Hot & Vegan Chai

You can enjoy this chai cold or hot, and in the middle of winter storms and holiday cheer, it’s the perfect thing to warm you right up. You’ll love the coziness of the spice and the rich sweetness of dates and cashews.

Hot or Cold Chai Smoothie

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There’s no actual tea in this smoothie, but the warm spices will fill your senses like a good cup of chai. By soaking and pureeing cashews, you’re essentially creating something like a thick cashew milk, sweetened lightly by a few dates.

Servings: 1 (502 G)

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 1 minute


  • ½ cup unsalted cashews
  • 1¾ cups water
  • ⅓ cup dates, pitted
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • a pinch of black pepper
  • ½ tsp. vanilla
  • ¼ tsp. ginger
  • ¼ tsp. cardamom


  1. Soak the cashews in the water for 30 minutes or longer. The longer you let them soak, the easier they’ll puree.
  2. Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth.
  3. Refrigerate or heat in the microwave for about a minute to achieve your preferred temperature.