Aunty's Chai Smoothie

The Recipe

Ever since I was little I loved my Aunty's chai tea. A process and recipe that far exceeded simply putting a tea bag in hot water... From the cracking of the cardamon to mixing in the milk from pot to pot to ensure a perfect homemade spiced Indian staple.

So when I started `Uala I knew there was a perfect place for my Aunty's recipe, and the response has been awesome! Although when we mix it with our purple sweet potato base and pumpkin seed butter it ends up tasting more like pumpkin pie, the foundation is as authentic as every cup of my Aunty's chai.

As good as it works in our Power Cup and Shots, imagine what you get when you mix it in a smoothie. Check out this recipe for one of my favorite ways to get the most out of a cup of chai.

-Shaun Aharam, Founder

 

Made with the `Uala Power Cup or Power Shot

Ingredients

  • 1 Power Cup or Power Shot
  • 1 whole banana
  • 2 tablespoons of nut butter of choice
  • 3-4 ice cubes 
  • 1½ cups of cold water or milk of choice 
  • ¼ teaspoon of sea salt 

Instructions

  • Throw it all in the blender and let it rip!

Made from Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 to 1.5 cups of boiled, chilled, and mashed (skin on) purple sweet potatoes
  • 1 whole banana
  • 2 tablespoons of nut butter of choice
  • 1 ½ cups of water or milk of choice 
  • ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon of ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon of clove
  • cardamom seeds (1 pod)
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon of sea salt

Instructions

  • Boil purple sweet potatoes for 45 minutes at a medium/high boil (skin on)
  • Drain and let potatoes cool at room temp, before storing in the refrigerator until thoroughly chilled. I prefer to let them chill for a full 24 hours.
  • Once chilled, mash thoroughly with skin on, until you have lumpy mashed potato consistency.
  • Add 1 to 1.5 cups of mashed purple sweet potato to blender ( I prefer a cup and a half as I like to eat mine with a spoon, it's that good :)
  • Add 1 ripe banana (ripeness is a preference thing, but I like mine almost brown)
  • Add milk of choice or water 
  • Add spices
  • Add vanilla extract
  • Add 2 tablespoons of nut butter
  • Secure lid tightly
  • Blend for about 20 seconds, you will want a glistening appearance as that means the starches have been properly blended and you will get the creamiest consistency this way.