Unsweetened ice tea is one of my favorite drinks. I keep it chilled in the refrigerator so that I can sip on it all day. I like the spiciness of Chai during the winter. It has tons of winter spices like cinnamon and star anise so it goes really well in this Persimmon Chai Smoothie alongside bananas, persimmons and maple syrup.
We drink a lot of smoothies around here so I keep frozen bananas in the freezer. If you’re anything like me than the prep is really simple for this smoothie. You just pull the frozen bananas out of the freezer and the cold tea from the fridge. All you really need is a ripe Fuyu persimmon and you’re good to go. This smoothie couldn’t be much easier.
I used my trusty Vitamix blender for this recipe. I’ve actually been using the blender for lot more than just smoothies. I’ve used in for my Slow Cooker Applesauce, Vegan Basil Pesto, Spicy Persimmon Sparkler and all the baby food I’ve been making. It’s a wonderful blender and highly recommend it.
Persimmon Chai Smoothie
- 2 Bananas chopped and frozen
- 1/2 cup strong Chai Tea I used 1 teabags for 1/2 cup of water, chilled
- 1 Fuyu Persimmon roughly chopped
- 1 teaspoon Maple Syrup
- Combine all the ingredients in the blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Serve immediately.