share it with you!
1 large banana, frozen in chunks (or 1c of frozen bananas)
1 Tbs pure maple syrup
2 Tbs ground flax seeds
2 Tsp nut butter (I use almond)
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1-2 chai tea bags
2 scoops Green Garden Gold’s Vanilla Ketones Plus
2-4 ice cubes
Toppings: fresh banana, dried coconut, nuts, seeds (I use flax, hemp, and chia), cinnamon, craisens, etc. Have fun with your toppings! You can use anything that will give some texture.
Start by making a milk tea. Slowly heat your cup of almond milk in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Once the milk begins to steam, pull it off heat and add the chai tea bags. I use 2 because I enjoy a strong taste of chai, but use only 1 if you prefer just a hint of chai flavor. Allow the tea to steep for 5-7 minutes. Pull out the tea bags and allow the milk tea to cool down. If you’re inpatient (like me), you can stick it in the freezer for a few minutes to cool it down faster.
Once your chai tea is cold, you can create the smoothie bowl. Add your frozen bananas, maple syrup, almond butter, ground flax seeds, a couple ice cubes, and vanilla ketones powder. The trick to having a smooth, thick consistency is to try and blend the frozen fruit a little BEFORE adding the liquid. Pulse these ingredients several times until they are chopped up and start to come together. Then, slowly add your milk tea. If you do not have a strong blender, you can just add the liquid in at the same time. Make sure you run the blender long enough so as not to have any ice chunks.
You want your smoothie to have a consistency similar to soft serve ice cream, so you can eat it with a spoon, rather than a drinkable smoothie. If you come to this consistency before using all of your milk tea, that is fine. You do not need to use all of it. Just make sure you add it slowly so you can monitor the thickness.
Once your smoothie is at the proper consistency, pour it into a bowl. Now the fun starts! Top it with whatever toppings you have lying around to make it pretty (and delicious!). I really like using several toppings here to create an excitement of different textures and flavors. Enjoy your stress-melting, cozy smoothie bowl!