Hot or Cold Chai Smoothie

Number of Servings: 2 (275 g)
Active Time: 5 min.
Total Time: 35 min.
Hot or Cold Chai Smoothie

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.


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


  1. Soak the cashews in the water (30 minutes – 24 hours). The longer they soak, the smoother they’ll puree.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth.
  3. Refrigerate to chill (30 minutes) or heat in the microwave (1 minute) to achieve your preferred temperature.

Nutrition Facts

2 servings per container

Serving Size 275 g

Amount per serving
Calories 290
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 9.5g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 15mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 22g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 10g
Protein 6g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 56mg 4%
Iron 2.5mg 15%
Potassium 420mg 8%
Vitamin A 2.4mcg 0%
Vitamin C 0.1mg 0%
Vitamin E 0.4mg 0%
Vitamin K 13.2mcg 10%
Thiamin 0.1mg 8%
Riboflavin 0.1mg 8%
Niacin 2.3mg 15%
Vitamin B6 0.2mg 10%
Folate 28.4mcg 7%
Vitamin B12 0mcg 0%
Biotin 4.5mcg 15%
Chloride 167.8mg 8%
Pantothenate 0.7mg 20%
Phosphorus 188.7mg 15%
Iodine 3.8mcg 2%
Magnesium 109.8mg 25%
Zinc 2.1mg 20%
Selenium 4.2mcg 8%
Copper 0.9mg 100%
Manganese 0.8mg 35%
Chromium 0mcg 0%
Molybdenum 10.1mcg 20%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Water, Unsalted Cashews, Dates, Ground Cinnamon, Vanilla Extract, Cardamom, Ginger, Black Pepper.

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