Chai Tea and Apple Smoothie


- 1 cup brewed chai tea, cooled
- 1 large apple, cored and chopped (preferably a sweet variety like Fuji or Honeycrisp)
- 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt (use a dairy-free alternative for a vegan option)
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 tablespoon almond butter (optional, for added creaminess and protein)
- 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup (adjust to taste)
- Ice cubes (optional, for a thicker smoothie)


1. Brew the Chai Tea:
- Brew a strong cup of chai tea to ensure that the flavors are pronounced enough to stand out in the smoothie. Allow it to cool completely, or chill it in the refrigerator.

2. Prepare the Smoothie:
- In a blender, combine the cooled chai tea, chopped apple, vanilla yogurt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and almond butter if using. If you prefer a colder or thicker smoothie, add a few ice cubes.

3. Sweeten:
- Add honey or maple syrup to enhance the sweetness. Adjust according to your taste, especially if your apple variety is already quite sweet.

4. Blend:
- Blend on high until the mixture is smooth and creamy. If the smoothie is too thick, you can add a little more chai tea or water to adjust the consistency.

5. Taste and Adjust:
- Taste your smoothie and adjust the spices or sweetness as needed. More cinnamon or nutmeg can be added for extra warmth and flavor.

6. Serve:
- Pour into glasses and serve immediately. Garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon or a thin apple slice if desired.

This Chai Tea and Apple Smoothie is perfect for spring mornings or as a soothing afternoon treat, providing a unique blend of flavors and spices that are sure to comfort and satisfy.