Coconut Chai Smoothie

From Amy Myers, MD. 

Replace that sugar-laden (and energy draining) chai latte with this gut soothing smoothie for a healthy and energizing morning treat. Cinnamon has been shown to help regulate and balance blood sugars as well as fight fungal/bacterial infections. Ginger helps sooth the stomach, reducing nausea and vomiting. As a member of the ginger family, cardamom also combats nausea, bloating, heartburn and improves digestion. Both ginger and cardamom have potent anti-inflammatory properties.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 can coconut milk
  • 1 banana frozen
  • 1 Tbsp Great Lakes Collagen Hydrolysate
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract or 1 two-inch piece of vanilla bean
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom
  • 1/8 tsp cloves
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • ice and/or water to desired consistency

Directions:

  1. In a high-speed blender, blend coconut milk, frozen banana, collagen, vanilla, spices and salt.
  2. Add ice and/or water to desired consistency.

Want more from Dr. Amy Myers? Check out this article on how gluten affects your gut and this post on where gluten is hiding.

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