This Banana Almond Coconut tea is almost like a rich chai or a bubble tea. Made with scented Earl Grey tea and blended with bananas, coconut and almond milks, honey, vanilla and ginger you’ll have a delicious, soothing drink that’s the perfect thing to sip on if eating solids is not on the menu, or if you are trying to squeeze in a few extra calories. It’s best if you drink it hot, straight after it’s made, excellent on a cold winter day. If you’re making it just for yourself, feel free to cut the recipe in half. Let the ginger and honey soothe your throat and stomach, the vanilla please your sweet tooth, while your tastebuds enjoy the whole thing. Hmmmm so good!
- In a small pot over medium heat, bring 1 quart of water to a simmer. Add tea bags and simmer for about 5 minutes, or until tea is dark brown.
- Add almond milk, coconut milk, ground ginger, honey and vanilla to the tea and stir until well combined. Remove from heat and cool slightly.
- Add bananas to the tea mixture and puree with an immersion blender. Serve the smoothie warm.
Xianfeng Luo, Drexel Food Lab
Ann's Tips and Tricks
Ann’s Tip: if you do not have an emersion blender. Allow the smoothie to cool slightly before blending in a standard blender. When blending warm items, only fill the blender half way, to avoid overflow.
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